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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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Before investing in further education, upskilling, re-training… ask yourself why you are doing it

From September to May every year, carparks in academic/further education will be full, not to mention Online courses. People rightly so, do and should invest in their job/career development by investing in new knowledge and information; however, they should consider what course they should invest their hard-earned money and precious time in and ask will

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Mastering Competency-Based Application Forms and Interviews: Your Guide to Public Sector Job Success

Competency-based application forms and competency-based interviews are now the norm when it comes to public sector job applications and interviews. Competency-based application forms have replaced the conventional cover letter and CV so as to bring consistency and an equal level playing field to candidates who apply for public sector job advertisements and job opportunities whether

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What questions can I ask The Interviewers during a Competency-based Interview…?

In preparing for any interview; competency-based interviews or general interviews, it is important that one has questions prepared to ask the Interviewers at the end of the interview. Yes, one can and do ask questions during the interview; however, the Interviewers usually ask at the end of an interview, one of the following three questions

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Three things on how to prepare for a Competency-based Interview…!

Competency-based Interviews are now the norm when it comes to interviews in the public and private sector, especially the former. As you know a competency is ‘’…the ability to do something successfully or efficiently and possessing the quality or state of having sufficient knowledge, judgment, skill, or strength…’’. When the Interviewers ask Interviewees Competency-based Interview

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“…Do you know the difference between a General Interview and a Competency-based Interview…?”

People who have applied for jobs in the public sector as either internal or external applicants will know all about Competency-based Interviews, whereas people who have applied for jobs in the private sector may not know that much about Competency-based Interviews, though Interviewers for the latter are or have been trained on how to prepare

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What is Outplacement Services…?

Outplacement Services are job / career guidance services offered to employees who are or have been made redundant by their current employer either through one of the following methods: Voluntary Redundancy Compulsory Redundancy Voluntary Redundancy is where your organisation requires existing staff to consider leaving / encourages them to leave the organisation because of over-staffing,

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What is a Competency…?

Are you competent in a particular skill that is an essential or a desirable in a Job Description? If the competency is not part of your skillset, you need to demonstrate that you are or can be on a Competency-based Application Form or at a Competency-based Interview. So a competency is a skill, strength, characteristic

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