At Pathfinder we work with candidates in clients in Asia and North America. Regardless of the seniority or function of a role, there are several criteria that we consistently recommend our candidates carefully consider. Obviously the financial package is important but we believe these more subtle indicators are also incredibly important – definitely in the long term.
The “elevator pitch” sounds simple but is something very few people do well. Everyone should have one to reel off in a job interview, a networking event or a social cocktail party. If you’re looking for a new job, one of your first tasks should be crafting an ideal “elevator pitch”. it’s the 30-second speech
Whether you are actively looking for a new job or just exploring possibilities, part of your process will involve leveraging your personal contacts and referrals to meet with or speak to business owners and industry experts. Irrespective of how you have been introduced to someone and regardless of the purpose of the meeting, at Pathfinder we always
Hiring managers are often disappointed if a strong candidate doesn’t have at least one thought provoking question at the end of the interview. Make sure you are always well prepared for this situation and have a couple of good questions about the company culture and career progression.
Well done, if you have suitably impressed with your resume/CV and cover letter, you have made it to the interview stage. The worst possible approach to take now is one of complacency. Preparation is required and due diligence is expected every single time. Research the company and the person who will be interviewing you Allow
Remember an interview is a two way process. You need to be able to listen to what is being said and also talk effectively when asked. You need to be 100% focused on the interviewer and what he/she is saying to you. Take each opportunity to speak as a chance to showcase your skills, experience
Most companies will invite you to have at least six-ten interviews before thy offer you the job. This means you need to be consistent and keep track of your progress for several weeks or months: Write down everything you remember from the interview, this is very important as you will have other interviews and you
Whether we like it or not, people tend to make assessments within the first five minutes of meeting you. That means what you look like is going to be more important than what you say in the opening stages of an interview. If you say the wrong thing or forget your pitch you can ask
In a behavioural or competency-based interview you will be asked to give specific examples of personal experiences that demonstrate you have the capability to do the job. In order to be best prepared for such questions it is worth taking the time beforehand to write down your anecdotes or examples so that if such questions