Interview ice breakers

Interview ice breakers

Breaking the ice is a technique that good interviewers and savvy candidates can both use to their advantage.

From an interviewer’s point of view, it helps put the candidate at ease, but it can also be used to begin to gauge wider personal skills.

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How to land the ideal job without a CV

How to land the ideal job without a CV

Here at Zoek we so often assume that you have a CV that’s either a polished end-product, or being continually refined towards a state of CV nirvana that will land you the dream job the instant it hits the desk of a recruiter.

But what if you don't have a functional CV? Maybe you’ve never needed one. Maybe you’ve been out of the job market for a while and idea of recreating your CV is so daunting it’s off-putting. Or maybe your job sector is just not into CVs, resumes, personal mission statements and the like.

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The 21 Toughest Interview Questions

The 21 Toughest Interview Questions

Can you answer the 21 toughest interview questions from the likes of Google, Netflix and LinkedIn?

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Work place romance: fancy your chances?

Work place romance: fancy your chances?

The secret’s out and you might be surprised by how much it happens. Just what are the odds of workplace romance? Luckily, Vault have done the maths for us with a survey, and we've got all the juicy statistics you need to know about romance in the workplace.

Who’s involved?

Half of all people. Look around your office and one in two have admitted some kind of fling with a workplace colleague.

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Getting your CV past the robots

Getting your CV past the robots

There's no two ways about it. When you submit your CV for a job application (or post it on a jobs board), the chances are that it'll be initially processed - and rejected - by software, not by a human.

Known as an Applicant Tracking System (ATS), the software addresses many hiring needs but only one is of concern to a job seeker: the automatic processing of submitted CVs. In short, the ATS will 'parse' or read and process your CV, and crucially, compare its (and your) relevance for the job in question.

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