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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.

 
 
 

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.

 
 
 

Move over extraverts: why introverts are more powerful than you think

Move over extraverts: why introverts are more powerful than you think
This year sees some landmark anniversaries. Bill Gates, frequently cited as the wealthiest person alive, turns 60, J.K. Rowling, whose fortune is valued at £560 million, turns 50, and we recognise the 150th anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln.

While there can be little doubt as to the inordinate successes of these individuals, each also shares a characteristic which we don’t commonly associate with prominence and power – introversion.

 
 
 

Why having a strong employer brand is vital today

Why having a strong employer brand is vital today
What you actually do matters much more than what you say you’re going to do.

That’s the secret to a great employer brand, one of the most important concepts in recruitment and retention today.

 
 
 

The one question you should never ask at an interview

The one question you should never ask at an interview
Interview skills 101: there’s one topic guaranteed to put an interviewer offside, especially if it’s the first time you’re fronting up to the interview. It’s this: “What’s the salary?”

Unfortunately, this is also the one question many candidates want to know as soon as possible, especially if the job ad’s only references to remuneration are terms like ‘competitive salary’ or ‘attractive rates for the right person’.

 
 
 
 
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