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Building rapport at an interview: it’s all about connecting

Building rapport at an interview: it’s all about connecting
Establishing a good rapport with someone you’ve just met can be a tough ask. Motivational speaker Tony Robbins provides insight into what’s involved: “Rapport is the ability to enter someone else's world, to make him feel that you understand him, that you have a strong common bond.”

Whatever else you have to offer, it’s going to be difficult to make it beyond the first round of interviews and secure a job if you’re unable to make your interviewers feel you’re on the same wavelength as them. Here are some tips on how to establish that emotional connection.

 
 
 

Having trouble keeping good staff? 5 ways to hire people who stay

Having trouble keeping good staff? 5 ways to hire people who stay
When managers are asked to define the most challenging part of their job, the answer, regardless of the industry, is often, “Finding and keeping good people.”

Recruit well and both the company and your team will reap rewards; but get it wrong and there are costs for all involved, be that time, money or morale.

 
 
 

6 easy things that many job seekers fail to do

6 easy things that many job seekers fail to do
There are plenty of life hacks when it comes to job hunting, and if you’re a job seeker you need to take advantage of them. They’re easy, and they may be obvious, but they’re also effective.

Here are some of the simple steps you can take towards job seeking success.

 
 
 

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.

 
 
 
 
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