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At job interviews, relax and be yourself – if you’re good, being yourself may be the best way to secure a job offer, according to a new study involving University College London (UCL) researchers. Published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, the study by UCL, Bocconi University, Hong Kong Polytechnic…
One in five employers makes up their mind on a candidate just one minute after meeting them at a job interview, a study finds. Jobs site totaljobs said its research shows the importance of first impressions. Two out of five of 150 employers surveyed said they make a decision on…
Jobseekers are ruining their chances of finding work by arriving late for interviews, or even lying and swearing when meeting prospective employers, a study has found. A survey of 1,200 workers revealed that two out of five had made a "huge mistake" during an interview, with one in 12 having…
Jobseekers are spending hundreds of pounds a year on interviews, including buying new clothes and having a haircut, a new study shows. Totaljobs said on average people spent almost £150 on every interview, including a new outfit, make-up, transport and help with writing a CV. The jobs website said its…
Major employers such as HSBC and the BBC are to introduce "blind" recruitment of graduates in a bid to curb discrimination against candidates with "ethnic-sounding names", David Cameron announced. The Prime Minister, who railed against employment discrimination in his Conservative Party conference speech, is hosting a meeting at Downing Street…
At school, some of us were better at written exams than coursework, or preferred oral exams to written exams. As we seek to enter the world of work by embarking on a job search, we similarly find that some of us may feel more comfortable with creating a CV and…
We all know to find out as much as we can about the role and organisation before we go for a job interview. If we’re fortunate enough to actually know who’ll be interviewing us, it’s a good idea to also do some research on this person. Follow our advice on…
Workers in the social care sector are experiencing a number of difficulties with the interview process, according to a survey carried out by specialist recruiter Randstad Care. The new research found that just 27% of social care employees consider themselves well-practiced interviewees, with 19% deeming themselves ‘rusty’ and a worrying…
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