Author: Paul Bradley

  • How To Cope With Stressful Interview Questions

    Most people feel some degree of stress during an interview. This is hardly surprising, as you hold little power in an interview but are required to respond to the interviewer’s questioning, while under severe scrutiny. It is about as far from an equally balanced discussion as it’s possible to get. Sometimes, an interview that already […]

  • How to Make a Dull Job Sound Interesting on Your CV

    As you read the 100’s of CV writing articles on the internet – you may have some doubts. It’s all very well talking up achievements and experiences, but how can you write a colourful and engaging CV if your work experience has been a little more mundane? Not every job gives you chance to demonstrate how you made a […]

  • Strength and Weaknesses Interview Questions: How Do You Handle Them?

    Everyone knows the questions and everyone knows they are likely to be asked. Everyone prepares for them. Yet how good are most people’s answers to the interview questions: “What are your greatest strengths?” “what is your biggest weakness?” Many people believe that they know exactly how to answer. When asked about their strengths, they extol […]

  • Which CV Writing Rules Can You Break?

    The evolution of digital technologies has led to a similar evolution in printed documents, including CVs. Most advice on CV writing today differs from that offered ten years ago, before electronic CVs became the norm. Yet looking at the advice offered on the internet, you’ll see that much of it is broadly similar. There are […]

  • Behavioural Interview Questions

    Have you ever heard of behavioural questions? No? If you’ve had any job interviews in the past, you’ve probably answered a few of them without realising that they are behavioural questions. This article will spell out: What a behavioural interview question is. Why do interviewers frequently ask behavioural interview questions at an interview. Why it’s […]

  • Are You Using the Right Tone of Voice in Your CV?

    How can writing have a tone of voice? Unless you’ve been involved in marketing at some point, you may never have given much thought to this question. You may not even have realised that such a consideration existed, far less that it might be vitally important when you come to write your CV. All writing […]

  • Handling a Bad Interviewer Part 2

    Last time, we looked at how to handle a bad interviewer, including intimidating, talkative or quiet interviewers. This time we are going to look at how to handle the stumbling interviewer, the shallow interviewer and the rude interviewer. The Stumbling Interviewer The interviewer who does not seem to know where they are going with the […]

  • What Information Can You Safely Leave Off Your CV?

    In just a few minutes’ time, you’ll know exactly what doesn’t need to be included in your CV as well as why not. This will save lots of time as you can make some quick and simple edits! What’s more, with some additional and unnecessary information out of the way, the information that you do […]

  • Handling a Bad Interviewer

    You feel that your job search may be coming to a conclusion. You have worked hard on preparing your job application and have been rewarded with an interview. Ready to meet the challenge ahead, you attend the interview only to find, to your horror, that you are faced with a bad interviewer! Does this mean […]

  • Injecting Personality Into Your CV

    When you write your CV / resume, your primary concern is always going to be convincing the employer that you have plenty to offer in terms of relevant skills and experience. At all times you are going to be endeavouring to sound courteous and professional. In doing this, you are addressing the uppermost of the […]