Category: Careers

by Karla Jobling / on 17 August, 2017

How to follow up after a second job interview

Following up after a second interview, which may well be the final stage, should allow the interviewer to be reminded why you want the job. After the first stage, a short note thanking them for their time is enough. At second stage you should
by Karla Jobling / on 8 August, 2017

How to find and recruit top talent on a shoestring

Use LinkedIn to approach potential candidates if you are struggling to get applications. You can do quite a lot with a free account. Arranging an assessment morning or day can be really cost effective too. You can get all your interviewers in one place
by Karla Jobling / on 17 July, 2017

How to leave a job if you are on bad terms

Sometimes a better offer comes along and people move jobs and leave on good terms with the people they work with. Often, people leave jobs because something has changed and they are unhappy. If you are really unhappy, how to leave professionally can be
by Karla Jobling / on 11 July, 2017

How to design a successful career page

Make it very easy to apply and make it mobile friendly. Many career pages have lots of information but you have to click through 5 or 6 pages, to start a lengthy application process. I have designed career pages for 2 companies, as well
by Karla Jobling / on 17 June, 2017

How to discuss negative topics in a job interview

While putting a positive spin on the outcome from a negative situation is important, the key thing here is honesty. Being really honest about how a conflict at work made you feel, or showing a negative quality that you exhibited, will show the interviewer
by Karla Jobling / on 6 June, 2017

How to balance a busy career life

I run BeecherMadden; a recruitment company specialising in corporate governance, resilience & security and niche technology. The company has offices in London and New York. I am also a judge for the Cyber Security Awards, a speaker on women in cyber security and run
by Karla Jobling / on 17 May, 2017

Tips to have a strong phone interview

A telephone interview is a common stage in the application process. However, they can be a little uncomfortable as you can not judge the other person’s reaction, good or bad! Here are my tips on how to perform at your best and have a
by Karla Jobling / on 17 March, 2017

How to explain a gap on your resume

Be honest, list any skills you gained from it and explain why you are now ready to re-enter the workforce. If you took time out to care for a sick relative, you could say that you gained skills in co-ordinating care appointments and increased
by Karla Jobling / on 17 February, 2017

How to bounce back from job rejection

Getting rejected for a job, especially one you really want, can be tough. For many, we fall into each role or are approached by friends or colleagues into the next job. Going through an application process on your own can be tough and it
by Karla Jobling / on 10 February, 2017

How can men support women in tech?

Men need to acknowledge that there is a problem; once that happens we can start to change the problems women in tech face.   I often speak on women in cyber security and i am always met with comments from men who tell me
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