64 Toughest Interview Questions

Everyone is nervous on interviews. If you simply allow yourself to feel nervous, you'll do much better. Remember also that it's difficult for the interviewer as well.

In general, be upbeat and positive. Never be negative.

Rehearse your answers and time them. Never talk for more than 2 minutes straight.

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CV Preparation


The key in terms of CV presentation is that your CV is clearly presented and easy to read. To the trained eye it takes approx 10 – 20 seconds to skim a CV. It is a process of elimination rather than hiring at this stage.

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Social Proofing for your Future Job


Social Proofing is currently being used by perspective employers to give a much more complete picture of an interview candidate. They will first check LinkedIn to see if you are active in the field you work in, do you know your stuff and do you add to the community professionally. They will then check Facebook to see what type of personality you have. Your updates that you post are you in a nutshell.

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Career as a Currency


Most public servants in this country are coming to terms with the change in their standard of living as a consequence of the reduction in their spending power following on from last years pay cut, increased levies and the general collapse of our economy. We in the Defence Forces and PDFORRA are no different in that regard and this has led to a lot of soul searching for many of our members as they plan for the future. Those who are pensionable and those who are not, who are actively searching for a change of career either at home or abroad may find the information contained in these documents of incredible benefit to them as they in some cases sit down to prepare a Curriculum Vitae for the first time.

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Profile - 3 Star Private


The rank of Private is the entry level rank for enlisted personnel. It is the first step on the career path to more senior ranks such as Corporal, Sergeant, Company Sergeant and Sergeant Major. Although Junior Certificate education would be regarded as the minimum requirement for the role of Private 3 Star, Leaving Certificate would be regarded as desirable given the ongoing learning requirements of the role. Experience is a significant factor in the role with 1 to 3 years being required to reach a level of competence. During this time, the Private is engaged in significant skills training and would be expected to both apply and understand procedures within their work area, in addition to providing guidance on specific skill areas to those less experienced.

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