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Why internal vacancies can be a good opportunity

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 »

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The other parts of the interview – Part V

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 »

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The other parts of the interview – Part IV

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 »

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The other parts of the interview – Part III

The next part to be analyzed is the in-tray exercises. These use realistic scenarios which you are likely to face in your role and are designed to test how you act under pressure, how you prioritize, how you make decisions … Read More »

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The other parts of the interview – Part II

Today I’m going to offer some tips for those of you who will be asked to complete a written task as part of your assessment in an interview. The purpose of the written task is not to assess how well … Read More »

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The other parts of the interview – Part I

Most higher education institutions will not grill you with numerous interviews that go on for weeks or even months. In most cases, you won’t be required to attend an interview more than once. This is good news. However, it’s very … Read More »

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Working in Higher Education: all you need to know – Part II

If after reading Part I you would still like to go for a non-academic position in Higher Education, here are some tips on how to improve your chances.

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