When it comes to the increasingly crowded market of online job seekers, it’s important to be aware of innovations that enable you to distinguish yourself from the crowd.
So, what’s trending in the digital world at the moment? VIDEOS! Why not turn your standard resume into a video!
It may seem like a time-consuming task but 30 minutes spent creating a Video Resume could prove to be a highly valuable investment to your future career. Read More
Just because you’re an ‘introvert’ doesn’t mean people won’t warm to you and most certainly it doesn’t mean you will suck at job interviews! With the right preparation and mindset, you have the ability to absolutely nail them!
Here’s a few handy tips to help you on your way: Read More
Are financial rewards and high salaries the answer to attracting and maintaining high quality candidates? A number of studies have shed some light on the issue.
Korn Ferry Executive Group in their study found that purpose and meaning were the key drivers for 73% of respondents, with only 3 % placing pay and financial rewards as their primary driver.
A further study by PWC which focused specifically on millennials found that individuals felt more purpose and drive towards their work if they were attuned with the values and culture of their workplace. Majority of this group placed more value on purpose and meaning. Financial rewards were a minority factor.
So how do we create and maintain employee purpose? Read More
Your Professional Summary essentially gives you the opportunity to distinguish yourself from the rest of the crowd. It’s a paragraph concisely explaining your career goals and professional experience. It lets employers know what you can add to their business, and is ultimately an opportunity to showcase your strengths and skill set.
Although it may only be a short paragraph, it can often be the difference between you and another potential candidate.
It’s important to get it right!
Here are 4 simple steps to help you on your way: Read More
We often think of careers with a linear mindset. A climbing the ranks of job seniority, from trainee to executive office. But what we need to realise is that the job market is experiencing a massive shift with careers of today becoming not-so-linear.
So what exactly are these shifts? Read More
The boom of the digital age has amounted to an ever-expansive arena of engagement with online job boards dominating the recruitment scene.
Candidates now have virtually unlimited access to thousands of job adverts posted online whilst recruitment agencies and firms have access to this mass volume of ‘ready-to-go’ candidates.
But quantity does NOT always = quality.
Millennials: Those born between 1980 and 2000, are now the largest group since the Baby Boomer generation.
This generation has grown up with technologies such as broadband, iPhones, laptops and social media as part of their cultural norm. When it comes to the working world their behaviour and expectations are coloured by the fast-pace nature of this technological environment whereby instantaneous access to information and communication is a must.
So why are Millennials important? It’s predicted that by 2020 they will form just over 50% of the global workforce.
So take note people – They’re coming in!
How do you choose a career path when you have a number of interests and a number of options?
As a Millennial, you are born into a culture grounded in the belief that the future holds endless opportunities. The larger access and quality of education combined with the opportunities of the digital age have created larger windows of choice, but as you grow up you begin to realise that the older you become, the more these windows become smaller.
To many the concept of work experience seems like a complete waste of time. Why do work experience when you can work in a bar or retail job earning $28.50 an hour?
Well the answer is this – you need to view work experience as an investment. An investment towards your future career.
It’s the way to get from a) to b): From that bar job to your actual career.
Still not convinced? Here’s 4 reasons why work experience will benefit you.