Careers Advice Blog

Colour!

Looking sharp and presentable is important when attending an interview, however the subtleties of colour in your attire is also fundemental. Studies have shown that colors do trigger subconscious responses in humans so when entering for an interview, limit the use of colours as they can define you before you enter the interview Black represents […]

What does your Handshake say about you?

You don’t realise how much you communicate through a simple handshake. The Fail-Safe Connect the web between your index finger and thumb firmly with the other person’s and pump two or three times. This is confident and always appropriate. The Rubber Glove While shaking hands, cover the other person’s hand with your left hand. A […]

How do I manage luncheon interviews?

Corporate lunches have been in existence for years and now a new trend is emerging in Sydney, ‘luncheon interviews’. From PA to management roles, it’s not only great time saver but also an opportunity to evaluate a candidate’s skills in a social environment. Dining with a prospective employee allows employers review your interpersonal skills in […]

Top 5 presentation tips. Part 3

Delivering a confident presentation. Did you know that 60-70% of meaning is derived from non-verbal communication? Many speakers stress about what they’re going to say in their speech, but forget all about another crucial element of their presentation – their body language and how this influences what you say. Body Language refers to the messages […]

Top 5 presentation tips. Part 1

Feeling anxious about interviewing, speaking in public or presenting to a group is perfectly natural. You can learn to manage that anxiety so that you’ll speak with poise, assurance, and wow everyone with your confidence, every time. So, where do you start? You need to discover what presenters have known for years: 1.       Speaking to […]

Don’t interview, have a conversation instead – Part 2

Wikipedia defines an interview as a conversation between 2 or more people. Why then are we satisfied by only answering questions and come away thinking it was a great interview? The key to a successful interview is to also ask relevant questions. Once again instead of rubbing the magic lamp, the Quay Appointments’ genie brings you a […]