I tell everyone an interview should be a pleasure not a chore, it’s a chance for you to find out more about a company and role and for them to find out more about you.
It is crucial that you have the skills and ability to do the job but don’t forget you also have to get across your personality and characteristics, soft skills or competencies are just as important as your experience.
5 Key things that recruiters look for are
Reliability, Efficiency, Confidence, Communication, Passion.
Gone are the days when people get promoted simply by being there the longest. To guarantee your next promotion you have to earn it, be the best, stand out from the crowd. You have to get noticed.
Many people are happy to muddle along and there is nothing wrong with that, but if you want that promotion you have to go the extra mile and make it happen.
You need to be motivated, dedicated and disciplined…
I’m sat on the train heading towards Paddington enjoying one of my favourite hobbies…people watching. As usual the train is packed and people are forced into uncomfortable situations of having strangers invade their personal space, something most people dislike.
The handshake. Doesn’t sound too scary… or does it?! I don’t mean to scare you, but getting the handshake right really is very important.
Whether you are at a networking event, going on a job interview, interviewing a candidate, or just greeting someone in general life, there are a few handshakes which should be firmly avoided.