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The End of 2021 – The Beginning of a New Career Landscape

If 2021 has taught us something – you cannot take anything under the guise of “normal” when it comes to the job market. And right now, we are in the eye of a candidate-driven career storm, a job seeker’s delight! See 3 of the top job-seeking trends that recruitment experts predict next year will hold.

5 Ways to be more confident in the workplace

Confidence is not something you have. It’s something you can create. It’s a habit. I know we all experience insecurity, anxieties, and challenges at work no matter what field we’re in. Hopefully, some of these tips can help you to overcome these and assist you in becoming more confident at work. Saying “yes” I’m a

What I learned from doing what I love

I had only one goal this year. That was to find one thing I love to do, and to do it all year round. Those close to me will know how passionate I am about team sports, and how it has positive effect on both your mental and physical health. Sport has taken me places

…so, you want to become an Astronaut?

An Astronaut, an Engineer, an Architect, a primary school Teacher or Paramedic… what is it that gets you excited to get out of bed in the morning?  With “The Great Resignation” in sight, you can be certain that many people are thinking about taking a leap of faith and changing careers drastically.  But, did you

Social media for Job Seekers

As a recruiter, when I come across a good candidate, what’s the first thing I do? I look them up on LinkedIn This gives me a lot of insight on the candidate; things like their work history, their activities, if they have recently changed their job and not updated in their resume. What you do

Career Defining Moments – Part 1 “Stepping Up”

“She’s really stepped up over the past few months”  Few statements elicit more pride, fulfilment or contentment in a leader, than hearing feedback about one of your employees like this.  I’ve heard this comment and others like it about one of our team members several times recently and each time it has put a smile

How to Get Maximum Value from Job Hunting in the New Normal

How to Get Maximum Value from Job Hunting in the New Normal

What does the new normal look like for job seekers? It is a chance to transform any ups and downs of job hunting into self-evaluation for boosting your skills and education. See 3 quick tips to maximise your efforts. The world has been through voluminous changes over the past year, and there is no doubting

How to communicate better with Co-workers and employees

Be better at work – How to communicate better with Co-workers and employees

We all know communication is critical to success in life, but also in business. Most of the work we do requires collaborating and coordinating with others, and one’s ability to communicate effectively with peers, subordinates, clients and customers is tremendously important. If done well, you could say it is the ultimate superpower. How confident are

Am I having an existential crisis or do I just need a new job?

Uncertain about your future? Have no idea what you’re doing? Feel like you’re just faking it till you make it? Whether it be a quarter life crisis; being stuck in a rut with your job or have a never-ending feeling of COVID induced anxiety, fear not! Everyone feels this, so you’re right on trend. Being