Category: Communication

Communication, Interview Basics

Don’t be negative in an interview

When answering questions be sure to remain positive. Try to avoid being negative about people or work. Hiring managers want to be wowed, not depressed. Hiring managers are looking for people who will bring positive energy to the business, not someone who will suck the life out of everyone. If you’re feeling a little tired …

Communication, Job Applications

Use good email addresses when applying for jobs

One thing I see all too often is people using silly email addresses for submitting job applications. You know, like bigdaddy1978 or bestmummyintheworld1827 or Daz732. Every time you communicate you send messages and meaning to others. For most hiring managers, using an email like this, sends a very clear message – no effort. Instead you …

Communication, Interview Basics

Drawing isn’t just for kids – draw to explain in an interview

If you feel more comfortable drawing out an idea to explain it then go for it (assuming you have the facilities to). When I have a candidate who uses visuals, or other techniques rather than verbal explanation, I’m deeply impressed. I’m impressed because it shows they are able to walk through their thinking and explain …