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Why Writing A Stand-Out Technology CV Is Crucial In The Middle East

by Tricia Domingo in career
Home to some of the most influential technology institutions in the region, the Middle East represents a hub of opportunity for those with money processing and mathematical skills. Of course, while many organisations are searching for the ultimate technology star, you can't expect to simply walk into a firm and walk out with a new job.  The first step in impressing any employer is writing a CV/Resume which demonstrates your skills, showcases your experience and blows the competition out of the water. While a specialist recruitment agency can provide you with the resources you need to make the right impact every time, the following...

How to Prepare for a Competency-Based Interview in the Banking or Technology Sector

by Mark Nancarrow in career
As daunting as they seem at first glance, competency-based interviews can be a great way to start the relationship between employer and employee. Using carefully-structured questions, these interactions help hiring managers to decide whether you're the right fit for their role, and they give you a chance to show what makes you special.  Like any aspect of job hunting, preparation is the key to success with your competency-based interview. To make the right impact, you'll need to think about how your banking or technology skills suit the role in question, and how you can present your experience relevantly.  The following strategies...

5 Reasons Why Candidates Decline Your Job Offer

by Mark Nancarrow in employer
Hiring the perfect employee isn't always as straightforward as you might hope. After all, just because you feel you've found the perfect candidate, doesn't mean that your candidate believes they've found the ideal employer. Companies assume that they should be the ones deciding who to hire and who to reject, yet the truth is that anywhere up to 50% of all job offers are rejected. Missing out on the chance to employ your ideal applicant is a frustrating experience. Not only are you presented with the expensive, and timely process of starting your search all over again, but your next...

Great Questions to Ask at The End of An Interview Part 2

by Pegah Gol in career
In our previous article about interview questions to ask we shared how to prepare your thoughts pre interview in order to make the most impact possible during the process.In this companion post, we share several additional questions to ask that will:Validate in your own mind that this really is the company for youThe role will deliver for you what you want as you develop your careerDemonstrate to the hiring team your level of commitment and interest in the rolePrepare in Advance…… AgainAs we mentioned last time; prepare your questions well in advance considering the key areas we have shared...

Great Questions To Ask At The End Of An Interview Part 1

by Pegah Gol in career
Your Banking & Finance search company have helped you land an interview with a company you are super keen to join.You have carried out your interview preparation and feel condident that you can answer all their questions; you have even got a string of examples to share for all the key competencies that are important in the role you are applying for; so what next?It’s time to prepare for an important part of the interview process that many candidates forget.It starts with that moment when the interviewer says something like; “Well, we have asked you a lot...
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