Posts tagged Interview
Interviews: outdated and ineffective

Did you prepare for the interview? Do you know what questions they are going to ask? Do you know what they want you to say? With a bit of preparation, it's not difficult to prepare perfect answers to typical interview questions. It's also easy to prepare for trickier questions regardless of the topic - it's a process and can be learned. Of course, the problem with all of this is that it is an act on behalf of both parties. Therefore, it doesn't make sense to continue hiring employees in this manner or assume it's an effective way of getting the best person for the role.

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5 Star Online Career Development Course

I’m very excited. I have been working on the content of this course for the past two years and the production for the past six months. To be honest, it’s something that I've found really difficult because it’s so open ended and variable, but now I can say that I’m really happy with the result. While it’s not perfect, I’m confident that it’s going to help answer 90% of the questions/issues that people have with changing careers.

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My interview with the Irish Farmers Journal

There are challenges for all types of people when entering (or re-entering) the workforce. If you are an older job seeker, who has been out of work, it’s important to focus on what you can do, along with skills and experience that you have built up over the years. Also, remember that if you don’t have a qualification, you were still doing something when others were getting their qualifications. So, what were you doing? Gaining experience? Learning practical skills? Focus on the positives. 

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Answering tough interview questions

Interviews are challenging and often we have good reason to feel worried coming up to the big day. Some of the biggest difficulties people have involve explaining reasons why they haven’t been working or personal issues that are difficult to talk about - or both!
The first thing to remember is that:
The truth will set you free!

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Newstalk, RTE and Interviews

I’ve been on radio 4 times now, which is a lot for me as I had never done anything like that before. Initially I thought it was going to be a nerve-wrecking experience, but it was absolutely fine. And I believe the reason for that comes down to my preparation. There are a couple I things that I try to do before radio interviews that are relevant for any type of interview or important meeting. Here they are:

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Everything You Need to Know About Doing Interviews

I have compiled the best information from around the world in one blog post to help you prepare for your job interview. Below are the essential tips and resources that you need to practice before your moment in the spotlight. Remember, knowing your answers to the key questions and understanding the best body language positions are only have the battle, you need to practice them so often that they become natural.

We don’t want to just survive the interview, we want to excel.

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9 Tips to Find a Job You Love

It’s an difficult task eh? I know! I spent about 10 years looking for a job that I really wanted to do. There can be too many options and so many possible solutions. However, there are strategies mentioned below that I used and that will really help you, as long as you are prepared to do the work also! 

I don’t pretend that these are always easy things to do, but I will promise that they are effective. The easy thing to say is that 'not everyone finds a job they like!' or 'get a job, any job!'. You’re reading this because you don’t want to get ‘any job’, you want a job that you love. And maybe you don’t know where to start.

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Video Interview - Daithí McCabe

This is an interview with Daithi McCabe, an Athlete Development Coach with the National Athlete Development Academy (NADA). I first met him when I was working with the company as the Operations Manager. He speaks about going to college, getting started in the sports coaching industry and his first jobs. I choose Daithí for this interview because I believe that he had particularly challenging path to his current job, although it may not seem like that by the way he describes it! 

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