Whether you agree or not, whatever personal information exists about you on the internet could hinder or help your professional aspirations. We constantly hear of reports of individuals losing relationships, sponsorships ... read more
Let’s face it: for the most part, interviews are not easy! Just the prospect of being interviewed strikes fear into the heart of many a job-seeker. They are generally viewed as being daunting and stressful. However, being well-prepared takes the sting out of this experience and alleviates some of the anxiety associated with being interviewed.
Many job seekers forget they are there to ask questions too. As a job applicant it is important to realise you are also interviewing the organisation to ensure the role and the organisation would be the right match for you. Asking thoughtful questions in the interview demonstrates an interest in the organisation, and will give the interviewer further insight into your qualities and competencies not already revealed in the interview. Your questions are expected and welcomed by most Hiring Managers, Supervisors, and Human Resources staff; failing to ask questions may make you appear ... read more
How “discoverable” is your Curriculum Vitae? Will it pass the Recruiter’s quick-scan test? Are you optimising your chance of being included on the shortlist and securing an interview? It is a well-known fact that Recruiters read tons of Curriculum Vitaes every day. Research suggests that Recruiters only spend about 6 – 15 seconds at the most reading Curriculum Vitae; if it doesn’t yield the skills they are looking for in that time your Curriculum Vitae will most likely end up on the dreaded ‘rejected’ pile. Where and how you place your information is relevant to both the computers and the Recruiters who will be assessing it. ... read more
Successful people have a commitment to continued improvement… Professionally speaking, can you honestly say you are the best you can be right now? Are your skills relevant to your personal and career aspirations? Will they still be relevant, and sought after, 5 years from now? The truth is they can be. Provided you do what you know you should do. For many of us the “what” may be clear in terms of our personal vision and goals, but the “how” is often a little more complicated and challenging to figure out. Exactly how do I get there? ... read more
Most people enter the job market as a result of being retrenched, feeling undervalued and or underpaid by their organisation; if this is YOU, I encourage you to read on, and if you are an ‘Offender’ - my intention is not to offend but rather to highlight the benefits of taking charge of your future career prospects ... read more