How to present well at interview

If you’ve been asked to give a presentation, there’s no need to panic. It can be a nerve-wracking prospect, but with some simple planning and practice you can excel.

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Very few people are born presenters or public speakers. The difference between you and someone you know who presents brilliantly is almost certainly that they’ve done it more often than you have and know how to prepare. Take Steve Jobs, who used to dazzle the world each year with his relaxed demonstrations of new Apple gadgets. He was known to spend days preparing

Interview spotlight – tell me about yourself

When you go to a job interview it’s almost inevitable you will be asked: “Tell me about yourself.” Although this is a frequently asked question, interviewees can still find it difficult to answer, as it is such an unstructured question that is open to all sorts of interpretation.

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The interviewer will often open with this question for a number of reasons: to see how you conduct yourself in an unstructured situation, how confident you are, if you can think on your feet and whether you are articulate.

How to prepare for an IT interview

Does anything this side of a great white shark inspire quite as much terror as an IT job interview? Probably not.

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“IT interviews tend to include technology-specific questions or actual technical (practical) tests, as well as the usual behavioural and general background and motivation questions,” explains Natasha Brooks, Head of IT Recruitment at Robert Walters. But fear not, Natasha has given us some insider tips on how you can prepare…

Interview practice – what to do if you haven’t been to many

Nobody wants to make a mess of a job interview, but how do you get good at them when you have very little experience? Simple: practice…

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Job interviews can be pretty stressful, particularly if you’re starting out in your career or you’ve been in the same job for a long time. Like so many aspects of job hunting, though, it’s worth remembering that most people you’re up against are in the same boat. Hardly anyone, no matter how confident they seem, is a natural at interviews. For the vast majority of us it’s a question

Six Ways to Get the Edge at Interviews

With 8 applications for every vacancy*, competition for jobs is tough. We look at the skills and tools that can help give you the edge at interview.

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1. Career Coaching

Career coaches look at your career, skills, experiences and interests and then help you figure out what you could be doing and how to get there. If you can’t afford professional coaching, it’s still worth talking to friends and colleagues and asking their perspective.