Wednesday, 28 June 2017
what exactly is the gig economy?
You may have heard the phrase “gig economy” in your job search – or even in your work environment – but do you know what it actually means?
It has become one of those buzz phrases that techs and startups love to use, but ...
Monday, 26 June 2017
how to write a resignation letter
It’s never easy to write a resignation letter. You have to ensure you cover all of the essential points, as well as consider the point of view of your current employer. Remember, that despite your reasons for leaving the job you may still need ...
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
how to choose the right references
Your choice of references can sometimes really make or break your chances of employment, so it’s important that you choose them carefully.
In some instances, such as if you are new to the job market, you may not have many options when it ...
Thursday, 15 June 2017
5 ways to stay positive on your job search
Looking for a job can be a long and arduous process. It can seem like you are hitting your head against a brick wall the longer your search goes on, and it’s easy to become disengaged and even depressed. But the last thing you should do is be ...
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
top transferable skills & how to develop them
Regardless of your industry there are three skills you need to develop to stand out as a top candidate. But what’s most interesting about these skills, is that they can be the most difficult to find in an employee and yet the most ...
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
how to build your social media brand
Social media is officially part of your job profile and personal brand. It’s a key part of our modern existence and it’s difficult to escape not having a presence.
It’s true that many people avoid it altogether to avoid ...
Friday, 21 April 2017
how to become a standout candidate
The interview stage is one of the most daunting stages in the application process. But the first thing to remember is once you’ve made it to the interview stage you’ve done really well to get this far – you’re halfway ...
Friday, 7 April 2017
how to write an awesome cover letter
In some instances a cover letter can be more important than your CV. It might be the first time an employer learns anything about you and the reason they decide whether or not to look at your CV at all or consider your for the role.
Friday, 31 March 2017
5 ways to steer your career conversations
The phrase ‘career conversation’ doesn’t always inspire enthusiasm in everyone. In fact, it often inspires a collective groan. They may not sound fun, but career conversations are an integral and ongoing part of your career. They ...
Monday, 13 June 2016
5 tips for networking yourself into a new job
Although it can often be considered a shallow tactic for anyone trying to market themselves and land a new role, networking, both online and offline, is pretty much essential for any personal branding strategy.
In her perceptive review of the ...
Friday, 27 May 2016
5 questions job seekers should ask during an interview
You've qualified for an interview, good going!
If you've gotten far enough into the recruiting process that you're sitting down in front of a hiring manager, this is your shot to put the job in the bag.
The pressure is on, you're in the hot ...
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
how to increase your visibility on LinkedIn
Now that you have a stellar profile (be sure to read our LinkedIn Profile Tips post first, if you haven’t already) you are ready to actively increase your visibility and engage. Consider the strategies and techniques below to help find ...
Thursday, 28 April 2016
CV writing: 5 steps to success
As recruiters, we’ve seen our share of resume mistakes. You know, the It professional whose hobbies include “Mushroom hunting”; the project coordinator whose language skills include “Speak English and Spinach”; the ...
Wednesday, 30 March 2016
engaged or just dating? the fear of commitment at work
We talk a lot about employee engagement and what employers can do to ensure optimal production through optimal engagement. That repetition, by the way, is not accidental. The only thing wrong with that approach is it assumes employee engagement is a ...
Thursday, 24 December 2015
how to progress your career in 2016
The New Year is a great time to think about your career and where you'd like your career to be in the future. But how do you decide what your path should be?
If you are looking to make a career change in the upcoming year, there's ...