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Revealed: the biggest red flags in job interviews

The study reveals the number one red flag is the use of ‘Family’ to describe a company. What was once deemed as an attractive tagline by HR staff to entice candidates is now quite the opposite.

Contributor: Finn Bartram, Editor - People Managing People | Published: 19 April 2023

The top interview dos and don’ts revealed

Interviewing for a new job can be a daunting and nerve-wracking experience that pushes us out of our comfort zones. In fact, research shows 93% of people admit to having job interview anxiety at some point . So if you have a job interview coming up, it’s perfectly normal to feel nervous. But fear not! Ed Johnson, CEO of PushFar, one of the world’s leading online career progression platforms, has rounded up the ultimate list of interview dos and don’ts, so that you can make a great first impression and bag your dream role.

Contributor: Ed Johnson, PushFar | Published: 25 February 2023

Businesses are losing out due to poor quality hiring processes

HireVue’s Candidate Experience Report found that of the group who said they've rejected a job offer due to a poor experience, two out of three said their experience was negative specifically due to poor communication.

Contributor: Anthony Reynolds, CEO - HireVue, | Published: 15 November 2022

Why wearing suits for job interviews is becoming a turn off

"The rise of dress down tech entrepreneurs has undermined the suit’s position as a signifier of success.  And plenty of interviewers,  especially in sectors like tech and engineering, are looking for people with EQ - not people who get off on power suits and  shoulder-padded swagger"

Contributor: Brooke Vandenberg - Recruitment Correspondent | Published: 10 April 2022

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‘How many sick days will I get?’ And other bad job interview questions revealed

Right up there with going to the dentist and sitting an exam has to be the great tradition of going for a job interview. Particularly now it’s September, and recent graduates will be gearing up for this. You sit there, being asked probing questions by someone you’ve never met, trying hard to impress them and make them think you’re the perfect person for the job.

Contributor: David Dewey | Published: 27 September 2018

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Most interviewers still asking inappropriate questions

Interviewers come under fire after survey reveals eight out of ten are guilty of asking illegal questions. 91 percent of hiring managers and interviewers do not think it is illegal to ask where a candidate’s accent is from. 88 percent do not think it is illegal to ask what year they were born.

Contributor: Ricky Martin | Published: 2 September 2018

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What if you were asked about your sex life during an interview?

It's not unusual for interviewers to ask candidates questions that try to extract an idea about their personality rather than just their aptitude for the job directly.  Asking what their interests are, what animal you would be etc. is pretty typical but one company saw fit to ask about a candidate's sex life.

Contributor: Emma O'Leary | Published: 5 February 2018