How NOT to Contact Recruiters on LinkedIn

As good as LinkedIn is, as a resource for networking and finding job opportunities, we must remember that it’s only a stepping stone.  Job seekers are known to be persistent when on the hunt for their next career, but there are certain actions that warrant themselves as “crossing the line”.  LinkedIn is a tool, but like hammer and nail, it …

Generating job ideas

One of the most common questions I get is: “I work in admin, what jobs can I do with my skills?” It is important to understand your transferable kills. If you do want to learn more about them click here. The first step is to make a list of all your skills. I suggest you write them down and group …

Interview Guide

Ensuring that you are properly prepared before going into an interview is so important. People may believe that they can get through an interview by only using their natural intelligence and without doing any of the proper groundwork but this is just not the case anymore. Interviewers these days look out for candidates who arrive looking the business and who …

Dealing with job satisfaction

If you are at the point where going into work each morning is a struggle and you keep thinking ‘I hate my job’ then you must start thinking about what you are going to do about it because you are the only person that can make a difference. The perfect job isn’t going to just walk up and jump at …

I hate my job [infographic]

Did you wake up this morning thinking: “I hate my job”? If you hate your job, it can be an extremely tough time for you, not only whilst you’re at work but also when you’re at home. You are not the only one to feel this way. As you can see in the infographic, it turns out that 53% of …

Getting a job with a blog, show your expertise!

Recently, Tony Restell from Social-hire.com wrote an article about the benefits of writing a blog as a means of getting headhunted. Tony makes the point that a blog shows your passion, gives you the ability to reach out as, well as showing your personality. I suggest that you read the full article Forget LinkedIn Profiles. So, now you have decided …

Competency Based Interview Questions

Competency Based Interview Questions: Definition Competency based interview questions are questions that are designed to determine a candidate’s behaviour when faced with specific scenarios. They require a lot more detail than standard interview questions and candidates would be expected to provide many examples in order to address whatever competency is being enquired about. What is their Purpose? The purpose of …

Should I accept a contract or wait for a permanent job?

The answer to this question will vary depending on what your current situation is; for instance, if you have been out of work for a long time it may be financially wise to accept such an offer. However, if on the other hand, you have attended a few interviews for a specific contract position but are still asking yourself if …

Are Infographic CV’s The New Norm?

There is a new type of CV referred to as an Infographic CV. In a nutshell, these resumes lay out your information in an interactive, creative way. There is no common template for these, and users can make theirs as bright and colorful as they want. They can include graphs, charts, timelines, and more! They are easy to view and …

Carrying Out Thorough Pre-Employment Background Checks

Before offering you a job position, your potential employer may want to perform a few checks to ensure that you are the right candidate for the company. With the increasing number of fabricated resumes, employers are taking care to perform thorough background checks on potential candidates. These checks include verifying resume information, health checks, criminal record checks and other data …