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If you have an interview coming up and you want to boost your chances of doing well, here are some things that you should avoid saying.
Happy New Year to everyone! Like every year, it’s appropriate to start with resolutions for the year ahead. And since this is a career-related blog, what’s better than a few career resolutions?
In most sectors, it will probably not pay if you send out hundreds of applications for any position that is of remote interest. You first need to make the choice yourself and distinguish the ones you HAVE TO apply to, … Read More
Are you feeling up for a new challenge in the workplace? Are you ready for a change but are afraid of the risks associated with changing jobs? Do you want to try doing something new but are concerned about starting … Read More
The fifth and last part of this series of posts is dedicated to the role playing exercise. The role playing is used to simulate – and often exaggerate – real life work experiences which you may come across if you … Read More
It’s now time to talk about the group exercise that you may be asked to take part in. Group exercises are used by assessors to test how you work as part of a team. You may be given a work-related … Read More