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Should You Mention Your Salary Expectations In The Interview?

The answer to this is not so easy even though literature is clear and recommends not to mention the salary when you are a candidate. However, getting the first salary right will have an impact on the next years of your career and be the base of possible pay rises as well as the next job.
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Career advice from A To Z: “Y” For “How To Manage Generation Y”

When I was young and “learned working” twenty years ago (I will turn 44 on 22 January. Hey, save the date: I love champagne and executive search assignments, especially in France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland!), I had to adapt to my superiors. Today, I am the old one and new twenty-somethings are coming along. However, I have the impression that now, we as managers have to adapt and no longer the followers. In th
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The Worst Thing You Can Do To A Candidate In The Interview

Job interviews are stress, for both the candidate and the hiring manager. After all, both sides want to show themselves from the best angle, make a good impression and ideally confirm a second meeting, right? There are many dos and don’ts (here are all from this blog). But what is the number one worst thing you can do to a candidate in the interview? Read on, the answer might be different than what you think of.
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Three Questions That Might Cost Your Head In The Job Interview

The job interview is the beginning of any career, may it be a stellar one or one that stops during the trial period. Not your skills, your expertise or competency alone will get you the working contract on the table but your ability to bring all these across in the first, second and third interview (and maybe more. I heard of up to 14…). There is much on the internet on what to do in the interview (including my numbe
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The Most Important Rule For The Job Interview

Having been working in professional recruitment for more than a decade, I have been preparing all my candidates thoroughly for their job interviews. Over the years, this briefing became more and more sophisticated but I was still looking for the “holy grail”, the number 1 key learning that won’t get forgotten and enables candidates running for jobs but also for professionals managing their career to get it all right.
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Career Advice From A To Z: “X” For “How To Use Your X-Factor In The Job Interview”

X-factor is that elusive quality that sets one person apart from the crowd. It’s something to do with charisma, a little bit about the way that person makes you aspire to be like them, and a lot about them making you feel like you’ve known them forever. Whatever the exact ingredients, if we could bottle it and sell it we’d all be millionaires. As you will have guessed, this article isn’t about the TV phenomenon of th
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Candidates – Stop Talking Yourself Out Of The Job!

“If you’re a candidate. Sit down. Take a moment. Listen to me. PLEASE!!!!! Last week I attended three client interviews. I had three excellent candidates, but two of them talked themselves out of a job. The third guy got the job. So. What did he do that the other two didn’t?
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Career Advice From A To Z: “E” For “Emotional Intelligence”

Your professional qualifications were flawless, but again you didn’t get the job. As a jobseeker, you keep asking yourself the question why this is happening over and over again, but you don’t know the answer. Also many workers reach their boundaries when it goes beyond pure professional demands in every day working life. So why do people fail in their job search or are stuck at work even though they have always been
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Career Advice From A To Z: “B” For “Bullshit In The Job Interview”

Part 2 of our 26 episode series “Career Advice From A To Z” is about the question why employers do not always tell the truth in the job interview. It happens regularly that candidates pass the interview process, sign a work contract and find out on day 1 that this is not what they has been discussed. What are the reasons and what can you do to minimize the risks that this will happen to you?
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6 Things You Should Do After The Job Interview

The job interview is over and all you can do now is sit and wait. Wrong! There are quite a few things that you can do after the interview to increase your chances to get the job and to impress your potential new employer. These 6 strategies have proven to be effective follow-up methods.
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