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How to Find Candidates Who Learn From Past Mistakes

September 24, 2017 11:26 pm

Questions about past mistakes are among the most revealing and challenging subjects for job candidates. This is mainly because retail candidates come to job interviews primed to give answers which show off their best side. This doesn’t apply only to job interviews. We often tend to skate over our past...

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What Should You Choose to Tell About Yourself?

September 24, 2017 11:10 pm

“Tell me about yourself” – it’s the interview question universally dreaded by job seekers. Why? Because there are so many pitfalls, including waffling and missing the point, or giving the wrong impression about your suitability for the job. This interview question is designed to determine your fit for the position,...

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Why Shouldn’t I Hire You? Putting Candidates On the Spot

August 30, 2017 11:35 pm

“Why should I hire you?” is a common interview question that’s designed to put candidates on the spot and encourage them to think on their feet. But flipping this question around to ask candidates “Why shouldn’t I hire you?” is a great way to find out what a candidate is...

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9 Facts Candidates Should Know About the Retail Industry

August 30, 2017 11:26 pm

The retail industry is constantly changing and when you’re looking to start or advance your career in this fast-paced sector, it helps to have your finger on the pulse. This is especially true when you’re applying for jobs.   As a rule, interviewers are impressed by candidates who can demonstrate...

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Retail Salary Guide 2017/18

August 23, 2017 12:25 am

Our retail salary guide for the 2017-2018 FY for New Zealand is now available to download. This guide provides a comprehensive review of the latest recruitment trends and salary information in the New Zealand retail industry. What’s in this year’s guide? In this year’s guide, we have included the following...

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10 Ways to Put an Interviewee at Ease

July 26, 2017 12:55 am

When it’s time for the next round of retail interviews at your company, why not try some new ways to put candidates at their ease? Reducing interview stress helps candidates open up and reveal more of their true character. Here are 10 easy ways to help a candidate feel more...

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4 Things to Know About an Employer Before Your Interview

July 26, 2017 12:52 am

It’s easy to get carried away rehearsing potential questions when you’ve got an important interview coming up. But this can distract you from an even more vital task – researching the retail company you hope to work for. Before the big day, it’s worth doing some homework on company goals,...

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5 Tips to Build Rapport in Job Interviews

June 27, 2017 12:35 am

Don’t be discouraged if your resume shows a lack of experience or qualifications. Recruiters can be impressed by candidates who demonstrate their ability to hold a compelling conversation, forging a relationship from the word go. They know that while job skills can be learned, other attributes like strong interpersonal and...

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How to Assess a Candidate’s Soft Skills During Interview

June 27, 2017 12:32 am

Employers are increasingly looking for retail job candidates who demonstrate a valuable range of soft or transferable skills. While a candidate might look good on paper, smart hirers are looking beyond the resume to identify attributes which will help an employee fit in well, work as part of a productive...

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6 Personality Traits to Look for in Retail Candidates

May 22, 2017 11:51 pm

As a retail employer, it is important to ensure that you have the right workers in your business with the right personality traits to compliment your business, and bring prosperity & harmony at every turn. Here are 6 personality traits to look for in retail candidates.   Really wanting to...

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