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How to sell yourself when looking for a job

Looking for a new job?  If yes is your answer, here are some tips on how to present yourself to employers and easy steps to increase your chances of being found by hirers and considered for live job vacancies. STEP 1 Be proactive and visible. Think like a politician!  Yep, I actually said that.  Although

Surviving the Transition from Uni Student to Adult in the ‘Real World’

You’re standing in your graduation gown, clutching your degree in hand and no longer classified as a ‘student’. It’s time to leave the world of toga parties and two-minute noodles behind and put your degree to use in the big, wide world! The future is unpredictable and most of the time we have no idea

7 Interview Tips to Help you Land your Dream Job!

The market has started with a bang in 2018 and there are some excellent opportunities out there with well known companies that offer great career path prospects. Job interviews are never easy, so here are some tips that will help you catch the job you want. The more prepared you are, the more chance you

Stand out! Simply over the phone.

Only 1.74% of graduates ever pick up the phone for a job application. A large portion of my job involves going through people’s resumes, assessing their suitability for particular roles and getting back to them to invite them for an interview or to let them know that they were unsuccessful on this occasion. There are

Why Working as a Temp can be a Great Career Move.

I recently wrote a blog for employers explaining why hiring temps or contractors is a beneficial business strategy. But that’s just one side of the equation.  What about the worker?  Here are some of the benefits for job seekers. Some people choose temp work as a lifestyle (ICT contractors for example) going from project to

Transitioning from Public Sector to Private Enterprise

Are you jumping ship from public sector to private enterprise … how does this make you feel? Apprehensive? Scared? Uncertain? Interested? I have recently made this transition and although it was overwhelming and daunting at times, it has also been very exciting and I cannot tell you how happy I am that I took a

It’s Not About the Coffee!

As a candidate, you may have noticed a trend when interviewing for prospective employment opportunities…that interviews have moved away from traditional company boardrooms, and into the local coffee shop. As a recruiter, I am seeing this more and more– in fact, informal interviews are becoming more common than the structured processes. A number of my

”Rejected for Cultural Fit – Don’t You Mean Discrimination?”

The sad truth about recruitment is that I will always have to turn down more people than I get the pleasure of placing. Telling talented people that they were unsuccessful is often as difficult for me as it is for my candidates to hear – mostly because I personally felt they would be a great

I’m Available Immediately……But!

I’m available immediately…. But, I have a 2 week notice period….. As a Recruitment Consultant, I deal with people’s notice periods on a daily basis. It makes up one of the ‘must ask’ questions in every interview. It is an important part of the process and a vital piece of information that can sometimes make