Interesting and Important Articles for Candidates

Personality Plus Profiles

We all know about the personality profile quadrants and most of us are also aware that there are many versions of these from Hippocrates’ Sanguine, Choleric, Melancholy and Phlegmatic to True Colours’ Orange, Gold, Green and Blue.  But did you know that Personality Plus 2007 was developed by Allison Mooney New Zealand’s very own multi-award-winning Certified Speaker.  At Ripple Recruitment our team uses Personality Plus 2007 to guide us towards our successful Candidate placements.  It not only enables us to identify soft skills and characteristics that an employer is seeking but it also allows us to assess a Candidate’s suitability to the team we are looking to place them in.

Job Seeker Etiquette Tips
From the moment you express interest in a position with a business or with a talent agent you are being assessed.  Everything you say and do will make an impact consciously and sub consciously with the person you engage with so here are some tips to help you make the best impression possible.

50 Most Common Interview Questions

Prepare for your interview by reviewing the 50 most commonly asked interview questions.

Several of these questions require you to have knowledge of the company you are interviewing with and all of them are meant to assess you and give the interviewer reasons to select you above all other candidates. The interviewer wants you to be specific and relevant to THIS interview.

20 Words to Avoid in an Interview

Here is a list of words candidates commonly use during an interview that project the wrong impression to the interviewer.  Avoid them and take the time to discover alternatives to improve your chances of a favourable outcome.

Micromanagement makes BEST PEOPLE Quit!

“It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to to. We hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.” ― Steve Jobs

Everything You Need to Know About Writing the Perfect Resume

If there’s one area worth investing in when it comes to the job search, it’s definitely your resume — after all, in just about seven seconds of glancing at it, recruiters and hiring managers already know whether or not they want to move forward with your application.