Confidence spoilt my chances of job

first_imgConfidence spoilt my chances of jobOn 27 Nov 2001 in Personnel Today Ihave a wide range of experience in customer-focused and educational sectors andam looking to develop my career and use my skills, knowledge and experience. Iam a qualified trainer and have an advanced diploma in environmental managementand business studies. The feedback I received from my last interview for atraining and development co-ordinator post suggested that I was too confident.Am I pitching myself too low, or how can I better sell myself as a strong andsuitable candidate?  JoSelby, associate director, EJ Human ResourcesFirstof all, I suggest you get more detailed feedback from your last interview –being told you are “too confident” is a very broad statement. Youneed to establish whether they felt you were confident because you were tooexperienced for the role or whether it was due to the way in which you cameacross. Ifthe organisation felt you were too experienced and hence you appeared overlyconfident, I would recommend you consider roles at a slightly higher level.However if this was not the case, you need to consider how you present yourselfat interview. Itis important that you continue to get across your enthusiasm and eagerness forthe opportunity as well as the skills you can bring, but on the other hand youneed to demonstrate your commitment to the role and your willingness to learn.If you come across as being overly confident in your ability, this can raiseconcerns with an organisation as to how long you will remain dedicated to theposition. You need to strike a balance between selling yourself anddemonstrating that the role will offer you a challenge.ClaireColdwell, consultant, ChiumentoThefact you received this feedback suggests there is a mismatch between the wayyou portrayed yourself in your CV and the way that you came across atinterview. Beginby reviewing your CV – assess your skills and achievements and highlight thesein a way that brings out your strengths and experience and sells you well onpaper – tailor it around where you see your next role.   Thinkabout the sort of position are you seeking – will a training and developmentco-ordinator role give you the challenge you want? If you are not clear aboutyour next role, get some help in terms of career guidance, which may also includean analysis of your personality, interests and strengths.Ifyou are uncertain as to why you may have had this particular feedback, ask theinterviewer what sort of role they would see you taking – obtain as muchinformation as you can to help you in your career search.Onceyou’ve dealt with your CV, reflect again on your interview performance. Intrying to impress you might have come over as unjustifiably confident, ie bybeing too sure of your own likely success, you could come over as lacking awarenessof the potential pitfalls of the role.Taketime to listen to the information being given and show interest in what isbeing said – the best interviews are a genuine dialogue between the two parties.CliveSussams, recruitment consultant, Malpas Flexible LearningItis difficult to answer your question without more details about the depth ofyour experience to date.Certainlyyour training experience will be very useful and if you wanted to concentrateon this as your specialist career, it will be necessary to obtain a relevantqualification including CIPD membership.Fromthe way you describe your career, I am not surprised that employers may thinkthat you are maybe too experienced for a training co-ordinator’s role. I wouldsuggest that you try to find a sales training post while you study or a rolewhich will allow you the opportunity to progress with a large or medium-sizedcompany. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

Don’t speak unless your speaking tool

first_img Previous Article Next Article That’s the message Philip Parkin gave to the Professional Association of Teachers’ annual conference last week. Parkin, general secretary of the association, said teachers should receive mandatory voice training to help them perform more effectively in the classroom, as speech was the “main tool” for getting children to behave and learn. He said that research showed a link between strength and variation of voice and effectiveness. More than 50% of teachers suffered voice disorders at some stage, he added. “The care and use of the voice should be mandatory in teacher training.” Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Don’t speak unless your speaking toolOn 8 Aug 2006 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Reabold Resources to acquire additional stake in West Newton field

first_img Reabold’s economic interest in West Newton field will increase to approximately 56%.(Credit: Pixabay/John R Perry) Reabold Resources has signed an agreement with Humber Oil & Gas to acquire an additional stake of 16.665% in the onshore UK licence PEDL 183, which contains the West Newton field.The acquisition of Humber’s interest is expected to enable the West Newton joint venture to progress the work programme optimally and unlock the value in the asset.The consideration for the additional stake acquisition in the licence will include £1.4m in cash and the issue of 350,000,000 new ordinary shares of 0.1p each in the capital of Reabold.Completion of the acquisition is subject to approval of the transfer of Humber’s interest in PEDL 183 to Reabold by the Oil and Gas Authority.Reabold stated: “The Acquisition increases the Company’s exposure to this potentially significant asset at an attractive transaction value. The Directors of Reabold believe the Acquisition will allow the JV to progress the work programme optimally and thereby unlock the value in the asset.”Reabold’s economic interest in West Newton to increase to 56%Upon completion of the acquisition, Reabold’s economic interest in West Newton field will increase to approximately 56% from nearly 39%.The field is estimated to contain a base case of 146.4mmbbl of gross oil initially in-place and 211.5bcf of gross gas initially in-place in the Kirkham Abbey formation.The overall stake will include a 39.66% indirect interest through Reabold’s shareholding of 59.48% in Rathlin Energy (UK) (Rathlin), which is the operator of West Newton.The company has also announced securing additional liquidity in the form of a £5m discretionary equity line cash facility with Acuitas Capital.The discretionary facility is expected to offer additional flexibility and strength to its financial position.In June last year, Reabold Resources and its partners Union Jack Oil and Rathlin Energy have announced a gas discovery at the West Newton A-2 appraisal well, located within PEDL 183 in Humberside, onshore UK. The acquisition of Humber’s interest is expected to enable the West Newton joint venture to progress the work programme optimallylast_img read more

