What not to do when interviewing a potential employee

Want to know how to be an excellent business interviewer? Sign up to my online course now. Read more here.

If you are seeking dynamic employees, you need to step up and be dynamic interviewers.

It is interesting how many managers and senior staff members are asked to be on panels and conduct interviews when they have never received any training on how to interview.

When a person attends an interview, the interviewer is not the only one interviewing the candidate, the candidate is also interviewing the interviewer and the final decision lies with the candidate to accept the job.

Melanie Toye’s online course, ‘How to be an excellent business interviewer’ is here to guide and steer you in the right direction to win the great employees that you want to help propel your business further.

This online course covers:

  • Pre-planning & preparing for interviews.
  • Question Time – All about questions to ask, what not to ask and five specific questions to ask to find out in depth if the person would be a good fit for your company, match the pace, fit the culture and be able to do the work.
  • Interview Time – How to assess candidates during the interview to be able to choose the right one at the end of the interview and tips on how to listen.
  • How to sell your company to get the right candidate.
  • The importance of giving feedback.
  • Referrals
  • When to hire a recruitment consultant

Sign up to my online course now.

Freelance Writers – It’s time to make money

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Over five years I have been a freelance writer, in addition to writing books, creating online magazines, working and looking after a young family. My motivation is what pushed me to work late nights, while the children were sleeping, with the aim to change my life and earn immediate funds to pay for the ever-growing money that our daily lives need and want.

I started the experience blind but went in with guts and found work immediately. Not only that but I was working to earn a weekly income, which provided me with the flexibility to be at home with my children part-time and work the other part-time hours.

I have so much knowledge in the industry, in addition to all the fears felt by a freelancer, such as will their be enough work around when there are heaps of competitors (the answer is yes, but I explore why there is enough).

Plus, I show you how to run and manage your own business. Because once you become a freelancer, not only do you need to learn how to manage your time to meet your client’s deadlines, you also need to know how to think of your freelance writing as a business.

I can assure you, once you take my online course and follow the steps and keep up with the program and then continue to follow it after it ends, over the following twelve months you will see freelance writing opportunities coming your way and did I mention paid opportunities!

If you are serious about getting into writing, then wait no longer. Sign up today so you can start earning an income to give you the freedom to work for yourself and be anywhere in the world.

Click here to enroll: https://store7784056.ecwid.com/#!/Mentoring-Program-for-want-to-be-*paid*-freelance-writers/p/58754723/category=18537002

 

 

Time for a revamp

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I am very excited, you know, website’s take time to update. Not only that, but I have so many ideas and this year, it’s all about change for me. I am growing too.

I am excited because this year, I am writing for me. I used to love being a freelance business writer and author and now still an author that writes more and more each day. I am now an online trainer. I feel with my extensive experience in writing, especially freelance business writing to earn an income! To writing and publishing eBooks, to blog writing, glamourous fashion, interior design, job seeking and more, that my online courses give you what I know in the easiest way possible for you to transform your life and start on a new and exciting path.

In doing so, I have updated my website to transition from freelance writer to online trainer. I love to help others and my time is better used in helping people with step by step instructions on how to reach their desired destination. Let me help you get where you want to go.

View my current list of online courses (which are always growing too, so make sure you check back for more!)

Also be sure to follow me on Facebook for the latest updates on everything I love to write about.

Plus, this year, I have a lot more to share with you. Click this new section that lists all of my blogs on a wide variety of topics, that I love to talk / write about.

 

SPECIAL!! $30 off Fashion, Glamour Course

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If you are interested in fashion and would love to learn how to add more glamour to your world. My online glamour course is for you. The best news is, I am giving my viewers a special $30 discount.

To claim, simply add this product to your cart, click checkout and the discount will automatically be deducted!!

Get in quick: https://store7784056.ecwid.com/#!/How-to-dress-glamorous-every-day-online-course/p/64210901/category=18537002

The silly season is amongst us! Remember to relax

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Wow, I love Christmas, every year it gets crazier and fuller.

Recently, I choreographed and organised for my team to dance a flash mob at work! It was incredible and it was definitely a tick to my bucket list.

The holidays can get stressful though, as we try to do all the work we can before we go on holidays and then shop nearly every day to get Christmas gifts for everyone and keep shopping and more shopping and well you get the picture!

Not to mention the school holidays and having to watch the children closely as they part in different ways in a busy place. One has to wonder, when do I get a break?

And the events, so many Christmas events.

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This year, I was actually more organised. I did online shopping in November, but not everything was bought then. It is exhausting and all I really want is to r-e-l-a-x and just be me and have lazy days, while making memories with my family.

So how do I/we take a moment to relax? I do find it hard. Everything is so hyped up. Everything offers excitement and fun. Yet, sometimes to just be is enough and watch the craziness around us go crazy, while we are full of calm and peace.

Soothing music is a good start, plus writing. My friend also, was feeling a bit stressed, so I suggested writing it all down. She wasn’t actually sure what she was stressed about. Sometimes the little things pile up and soon we realise we are stressed. We keep suppressing all of those little stresses, because we are too busy  to deal with them and then it gets too much.

Over the holidays, try to relax. Take a day, take two in a role and just do nothing. When you do nothing, time slows. It is hard to do nothing, when your like me and like to always be doing something. If that’s the case. Sit outside and write, or colour, or paint. Let nature heal you, as you focus on one activity.

It’s easy to get exhausted from trying to do everything. Delegate or discard tasks that you don’t need to do before Christmas and with work.

You will feel a lot better and your mind and your body will get the rest it truly deserves.

Also, take some much needed time off line.

Merry Christmas and I hope you have a relaxing time off!

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Inspirational Woman of the week – Community of We

I was honoured to do an interview with Fiona from Community of We for Inspirational Woman of the Week. Read the full interview here: http://thecommunityofwe.com/portfolio/interview-with-melanie-toye-author-and-freelance-writer/

 

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