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  • The trick to answering questions well is to take your time and not parrot off a pre-prepared script. This ease comes from knowing your material – so gen up in these popular questions – and answers – in advance.

  • Tough questioning about the company’s future plans is legitimate, if done elegantly, but too much interest in the sick-pay scheme may set alarm bells ringing. Likewise, listen carefully to the answers, and, once out of the room, mark them out of 10.

  • Like football, an interview is a game of two halves and you need to prepare and perform. Read our expert tips on how to prep an interview and conduct yourself for maximum impact.

  • Read our guide giving ideas for best practice on what to take to an interview and how to ensure you turn up prepared.

  • Read our sample covering letter to get a good idea on whatthe best format is, what content you should be including and how you should put yourself across to prospective employers.

  • Read through our sample CV to get a good idea on how best to structure your CV, as well as what content to include.

  • In this digital day and age, there’s nothing like a beautifully presented CV on crisp paper to impress a prospective employer. Here’s how to do it.

  • Move over Savills, the top agents have a new leader.

  • The workforce at the UK's top agents is growing again. Just over 500 staff have been added, based on a comparison of the numbers submitted by the same group of 57 firms that took part in both the 2010 and 2011 surveys.

  • When it comes to job interviews, not everyone is imbued with natural self-confidence but, never fear, it's a quality that can be learned. Ellen Gylen explains how.

  • Given that working excessive hours on a regular basis is neither effective nor productive, it is strongly advisable for management to take active steps to regulate such employees' working habits.

  • Jonathan Krogdahl gives an insight into how best to get headhunted in the property sector.

  • In the first of a series of features looking at property organisations and how they can help to advance careers, Ellen Gylen examines the place of women-only groups.

  • Salaries continue their march downwards, according to this year's salary survey - but on the bright side, fees are making a comeback. Lucy Barnard reports.

  • As a new wave of graduates start their industry inductions, Estates Gazette talks to a few about their careers to date, and how the numbers of new graduates are up on last year.

  • Companies of all shapes and sizes are embracing social media and many use it to scout for - and hire – new employees. Read the low-down on three, must-have channels for job hunters.
  • Whatever route you take to get into property, choosing a specialism will help. Ellen Gylen asks experts in different areas of the industry about how they got where they are.

  • Understandably, many people find discussing salaries uncomfortable and embarrassing during an interview. However, most interviewers expect some bartering and, if it motivates you to put more into the job, it is worthwhile for both the applicant and the employer.
  • Rapport is the connection between two people; the spoken and unspoken words that say ‘we are on the same page’. In an interview situation you can employ numerous techniques to maximize the rapport between yourself and your interviewer.
  • The main aim of a covering letter is to encourage recruiters to read your CV. However, it needs to do a lot more than say, 'here is my CV!'. In short, it is the biggest chance you have to sell yourself.