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5 things that are bad for your resume

5 things that are bad for your resume

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

10 ways career coaching can help you

10 ways a career coach can help you

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

Video job interview tips

How to be great in video job interviews

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

Will lack of sleep before job interview ruin you chances?

Could a bad night’s sleep ruin your 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. 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 help with job search

Outplacement helps at any job search stage

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

Ways to prevent voice shaking in job interviews

5 tips to stop your voice shaking in interviews

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

Advice for how to plan for potential job loss

If you lost your job today, would you be prepared?

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?

Are you hiding your ADF defence skills from employers

Writing about your ADF Defence skills in a resume

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

10 questions to ask if made redundant

10 questions to ask if made redundant

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.

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Telling people about your redudancy

Telling people about your redundancy

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

Are you maximising the benefits of outplacement services for your job search?

Maximise the benefits of outplacement for job searching

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 harm your search for new position

Crazy job titles damage chances of finding new job

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