Interviews

I Hate My New Job: How Could I Have Known?

After just six weeks in his new job following months of unemployment, Andrew voluntarily resigned. It sure wasn't what he had expected to happen! Yet, here he was; walking away from a job where from day one he felt excluded. He could remember his first day well. It...

Time to ‘fess up: explaining yourself at interview

Time to ‘fess up: explaining yourself at interview

Okay so you made a mistake at your last job. A really, really big one. You lost your temper when you were frustrated and you cursed loudly and publicly. Suffice to say that your team considered your actions unacceptable. Some called it workplace bullying. Of course...

Going up? The 30-second Elevator Pitch

Going up? The 30-second Elevator Pitch

Dave the job seeker assured me he had prepared this elevator pitch. “Okay!” I said, “Hit me with it”. He began. “I was born in 1969 in Melbourne Australia” he started. I went to school at Box Hill South Primary School until I was 12 or so, and then I became a student...