Season of mists and mellow job interviews: advice for candidates

Anthony Haynes writes: Shadows lengthen, holidays become a memory, and the rate of job interviews accelerates. When it comes to talent acquisition, September matters. To support candidates we provide two forms of resources. First, there is our own guide, Being Interviewed.  It provides tips on how to prepare, what to do on the day, and… Read More

‘What’s your biggest weakness?’ — groan!

Anthony Haynes writes: The question “What’s your biggest weakness?” remains common at interviews. When the question was asked of contenders fro leadership of the Conservative Party in the UK, the BBC took the opportunity to ask for advice to candidates from various angles — for example, those of recruiters, careers experts, employers, and candidates. My… Read More

Leadership, tech, enterprise, and social welfare, all in one: Nikita Hari’s inspiring story

Anthony Haynes writes: On this blog we’ve had an ambivalent relationship to International Women’s Day (IWD): on the one hand, we’ve often marked it; on the other hand, we’ve questioned the appropriateness of designating a single day. It prompts the question, what about all the other days? To whom do they belong? On IWD this year… Read More

How to fail an interview: research evidence

Anthony Haynes writes: Dr Janina Steinmetz of the Cass Business School has recently published research on how applicants fail interviews. In an article published on The Conversation (8 January 2019) Dr Steinmetz writes: “imagine you get to the interview and, despite being highly qualified and motivated, you end up not getting the job offer. In… Read More

Behind the scenes in talent acquisition: who is Lina Beynar?

Over the years we have published interviews with many of our employees and associates as a way of both introducing ourselves and explaining what talent acquisition looks like behind the scenes. Today we’re pleased to introduce our researcher, Lina Beynar. Your job title is ‘Researcher’. What exactly do you do? The main function of my… Read More