Over The Hill and Under The Radar

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Why first impressions count in a job interview. Tips on how to help you secure a new role

 Why first impressions count in a job interview. Tips on how to help you secure a new role First impressions count in a job interview. You never get a second change to make a first impression and this is never Read more…


How to use the STAR skill in a job interview

  How to use the STAR skill in a job interview If like me you are interviewing for roles you will have often come up against competency-based interviews eg  ‘tell me about a situation’ Employers use this style for questioning Read more…


How to deal with ageism when job hunting

  How to deal with ageism when job hunting Do you remember ‘The Bay City Rollers’ or queuing to see ‘Grease’ in your teens – then like me you are a proud 50 plus person. Welcome to the club! How Read more…


How to deal with gaps in your CV

How to deal with gaps in your CV During our working life many of us will sadly have gaps in our CV due to various reasons which can include redundancy, medical, caring for relative  or taking a gap year  So Read more…


Will a robot take my job?

Will a robot take my job? This is a question many people (including myself) often ask. Job hunting is tough for everyone (as a job hunter I speak from personal experience) While many jobs are created yearly there is now Read more…


Best questions to ask in a job interview

Best questions to ask in a job interview   As someone who is currently job hunting I am getting plenty of practice at interviews. Below are the best questions to ask in a  job interview. While most of us are Read more…


Telephone interview tips

Tips on a telephone interview We are all familiar with a face to face interview but today it is far more likely you will initially have a telephone interview. Often a business/recruiter will want to start with a telephone interview Read more…


Training Course for the Over 50s starting end of April

I wanted to draw your attention to a training programme for the Over 50s who are currently out of work When I started this blog I wanted to provide you with uplifting and interesting posts that are generally geared towards Read more…


Networking tips – how to be successful

Networking tips – how to be successful.  Most of us will network at some point in our life, either as a solo business owner or as part of an established organisation. Networking is not something we are used to – Read more…


E mail tips

A Quick Guide to Using Email People often ask ‘how did we cope before e-mail’ but using email in your business can have its drawbacks if not used correctly. Email is a very effective communication tool but often we are Read more…