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06
Jul

Emotional Intelligence – the key to success?

You hear people talk about emotional intelligence, or EI. What does it really mean? And how is it relevant to job success? In any social or…

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03
Apr

Key Interview Questions – The Personal Questions

Talking about themselves doesn’t come naturally to people. They often struggle with selling themselves because of the tension between sounding cocky and being over-shy. But remember:…

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20
Feb

Career Tests – An Overview

Career tests will help you to understand more about your abilities, personality, interests and more. Using career tests can be an effective means of making a…

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22
Jan

Key Interview Questions – The “Why?” Questions

The “Why?” questions are the ones that test motivation, curiosity and initiative. They are: why are you interested in the sector you’re applying for and why…

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04
Jan

How to Impress by Listening Well

Listening is a key interview skill. The interviewer is a human being, and you will stack the cards in your favour if you can build a…

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11
Mar

The importance of smalltalk

Most interviewers form a strong impression of their interviewee in the first few seconds.  Research differs on how long exactly you have to make a positive…

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04
Oct

Taking Verbal and Numerical Reasoning Tests Key Tips and Guidance by Denise Taylor Chartered Psychologist

Introducing Psychometric tests What is a psychometric test and how do they work? Psychometric tests are a scientific way of measuring performance or behaviour. For some…

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09
Sep

Group Exercises – Top Tips

Context At assessment centres, a group exercise will typically include between 4-10 candidates involved in some form of group discussion, and last between 30-45 minutes (excluding…

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01
Jul

Joining the 1% – What’s the secret ?

What really matters There has been a fair amount of press coverage recently about ‘poshness’ and top jobs in law, management consultancy and investment banking. This…

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28
Jan

Interview preparation – Top tips to give yourself the interview advantage Part 2

Here are some top tips to help you prepare for interview. These tips are in two parts : it’s worth reading both ! Practice your interview…

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