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Teaching Interview Questions

Teaching Interview Questions

Here are a sample of questions that might come up in your next teaching job interview. Some are generic, typical job interview questions whatever the profession. But many are specific to teaching jobs. As with any interview, preparation is key: spend time on the school's website and especially read their latest Ofsted report.

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Job Advert Fails

Job Advert Fails

Since it’s Friday and we're winding down for the weekend, we wanted to share some job advert fails.

Now you will find lots of jobs if you search some job boards for ‘shit’. This is because GSD: ‘get shit done’ is a trending candidate attribute and used extensively in job descriptions.

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How To Pass A Personality Test

How To Pass A Personality Test

Personality (or Psychometric) Tests have been part of the recruitment process for many years. They are popular with employers because they are another element to their tech-driven arsenal of recruitment tools that both saves time and weeds-out less suitable candidates. From a candidate's perspective, they are another hurdle over which they must jump to land the job; at least with personality test they are usually done from the comfort of your own home.

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How Interviews Go Bad

How Interviews Go Bad

When you’re settled in your job, it is easy to forget all the trials and tribulations of the interview process that got you there. But we know that process can be incredibly stressful, and some of this stress is brought about by people as much as by circumstances. So what, from a candidates point of view, are the most frustrating or annoying things that can happen in and around the interview process? Here are some we've seen.

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Take Stock Of Your Social Footprint

Take Stock Of Your Social Footprint

We’ve spoken in a previous blog post about how recruiters use social channels to profile or research a candidate. Barely a day goes by without reading a new survey about how much more recruiters are using social media to vet candidates, so perhaps it's time as a jobseeker to take stock of your social footprint as part of a review of your personal digital 'brand' ahead of a job search push?

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Volunteering

Volunteering

There are so many compelling reasons to volunteer, and many of them have relevance to improving yourself as an individual and as a candidate, as well as the primary benefit of course: helping others.

That’s the beauty of volunteering – it really is a win-win. From being able to respond with your help in times of a local or national crisis, to sharing your enthusiasm (and time) for a subject or cause with others.

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Want to work from home?

Want to work from home?

For many, it's the ideal scenario. Home-based work is the ideal way to manage the work-life balance, providing you can handle the distractions of course.

For others it's a way to supplement their income - a couple of hours in the evening perhaps, or a way to tun a hobby into a few extra quid.

On the Zoek job search site, we always have many job opportunities that fit the 'work from home' bill. In fact, if you search for a job title without specifying a Location, you'll always see the home-based jobs at the top of the job search results.

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Driving Jobs From A Different Direction

Driving Jobs From A Different Direction

If you’re interested in cars and driving jobs looking for a role at a dealership could be the right road for you to take.

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'Good luck with the interview!'

'Good luck with the interview!'

'Good luck with the interview tomorrow!'

How many times have we heard that?

Lots, if you’re an active jobseeker. And sometimes, luck may well seem a factor in landing (or not) your next job. Maybe traffic was unusually heavy on the way to the interview which left you late and flustered. Or you had a catastrophic laptop/clothing failure in the middle of the interview. Bad Luck!

Or perhaps you just chanced upon a job advert that turned out to be your perfect job. Now that was a stroke of good luck.

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How To Survive A Video Interview

How To Survive A Video Interview

Like jobs, job interviews too are getting more mobile. Interviewing a candidate by phone or video call is becoming more popular. How can you make a great impression from a distance?

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