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Square One

Square One What is the first step in looking for a new job? The obvious answer would be something simple like re-writing your C.V but you’d be missing out an important step. Before you can update/re-write/spruce up your Curriculum Vitae, try making a self-assessment. The information you uncover could add vital editions to your C.V and interview answers, which may just be that extra push you need to land you that dream job. Advising you to make a self-assessment is all well and good however, unless...

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Looking Sharp

Looking Sharp This Article from The Trend Spotter shows exactly how to put together a gentleman’s outfit that will ‘ace the interview’, and even has some useful tips on where to go shopping. Johnny Mannah breaks down the suit, piece by piece, showing that it’s the detail that make all the difference. Definitely worth a...

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Finding Your Battle Dress

Finding Your Battle Dress It can be difficult to make a solid decision on clothes at the best of times. It often takes some of us at least three attempts at picking out an outfit to go and get coffee. Choosing an awesome interview outfit can feel impossible. We’ve had the importance of  ‘a good first impression’ drilled in to us for decades so the pressure is on to find something that will make you look professional but comfortable, and conforms to company culture whilst showing off your personality....

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Surviving The First Day

Surviving The First Day You did it! You’ve secured a new job and can say goodbye to the long hours of job hunting and interview prep. Time for the next challenge; your first day at work. Your first days in a new job can be rather daunting. You obviously made a good first impression during interviewing but now you’re keen to make an impression on your new colleagues. DON’T PANIC. Take a deep breath, relax and have a read of this Amazing Article by Stephanie Vozza at the Fast Company for some amazing...

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Turning the Tables.

Turning the Tables. Just like we all have good and bad days, we have good and bad interviews. Sometimes, when luck is on your side you get an interviewer who is unburdened by other work stresses and every question you’ve been asked is one you have researched and rehearsed. Your journey there was a dream but what do you do on those days when it seems nothing is going your way? It’s easy to become flustered and panic when you feel like the interview isn’t going well, to help you turn the tables and...

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Fail to Prepare and Prepare to Fail

Fail to Prepare and Prepare to Fail You’ve been offered the Interview and have gone through to the next step in getting your Dream Job. But now is not the time to sit back and relax, here is where the real work begins. Interview Preparation. To help you out, we here at Aston Elite have found this Fantastic Article by Biron Clark from the Career Sidekick that not only has some great advice on Interview Preparation but also contains useful and easy to follow tips on what to do in the Interview. Well worth a...

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Interviews for Introverts

Interviews for Introverts Interviews are tough on everyone but they can be especially harrowing for Introverts. Self promotion, fast thinking and confidence are all big parts of todays job interviews. Unfortunately these are also all fields where the Extroverts have an unfair advantage.  Not to worry, we here at Aston Elite have come across this Article by Madeleine Burry from the Balance. It’s full of tips to help you get through the Interview as an introvert and it’s definitely worth a...

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To Gloss Or Not To Gloss?

To Gloss Or Not To Gloss? Sorry Boys, but this one’s for our Elite Ladies. Should you wear makeup to a Job Interview? It’s a tough one, and one I myself have struggled with. How much is too much? could not wearing any damage your prospects? If your Interviewing for a position you’ve experienced before, you probably have a good idea on what works but for those of us reaching for something new, there is already enough to worry about without panicking about a makeover which is why we here at Aston Elite...

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Should I Ask?

Should I Ask? It’s not just the Interviewer asking questions, at some point you’ll be offered the chance to reciprocate. This is an important opportunity since you are also trying to figure out if this jobs the right fit for you. Please do not go into a diatribe of useless questions about possible Life on Mars or if they think Virgo’s make good receptionists. There are things you just don’t ask in the same way that it would be inappropriate for the interviewer to ask you certain...

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The Mastery of Movement

The Mastery of Movement Body language plays as big a part in your Job Interview as what you say. Your Interviewer has been making conscious and subconscious judgments from the second they laid eyes on you. Don’t let that scare you. You look amazing. You’ve dressed the part, you’re calm, cool and confident not to mention there in plenty of time. But will your body betray you when push comes to shove? Understanding Body language and the subliminal messages it conveys, may be the Ace up your sleeve when...

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