When you’re looking for a new job, working with recruiters can be a great help to your search. Whether you want to find a part time summer job, temp role or full time permanent position, one of the best resources you can take advantage of… Read More »Working with recruiters to improve your job search
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Don’t waste time and space on things that are bad for your resume. You have a limited amount of space in which to promote yourself and your abilities, and typically just six seconds in which to impress a potential employer or recruiter. Avoid the bin – leave these five things off your resume, otherwise you are likely to discourage someone from interviewing you.Read More »5 things that are bad for your resume
A career coach is similar to having a personal trainer, but instead of improving your fitness, career coaching can improve your professional health. Whether you want assistance to identify your employment goals, advice on what your training options are or support for when you’re unsure what to do next with your job, working with an independent expert can provide you with much-needed clarity, motivation and encouragement. Here are ten ways that career coaching can help you, whatever your situation.Read More »10 ways a career coach can help you
A good resume database experience can be like a perfect blind date. A job seeker and a recruiter meet for the first time, get to know each other and sparks can fly. One things lead to another and the candidate secures a new job and the recruiter earns commission. It’s a great outcome when it all goes to plan! Read More »The best free resume databases for job seekers
In the past, you may not have needed a blue collar resume. Perhaps you’ve picked up work through your network or based on your reputation. But there may come a time in your career when you want to apply for roles with larger companies or… Read More »Resume tips for blue collar, trade and construction jobs
You have the qualifications, experience and skills, so why is it so hard to find a job in Australia? When you have been looking for an extended period of time, but are unable to land a job, you may find yourself asking “Why won’t someone… Read More »Five reasons why it’s so hard to find a job
Once there were jobs for life. The career you began in your twenties would usually be the one you’d continue doing until your retirement. But for Millennials, changing careers, even if you’ve only just started working, is becoming increasingly common. But how do you know when it’s time to quit? Will leaving your first job too soon damage your future career prospects?Read More »Wrong choice? How to change careers in your 20s
Well done, you’ve submitted your resume and reached the next stage – a video job interview. Although this may be your first on screen assessment, they are becoming ever more popular with employers. If you want to do well in this type of interview format, you need specific skills that you wouldn’t use in a typical face to face job interview. In this article, we share our best tips on how you can prepare for a video job interview and increase your chances of acing it.Read More »How to be great in video job interviews
The standard recommendation before a job interview is to ‘get a good night’s sleep’ the night before so that you’re functioning at your best during the event. But often we find ourselves too excited or nervous about the interview – or important meeting – we will be having the next day to drift off as easily as we normally would. The harder we try to relax and fall asleep, the more elusive sleep becomes. So will your lack of sleep before a job interview stop you winning the role of your dreams?Read More »Could a bad night’s sleep ruin your job interview?
Outplacement services are offered by employers after you’re made redundant, when your priority is finding a new job. But outplacement can do more than help you move smoothly into a new job. It can also be an opportunity for professional assessment and career development, and can even… Read More »Beyond job search: outplacement services for career development
When you were made redundant, you may have thought outplacement services wouldn’t be of use to you… But now you’ve started your job search independently and it’s not going as well as you had hoped. Fortunately accepting outplacement help can benefit you at every stage of your job search. From coping with change to assessing your options, writing a resume and right through to negotiating a job offer.Read More »Outplacement helps at any job search stage
Before an important meeting like a job interview, it is natural to feel a little anxious. For a start, most people think about how nervous they are, especially if they haven’t been interviewed for a long time. They often worry about things that can go wrong or fear they will come up short of what is required. But if you’ve conquered most of your nerves, what can you do if your voice is still a bit wobbly when you feel under pressure? Here are some quick ways to stop your voice shaking in job interviews and other important presentations. Read More »5 tips to stop your voice shaking in interviews
Most employees are not immune from being sacked or made redundant. Imagine if you unexpectedly lost your job today: no redundancy pay, no notice, no gold watch and no leaving do. One minute you are working on that really urgent project trying to hit the deadline. The next minute you are called into an awkward meeting with your boss and somebody from HR and told your job no longer exists. Before it happens, you should consider how to prepare for the possibility of losing your job.Read More »If you lost your job today, would you be prepared?
It’s nice to be wanted, but is this new job opportunity really right for you? How do you decide whether to take an offer or not? Luckily Glide Outplacement has some hints and tips to help you make your mind up.Read More »Decision time – is this the right job for you?
In a job interview, it is standard practice to shake hands with your interviewer when you first meet and at the end of the process. We use it to show respect. But can a ‘poor’ handshake damage your professional image and your chances of winning… Read More »The best handshake to impress in a job interview
Former ADF members are great assets to any organisation. Thanks to your Defence background, you bring plenty of experience, knowledge, skills and qualifications to a civilian job. So why don’t employers know what they are missing out on? Maybe it is because your resume isn’t telling people how your Defence skills can be applied to a non-military role. Find out how you can write about your ADF experience in a resume and stand out from your competition, for all the right reasons. Read More »Writing about your ADF Defence skills in a resume
What questions should you ask about your redundancy to ensure you receive the support, such as outplacement services, you may be entitled to? Whether the news about your redundancy is unexpected or not, finding out you no longer have a job can be unpleasant. Receiving difficult news makes it hard to process important information relating to your redundancy and to ask questions about its implications. In this article, we’ve developed 10 questions to ask if made redundant.
If you’re keen to make a career move from a government job to the private sector, what do you need to take into account when contemplating such a change? It helps to weigh up the pros and cons of making the transition against your overall career goals, and to be aware of some of the issues you may face in making the move.Read More »Moving from the public service to the private sector
Many people feel sad, embarrassed or angry about being made redundant. As a result, they do not feel comfortable sharing the news with others – and, more importantly, that they are looking for a new position. There’s also the matter of what to say if you’re asked in a job interview why you left your previous role. What are the best ways of telling people about your redundancy?Read More »Telling people about your redundancy
Your LinkedIn profile picture is your opportunity to let people know that you are happy, confident and approachable. If you post a profile photo that portrays you as negative, threatening or grumpy it is unlikely that people will want to employ you. Furthermore, it is unlikely that you will get the chance to overcome this belief in a job interview.Read More »Why you need a LinkedIn profile picture
If you are leaving the Australian Defence Force, writing a civilian resume to apply for non-Defence jobs will be one of the first steps in your job search. But how can you make your ADF background relevant to the civilian employment market, in terms that a recruiter or employer can recognise and value?Read More »Writing a civilian resume after the ADF
Leaving the Australian Defence Force can be a daunting prospect. But returning to civilian life is inevitable at some point, whether due to the end of a period of service, redundancy or medical discharge. Planning a Defence to civilian transition well in advance of your ADF discharge will make the change less stressful and ensure you are as well prepared as possible.Read More »Guide to planning a Defence to civilian transition
Why bother with outplacement services? If you’ve got a number of years’ work experience, and have changed jobs during that time, you may wonder what you can learn from a specialist outplacement consultant. Maybe you think your time is better served shooting off a raft of resumes… The choice is yours, but research shows the many benefits of outplacement. Most importantly, it can help you find the right job quicker than going it alone – if you make sure you’re getting the most from it.Read More »Maximise the benefits of outplacement for job searching
Crazy job titles are, usually, quite amusing but relatively harmless. But does being a ‘marketing guru’, ‘beverage consultant’ or ‘software wizard’ when searching for a new job damage your chances? Will potential employers look beyond your wacky or funny title to appreciate the skills you can bring to their organisation and recognise your former achievements, or will your resume be promptly thrown on the rejects pile?Read More »Crazy job titles damage chances of finding new job