The interview: Tell me about yourself

One of my favourite interview questions is: "So... Tell me about yourself?" I like this question, not because it's particular good or useful but because it's so vague that without prior thought and preparation it's sure to go wrong. It's certainly the best question to hear funny anecdotes of bad responses. "Yes... well... my names … Continue reading The interview: Tell me about yourself

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How to answer the interview question – What is your weakness?

A common question asked at interviews is "What is your strength and what is your weakness?" I have heard a number of methods for answering this question and thought I would focus onthe second part of this question as usually people are quite good about talking about a particular area that they excel in. The … Continue reading How to answer the interview question – What is your weakness?

Vision…

I had been told I had been ready for the next level for the last three months. The only problem was where I worked has recently had a freeze on recruitment, so I didn't have any opportunities to move up. So I grew restless and impatient and decided to look for work elsewhere. It never … Continue reading Vision…

The Tower

It took me ages to find the venue for my interview. I made the mistake of walking to the venue on a hot summers day in my finest suit.  When I arrived I was hot and sweaty.  I made a focused effort to keep my arms down so that they would not see the sweat that … Continue reading The Tower

Nobody starts a new job in January

I arrive 45 minutes early.  I sip a drink to keep my throat moist in preparation for all the talking I was about to do. I fumble through the notes ready for the interview.. I set myself the goal of getting a new job.  I wanted this, firstly for my own professional development and because … Continue reading Nobody starts a new job in January