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What is a competency based interview?

Competency Based Interview Techniques

Be prepared and be in the driving seat when it comes to a competency based interview. In my experience every interview is competency based, it’s a line of questioning that is thorough.  HR professionals are fully trained to deliver these questions and have been following this style for a number […]

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Recruitment Tips for Employers

INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES FOR EMPLOYERS In a candidate short marketplace, the interview is your opportunity to make an impression to a new prospect employee, sell your opportunity and identify if they are a company fit in terms of personality and ability to undertake the role and develop both […]

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Ho-ho-hold on Santa!

Prepping Santa for a job interview.

Santa does a fantastic job and he seems to love it, but what if he called me to say he wants to try something new? I’d have to start by considering what type of work his ‘transferable skills’ might suit. A few possibilities spring to mind:   […]

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What recruiters really mean when we say….

What recruiters really mean when we say... BWF

Like it or loathe it, every profession has its own industry speak. If you’re not an insider you might sometimes wonder whether you’re being told the truth, or given the brush-off. Here’s my quick candidate’s guide to what recruiters really mean when we say things like: “We’ll […]

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First impressions really do count at an interview

two people having a meeting

Making an impression at an interview is one the key things we must do and according to research most managers make their decisions in the first 7 minutes. Of course there is that saying “don’t judge a book by the cover” but what actually made you buy […]

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Big Brother or The Apprentice to measure performance?

Big Brother or The Apprentice to measure performance?

In the world of reality TV these days, it is hard not to make comparisons to our everyday life whether that would be in the work place or at home. The apprentice seems to be very popular with recruiters, sales people and entrepreneurs. A show where they […]

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Top Tips For Getting Hired In The Pensions Industry

Job Application Form

You might think all candidates who register with BranWell Ford are eager to get hired, but occasionally their behaviour lets them down. A lack of communication, showing up late (or not at all) for interviews, and a generally lacklustre attitude towards interviews can undermine even the most sparkling […]

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You’ve Changed – recruitment friendships are just not the same


YOU’VE CHANGED – recruitment friendships are just not the same…..My relationship with my clients is very important to me, but I have seen some significant changes recently and want to say at times to key decision makers, ‘YOU’VE CHANGED’ but I know this will be inappropriate. Why […]

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Fallen out of Love?


Fallen out of love   Fallen out of love with your pension’s job? Many people we speak to have, and there are numerous reasons for this, but could it be as simple as compatibility or is it related to industry sector?.  I believe employers should take full responsibility […]

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Job Interviews are getting tougher so make sure you are prepared….

Interview Handshake

Job Interviews are getting tougher so make sure you are prepared……These can be a daunting and scary process and you will often be fazed by the unknown. With so many processes and larger companies carrying out competency based techniques along with psychometric tests, presentations and pensions technical […]

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