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 ...
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
top 10 reasons why you didn't get the job
Regardless of whether you’ve been searching for a job for months, or only just begun your search for a new employer, it always hurts when you finish up the interviews process only to find out that you’ve been unsuccessful in your ...
Tuesday, 22 September 2015
7 ways to stand out from the job hunting crowd
In today's tough job market, where the number of jobseekers exceed the number of roles on offer, it's never been more important than now to make sure you stand out from the crowd during the interview process.
Here are our 7 top tips on how ...
Wednesday, 15 July 2015
newly qualified accountant career advice
People looking for newly qualified accountant jobs who have recently qualified after years of training, swotting and exams may be tempted to sit back and take it easy, perhaps believing that all they have to do now is gain a little more ...
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
is a call centre job the right choice for me?
One of the most commonly asked questions surrounding call centre jobs is indeed whether or not it is the right choice for a candidate. There is a lot of negativity surrounding the profession. The hours can be long, the work is often hard, ...
Wednesday, 4 February 2015
how to use technology to land your dream job
Your dream job is out there, somewhere; you’ve just got to find it. Figuring out how to separate the wheat from the chaff in the job market can seem like a task of biblical proportions for your average job seeker, but for those willing to ...
Friday, 16 January 2015
5 mistakes to avoid in your job search
Have you been looking for work and finding it tough? A constant adage we hear murmured is that “the job market is really tough at the moment,” by people who have consistently been looking for something new but to no avail.
The reality ...