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Dealing with Recruitment Consultants

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Professional personnel executives and consultants who are engaged in recruitment should always operate within the framework of a ten-point code of ethics, established by the Institute of Personnel Management. As a job-seeker you should be aware of the following simple but comprehensive code of recruitment ethics:- 1.    Job advertisements should relate to real jobs. 2.    A job description and a ...

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A Job Offer Can Be Withdrawn

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You are unlikely to receive a complex offer of employment. Only a minority of companies adopt unusual policies and practices. Some organisations apply the ‘cafeteria approach’ whereby you are given choice in selecting from a wide range of elements which form the total remuneration package. The company makes a commitment to finance a package worth a specified sum and leaves ...

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Your Own negotiating Ability

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Even in the most bureaucratic organizations personnel managers and other executives usually have some room for man oeuvre when discussing remuneration with a prospective candidate. In normal circumstances the interviewer will wish to fill a vacancy and will be inclined to ‘stretch’ (within limits) in order to conclude an agreement with a person who seems competent and available. The art ...

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Your Own Dislikes And Aversions

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Some people have much stronger convictions than others and tend to react strongly against those who conflict with or appear to threaten their beliefs. For example, men and women with a firm commitment to civil liberties and racial equality will condemn apartheid in South Africa. Members of Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace will oppose the discharge of poisons from ...

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Your Own Bargaining Strength — Or Weakness

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If you are 57, lack formal qualifications, possess no scarce skill to sell, and have been unemployed for over a year, you should accept any reasonable offer without quibble. Often minor problems or disadvantages can be solved or rectified once you are working for a company and performing well. Furthermore, you will find it easier to secure another job if ...

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What Is The Best Possible Deal?

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There is no single formula which we can recommend to help you to negotiate the best possible pay package once you have reached the stage of discussing a firm job offer. What constitutes the best possible offer’ will depend upon one, or a combination of several, of eight factors: •    Your own attitude to money •    Your own bargaining strength ...

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Pass Aptitude Tests Strengths & Weaknesses

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As we have seen, intelligence tests attempt to measure general mental ability. Personality tests attempt to answer the question “What sort of person is this?” Aptitude tests are designed to assess an individual’s potential for acquiring and developing certain specific skills (for example, com¬puter programming or flying an aircraft) from the results derived from specially constructed test ‘batteries’ — groups ...

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Personality Tests for Jobs

Personality Tests for Jobs

The use of personality tests has been popular in America and in continental countries for many years. In Britain they have been used more sparingly, although they have been in more common use during the eighties. These tests aim to measure personality factors rather than abilities, and to predict whether a candidate is likely to adapt to a particular work ...

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Write A Follow Up Letter

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You have not yet finished with this interview. After returning home write to the interviewer thanking him or her for seeing you, and reiterating your enthusiasm for the company and the job you discussed. Few of your fellow applicants will have thought about following up their interview in this way. If the selector is interviewing a dozen candidates for the ...

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Questions That Need Rehearsal For Interview

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The question “Tell me about yourself” can either be one of the most difficult to answer or one that you can use to make a strong favourable impact, according to how you have planned your response. As you have prepared yourself for this question, you should be able to give a successful two-minute (maximum) summary of your skills and strengths, ...

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Open With A Rehearsed Statement

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The secret is to have decided, in advance, what points you want to get across in your opening statement, and to limit your reply to no more than two minues. Even better if you take only a minute and a half! People who carry on longer than this can be viewed as egotistical and boring. Although professional selectors are trained ...

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Adopt A Friendly Approach

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If it is possible, and appropriate, to make a little small talk with the receptionist, and perhaps with a secretary who escorts you to the interview, then do so. Avoid brusque or pompous comments. You may not think it can affect your prosects of success, but a secretary or receptionist is often asked by the interviewer for an impression of ...

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Prepare For Job Interviews

Prepare For Job Interviews

When you arrive at the stage of being invited for interview you may feel that the battle is nearly won. Not so: it is only the beginning of the contest. When asked to give a report on their progess, some job seekers will say something like this: “I’m doing quite well. I have had 12 interviews and been short-listed three ...

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Pet Questions In Jobs

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The above list should have given you a good idea of the kinds of questions which you may be asked. Ideally you should be prepared to answer any or all of them. Unfortunately for you as a candidate, not all interviewers follow the same pattern. Some interviewers use pet questions because they believe that unusual questions will stretch the candidate. ...

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After The Interview Is Over

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After the interview is over the interviewer will be trying to form a mental picture of you. He or she will be considering questions such as: “Can I see that candidate doing this task in this company?” i0 “How will that candidate adapt to our own staff and our own working environment?” “Will that candidate have the motivation and determination ...

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Anticipating Your Interviewer’s Interview Plan

In order to be successful in any form of negotiation you must acquire some understanding of the tactics and strategy likely to be employed by your adversary. You can regard your job interviews as important negotiations which you hope to win. It could be benefic¬ial for you to consider the framework of the interview plan which most trained interviewers are ...

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The Questioning Techniques Of Interviewers

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Competent interviewers use ‘open-ended’ questions, which you cannot answer by a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ reply, or a one-word answer. The object is to encourage you to talk freely about things the inter¬viewer wants to hear about. After all, the more you say, the more information will be available when the interviewer makes his or her final judgements. An opening gambit ...

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How The Interview Is Likely To Be Conducted

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A good interviewer will maintain a friendly, sympathetic attitude atall times. He or she will not appear shocked at anything you may say, nor appear to criticise, even indirectly. Some interviewers will use sympathy as a kind of absorbent to extract from you opinions, beliefs, and attitudes that might be better concealed from your point of view. For example, beware ...

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The Interviewer’s Plan

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Most, although not all, interviewers will adopt some form of interview plan in order to reach considered and objective assess¬ments of candidates. The ‘Seven Point Plan’, originally devised for vocational guidance purposes, is used by many interviewers. This particular plan is doubly useful because it lends itself both to the specification of the ideal candidate, and also facilitates the assess¬ment ...

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What The Interviewer Does To Identify A Suitable Match Between Jobs And Candidates.

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. First, he or she will need to produce a job description by carefully studying the role and determining the key tasks, responsibilities, and reporting relationships. Secondly, the interviewer will attempt to define the abilities, attributes, and experience which would be possessed by the ideal candidate and then translate that infor¬mation into a person specification. Thirdly, the interviewer will be ...

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