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Friday Funnies

100 random questions asked in a job interview: Part 2

In the first 50 random questions there were examples of candidates getting asked such gems at an interview: whether a pirate or a ninja would win in a fight and If a jaffa cake is indeed a cake or a biscuit. Here are a further 50 mind-boggling real life examples from interviews gone by: Random […]

Posted on Apr 2, 2014
Candidate Tips

100 weird questions asked in a job interview: Part 1

As a man of nearly 40, I’ve had quite a few interviews over the years with varying levels of success. And the interviews that always live long in the memory are those where I am asked those weird questions that come out of nowhere and the ones that I couldn’t have possibly prepared for. Although […]

Posted on Mar 28, 2014
Candidate Tips

10 Reasons Why A Job Interview Could Go Wrong

There are loads of reasons why an interview can go badly wrong. They mainly revolve around preparation. Here are 10 of our best tips to ensure that your interview goes as well as can be expected.

Posted on Mar 16, 2014
Assessing Applicants

12 Interview questions that will identify the top candidate for the job

Ever wondered how some firms always seem to get the exceptional people for the job? Maybe your interview process just doesn’t do enough to excite candidates who come through the door. At Coburg Banks we’ve put together some interview questions and techniques that will test the interviewees and allow candidates to show off their capabilities, […]

Posted on Feb 24, 2014
Staff Retention

5 steps on how to make new employees feel part of the team

Getting new guys integrated and feeling part of the team can take a long time. Follow our guide and they’ll be productive team members before you can say ‘induction process’.

Well, maybe a bit longer than that…

Posted on Feb 17, 2014
Assessing Applicants

Interviews – How Many Rounds Do You Truly Need To Do?

Over the years we at Coburg Banks have seen the amount of corporate position posts offered after one interview shrink.  But is it always essential to do more than just one round of interviews or would it be better to hold up to four or five meetings before finally deciding on the right candidate for […]

Posted on Feb 17, 2014
Friday Funnies

Liar, liar.

Brainteaser Answer 18: Tom is the thief! Let’s work it out… Don and Eddie contradict each other which means one of them must be a liar. One of the remaining boys must also be lying (there are 2 liars). Tom has said ‘you’re both lying’ about the two other remaining boys (Jim and Hank), but […]

Posted on Dec 22, 2013
Friday Funnies

Word Play.

Brainteaser Answer 16: Place the first letter at the end of the word instead and it’ll spell the same word backwards! Let’s recap on those words: revive, banana, grammar, voodoo, assess, potato, dresser, uneven. B-anana -> anana-B Perhaps I’m just a bit of a word geek, but I absolutely LOVE this one.

Posted on Dec 22, 2013
Friday Funnies

Cabin Fever.

Brainteaser Answer 15: The ‘cabin’ is actually a plane cabin and the two men died in a plane crash! A bit grim, I must admit, but anyway…it’s all about the dual meaning of words again. When you hear the words “forest,” “cabin,” “wood” etc. together, it (should) immediately conjure up images of a wooden cabin […]

Posted on Dec 22, 2013

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