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Tricky Interview Questions Part 5: ‘Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?'

Unless you’re someone with a specific career goal in mind, it can be challenging to pinpoint where you’d like to be in five years time; you may well feel open to the prospect of different future ca...

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Tricky Interview Questions Part 4: 'What’s your current salary?'

You’ve decided to take the next step in your career and apply for the job you really want. You're now sailing through your interview, answering each question comprehensively and with ease. Then you...

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​Tricky Interview Questions Part 3: ‘Do you have any questions for us?’

You’re nearly at the end of your job interview. All being well, you will have demonstrated your best work, your aptitudes for the role on offer and built up a rapport with the interviewer. So when ...

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Tricky Interview Questions Part 2: "Why are you leaving your current job?"

Leaving a role can be an emotional experience. You’ve invested time and effort into the position, not to mention the relationships you’ve built and experiences you’ve gone through. It’s no surprise...

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Tricky Interview Questions Part 1: ‘Tell me about yourself?’

​Easy right? “No prep needed” you say? Wrong. While there is technically no right or wrong answer to this one, it’s a notoriously broad question and more often than not candidates find themselves l...

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Top tips to overcome nerves and ace your next job interview!

You've found a job you love, updated your CV, submitted your application and now you've landed the interview!However, if you’re like many people you may feel nervous about the interview and what th...

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Working with a Recruitment Consultant: Demystified

For many people, the process of job hunting can be arduous, time consuming, and even a little bit demotivating. With so many roles out there, it can be hard to know what company will suit you, and ...

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Tips for a Successful Telephone Interview

Tips for a Successful Telephone InterviewInitial interviews by telephone are becoming more common. It is important to remember that having a telephone interview is just as important as a face to fa...

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5 Things Not To Say In An Interview

While there are many things you should say in an interview, there are some very obvious no-no’s that are surprisingly common. We have been doing this for over 21 years and provide extensive intervi...

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6 Interview Tips for Software Developers

​There is very little advice out there for Software Developer interviews. Talented Developers very often run into difficulty when it comes to job interviews, focusing heavily on their passions and ...

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The Technical Interview: Expert Tips

"Dread it. Run from it. Destiny arrives all the same." - Thanos 2018 We know the technical interview can be extensive, but is undoubtedly one of the most important parts of the hiring process fo...

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Why are Soft Skills so important to employers?

​Your personal skill set and demonstrating how it makes you perfect for the job you are applying for is the key to a successful interview.What tends to happen in interviews however is that you will...

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Video Interview Top Tips

Due to the pandemic, video interviewing has become a very popular hiring tool among clients, with many adopting it as part of a ‘new normal’. Preparing for a video interview is somewhat similar to ...

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Newly Qualified Accountant? 3 Reasons to Register with VANRATH

It’s been a long time since the accountancy job market has been so buoyant. Newly qualified accountants in Northern Ireland are placed at a fantastic advantage; but even with the wealth of opportun...

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How To: Attend Interview When You're Still Working

Few things can surpass the excitement of an invitation to interview. However, this feeling of elation can often quickly give way to concern, as you realise that you’ll need to get out of work to at...

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Three Tips on How to Network as an IT Graduate

With new developments unfolding on a weekly (even daily!) basis, the technology industry is booming, and as a result an increasing amount of students are choosing to study IT and Computer Science.W...

From Application to Placement: A Tell-All Account of Working with VANRATH

Do you have a history of job hunting alone? The prospect of working with a recruitment agency might seem daunting; after all, if you’ve never been through the process, how can you know what to expe...

How To: Manage Risk When Changing Careers

​As a fresh faced graduate, many of us approach our careers with a sense of excitement, apply with boundless enthusiasm at large. As our careers progress, and our experience and connections deepen,...

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The Seven Second Interview: Making the First Moments Count

It’s common knowledge that first impressions are important; however, not everybody may be aware that the window for making lasting first impressions is only seven seconds. What does this mean? That...

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3 IT Interview Tips You Haven’t Heard Before

We caught up with Lauren Glencross, Senior IT Consultant, to get her thoughts on the best ways to stand out from the crowd at interview. Check out her top 3 interview tips below.What should candida...