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Whether you are applying for your first paid position or are up for your annual review, negotiating your salary package can be a stressful time. Make sure you know your aims before you go into a meeting and prepare to negotiate in a professional manner. 

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Attending a job interview or meeting someone new can be very daunting experiences. However, it is always important that we make a great first impression and present ourselves with confidence when doing so. While you may not feel 100% confident, there are a number of things that you can do in order to ensure no one will realise you are secretly shaking in your boots.

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When companies hire, they usually look for someone who is a good team fit. This is, essentially, someone who will fit into the team or company culture. The company wants to make sure that you will work well with the team and have similar positive behaviours.  

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When preparing for a job interview, we are often preparing ourselves to answer some difficult questions. Some of us may not be aware that there are questions that can be asked in an interview that are in fact illegal.

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While applying for graduate programs or at some point in your career, you may have to attend a group interview. I have been asked by many graduates what they should do to stand out. These top tips that will make you feel more confident when attending a group interview.  

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In a competitive job market and with recruiters or hiring managers interviewing several candidates for one role; it is important to stand out from the crowd. This means helping out where needed, going above and beyond to impress, being honest and professional as well as showing enthusiasm for the job and the other colleagues. 

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First impressions could either make or break your chances of securing an internship. The very moment you step foot in your interviewer’s office, before you’ve uttered a single word or have even had a chance to close the door behind you, an opinion of you has already been formed. Make sure that opinion is positive and counts. Here are a few tips to ensure you are noticed in the right way.

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The more prepared you are in an interview, the more confident you will feel. The more confident you feel, the more likely you are to relax and build a rapport with your interviewer. Rapport is a connection that occurs between two people and creates a sense of togetherness and common ground.

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Worried about gaps in your employment history? There are many reasons why you may have been out of the job market. Here are some tips to help you prove otherwise and explain these gaps in interview, ensuring a positive approach.

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Tough interview questions are meant to challenge you. They are set up to test your ability to cope with situations and whether you are a good fit for the team. Now you need to prepare for that interview and ensure you can handle those difficult questions that may come your way.

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You have been called to an interview, your heart is pounding and you are starting to get anxious. Research shows that non-verbal communication plays an important role in the interview process - many hiring managers form a lasting impression within 90 seconds, even though the average interview lasts for 40 minutes!  

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