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 is a recruitment agency.
Career and Job Search Blog
Writing a job-winning resume is a challenge. 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. So don’t waste time and space on things that are likely to discourage someone from interviewing you.
A career coach is similar to having a personal trainer, but instead of improving your fitness, career coaching can improve your professional health. Working with an independent expert can provide you with much-needed clarity, motivation and encouragement.
Although a sign by itself might be nothing to worry about, a series of signs could indicate your job is in peril. If you’re worried about redundancies, look for these clues to find out if your days are numbered and can take action before the news breaks.
Good resume databases can be like perfect blind dates. 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!
In the past, you may not have needed a blue collar resume. But there may come a time in your career when you want to apply for roles with larger companies or need to look beyond your network for work. Usually these employers expect you to apply using a resume (or CV).
You have the qualifications, experience and skills, so why is it so hard to find a job in Australia? In a tough employment market, it can be a struggle to stay optimistic about your job search.
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. Will leaving your first job too soon damage your future career prospects?
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.
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.
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 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. Outplacement can help you at every stage of your job search.
Before an important meeting like a job interview, it is natural to feel a little anxious. What can you do if your voice is a bit wobbly when you feel under pressure? Here are some quick ways to stop your voice shaking.
Most employees are not immune from being sacked or made redundant. Before it happens, you should consider how to prepare for the possibility of losing your job.
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 we have some hints and tips to help you make your mind up.
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 the job?
Former ADF members are great assets to any organisation. Find out how you can write about your ADF experience in a resume and stand out from your competition, for all the right reasons.
What questions should you ask about your redundancy to ensure you receive the support, such as outplacement services, you may be entitled to? Receiving difficult news makes it hard to process important information relating to your redundancy and to ask questions about its implications.
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, and to be aware of some of the issues you may face in making the move.
Many people feel sad, embarrassed or angry about being made redundant. They do not feel comfortable sharing the news, and 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?
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.
Leaving the ADF can be a daunting prospect. Whether due to the end of a period of service, redundancy or medical discharge, planning a transition well in advance of your discharge will make the change less stressful and ensure you are as well prepared as possible.
Why bother with outplacement services? If you’ve got a number of years’ work experience, and have changed jobs during that time, you may think your time is better served shooting off resumes… The choice is yours, but research shows the many benefits of outplacement.
Does being a ‘marketing guru’, ‘beverage consultant’ or ‘software wizard’ when searching for a new job damage your chances? Will employers look beyond your wacky or funny title to appreciate the skills you can bring to their organisation, or will your resume be thrown on the rejects pile?