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Hannah Vallance is a Chartered Occupational and HPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist, she has over ten years experience of designing assessment solutions.

How to act like an idiot in a role-play!

How to act like an idiot in a role-play!

One of the daunting things about the prospect of doing a role-play is the thought of being judged. We know that there will be assessors there who will be evaluating what we are doing. But what if they rate me ...

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What can I do to prepare for my interview?

What can I do to prepare for my interview?

The new competency style interview will probably be very different from many of the interviews you’ve attended before. Don’t let it catch you off guard. There is a lot you can do to make sure you impress at interview. You ...

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Putting your assessors in the picture- your application form

Putting your assessors in the picture- your application form

With an application form, making yourself stand out is critical. But don’t worry, you don’t have to be a world champion bungee jumper or a president of your own international charity to do it. A lot of it is about ...

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What on earth is an assessment centre?!

What on earth is an assessment centre?!

An assessment centre is an event where assessors (either external consultants or trained in-house personnel such as managers or Human Resources staff) assess the potential of candidates for further progression and development. The event usually needs plenty of room for ...

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Ready for promotion? You may find some new hoops to navigate

Ready for promotion? You may find some new hoops to navigate

Most employees will consider promotion at some point in their career. One of the biggest questions is ‘can I handle the assessment process?’ Currently, employers find themselves in a strong position as job insecurity looms; they can select from a ...

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The biggest interview mistakes

The biggest interview mistakes

You need to avoid the fundamental mistakes that most interviewees make. Here are a few of them: Answering questions with opinion instead of evidence. For instance, ‘I believe it is important to be motivated and hard working…’ Potential employers want ...

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