Candidate

1st, February 2017

Top 5 Questions to Ask in Your Interview to Learn About a Prospective Employer

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An interview is a two-way street. If you get the job, you’re entering into a real relationship with that employer. It’s only fair that you know as much about them as they now know about you. At the end of the interview, when your interviewer inevitably asks if you have any questions, you need to […]

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31st, January 2017

What to Wear at Your Interview

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Your appearance may not seem relevant in your interview, but a recent study in the Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management has found that dressing smartly subconsciously communicates confidence and success. It’s a question our consultants at Maxwell Stephens are often asked and here is what we tell our candidates. It’s true – it’s much easier […]

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30th, January 2017

Do’s and Don’ts in a Telephone Interview

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Often, when an employer has a high response to their job offer, they would rather not conduct hundreds of face-to-face interviews for a single position. It can be very expensive and extremely time-consuming. Instead, they may prefer to filter out the most suitable candidates by conducting telephone interviews.  Once they have cherry-picked the best applicants, […]

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27th, January 2017

Power Words to Get you the Job!

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It’s difficult to remember sometimes, with the many hours of preparation and stress prior to your interview, that your interviewers are human too. And no matter how professional they are, after meeting with hundreds of ‘perfectionists’ and ‘team players’, the clichés can become white noise to them. When talking about yourself, make your interviewer sit […]

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9th, January 2017

Using humour in interviews – rapport-building or credibility-smashing?

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People buy people first. Or so the saying goes. For us here at Maxwell Stephens, our personal rapport with and understanding of you, our candidates, are massively important. The same goes for our clients. We want all your dealings with us to be professional and fun. Candidates like you choose us time and time again […]

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14th, December 2016

Getting your CV and Skill Set into Shape for 2017

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The internet has changed human attention spans. And that’s scientific fact! We’re now so overloaded with information on almost a minute-by-minute basis that, for something to be noticed and fully digested, is a real achievement. This has affected the world of the CV. We now have a few seconds to catch an employer’s attention. But […]

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