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.

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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Online courses: It’s time to do what you really want

I love being 30, there seems something about just trying everything you have always wanted to do in life.

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That is why I know you will love completing my online courses.

Ever wanted to be a writer?

If you have ever wanted to try writing, from blog writing to writing novels to starting your own business through freelance writing, then my online courses on writing you must try!

Fashion Glam Queen

Do you have a love for fashion? I do! I love to always find beautiful and unique clothes and I give all of my tips on how to do it, with my online glamour course, on how to dress glamorous every day.

Those who love your home

Whether renting or owing, making your home, yours, is a fun adventure that should push through what a home should look like and instead make it yours, whether it’s as creative as feature rooms, or as luxurious as having gold fittings, my online courses from interior designing your home to de-cluttering, you will be inspired and motivated to get started.

For those who are business savvy

Online courses for Mums who want to start their own home business to businesses who want some marketing advice, my online courses will help you start and push your thinking on business to a whole new level.

For the fun-lovers

Online courses in how to choreograph your own dance and how to live like a millionaire, will make your dull week nights, way more exciting.

For those seeking new jobs

Writing resumes and tips to help you win your interview, are what you need right now. Confidence is key and my online courses will give you that winning edge.

Why wait? Sign up today to your favourite online course, which one will you choose? Oooh, so many choices. Christmas is coming, I also sell gift-cards to those people you know will just love the course.

Do what you want to do now, don’t wait any more. Life is to be explored.

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Letting go of anger

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For at least the past week, something has been happening. My very positive, happy demeanor has been deteriorating. Anger was inwardly building. Even on weekends,spent with my loved ones, I felt sad and depressed. I couldn’t shake that awful unhappy feeling, I couldn’t get out of it. I brushed it off, as I do, because that is not me. I am not like that. Every night, I have had dreams. Dreams where I knew there was a message trying to be conveyed. I wrote them all down when I woke up. Then two days ago, around midday I started getting major headaches. I never get headaches!

I started excerising in the past week, which provided an immediate happy effect yet soon died quickly after. I was clinging to anything and everything to try and stay in the happy boat but as soon as I left that space, my mood quickly returned.

So here I am 2.14 am in the morning. The second night this week I cannot sleep, when I was thinking how angry I was about a certain situation and then I realised how instead of blaming that person I should actually look at myself. I woke up and googled, how to release anger and found this excellent article for women: http://www.pmscomfort.com/pms-pmdd-symptoms/pms-pmdd-anger-management-techniques-for-women.aspx

But I still needed something more, so I went on Youtube and found this excellent guided meditation video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk0Jeqcv5Q8

I took a notepad and pen and as the meditation began I wrote down everything that I was angry about. Throughout the meditation, I felt anxious. I let go of tears in release, I felt absolutely calm and then vulnerable and I am so grateful. I released it all and know right now, I feel better already. That tomorrow, I will return to me and that makes me feel so good.

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It’s amazing how the body responds when dealing with built-up anger, learn the signs and deal with it immediately, to return to you. Sending you good vibes for the week.

 

Sometimes life is fine but something doesn’t feel right

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You know when your life is good, real good and yet there is something inside, within you, this niggling feeling that may be something feels missing.

It’s probably nothing, but it’s keeping you on edge. You may be feeling a little bit angrier or frustrated or just tired.

Sometimes, when we don’t have an exact plan for our current future, we feel out of control and feeling out of control can be very overwhelming. Yet, if you are going through this, simply embrace it. Relax, don’t try to rush anything. Now is not the time. Notice the feeling, acknowledge it, then let the fear aspect of it go.

It’s very normal, this feeling and it is good to have, because it is forcing you to really stop and look at your life. May be you have been putting off a tough subject, of possibly finding a different job, or looking at a new career, or trying something new, however, a part of you is not sure how to even begin the process. Do you really want to look for a new job?

This is where it gets tricky. You can’t move forward because you are too scared to let go of your current circumstances. You actually seem to be unable to move at all or even think about it. Why? You have built up your life, your relationships and your emotions are all tied in this current life experience, if you do something differently, this will shake up that part of your world that is current and have to start the entire process all again.

Hence why, you are putting off the entire self-chat you need to have with yourself. In your self-chat, you never know, you may actually decide to stay in your current life path. On the other hand, you may decide to move on but you are not going to know until you take a moment, (a bit longer than a moment), may be 20 minutes to begin with (allow a good hour, just in case you need it), to ask yourself those big life questions, of whether or not you should make a change or not.

Until you do, you will feel that awful, out of control feeling that something is just not right. Make the time. Sit down in a quiet space and ask those big questions and answer with honesty. You don’t have to make any big decisions, you just need to work out if you want to stay in your current life path or change it?

It is important to know, there is no right or wrong answer.

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Tell me something …

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It’s time to go deep. Deeper.

Tell me, how was your day today? Did you have a good day? Fairly good? Okay? Could it have gone better?

Some days of late, I have been finding are just well, not as great as they normally are. My standard of happiness is generally fairly level. My days go from good to great to awesome and amazing. They never go down from good until last week.

One day, when the moon had disappeared after the full moon showcase the night before, I had a bad day and I discovered, I wasn’t the only one. Nearly everyone I had spoken to had a bad day that day. Good, so I wiped off that one not so good day.

But then today, another not so good day. But I realised something, I had only a not so great moment, but the rest of the day was either normal, peaceful or beautiful. So why should I let that one moment control how the rest of my day eventuates or how I should feel for the rest of the day.

I  feel like I am talking in riddles. There are moments, where life isn’t great and that is okay. That is how we know we are human. It also provides an opportunity to learn and grow. It’s also important when feeling not so great, to think of all the good moments in the day and cherish them, remember how they made you fell because the not so good moments aren’t who you are, they are just events that you had no control over. So let it go.

If life were predictable and the same every day, how would we push through and make it amazing? How would our motivation to change our current path drive us to a new path?

I am grateful for life’s ups and downs. I am grateful that every day, I can know the bad moments and then count all the good moments and realise how amazing my life is.

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Mums who want to start their own business, now have a how to guide

As seen in Mums Magazine:

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A new resource is available to Mums who want to start their own business but are unsure if or how to start and if the time is right, while raising a young family.

Melanie Toye’s online course, “Use your maternity leave to start your own business,” is a do it yourself start-up course that gives Mums the confidence to start their own biz and a go-to guide on how to begin.

“Women want it all, time at home with their children, supporting their family by earning an income and working in a business they love, which is their own,” said Melanie Toye, mother of two, author of 11 books and her own boss in building her writing career.

Women have three options when their maternity leave comes to an end:

  1. Return to their old job and negotiate a flexible working arrangement, such as part-time.
  2. Find a new job that is flexible and possibly closer to home.
  3. Extend their maternity leave and earn their own income.

Maternity leave gives women a time to really think about their life and career and wanting a change in career and the ability to work from home to be with their children is a huge tick on many Mum’s wish lists.

The important lesson for all women and Mums in particular to know is, they can chase their dreams and bring up their children too. Now is the time to do it.

To register to Melanie Toye’s online course that can be done at your own pace, visit her website: www.melanietoye.com for more information or book your tickets directly from her online store at:https://store7784056.ecwid.com/.

Next course date begins: 15 August 2016.