It is crucial to remember that the stage of the interview where the employer puts down their pen and asks “do you have any questions for us?” is not the end of the interview. Remember: you’re being assessed from the moment you step into the organisation’s building until the moment you leave (I’ve known hiring managers ask receptionists for feedback on a candidate before and after a meeting!). The stage of the interview where you get to question the employer can be just as important as the earlier phase of the discussion.
It is well known that, to a great extent, the success of our interactions with others is governed by our non-verbal communication. What few people understand, however, is that your body language not only affects how others perceive you, but that the adoption of the correct posture actually has the power to alter how we perform.
What advice do highly successful people in the digital and marketing sector have for securing a job? Check this blog out to find out what Sheryl Sandberg - COO, Facebook, Jonah Peretti - CEO, Buzzfeed, Meg Whitman - Chief Executive of Hewlett Packard, Tim Cook - Chief Executive of Apple and Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive of WPP have to say about securing a job!
Imagine if, at 12pm daily, everyone in your office stopped reading, typing or talking and took 30 minutes to sit cross-legged on the floor, taking long, deep breaths, and quietly contemplating the existence of inner peace? Think that sounds daft? Think again. This is exactly the sort of thing that is happening in offices across ‘super cool’ California, and – if it’s passionate advocates have anything to do with it – it will soon be crossing the Atlantic and coming to London as well.
95 per cent of all presentations suck. That’s according to Guy Kawasaki, possibly one of Silicon Valley’s best known marketing experts. Presentations are, he says, too long, too boring and too cluttered. The result? They are totally ineffective.
Employee benefits are on the 3Search agenda as we start to grow. The topic of this blog might cause cases of déjà vu due to all the debates on the subject started by Richard Branson in September. Having only recently launched 3Search, we are keen to garner opinion as to whether it’s a benefit people genuinely want or a gimmick. I actually first heard of the concept when a good friend, Sebastian Haire, implemented it at We Are Dylan (another recruitment firm) back in 2010. It seems to have been normalised since then and the boys at 3Search are keen to adopt it as we feel it fits in perfectly with the culture we’re trying to create.
Employers are increasingly pre-screening candidates via phone interviews before face-to-face meetings. What are the secrets to making the right impression on the phone? More and more businesses are using telephone interviews to pre-screen candidates before scheduling a face-to-face interview.
3Search reflects on lessons learned, and future plans, as we celebrate our first birthday. So we’re all a little heavier (a combined four and a half stone in fact – not pointing any fingers), a little greyer haired, and a lot more sleep deprived, but 3Search has successfully emerged from its first full year not just alive, but thriving.
The hardest part of interview prep is anticipating which questions you’ll be asked and knowing the best ways to answer. To help, here’s our guide to answering the seven most common questions.