Archive for 2007

Personality of the week – Public Relations

  Public relations is amongst the most popular career choices for graduates. While this area may be viewed as glamorous and exciting, it is also worth noting that intense competition exists to enter, that high standards are demanded and hours can be long. the CIPR (Chartered Insitute of Public relations) estimates that there are over […]

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Peronality of the week – Presentation Manager

This week our ‘Personality of the Week’ is a Presentation Manager within the Television industry. A Presentation Manager is responsible for a team of Presentation Schedulers and manages the Presentation Scheduling Department. They are responsible for what is seen on screen by us, the audience. The role involves a high level of attention to detail […]

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Personality of the week – European Bond Support Manager

This week our Personality of the Week works for a financial information company. They are a leading global provider of financial market data, analytics and related services to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors. Our personality works in the Fixed Income evaluations department where he is the manager of the European Bond Support team. […]

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Featured personality of the week – Celine Lheritier

This week, our Personality of the Week is an International Mobility Consultant within a consultancy firm. International/Global Mobility is also known as Relocations, and a consultancy within this sector specialises in the delivery of fully (or partially) integrated relocation and moving services within the corporate market place. These services are wide ranging. They include cultural, […]

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Personality of the week – Amelia Bradshaw

This week our Personality of the Week feature is looking at a Human Resources Manager working within Corporate Services. A good business strategy, one which is likely to succeed, is informed by people factors, and the role of Human Resources is to manage the ‘people’ aspect of any business. This integral function of a company […]

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Personality of the Week – Amy Hart

This week we have another featured personality. Our personality of the week is again a Presentation Scheduler within the Television industry. A Presentation Scheduler is responsible for organising everything that gets seen on screen by us, the audience. The role involves a high level of attention to detail and reactivity to changes that may appear […]

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Top interview tips

This week we’re looking at general interview tips. We asked our clients to give us any additional top tips that they felt would help you in the planning and process of the recruitment interview. Here they are : Be on time! Get the train before the one you think you need and go for a […]

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The Best Answers Given At Interview

In this post, we’re looking at the best answers given at interviews. When we asked our clients for what they thought made a great answer we were given a wide range of answers. But they broke down in to the following areas and themes: ENTHUSIASM & CONFIDENCE Those candidates who sweep you along with them […]

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The most unusual questions asked at interview

As part of our series on interview technique, we asked our clients what was the most unusual (or in some cases entertaining!) answer that they had ever been given by a candidate. Whilst a lot of the responses were fairly entertaining they were all inappropriate for an interview and did not impress their interviewers. INTERVIEWER: […]

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Competency-based questions

For the second issue of the Boyce Blog we’re looking at competency-based questions that are coming up more and more often in job interviews. Many clients told us that they are increasingly using competency-based questions. These are questions that are designed to find out about certain skills and abilities (for example, team-work, ability to work […]

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