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June 2018

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How to write a cover letter

By | Blog, Career Development, Interview, Job Seeker, Recent Articles

A cover letter is one of the first things an employer will read when you go for a job. Therefore, it is something you should spend a considerable amount of time on before you start searching for a new job. The purpose is to provide additional information and explain your resume in response to a job brief.

Here are our tips to help you write an engaging cover letter:

Tip 1) Tailor and modify

You shouldn’t send the same cover letter for each job opportunity. It is a great idea to keep a base version of your cover letter. Each time you go for a job, you should modify and alter certain parts to cater to the role.

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There are 2 types of people in the world: What does your inbox say about you?

By | Blog, Employer, Job Seeker, Recent Articles

Most of us spend way too much time throughout the working day on our emails. Even though our job title may not be “Professional Emailer”, it is something that most of us have to do.

However, not all of us keep on top of our emails. There are two types of people in this world. There are those people with hundreds of unread messages in their inbox, and others who can’t relax until that pesky little notification icon is gone. So, what does your inbox say about you?

Inbox Zero

If your inbox is completely and entirely clean with all messages and emails read, you are part of the majority! One user poll recorded 67% of people achieve an empty inbox (inbox zero).

We prioritise our emails because each one that comes through our inbox potentially could be important or it begs for organisation. Here is what your inbox could say about your personality:

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The best job suited for YOUR personality type

By | Blog, Career Development, Job Seeker, Personal Profile, Recent Articles

Your personality is a layered, ambiguous and is something that may change over time. Many people with the same personality type may still be vastly different. Therefore, is it worthwhile to discover your personality type? Well, it is quite useful especially in an employment context.

Why is it beneficial for work?

There are a number of tools used by employers to understand and categorise personality in an employment context. The aim of these tools is to help get people into the right roles for them, ensuring that they have the best chance of succeeding.

To categorise personality types, most tools gather information about character traits, decision-making methods, behaviour and attitudes. From these categories, conclusions can be drawn. For example, your personality type may indicate what attracts or repels you. It could also identify situations which may cause you stress.

Understanding your own personality in an employment context can be a helpful guide for understanding what sort of personalities gravitate towards certain jobs.

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