23 Articles in the category Interview


  • 6 Tips for Improving Your Candidate Interviewing Skills

    If you do a quick search for articles on ‘interviewing skills’, you’ll find a myriad of them plastered all over the internet. A lot of the focus seems to be on the interviewee, completely ignoring the interviewer. An interview is a bipartisan affair and having good interviewing skills are crucial for the interviewer as much as they are for the candidates. Just as some job seekers may need to brush up on their interviewing skills, so do some hiring managers. ...read more
  • Forgetting Recruiters and Applying Directly: A Good Idea?

    Starting a job search may seem daunting at first. It’s a process that requires a lot more thought than most people think. Not only do you have to decide what direction you want to take your career in and craft your resume to reflect who you are and what a great asset you’d be for any business, you also need to decide on the approach you want to take in order to get in front of the right decision makers. While being an “apply now” button warrior on job sites may seem like a relatively harmless and no-fuss strategy, it may hurt your chances of landing your ideal job in the long-run. ...read more
  • Brexit and The UK Tech Sector

    Almost six months after the momentous Brexit vote, the UK finds itself none the wiser in terms of where we’re headed. With a certifiably one-sided back and forth, where the “remainers” probe for answers or even hints, and the Prime Minister’s tagline is “mum’s the word”, the UK tech industry is tentatively making predictions and trying not to panic. Prior to the vote, the IT sector was overwhelmingly opposed to the vote fearing a “techxit”, so where are we now and what can we expect?...read more
  • 6 Tips for Choosing Between Multiple Offers

    So, you’ve finished interviewing and now you’re happy to hear that you’ve got multiple job offers. Once you get over the initial buzz, you try and decide which offer you’ll accept, but find that you’re having a tough time choosing. Sometimes it’s a straightforward choice, but sometimes it isn’t and it can get quite stressful trying to choose the right one.There are many things to consider when deciding! Here at ShapeIT Recruitment we’ve brainstormed and put together a shortlist of 6 important factors to base your decision on....read more
  • How To Close An Interview Successfully

    Too often candidates leave an interview not really knowing where they stand with the hiring manager. Now picture this, you’ve aced the interview and created great rapport with your prospective boss. You like them and they seemed to buy into you as well. They’ve not actually said anything concrete about the outcome, so when you get on the phone with your recruiter and they ask you how it went you say “their body language was very positive”. That’s great, but wouldn’t you rather know than assume?...read more
  • How to Answer: Why Should We Hire You

    It’s that time of the week again when we give you killer tips on how to answer the most common interview questions. Yes, they’re common, however unless you’re a serial interviewer then some of these may catch you off guard. This week it’s “Why should we hire you” and we’ve broken it down into 5 easy key points you need to incorporate in your answer as well as what you’ve got to consider....read more
 

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