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How long Should your CV be?

How long should your CV be; one page, two pages, three pages, or more? Typically, your CV should be no longer than two pages. Although this might be challenging, it’s essential to condense all relevant information for the role you’re applying for within this limit. Remember, the main goal of your CV is to secure […]

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General Interview vs Competency-based Interview, What’s the Difference?

General Interview vs Competency-based Interview Those who’ve applied for public sector roles, whether internally or externally, are likely familiar with Competency-based Interviews. In contrast, individuals in the private sector may have less exposure to this format, although interviewers in the private sector often receive training in preparing for and conducting Competency-based Interviews. So, what is

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Competencies vs Skills, What’s the Difference?

In the realm of job applications and interviews, understanding the disparity between skills and competencies is crucial. While often used interchangeably, they possess distinct meanings and implications within the recruitment process. Let’s delve into their disparities to equip you with the knowledge needed to navigate competency-based applications and interviews effectively. Understanding Skills in Job Recruitment

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Top Advice for Public Sector Interviews

In public sector interviews, over the past two decades, the landscape has undergone a notable transformation, particularly in its approach to recruitment. What once involved the submission of cover letters and resumes has evolved into a more structured process oriented around competency based application forms. Let’s delve into the nuances of this shift and explore

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From Manager to CEO: Mastering the Art of Leadership Transition

“Unlocking the Secrets to a Seamless Ascension in the Corporate Hierarchy” As a seasoned manager, you’ve successfully navigated the intricate dance of day-to-day operations, overseeing teams and ensuring projects are executed flawlessly. Now, the corner office beckons, and the title of CEO is on the horizon. The transition from manager to CEO is a pivotal

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Should you do a mock interview?

Mock interview is a common statement you hear from people when it comes to them seeking help with an up-and-coming interview, whether it be a general interview or a competency-based interview. They have completed and submitted their CV or completed their competency-based application form and wrote good examples to competency-based questions for an organisation and

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