Water Rate Increase to Help with Costs of Pipelines

first_imgThe replacement cost for these old pipelines will be more than $100 million. Water rates will continue to increase through 2021 to help pay for this project. The money will go toward Evansville’s first ever waterline replacement project. Evansville Water and Sewer Utility officials say this time of the year keeps crews the busiest. The cold temps can be too much for the 90-year-old water lines to handle. Since these lines run about 600 miles it’s going to take about 40 years to replace them. A water rate increase will be affecting some people in the Tri-State area. Officials say the water rate increase is necessary to fix the old lines. Bills will go up nearly 19 percent in January. Facebookcenter_img Twitter CommentsFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

NA prepares new offer after losses

first_imgTraining was on the agenda as the National Association of Master Bakers (NA) held its 120th Annual Conference in Harrogate last weekend.At its AGM, Shirley Ryder, who has been just been appointed chairman, read out a report which had been written by her predecessor Noel Grout in the week before he died (See British Baker, May 4, pg 13).On the issue of training, Ryder said: “The board unanimously decided to close the NA’s training arm, which was due to a £17,500 loss together with another £19,000 loss in the 2005 accounts.”In July 2006 we also gave £13,000 to Improve. There’s no one in the room that could disagree that we couldn’t keep on the in-house training.”Gill Brooks-Lonican, chief executive of the NA, said within “weeks, if not days” it would be confirmed if the training arm of the NA would pass over to Poultec, a training provider specialising in the delivering of training and development solutions for businesses throughout the UK.After the AGM, Chris Dabner, the NA’s health and hygiene officer, gave a presentation on current legislation and Peter Wilbourn spoke about the NA’s Basic Hygiene Certificate. Wilbourn said that the certificate could be taken online and is now available in Polish.The NA also plans to launch the training in Portuguese. It costs £30.26 per candidate and £28.40 for 10 or more.He said: “The certificate can be taken anywhere in the world. All you need is a computer, broadband and speakers. It’s an exciting concept that’s easy and efficient.”Members ended the annual conference with a fun night, dressing up as Disney characters.Mike Holling from Birds of Derby was elected as the 113th president of the NA, taking over from Shirley Ryder at the conference. The NA now has 764 members, down 20 on last year.last_img read more

Elkhart Mayor, Police Chief and community come together to talk civil justice

first_imgIndianaLocalNews Elkhart Mayor, Police Chief and community come together to talk civil justice By Network Indiana – September 18, 2020 3 330 Google+ Pinterest (Photo supplied/Rod Roberson for Mayor) City leaders in Elkhart are discussing ways to move forward in these times of unrest between many communities and police departments across the U.S.Mayor Rod Roberson and Elkhart Police Chief Kris Seymore took part in a panel discussion with local faith leaders and community activists in an effort to work together to solve problems. They worked with community activist Curbiee Coleman, who organized protests against police brutality months ago after the death of George Floyd.“If we don’t talk about the conversation then we can never understand what the community, what their issues are and we can never understand the issues that the police have,” she said. “These conversations are important to have, otherwise I don’t think we could come to an agreement or a solution.”Roberson and Seymore discussed de-escalation training, excessive force reporting, and how to improve relations between the police and the city’s black community. Coleman praised their willingness to make it easier for the public to ask them questions and get meaningful answers to those questions.Roberson and other city leaders did say they are not defunding the police department. Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleMichigan health insurers to provide COVID-19 testing, treatment at no cost through end of 2020Next articleMichigan judge rules to count all ballots postmarked before Election Day Network Indianalast_img read more

