It’s an old classic and a question that seems to have had plenty of interviewees struggling, but should the question ‘What’s your biggest weakness?’ cause so much worry? Well, today we’re going to have a look at the different types of answers and offer some useful tips to help you with this tricky interview question!…>
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For many PhDs and postdocs securing any, but especially, a fulltime, permanent teaching contract is their ultimate career aim. Research across Europe*# consistently shows over 60% of PhD students stating they are seeking a permanent academic career. A lot of people are applying for teaching positions, but they are few and far between. So, if you…>
These ‘Top ten Tips’ were written by Claire Barrie, an HR Professional working for a Local Council. Helping to explain how to apply, interview and hopefully get the job, plus the differences to other sectors. 1. Read the particulars carefully Read the particulars carefully, it explains how to complete the application form and what we…>
Have you had any experience of delivering a presentation at an interview? How do you prepare? How do you engage your audience? Presentations are a common part of the recruitment process for graduate, research, teaching, consulting and other professional roles across a range of sectors. Whether you have had a lot or limited experience in…>
Telephone interviews are often an early part of the recruitment process to screen candidates. They usually last 15 – 30 minutes and are conducted by a recruiter or an employer. The way you prepare for telephone interviews should be taken just as seriously as if you were preparing for a face-to-face interview. The focus will…>
Too many people spend days crafting the perfect academic CV, only to spend minimal effort on their academic cover letter. But, the truth is, that even the most perfectly crafted CV is nothing without an impactful cover letter. A strategically targeted cover letter which demonstrates your abilities, enthusiasm and suitability for the role paired with…>
Making a good impression during an interview can lead to the next step in your career. But how can you do this? Preparation before interview is essential. The practical steps below are aimed at those of you who have little or no interview experience to individuals who regularly market themselves through recruitment processes. Review your…>
Focus on the 3 p’s For many job seekers, the mere thought of interviews can render you with sweaty palms and sleepless nights. From what to wear to what questions might be asked, there’s plenty to get in a panic about. Whilst there’s no ‘magic guide’ to being amazing at interviews there are techniques that…>
These ‘Top 10 Tips’ were sent in by recruitment professionals working in UK Higher Education. Their advice could mean the difference between your application being noticed…or thrown in the bin!
The job market can be competitive. However, there are plenty of things you can do to express your confidence and showcase just how worthy you are of being the chosen candidate and offered a job interview. Here are just a few tips to boost your confidence and give you a much better chance of landing…>