Staying positive in your job search
Let’s face it, most people don’t enjoy looking for a new job. The process can be frustrating and stressful. Here are 5 things you can do to keep up your confidence and resilience while you are job searching.
Getting your CV noticed
Statistically, recruiters take less than 20 seconds to look at a CV before deciding whether it should go on to their shortlist. So how can you make sure that your CV is the one that gets noticed and selected for the interview pile rather than the rejection bin?
Hit the bullseye with your job applications
I have worked with many jobseekers who are mystified as to why they are not hitting the mark with their many applications. Like an archer carefully aiming his arrow towards the bullseye, an effective approach is to target each application to the vacancy.
Conquering those interview nerves
The date, time and location are in your diary. You have prepared your outfit, planned your journey, researched the company and planned your answers to key questions. As the day gets nearer you start to have butterflies in your tummy as you imagine meeting the interviewers for the first time, shaking hands and being shown to your seat , ready for the first question………
7 Secrets of Successful Networking
It’s estimated that only about 40% of jobs are advertised. This means that the majority of jobs are filled by word of mouth and networking. But what exactly is networking and how do you go about it?
How women self – sabotage in the recruitment process
I have helped many men and women through the recruitment process. This includes writing a CV or LinkedIn profile, coaching them on effective job searching, helping them prepare for interview, and finally helping to negotiate their package.
Why career change is like making a cake
You’ve enjoyed your summer holiday. The break from routine was welcome but now you’re returning to work and normal life. Your next long break may not be until Christmas. How do you feel? Are you glad to get back into a ‘normal’ routine? Or do you have that ‘same old same old’ feeling about work and find it difficult to muster up any enthusiasm for it?