Category Archives for How to Succeed In Job Interviews

Try This Job Interview Preparation Formula

Job interviews are rightly challenging. After all the hiring organisation is making a significant investment decision. It’s also a big decision for you. Many candidates make a mistake in believing that it’s all about what you do on the day of the job interview. Of course it’s important to realise that about 80% of your success comes down to […]

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Why You Never Feel Completely Comfortable In Job Interviews

Job interviews are strange in many respects. As the candidate you are trying to showcase yourself and persuade the hiring manager that you are the right person for the job. The hiring manager wants to be sure that you are going to be able to do the job and fit into the team. Whenever I am running working […]

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You Can Only Do So Much In A Job Interview

Job interviews are strange in many respects.  Both for you as the candidate and for the hiring manager. If you are called for interview you are probably pretty excited about the opportunity. You know that you are a serious contender for the job. Of course there’s still a lot to do to go from serious contender to the […]

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The Value of Practising Your Answers To Questions Ahead of A Job Interview

Getting invited to interview for a job means you are much closer to getting offered the job. Of course there’s still a lot to do to make that a reality. One of the tasks I encourage people I work with to do is practice answering questions ahead of the job interview. Writing down or typing up answers is […]

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Why You?

You apply for a job.  You get the interview.  So far so good. Of course by the time you get to the interview you are up against others. If the shortlisting has been done well maybe 4 or 5 others. One of the questions you might be asked is why you are the right person/ideal person/the obvious choice for […]

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How To Be More Successful In Second or Final Stage Job Interviews

Hi, it’s Duncan Brodie here from Goals and Achievements. In this week’s video, I want to talk about the second stage or final stage job interview. In previous videos I talked about the preliminary stage or informal chat and the first stage interview. Now the second and hopefully final stage of the job interview process. What you can […]

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How To Succeed In First Stage Formal Job Interviews

Hi it’s Duncan Brodie here from Goals and Achievements. In this week’s video, I want to talk about the importance of you being really well prepared for the first formal interview. You see the first formal interview is when it really starts to get serious. The chances are there will be five or six individuals who have […]

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Success In An Informal Chat or Preliminary Job Interview

Hi, it’s Duncan Brodie here from Goals and Achievements. In this video, I want to talk very briefly about the informal chat or preliminary interview. You see over recent weeks, what I’ve noticed is that more and more of my clients are being invited to go along for an informal chat ahead of the formal interview. Now one […]

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The 7 Most Common Mistakes Candidates Make In Job Interviews and How To Overcome Them

Getting invited to a job interview is a significant achievement. Especially as at the time of writing (during COVID-19) there are an awful lot of candidates chasing each opportunity. This might always have been the case for more junior roles.  However I’ve noticed it being the case for accountants and functional professionals too. Now if you make it […]

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How Many Potential Questions Should You Identify Ahead of A Job Interview?

Job interviews tend to follow a similar pattern. Typically 60-90 minutes for a first formal interview. In that time there’s a limit on how many questions you are going to be asked. Of course how many questions you will be asked and how many you need to be ready for is very different. Whenever I’m speaking about landing your […]

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