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5 TIPS TO PREPARING FOR YOUR INTERVIEW

January 16, 2018  |  Theresa McDonald  |  Interview
5 TIPS TO PREPARING FOR YOUR INTERVIEW

So you have been selected for the interview and you are so excited! But the interview does not start when you arrive at the company… you need to PREPARE before the time. Here are five tips to help you get ready.

Tip #1
Know about the position you applied for. Too often job seekers attend an interview and, when asked what they know about the position, they cannot give a good answer. Read through the job spec / advert so you are ade...

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Reasons why you should be taking that lunch break

November 21, 2017  |  Theresa McDonald  |  General
Reasons why you should be taking that lunch break

It can be tough to take that half hour lunch break when you know you have a ton of work to do but it can be necessary for our mental and physical health. It will also affect your productivity for the remainder of the day.

Having worked a full time job for over twenty years, I was no stranger to working through lunch breaks and it seemed quite normal. In fact, I had come to expect the same commitment from my staff members. It was only when I started my own company earlier this year that I started to realise the negative effect this could have on your productivity ... ever ...

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Should you contact a company after applying for a job?

November 15, 2017  |  Theresa McDonald  |  Interview
Should you contact a company after applying for a job?

So you found a vacancy and you believe you have all the necessary qualifications, experience and competencies for the position and so you apply. Then you wait and you wonder “did my application reach them?” and “how long will I wait before I get a response”? and “what are the next steps in the process?”.

You may be inclined to contact the agency or employer to find out if your application was received and what steps will follow in the process. This is a generally acceptable approach but there are a few things you should consider before picking up the phone or sending that e...

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Lying during an interview

September 20, 2017  |  Theresa McDonald  |  Interview
Lying during an interview

Last night I read a Facebook post from a lady that had lied about having a matric certificate. Due to her personal circumstances she dropped out of school at 15. She was lucky enough to have been given an opportunity to study further at a training provider and this helped her to get a job. When she started at the company she was open about not having a matric. She started at the bottom and worked her way up the proverbial ladder over many years.

Recently she applied for a job which would mean a promotion and most likely a higher salary. During the interview she was asked...

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