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What to do when you don’t understand a question asked in an interview?

A common mistake I see in interviews, is people not answering the question that they are asked. An interview can be stressful for candidates and it is difficult to retain the high level of concentration required throughout in order to answer questions asked properly. What most candidates do not appreciate, is that they can always ask the interviewer to repeat or clarify a question they have been asked. It is more...

Can I get a reference if I’ve been fired?

Securing a glowing reference from pervious employers is something we all aim for. But what happens if the relationship has been soured to the point of termination of employment? Currently, employers are not legally obliged to provide an employment reference. It is a very costly exercise for companies, especially large ones. It also comes with risks. For this reason, more and more employers are no longer providing...

Explanations for being fired from your job for interviews

There are many reasons for being fired from your job. If you have been involved in criminal activity in your previous role, then securing your next role will be extremely difficult. If you were just not the right fit, could not adjust to new work practices or changes, had a negative relationship with your Manager, or had a major blow out on one occasion that resulted in dismissal, then there are ways around...

I don’t like the interviewers, should I take the job?

I don’t like the interviewers, should I take the job? You’ve had an interview – it went well and they’ve offered you the job – Great, yes? – Maybe, but you didn’t feel 100% comfortable with the personalities of the interviewer(s). What is the best move to make? When you go for an interview, remember to take everything in before you accept an offer of employment. Everything is information. What was...

How long should you wait after an interview to find out if you have been successful?

How long should you wait after an interview to find out if you have been successful? We often get asked how long should you wait after an interview to find out if you have been successful. There is no set time frame for interview responses. It would be usual for the prospective employer to let you know at the end of the interview the schedule for a response. Some companies can make the decision on the day of the...

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