The 5 P’s to Your Next Job

  • Created by spiritexecutive
  • on the 23 September, 2016.

While the macro economic situation is still recovering from the financial crisis, companies are increasing their demand for leadership and executive talent – though still at a lower rate than pre-2008 levels. This is still positive news for executives who have been active in the job market for an extended period or for those who […]

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How to prepare for a job interview

  • Created by spiritexecutive
  • on the 7 December, 2015.

Interviewing has been called an art, and there’s no doubt that it calls for insight and creativity. But it’s also a science, requiring process, methods, and consistency to produce truly accurate and effective results. Look at it this way: Your art will flourish within the sound framework of a systematic, scientific approach. Having a pre-planned […]

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What are the different job interview strategies?

  • Created by spiritexecutive
  • on the 27 November, 2015.

Your company can increase hiring success by applying the right tools to the job, including effective interviewing techniques, thoughtful questions and well-orchestrated candidate meetings. Here are some basics to get you started. • Prepare questions in advance – Create a list of questions before the candidate arrives. This up front planning will keep the interview […]

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What should a job interview consist of?

  • Created by spiritexecutive
  • on the 19 November, 2015.

There is no right and wrong way to conduct interviews and every role will require a different technique. However, there are certain stages that every interview should go through to ensure an effective evaluation of candidates. Types of interviews: Selecting the right interviewing style is highly important when trying to conduct an efficient interview process. […]

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6 Easy ways to make a good first impression in a job interview

  • Created by spiritexecutive
  • on the 10 November, 2015.

Impressing the hiring manager should be your top priority in every job interview. “While other people within the organization — the HR or recruiting team, departmental team members, the CEO or another executive — will have input, the hiring manager generally has the last word on the decision to hire you,” says Matt Mickiewicz, cofounder […]

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Here are 20 things you should never include on your CV

  • Created by spiritexecutive
  • on the 3 November, 2015.

Hiring managers receive an average of 75 CVs per position they post, according to CareerBuilder.com. So they don’t have the time or resources to review each one closely, and they spend approximately six seconds on their initial “fit/no fit” decision. If you want to make it past the initial test, you need to have some […]

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6 Extreme Job Interview Tactics

  • Created by spiritexecutive
  • on the 29 October, 2015.

Getting a job is hard. But so is getting an interview, and when you are given the chance to sit down and chat with someone who holds your future in their hands, you usually play it very safe. But sometimes safe isn’t the best answer, proven by these examples that came from an extensive Quora […]

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Fishing for compliments is GOOD for you

  • Created by spiritexecutive
  • on the 20 October, 2015.

Praise boosts performance in stressful situations such as job interviews. Researchers at Harvard Business School conducted three experiments They all showed that compliments remind us of when we have done well and motivate us to succeed again, so could have a big effect at work They found that participants who had been given positive notes […]

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Awkward interview mistakes we all make & how to bounce back from them

  • Created by spiritexecutive
  • on the 13 October, 2015.

Trying to convince strangers to hire you is a stressful process for most people and one mistake can make the whole experience feel like a total nightmare. What people forget is that everyone makes mistakes, we’re only human! So, we’ve compiled the most common ones and how to get past them. 1. You bad-mouth your […]

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7 Smart questions to ask at the end of every job interview

  • Created by spiritexecutive
  • on the 7 October, 2015.

You’re in the hot seat. You’ve just answered a dozen questions about yourself and successfully explained why you’d make a great addition to the team. You crushed it and you’re feeling good. But then the interviewer turns the tables and asks one final question: “So do you have any questions for me?” You say, “no, […]

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