with James Reed, chairman of recruitment specialists REED, in conversation with Heather McGregor.
Learn the secrets to excelling at interviews, direct from top interviewers and recruiters, in this conversation between James Reed, chairman of recruitment specialists REED and the former Miss Moneypenny, Heather McGregor, the owner of Taylor Bennett, the executive search firm. You can’t prepare an answer for every interview question. So, of the thousands of questions they might ask, which ones will they ask? After extensive research among hundreds of interviewers and thousands of interviewees, finally here’s the talk based on the book Why You? that will give you the answer. Why You? is based on direct input from top interviewers in REED’s unrivalled recruitment network. It offers powerful preparation techniques, the lowdown on how to answer the most common questions and – above all – how to adopt a winning mindset at interview, one that will help you succeed on the day. From classic questions like ‘tell me about yourself’ and ‘what are your greatest weaknesses?’ to puzzlers like ‘sell me this pen’ and ‘how many traffic lights are there in London?’, James Reed reveals what interviewers are really asking. Read more.
In this groundbreaking new talk, Daniel Everett will challenge the conventional wisdom as to when and how did language begin and in a complete break with orthodoxy show that language didn’t originate with Homo sapiens 150,000 years ago nor that we have a ‘language instinct’ but drawing on evidence from a wide range of fields, including linguistics, archaeology, biology, anthropology and neuroscience, he will demonstrate that our ancient ancestors, Homo erectus, had the biological and mental equipment for speech one and half million years ago, and that their cultural and technological achievements (including building ocean- going boats) make it overwhelmingly likely they spoke some kind of language. Drawing on his major new book, How Language Began, Daniel will shed new light on language and culture and what it means to be human. Read more.
Following the success of our conferences in 2014, 2015 and 2016, the how to: Academy is launching How To Change The World 2017 with advance tickets at a special rate. Limited period: Christmas Gift Voucher Tickets. £82.50 plus vat. From 2017 Earlybird Tickets will be £99 plus vat. Standard Tickets £149 plus vat. Read more.