Category Archives: Interview Advice

“Booking Time off For Books: Reading for Relaxation or Redirection.”

Why is it so important to read? Reading is important because it develops the mind.  The mind is a muscle.  It needs exercise. It’s good for you and it is the foundation to success. In his book “Deep Work” author Carl Newport writes “to remain valuable in our economy you must master the art of […]

At Last! The Secret to Helping Young People Choose a Career Path is Revealed

Having worked in Human Resources, as a Recruitment Consultant for more than 25 years, I have seen time and again just how difficult it is for graduates to stick to their chosen field of study.  As a mother to four teenagers, I’ve experienced first-hand how stressful it is for a school leaver needing to choose […]

How-To-Guide for Redefining the Candidate Journey: Step 4 – How to Get Ahead in Your Job Search through Reference Checks

Read this simple (but complete) guide to understanding how to select the best referees to support your job application, the purpose of reference checks, the POPI (Act) permission, and pitfalls of background checks. Three Actionable Reference Selection Tips: It’s polite and professional to ask for their permission to be listed as a reference contact. Confirm […]

How-To-Guide for Redefining the Candidate Journey: Step 3: How to Master the Video Interview

For several months in 2020, face to face meetings were not permitted (well at least not during the L5 and L4 lockdown periods). Virtual interviews have become increasingly popular over the years, but this is yet another stage in the recruitment process that has changed drastically due to the pandemic. In Step One: we dealt […]

How-To-Guide for Redefining the Candidate Journey: Step 2 – Which Job Sites to Use When Applying for Vacancies

Step 2: Redefining the Candidate Journey

With a plethora of online job sites and company job boards calling out “CLICK HERE TO APPLY”, do you really know which one might work for you? Hire Power is here to tell you that we are going to share with you (for free),  our new, wholistic How-To-Guide.  With more than thirty years’ worth of […]

Where do Candidates at Mid-level in Their Career Apply For Jobs Online?

With a plethora of online job sites and company job boards calling out “CLICK HERE TO APPLY”, do you really know which one might work for you? Hire Power is here to tell you that we are going to share with you (for free), our new, wholistic How-To-Guide.  With more than thirty years’ worth of […]

Where Do First-time Job Seekers Apply Online?

Advice to Young Job Seekers As a young professional, finding the right job can be an overwhelming task. With so many options available and the pressure to start your career off on the right foot, it can be difficult to know where to begin. However, with the right tools and guidance, the job search process […]