The best, worst and strangest interview answers

There are few situations as stressful and pressured as interviewing for a new job: you’re trying convince a stranger that you’re worthy of a sizeable chunk of their budget while maintaining eye contact, being mindful of your body language and figuring out how to stop your hands shaking…

New job nerves and how to handle them

No matter how experienced we become, starting a new job still has the ability to transport us back to that first-day-at-school feeling. However, it needn’t be the sleepless night and sweaty palm-inducing experience we fear. Read on to find out some helpful do’s and don’ts to make sure your new employment adventure is plain sailing…

How to ace telephone interviews

Not every job interview involves a face-to-face showdown – in the case of the telephone interview it’s all about voice to voice. But what is a telephone interview for? What’s covered? And how do you give the best account of yourself during one? We asked John Lees, author of a wide range of career books – including The Interview Expert – to give us his top tips…

How to practise for job interviews

There are few situations as nerve-racking as job interviews. In fact, for many people, the very thought of them can induce sweaty palms and a dry throat. There is, of course, a great deal that you can do to prepare – and not just in terms of what to say. Here, with the help of some industry experts, we examine the benefits of mock interviews and how to make the most of them… 

Knockout interviewing: how to come across well at your interview

Making a good impression at interview isn’t just about what you say. What you communicate through your body language and appearance also has an impact, so here’s how to boost your chances of success…