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Answering Three of the Trickiest Interview Questions

Posted by in Website on 6th February 2019

As if interviews aren’t hard enough already, those pesky people who are looking to employ you, tend to throw in some hard questions too; I mean, it’s not like the interview process isn’t hard enough already.

So, the team here at Paramount Personnel have got together and come up with the best way of answering those darn tricky questions, enjoy!

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN THREE WORDS…

The reason this question is asked is to find out if you’re self-aware and authentic. It’s about figuring out how you think and operate.

When answering it, consider using words that describe the way that you think. Mentioning that...

Here’s the best way to leave your job

Posted by in Website on 29th January 2019

  Here’s the best way to leave your job

We’re still in January and the “New Year New You” vibe, remains strong. At this time of the year, a career move can be at the forefront of your mind.

Finding a new job is exciting; it’s fun and exhilarating all at the same time. What tends to be a trickier task though, is resigning from your current job.

If your career move has been brought about because of the current position you hold, and your lack of love for it, we highly recommend that you think very hard about the way that you resign....

We are 'Disability Confident'.

Posted by in Website on 23rd January 2019

  Disability Confident Committed

We're very proud to say that we have renewed our membership and we continue to be Disability Confident Committed. Through this scheme, the Government are working with employers to ensure that disabled people and those with long term health conditions, have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

The tools, guidance, advice and recognition of this scheme are aimed to help employers to recruit and retain from the widest possible pool of talent and help them keep valuable skills and experience. 

The guidance covering this entire topic can be found here - Employing disabled people and people with health conditions.

The...

Answering that tricky question: "Where do you see yourself in five years?"

Posted by in Website on 21st January 2019

  “Where do you see yourself in five years?

I dread this question and I think most of us do, but some interviewers will still ask it, so it is best to be prepared for it rather than trying to think on your feet.

Personally, we here at Paramount Personnel believe in honesty; if you don’t have a clue where you see yourself in five years, it might be prudent to answer something like this, “As someone who is looking to learn as much as I can when I’m here, hopefully in a year or two, I'll have a better idea of what...

Can Facebook really stop me getting a job?

Posted by in Website on 3rd January 2019

Who cares if I swear on Facebook, it’s only between me and my mates?

We’ll tell you who cares, your employer… or more importantly, any potential future employer!

You’re not doing anything illegal by posting slightly naughty words or the odd risqué picture or quote on your Facebook page, but you should really bare in mind, how other people might see it.

Put it this way, if you’re up against another candidate for a job, who has as much experience as you and equal the amount of qualifications, it’s a fair bet that your potential new employer will pick the one of you,...

We're Giving Away FREE CASH

Posted by in Opportunities on 3rd December 2018

HERE AT PARAMOUNT PERSONNEL, WE LIKE TO REWARD PEOPLE. SO, WITH THAT IN MIND, HOW WOULD YOU LIKE £100???

We're always on the look out for quality people to work for a number of our clients. If you know someone who you think would be suitable, then all you need to do is introduce them to us and you could earn £100.00!*

As we all know, the festive period is an expensive time of the year, with presents to buy for friends & family and Christmas food to pay for as well. With that in mind, who doesn't need a little extra cash, eh?

Then, as...

Paramount Personnel's Best Interview Tips

Posted by in Opportunities on 27th November 2018

So, you’ve been offered an interview, which is the first step towards securing your next career move; how do you go about preparing for THAT interview? Well, here are our BEST INTERVIEW TIPS.

Make sure you prepare for the interview

Do your research about the company and the specific role that you're applying for. Important areas to research are:

The Website. What can you learn about the establishment/business from their website? Look at the “About Us” page; you might even see your interviewer on there.

Look at their social media channels. What sort of content are they sharing? Being aware of this, can give you the...

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