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 doesn’t know enough about them. There are three main areas you should research; The company The interviewer The role   The Company Don’t just have a look at their […]

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 […]

Things to consider before accepting a counter offer

  Handing in your notice is rarely a pleasant experience. Unless you REALLY hate your job, you’re going to have some areas of regret. You’ve accepted your new job, built yourself up to talking to your boss, written your letter. You’re good to go. Then your boss throws a spanner in the works; they make […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top 10 interview tips from experienced recruiters

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;   Make sure you arrive on time. There is a balance here; you should never be even a […]

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, was a big factor in why he wasn’t successful at interview stage.   There are various reasons why slating […]

How you can stop yourself from choosing the wrong job

  I recently posted a blog about why you shouldn’t quit a new job that you hate too quickly but it is of course better not to take the wrong job in the first place. Sometimes this is easier said than done, but here are some tips to reduce the risk:   Make sure you […]

What you need to be preparing before your interview

  We all know how important preparing for a task is, even more so before an interview. There are various things you should do before you walk into the meeting;   Plan your route Being late for an interview will reflect very badly on you. Make sure you know where you are going (ideally doing […]

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 […]