Success In Second or Final Stage Job Interviews

Hi, it’s Duncan Brodie here from Goals and Achievements. In this week’s video, I want to talk about the second stage or final stage job interview. In previous videos I talked about the preliminary stage or informal chat and the first stage interview. Now the second and hopefully final stage of the job interview process. What you can […]

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First Stage Formal Job Interviews

Hi it’s Duncan Brodie here from Goals and Achievements. In this week’s video, I want to talk about the importance of you being really well prepared for the first formal interview.  You see the first formal interview is when it really starts to get serious. The chances are there will be five or six individuals who have […]

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It All Starts With Getting Clarity When It Comes To Job Search

Searching for a job at the best of times is a challenge. In these uncertain times that we find ourselves in it’s become tougher in my view. When I’m speaking to accountants and professionals looking to land their next job, there’s something I frequently notice. Many start in the completely wrong place. Often they think it’s all about their […]

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Talking About Your Career Aspirations In Job Interviews

Job interviews are strange in many respects. You as the candidate are trying to showcase yourself and demonstrate you are right for the role. The hiring manager is looking for assurance that you can do the job and will fit in. In the job interview you will be asked many questions. Chances are you will be asked about your […]

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Perspective Matters Now More Than Ever

None of us will forget 2020. We have and continue to live with COVID-19. It’s required us to change and adapt. It’s presented challenges.  On Saturday evening a press conference told us that England will go into lockdown once again from Thursday. In some respects it shouldn’t come as a surprise.  Cases have been rising.  Deaths have increased. Of course […]

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Are You Paying Enough Attention To Body Language In Job Interviews?

I think we would all agree that job interviews are a unique form of meeting. Hopefully you will have done your preparation and feel ready for anything that comes up on the day. Chances are that preparation will include things like:Researching the organisation.Researching the sectorReviewing the job description and person specification.Identifying potential questions.Coming up with answers to […]

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Preliminary Job Interviews and Informal Chats

Hi, it’s Duncan Brodie here from Goals and Achievements. In this video, I want to talk very briefly about the informal chat or preliminary interview. You see over recent weeks, what I’ve noticed is that more and more of my clients are being invited to go along for an informal chat ahead of the formal interview. Now one […]

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Why You Should Arrange A Mock Job Interview Ahead of The Real Thing

Job interviews are part and parcel of landing your next job. If your application has done its job and got you through the screening process, you are a big step closer to getting the job. Here’s the problem.  Many accountants and professionals struggle in job interviews. This might surprise you.  On the other hand think about it. Most of […]

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Asking For A Pay Rise In Challenging Times

I was doing a client webinar recently.  After the formal presentation there was a Q&A session. One of the participants asked a question about asking for a pay rise in these challenging times. It’s a great question.  Equally not necessarily an easy one to answer. If you are working in somewhere like Finance you are likely to be […]

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