Introducing Brosna Career Consulting

Introducing Brosna Career Consulting

Contacts and colleagues often enquire of me “Well what exactly is it that Brosna does?”

Well, simply put, we predominantly specialise in helping talented individuals to prepare themselves for career changing job interviews. We intensively coach individuals to make sure that they come across as competent, confident, personable and self-assured under the challenging pressures of interview.

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Question Time 

Question Time 

We are often asked “how do I know that the time is right for me to move on from my current job and/or organisation?” 

Well of course we are all different and we all have our own unique and varied circumstances and preferences that will determine when we feel it is right to make a change. 

However what we do observe is that there are often, only relatively, a few important questions to ask yourself that if answered honestly, will indicate strongly or not if it is time for you to Stay or Go

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Be Honest With Yourself

Be Honest With Yourself

Being honest with yourself about past performance at interviews, so that you are best placed to really make a big difference at the next opportunity, can greatly increase the degree to which you are relaxed and self-assured when the moment of truth arrives. 

Holding job candidates up to the “mirror” of the video camera and playback always increases the degree of honesty and self-awareness about how individuals see themselves anew at interview.  

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Interview Tips: Behaviours - Behave Yourself

Interview Tips: Behaviours - Behave Yourself

Paying conscious attention to, and being in control of all your behaviours during an interview process, might be the aspect that makes all the difference in you securing the targeted role ahead of other candidates.

So what do we mean by behaviours and how do you ensure that you take control of your behaviours so that you create the most positive impact on the interviewer?

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It’s the Little Things That Matter

It’s the Little Things That Matter

Most people who are pursuing a new role normally have a strong professional competency - this is rarely in doubt. Most individuals don’t normally apply for jobs that are outside their range of professional capabilities. 

However in many cases, they do find it difficult to express accurately just how their capabilities might match the job in front of them. Distilling what you are very good at and focusing it down on a number of highly relevant examples and powerful stories is often the toughest challenge for anyone at interview. So in coaching preparation sessions this is one of the elements that we work on most, i.e. how succinctly to get across what you are really good at and (most importantly) show how relevant this competency is to the advertised role.

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Six Tough Interview Questions That You Can Turn To Your Advantage….

Six Tough Interview Questions That You Can Turn To Your Advantage….

Skillful interviewers who are very well prepared, will come to a job or promotion interview armed with a range of tough questions designed to get as much information as possible about you, your capabilities and behaviours.  

Here is a small sample of the types of questions you might expect (and can therefore prepare for), with some suggested ways that you can turn these to your positive advantage in the interview.

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Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect

How do you come across at interview? Do you ever get any feedback?

If you weren’t successful at your last job interview, how can you be sure that you will be better next time?

Job interviews can be some of the most critical moments of our working lives and it is the hardest thing to get feedback on the specifics of how you have done. Sure if you are successful at securing the role, then you can reasonably assume that you did most things right. But if you are unsuccessful you are often left speculating at why you didn’t get the job. Any feedback you might get may be generalised and unspecific.

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Interview Tips: In the Interviewers’ Shoes

Interview Tips: In the Interviewers’ Shoes

It is worthwhile taking a few minutes to suspend your own perspective on the interview ahead, and consider the challenges and pressures facing the interviewer.

Seeing the interview through the eyes of the interviewer(s) will give you a stronger, more focused sense of what you might do and say that will most influence the person you are facing, and how you can help her/him meet their objectives for the recruitment process.

Remember in that brief period of the interview, the person(s) that you are engaging with will have a critical bearing on your future career.  Putting yourself in their shoes can only help you.

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Interview Tips: Presenting Yourself for the Future

Interview Tips: Presenting Yourself for the Future

Recruitment or promotion processes for leadership roles will often require you to make a brief presentation about yourself or on your thinking about the advertised role.

Most presentations are of course a great opportunity for you to shine and show yourself in a different way from just answering interview questions.  Here are a few simple tips and guidelines about how you might fully capitalise on this opportunity.

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Job Interview? Don't Do It Alone!

Job Interview?  Don't Do It Alone!

Interviews are one of those pivotal moments in life where we know that preparation is key to success but also we know it is very hard to simulate the actual conditions and pressures that you will face in the real-time interview.

That is why Brosna Career Consulting specialises in working intensively with professional job seekers one-to one to make sure they are in peak readiness for that critical job interview.

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