Category Archives: Interview Tips

5 Interview Question Suggestions for Faculty-Research Positions

Do you have any questions for us? An interview for a faculty or research related position in a UK HE institution is never a piece of cake. You can be rest assured of at least an hour long or more, … Read More »

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Developing A Career In Outdoor Activities

Perhaps you hate the thought of spending your working life in an office or laboratory? There are alternatives – here are some things to consider if you want to work in the outdoors. Choice of career You may have a … Read More »

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Developing a Career in a Rural Area

Readers will know that highly-paid jobs with the best career prospects are mostly located in and around cities, especially London.  But city life doesn’t suit everyone.  So here are some things to consider if you prefer to live and work … Read More »

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Working on a Science Park

Have you considered working on a Science Park?  And what are the possible advantages and disadvantages of doing so? What is a Science Park? The term ‘Science Parks’ means different things to different people.  Thirty or forty years ago it … Read More »

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Graduate tips on securing that first job

  Each year at Sheffield Hallam University we invite journalism and media graduates back to the institution to give tips to our undergraduates on how to clinch their first job. The event occurred earlier this month and saw 25 graduates … Read More »

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Bitter Sweet Rejection

Rejecting rejection Let’s face it, nobody likes to be rejected. Whether a response to a course or job application or a journal submission – a rejection can make those steps of the career ladder feel especially slippery or wobbly underfoot. … Read More »

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Presenting yourself, not just your presentation…

In order to discern among highly competent and suitable applicants, selection procedures are increasingly choosing mixed methods of recruitment: presentations, assessment centres (comprising various tasks and group activities), even psychometric tests… You may find your initial excitement at gaining an … Read More »

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Most of what you say doesn’t count….

We keep hearing that most communication is non-verbal. Even I have blogged about a hugely high percentage of how people judge you, is not about the actual words you say, at say important events such as an interview, but more on how you … Read More »

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Likability – is it the X Factor at interview?

Likability Factor The X Factor is back on TV. It’s the familiar cringe telly for Saturday night. And like it or not, there is one thing that creates ‘winners’ in a public vote; even if they can’t string a tune … Read More »

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What are your weaknesses?

Weaknesses We all have weaknesses. I don’t mean that thing you might have for dunking chocolate hobnobs in your tea whilst watching Homes under the Hammer on a duvet day. I mean minor personality flaws that are often asked about … Read More »

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