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You had me at hello: making a good first impression at a job interview

You had me at hello: making a good first impression at a job interview
They say that first impressions are lasting, and nowhere is this more relevant than in the interview room. Richard Branson says he tends to make up his mind about people within 30 seconds of meeting them.

While interviewers use many methods to assess candidates, it pays to make an effort to impress from the moment you walk in the door. Here are some tips to help you work your magic from the first hello.

 
 
 

Is It Time for a Career Change?

Is It Time for a Career Change?
Are you feeling bored, burnt out or just indifferent to the job you’re currently in? A complete career change may well be the answer to your work blues.

In my line of work, people often ask me whether it’s possible to make a career change. The answer, of course, is yes – but the key is knowing where to start and how to get there – smartly.

 
 
 

What ICT workers really want in a new job

What ICT workers really want in a new job
We all know that every industry is different. But when faced with understanding the needs of new recruits, it pays to know just how unique each market is.

As part of its 2015 Hiring Report, The State of Hiring in Singapore 2015, Hudson surveyed 519 professionals and hiring managers to determine what key factors are motivating the talent market in 2015. For most groups, the answer was ‘salary first’. But ICT proved different.

 
 
 

The 7 best questions to ask at an interview

The 7 best questions to ask at an interview
Interviews are a two-way street. To really impress an interviewer, you need to come prepared to have an intelligent conversation – and that means coming with well thought-out questions to ensure it’s not just one-way traffic.

Asking questions in your interview will not only give you a better insight into the job you’re applying for, but will show your interviewer that you’ve done your homework and have the curiosity and initiative to seek more information.

 
 
 

How to prepare for a video job interview

How to prepare for a video job interview
If you’re one of those people who hates being in front of a camera, you better start getting comfortable – because the use of video interviews is on the rise in recruiting.

A 2013 survey conducted by HRTechBlog showed that more than one third of responding organisations had used video interviewing.

 
 
 

Build or buy? The talent question for supply chain specialists

Build or buy? The talent question for supply chain specialists
Should organisations spend time and effort to build their own talent pipelines – or just buy in talent when they need it?

Hudson recently launched a Supply Chain and Procurement Roundtable series with a lunch event at the Grand Shanghai Restaurant in Singapore. Attended by senior regional leaders in procurement and supply chain, conversation quickly turned to talent – specifically, the problem of whether to build or buy it.

 
 
 

A new breed of leader

A new breed of leader
Changes in the business landscape over the last 15 years have redefined notions of what it takes to lead effectively and, more importantly, adaptively, when navigating unexpected developments.

But what are the traits of this new type of leader? This slideshow, Leadership In Uncertain Times, by Dr Crissa Sumner, Hudson Talent Management – Asia Pacific, explores the leadership qualities required to steer an organisation in an uncertain environment.

 
 
 

7 steps to hiring success in 2015

7 steps to hiring success in 2015
To hire right in 2015 managers must look beyond active job seekers and standard advertising practices towards far smarter sourcing strategies.

In a perfect world, hiring well would be a static skill, where techniques that found you the perfect hire last year would work just as well today. But that’s not the case in 2015; hiring is changing.

 
 
 

Time to update your CV: what is the ideal length?

Time to update your CV: what is the ideal length?
Is there an ideal CV length? Can resumes exceed two pages? The longer their career experience, the more these questions start to burn in the minds of job seekers.

Personally, I think it’s a little ridiculous to say ‘a resume should never be longer than two pages’. Instead, the main determinant of the length of your CV should be your level of seniority and experience.

 
 
 

How to make your New Years resolutions stick in 2015

How to make your New Years resolutions stick in 2015
Like many people, you may have made a set of new year’s resolutions at the beginning of the year or with Chinese New Year. But the important question is: will you still remember them in a few months’ time?

In reality, few of us actually stick to the resolutions and goals we so enthusiastically set at the start of every new year.

 
 
 
 
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