Category Archives for Career Skills

New Boss? 5 Conversations you need to Have…

Whether you have just been promoted, started a new job, or your previous boss has been replaced, having a new boss can be a daunting experience, as you will have invested much time an effort into building your relationship with your previous boss and now you’re back to square one. To get you off to […]

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Interview Tips based on Psychological Research

Likeability is important. Since 1960 Gallup has been monitoring public opinion on presidential candidates, taking into account party affiliation, the impact of important issues of the day, and likeability. From these factors, it may surprise you to learn that only the likeability factor has consistently predicted the winning candidate. Psychological research has also been done […]

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The STAR Technique

Behavioural interviewing is an increasingly popular form of interviewing which is based on the premise that the most accurate way to quickly assess future performance is to understand past performance in a similar situation. Behavioral questions are used by organizations because they go beyond checking that the candidate has the right technical skills, and allow an organization to […]

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Professional Networking: How To

During the financial crisis of 2008 many executives lost their jobs. It wasn’t uncommon to arrive into the office one morning at the usual time only to find yourself clearing your desk and with indefinite free time by lunchtime. At this stage people are obviously in shock and angry, as a large part of their […]

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