blog & articles

Career Insights Blog & Articles

What Will You Achieve in the First 90 Days?
You're at a job interview, and it’s all looking positive until you’re asked, “what will you achieve in the first 90 days of working here?” You draw a blank. You know that the 90 day trial period is about to be abolished, unless the company has fewer than 20 employees. This means they can no longer end your employment without giving a reason during that time. So why are they asking?

The truth is, many employers ask their job candidates this question to give them an understanding of how they solve problems and how they set goals. With the 90 day trial disappearing, it’s possible this question will become even more common.  Sure, you’ll still be working there at the end of 90 days whatever happens - no longer can you be treated as a disposable resource. But let’s face it; employers are terrified they’ll discover they’ve made a huge mistake. 
Hits: 223
0

Posted by on in Interview
Tips on Choosing What to Wear to an Interview

You’ve been shortlisted, and an interview time has been set. But what should you wear? Something casual like jeans and a shirt, or super smart like a tailored suit? We’ve asked two New Zealand personal stylists for their best tips, plus included a few of our own in this handy guide on what to wear to an interview.

Hits: 758
0
Things not to say at interview if you want the job.

My favourite type of job interviews are the ones that feel like you’re having a friendly conversation with a new person you’ve just met at the pub.  They’re relaxed, informal, yet still focused on finding out more about the candidate, what they have to offer and how they would fit the role and the company culture.


It’s certainly a better approach than quizzing the candidate with a list of ill-conceived questions, in a manner better suited to a police interrogation.  Having been on the receiving end of one of those, I can tell you it was no fun.  The recruiter rushed from one question to the next before I’d finished answering, made next to no eye contact, never smiled and berated me for not giving her the answers she wanted to hear.


The problem with the more informal approach however is when candidates feel too comfortable with their interviewer, they tend to say really dumb stuff!  

Hits: 1098
0

Posted by on in Interview
Top Tips For A Successful Phone Interview

If you’re applying for jobs there’s every chance that at some stage you’ll be expected to take part in a phone interview.  A common part of the recruitment process, it’s a way for the recruiter or hiring manager to cut down on the interview time and weed out candidates they don’t want to meet with face-to-face.


Now, because you can take part in a phone interview anywhere and you don’t need to dress up, it can be tempting to dismiss it as a less important part of the process.   That’s a big mistake.  An interview is an interview and how you perform will determine whether or not you get asked to interview in person, so you need to take it seriously.  Here are our tips on what you can do to help nail the interview.

Hits: 1682
0

Archive

January
March
May
July
September
October
November
December
January
March
April
June
July
August
November
December
January
February
April
May
June
August
September
October
November
December
March
May
July
August
September
October
November
December
April
May
June
August
September
October
November
December


Visit Electric Escape Web Design