Graduates – What you need to consider before accepting your first job offer

Looking for that first job after graduating can be a daunting task. Depending on what subject you have studied you might need to decide on your career path as well as the usual choices re the company, role and team. If you’ve successfully navigated this and received an offer then congratulations! Before you go ahead […]

How to research a company before a job interview

Everyone knows that you should research the company before an interview and it sounds simple, but you’d be surprised how often interviewers feel that a candidate hasn’t researched them enough.   There are three main areas you should research; The company The interviewer The role   The Company Don’t just have a look at their […]

How to discuss why you’re leaving a job you hate

We recently had a candidate who, for very good reasons, hated the job they were in and had a very bad relationship with their current boss. This came across very clearly at interview and, unfortunately, from the feedback we received from our client, this was a very big factor in why he wasn’t successful.   […]

5 things you need to prepare before your interview

There are loads of clichés about a lack of preparation; failure to prepare is preparing to fail and of course the 5 P’s (whichever version you choose). But they exist for a reason. Not preparing for an interview will seriously impact your chance of success. Here are the most important things you need to do […]

Our Top 10 Interview Tips

Here at Corriculo we have been working in the recruitment industry for over 35 years and during this time we have managed candidates through a lot of interviews. Here are our top 10 tips for interview success; 1. Make sure you arrive on time There is a balance here; you should never be even a […]

Things to consider before accepting a counter offer

You’ve accepted the new job offer, written your resignation letter, built up the courage to tell your boss, and then the unexpected happens…they make you a counter offer. What should you do next?   Handing in your notice is rarely a pleasant experience. Unless you REALLY hate your job, you’re going to have some areas […]

10 tips to make sure your interview is less “Trick” and more “Treat” this Halloween

  Here at Corriculo we have been working in the recruitment industry for over 40 years and during this time we have helped candidates through a LOT of interviews. Here are our top 10 tips for interview success;   Make sure you arrive on time. There is a balance here; you should never be even a minute late […]

6 ways to get the most out of a second interview

If you’ve already had one face to face interview (and possibly a telephone interview as well) then you might think that the second interview stage will be easy. Sadly, that isn’t always the case. It’s the stage where you need to get down to the nitty gritty, a bit like the second viewing of a […]

Why it’s not just candidates who should be honest during an interview

Imagine you have just interviewed the perfect candidate for your role. They tick every one of your boxes and then some! You make them an offer and they accept. As a hiring manager this is exactly how you want the recruitment process to work. Sadly, this can be where it all goes wrong. Once the […]

Why a recent article telling candidates to lie in interviews is wrong and could hurt your career

  It is rare that I will blog off the back of, and to disagree with, a specific article but I came across this one and I had to respond to it. It offers the advice of Peter Harris who is the Editor in Chief of a Canadian job board (which also has UK job […]

Why your Interview starts in the car park not the meeting room

  If you think your interview doesn’t begin until you have settled into the meeting room then you could be failing interviews before they have even started. One of my top interview tips is to remember that the results of your interview don’t just depend on what happens during the meeting, it covers everything that […]

Why an informal interview is never just a rubber-stamping exercise

Before the finale of Great British Bake Off many people assumed that Richard would win. He had a great track record during the show. At the final things didn’t exactly go to plan and someone else won. The same thing happens with job hunting.     I’ve see quite often that an interview is considered […]