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On the 3rd day of Christmas

3 Updates Recent projects and new services – keep yourself up to date. Even if you don’t know too much about a company and what they do, showing curiosity in what they have been up to and asking questions will win points with the interviewer. So if they’re about...

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On the 4th day of Christmas

4 Company Values Understand the Company Values – this is becoming more and more relevant, especially in graduate positions. Many companies will look as much at you as a person as they would at your experience or even direct suitability to the role. If they can...

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On the 5th day of Christmas

Gold Things (…about yourself) ‘Tell me about yourself’ – the question that’s asked at pretty much every interview, but surprisingly difficult to answer at times. What do they want to hear? Job history? Skills and Experience? About my Life?. The truth is, it can...

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On the 6th day of Christmas

6 candidates smiling Smile, and enjoy yourself – interviews are nerve wracking, stressful and sometimes intimidating. We’ve all been there. But look at it as an exciting opportunity to learn, challenge yourself and get your personality across. If you take a...

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On the 7th Day of Christmas

Bodies Talking Body Language – ties in with the positive attitude. Sit up straight, shoulders back, make eye contact, give a firm handshake. All sound obvious and cliche but make a huge difference when selling...

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Blind Dates

Would you let YOUR recruiter go rogue? We at KAG Recruitment love a bit of rogue trading 😊 However, it’s not for everyone and I personally wouldn’t recommend it if you have trust issues… At KAG we work very closely with our clients to really understand what...

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On the 8th day of Christmas

Singing Praises Acknowledge your shortcomings – don’t go in selling yourself short and downplaying achievements, on the contrary, sing your own praises. But take some time before hand to think about where the company might question your suitability or areas of...

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On the 9th day of Christmas

Questions, Questions, Questions when the interviewer asks ‘so do you have any questions for us?’, your answer is never: ‘No, I think you’ve covered everything there.’ Even if you think they have….they haven’t! Something as simple as asking about the interviewers own...

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On the 10th day of Christmas

10 positive people Be assertive – You will get tough interviewers, who will grill you with questions and poke holes in your CV. It happens. It’s more often than not a test of your resolve. So be assertive, back yourself and your abilities because you’re at the...

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