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3rd May 2019

How to Develop Transferable Skills

In today’s job market, it is likely that you will experience different roles and working environments throughout your lifetime. To reach your full potential it pays to be flexible and adaptable, especially if you’re looking at a change in career. A good way to start is by recognising your transferable skills, nidirect has the following...

29th April 2019

How to Handle Interview Questions 

Interview situations will differ from company to company, but there are a few generic questions you can expect and prepare for. Thinking through these in advance will help to ease nerves on the day and allow you to answer with confidence. Question: Tell me about yourself This is a very common interview question and it...

9th April 2019

How to create a professional CV

A CV is your chance to show an employer you have the skills and experience needed for a role. However, the way you present your CV can have a huge impact on whether your CV is even read, let alone gets you an interview. DO Construct your CV with your prospective employer in mind. Look...

5th December 2018

How not to behave during your office Christmas party

You may be more concerned about whether the dress code should be ‘Christmas jumper’, or what time the bar closes. However, the aftermath of the office Christmas party can have a serious and lasting impact. Below are some interesting legal cases that provide helpful hints on how not to act during the festive period: Social...

23rd November 2018

How to… pass winter exams

With end-of-year exams looming now is the time to knuckle down to revision. These winning revision tips will get you off to a flying start and ensure you use your time productively. Gather all your notes in one space A lot of time wasting occurs when you’re busy sourcing the material you need to study....

19th November 2018

How to… get yourself hired

Practice and Prepare Think through the typical questions interviewers ask. Think of examples that highlight your abilities and tasks you have performed well. While you don’t want to sound rehearsed a little practice will help you feel more relaxed. Do Your Homework Research the company’s history and try to demonstrate what you know. When the...

12th November 2018

How to… accelerate your career

Whether you are looking to progress in your current role, get promoted or make a career change there are ways to ensure you are not overlooked for opportunities. Speak up Make your commitment to the company clear and express an interest in moving forward in your current role. Ask for more responsibility. Take an interest...

29th October 2018

How to… be a good interviewee

A job interview is the first chance you have to make an impression with your prospective employer and it’s one you don’t want to mess up. Nerves can often lead to honest mistakes during interviews but it’s also important you don’t let bad habits ruin your chances of landing that dream job. Don’t fidget Try...

22nd October 2018

How to… choose a career

Whether you are looking for your first job or want to change career, you should understand what type of person you are and what you want from your work and life. Spend time getting to know yourself and research different opportunities to help make the best decision for you. The Careers Service at www.nidirect.gov.uk offers...

15th October 2018

How to… answer unexpected interview questions

Interviewers often throw in a trick or unexpected question to try and catch you unaware. Quite often there is no right or wrong answer but rather they are trying to gauge your ability to think on your feet. If you were given a box of 10 pencils can you list 10 things that you could...

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