Let’s face it, job hunting is no quick and easy task. It takes a lot of time and effort to create an application which might get you to the next stage in the recruitment process – but how do you stand out in the crowd? What differentiates you from the rest? What makes you ‘great’ […]

We all understand we are a “people” business, but seem to forget the whole “people” thing when it comes to interviewing. While not emblematic of all organizations – this is what typically happens in most companies when it comes to interviewing: Phone screen with Recruiter: A basic check of interest, skills, motivations and talk of potential next […]

“What is your greatest strength?” “Name a time you faced a challenge at work.” You’ve probably asked these generic questions more times than you’d like to admit. The problem isn’t just that they’re passé—it’s that candidates can see them coming a mile away and they’ve prepped predictable answers to your predictable questions. You don’t want […]

Some of the long-held ideas about how to conduct interviews are no longer accurate. For example, there’s no such thing as a surprise interview question anymore. Candidates can identify each of your likely interview questions and expected answers ahead of time. With that information, candidates now routinely prepare and video their practice interviews to the […]

Talent. It has become an extremely hot topic in business. Talent acquisition and retention are high on every leader’s agenda. We are all striving to find the best in an obviously shrinking pool. But, if we stop with the idea of finding and keeping talented people we will fall short of what is ultimately needed. […]

With all the buzz about uncertain future workplaces and loss of jobs to automation, it’s no wonder that students today feel the pressure to choose degree programmes that will make them employable. While it’s tough to predict the future with the disruption of new technologies, there are certain skills that have been touted as essential […]