A few things you should ax from your budget in 2019

first_img 61SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details There are just under two weeks left in 2018, so it’s time to think about the future. When it comes to finances, what would you like to do differently next year? When looking at your money and the way you spend it, what needs to change? Here are a few things you should remove from your budget next year, according to the folks over at NerdWallet…Unnecessary daily expenses: We all like coffee every day. But do you really need Starbucks every morning? It’s expensive and it’s not that good (don’t @ me bros). If you spend 4 bucks on coffee each morning on your way to work, you’ll end up spending well over $1,000 at the end of the year. Here’s an idea: Stock up coffee to brew at home and use the price difference to beef up your emergency fund.Phone apps: The vast majority of apps on my phone are free apps, so this one doesn’t really hit home to me. But for a lot of people, spending 99 cents here and there doesn’t seem like a big deal. If you’re one of those people who spends a lot of time on your smartphone throughout the day (and you’re probably more aware of that time these days thanks to Apple’s new obsession with telling us about our daily/weekly screen time) then it might be time to think about which apps are costing you money (whether it’s upfront or from in-app purchases).Spending with coupons: You’re probably thinking, “this sounds like saving money!” While coupons can be helpful tools, they’re only helpful if the coupon is something you were already planning on buying. Don’t be swayed by a deal or discount if it’s not something you need. Buying things you want (and don’t need) is an easy way to throw money away. Only make smart or necessary purchases, and use coupons to make those buys even better.last_img read more

Changing times

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PA Task Force One Returns to Philadelphia after Federal Deployment for Harvey and Irma Response

first_img September 20, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Hurricane Harvey,  National Issues,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that members of PA Task Force One, Urban Search and Rescue Task Force returned to their home station in Philadelphia after several weeks on federal deployment to assist first responders after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and Hurricane Irma hit Florida.Five members remain deployed as part of a federal Incident Support Team currently stationed in San Juan, Puerto Rico to provide support to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in anticipation of significant impacts from Hurricane Maria. Their mission is to coordinate operations of federal resources currently on the ground there.“The men and women of Task Force One make tremendous sacrifices in time away from their loved ones in both training and actual deployments,” said Governor Wolf. “We’re proud that we can help our fellow Americans during the incredibly difficult response and recovery process.”The team has the capability to conduct water rescues and consists of highly trained personnel in search and rescue such as heavy rigging and structural specialists, hazardous materials, specialized communications, medical personnel and canine handlers, as well as staff who will aid the team with ground support once they arrive on site.It is not known how long deployed members will remain in Puerto Rico. PA TF1 US&R is just one of numerous task forces from multiple states to receive federal activation orders.center_img PA Task Force One Returns to Philadelphia after Federal Deployment for Harvey and Irma Responselast_img read more

Brisbane housing growth rate to double next year to mirror Sydney

first_imgAmenities like Streets Beach in the South Bank Parkland a major drawcards to the Brisbane inner city. Picture: Supplied.BRISBANE’S dwelling price growth is expected to mirror that of Sydney next year, with new forecasts seeing the city more than double its pace to a high of 7 per cent.The projections came off the latest SQM Boom & Bust Report, released Thursday, which also dispelled fears of a property crash in Sydney and Melbourne.“Brisbane’s property market will experience slightly stronger gains than those posted in 2017,” said SQM housing expert Louis Christopher, “with property prices forecast to rise between 3 per cent to 7 per cent.”What was holding Brisbane back from a higher rate of housing price growth was “the persistent overhang of surplus property listings”, he said.The report also eased fears of a deep housing correction in Sydney and Melbourne, crediting the actions of regulators to rein in rampaging investor borrowing for those cities’ survival. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day agoBrisbane is expected to see its housing growth go as high as 7 per cent next year. Picture: AAP Image/Claudia Baxter.“The authorities were right to take action earlier this year to restrict investing lending by banks. Failure to have taken action would have resulted in out-of-control Sydney and Melbourne housing markets, where additional aggressive monetary policy may well have triggered a large fall in dwelling prices in 2018,” he said.The forecasts assumed that there would be no change in interest rates next year, a stable exchange rate and that existing restrictions by APRA on investment lending remained in place. BUYING: Affordability takes a hit though apartments cheaper AFFORDABLE: Unlikely Brisbane property hot spots Sydney was expected to grow between 4 to 8 per cent next year, while the highest growth was expected out of Hobart (ranging between 8 to 13 per cent) followed by Melbourne (7 to 12 per cent).Mr Christopher said in the 12 months to September the capital city average growth was 8.5 per cent, led by Hobart (14.3 per cent), Melbourne (12.1 per cent), Sydney (10.5 per cent, Canberra (7.8 per cent), Adelaide (5 per cent), with Brisbane showing the lowest positive growth in the period of 2.9 per cent.Perth (-2.9 per cent) and Darwin (-4.7 per cent) were the only capitals in the negative for the 12-month period. *FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER on Twitter or Facebook FREE: Get The Courier-Mail’s real estate news direct to your inboxlast_img read more