๐——๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—น๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฎ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ฒโ—

A response often heard on the subject of networking is, ‘I dont have the time‘ equally ‘it’s a lot of effort’ or my favourite one ‘I havent contacted that person in a while, I would feel strange reaching out now‘. Yesterday I...

๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜„โ“

A few days ago, I asked for questions regarding ‘your biggest challenge related to Interviews‘ The first question I received was ‘how do you handle being nervous before an interview?’ I have touched on some of this before but it is certainly...

๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ปโ“

(Also how do you spend your free time / mornings / evenings or tell me about a typical day?) This question seems like an innocent or innocuous question, it is not. The answer to this can give a real insight into the candidates attitude / approach to life, career, how...

๐——๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜€โ“

Interesting Interview question โœ… Very open โœ… Not exactly specific to a career or a business decision but could perhaps be posed as ‘Do you have any regrets in your career’? if it does, adjust to suit. ๐Ÿ•ต It may be a test of, or a question concerning...

Bill Gates Junior software Engineer!

There is a lot to learn from the first 3.5 mins of this Interview. Stephen Curry asks him a few very common job Interview questions, Bill plays the role of a Junior software Engineer. I wont transcribe or quote, but listen and follow along with my analysis below. Why...

๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ป ‘๐—ถ ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ’

Many people rely on previous colleagues to get them a role in a new company. We have all benefited from this at some stage in our career (i certainly have), equally having a great network and trusted colleagues is priceless, however while this practice can lead to...

๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜„ – ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธโ“โ“โ“

This post may appear harsh, but it is true. A key statistic i have quoted many times is: ‘On average, each corporate job offer attracts 250 resumes. Of those candidates, 4 to 6 will get called for an interview, and only one will get the job’. (Glassdoor)...

Stories are the key….

Memorizing a script is hard and utterly pointless, yet many people start there.. Trying to keep the attention in your mind to remember the words and the sequence is very off putting for any interviewee and only adds to the stress of the situation.ย  It also comes off...

Trump or Biden?

Everyone has their own opinion on who should be the supreme leader of ‘the greatest country in the world’.As an Irish Canadian, it really shouldn’t matter to me,ย but i still think about it. I considerย who would: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ be the best leader for the USA in...

830 applicants – one job – one winner

A few months ago I had the pleasure of coaching an ex-colleague of mine. I say ex-colleague but he is also a friend. He had applied for a Senior position in one of the top Oil & Gas companies in Calgary. The competition for that job was fierce. We conducted three...