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Newsletter: May 2015

Posted on: 14th May 2015 by: Ann Pettengell

What to wear for interview

You already know it, but first impressions count.  Even though it’s the content of your interview that matters most, prospective employers have naturally formed opinions on sight.  We all do it, even if we don’t mean to.

So, in order to make sure you dress right for interview there are a few guidelines to keep in mind.  Firstly, make an effort – it does get noticed and is appreciated.  Dressing one level above the job you’re going for is about right.  Second, be appropriate – skirts and tops shouldn’t be too short or low, and ties (and socks) shouldn’t be gimmicky.  Also limit the jewellery and perfume/after-shave.  Lastly, remember the finishing touches – clean hair and shoes, ironed shirt, etc. 

You’ll be glad you made the effort – when you look good you feel good and that’s always a bonus for interviews.

Little White Lies.  

Tempting aren't they.  But don't think they're not being noticed...  

According to the latest research from HireRight, the proportion of inaccurate applications is at its highest level since 2011.  36% of applications contain errors about employment history, 30% make false claims about professional qualifications, and there is a 40% rise in people lying about holding a Director position.  With these stats in hand employers are now scrutinising your CV more than ever.

Personality Traits That Will Make You a Top Job Candidate

Yes, you're highly skilled.  Yes, you have bag loads of relevant experience.  So why aren't you getting the jobs?  We've all asked ourselves that question: Is it me?  Erin Devlin at People2People thinks it all comes down to personality.

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