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23 Of the World’s Most Creative CVs!

Is your idea of CV creativity changing the font from Calibri to Verdana?

Do the ‘creative’ CVs you receive get put straight into the recycling bin?

Have you ever considered creating a Video CV to land your perfect job?

The 23 outrageously entertaining creative CVs on our list should give you something to think about…

Posted on Jul 8, 2015

11 Tricky Personality Interview Questions and How NOT to Answer Them!

Cynical interviewers will use personality questions to smash through your ‘interview disguise’ and reveal…

– How well you’ll really fit in with the team.
– Whether you’re going to be a pain to manage.
– What exactly motivates you.

…yet 99% of candidates forget to prepare for them!

Could you answer these 11 questions?

Posted on Jul 7, 2015

11 Interview Questions That Will Reveal Your Candidate’s True Personality

At Coburg Banks we’re pretty wary when it comes to judging an interviewee’s personality (call us cynical – we know!)

Interviews are so scripted, with all parties on their best behaviour that it’s almost impossible to judge a candidate’s real motivation, culture and character.

But over the years, we have found a few interview questions that get candidates to open up and be honest.

These are the top 11!

Posted on Jul 6, 2015

Let’s Cut the Bullsh*t – This is What the 39 Worst Job Advert Clichés Really Mean!

“Dynamic.” “Interpersonal.” “Detail-oriented.”

Every day we come across cringe-worthy job adverts filled to the brim with clichés and buzzwords…but what exactly do these phrases mean?

This Friday, we’re cutting the bullsh*t with 39 no-nonsense translations of the very worst job advert clichés!

(You’ll never believe what they really mean…)

Posted on Jul 1, 2015

16 Ways to Make A Great Impression On Your First Day of Work

Unfortunately, you WILL be scrutinised on your first day at a new workplace.

Think about it – can you honestly say that you don’t judge your new colleagues?

The way you behave, both on a personal and professional level will really form an important part of how colleagues will see you in the future.

So how do YOU want to be seen at your new workplace?

Posted on Jul 1, 2015

The 15 Key Strategies Successful Managers Use to Engage Employees.

Have you ever wondered how other businesses manage to attract and retain all of the most amazing, loyal and productive staff?

Is there an ultra-secret, mega-expensive engagement strategy that no one’s telling you about?

It’s simple really. Great managers use 15 different techniques to engage their employees, increasing loyalty, productivity and efficiency.

The good news? You don’t have to spend a fortune!

Posted on Jun 29, 2015

23 “Creative” Cover Letters, Gone Wrong…

Yes, a little personality is important when you’re writing a cover letter…

But confessing to your amazing food-gorging abilities, insatiable love of the bump and grind and the fact that men love your ‘sassy’ nature?

Not so important.

Check out 23 of the most funny, most ridiculous and most cringe-worthy cover letter extracts we’ve come across!

Posted on Jun 24, 2015

9 Ways to Triumph During a Telephone Interview!

A telephone interview can be just as nerve-racking as face-to-face one.

Especially when you’re tricked into them, by interviewers who randomly call for an unscheduled ‘chat’.

But do not fear!

This week’s blog will help you to feel more comfortable when picking up that phone and in the process, get you ready to smash that interview!

Posted on Jun 23, 2015

10 Types of Horrible Bosses

Ever worked for a horrible boss? A real monster who you took an instant dislike to and treated you with contempt?

We’ve broken down the 10 most likely types of horrible bosses you’re ever likely to come across. Sit back and laugh!

Posted on Jun 19, 2015

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