What is the STAR method of answering competency-based questions in an interview and how is it used? 

Interviews can be a daunting prospect, yet also an equally rewarding and helpful part of a job application process. Going in prepared is an important way of curbing interview-anxiety. Most interviews will include competency-based questions which will help the hiring managers gauge your skills and qualities. These questions will encourage you to use real-life examples and

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The Core Partnership Market Survey 2022

We are pleased to announce that our latest survey is now available – The Market Survey 2022. This is our most comprehensive survey to-date and based on responses sent to over 5,000 Company Secretaries and governance professionals in May and June. As well as carrying out a detailed analysis of salaries and benefits in this

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The Company Secretary Market Survey 2022

With inflation at its highest rate in 30 years, we’re witnessing salaries rise rapidly too – but to what extent have things changed in the past 12 months? We’re keen to put the spotlight on the Company Secretarial and Governance market once again. Of course, we will look at salaries, bonuses and packages, but we’re

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Investor Activism Boom in the UK

Although not a new concept, shareholder activism has been prominent in the news – and likely in UK Boardrooms – in recent weeks and months. A combination of factors, including Brexit, the pandemic and robust corporate governance, have seen activist investors migrate from a saturated US market to Europe and the UK particularly, with the

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