Career Development

4 ways to discover what job you want

4 ways to discover what job you want

By | Blog, Career Development, Job Seeker, motivation, Recent Articles, Skills

Have you ever been on the job search and thought to yourself “I’ll apply for anything?” Perhaps you are unsure of what type of career you want to build. Being open to working in a variety of jobs is a great mindset to hold. However, it could find you in a job that may not maximise your strengths, abilities or happiness. Refining your job search can strengthen your chances of landing a job. One that you could be successful in, and actually enjoy!

Realising what job you want starts with YOU. Here are some tips to help discover your own skills and how to turn them into a career:

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Why do we like new things?

By | Blog, Career Development, Health, Job Seeker, motivation, Recent Articles

Ever wondered why we like new things? We may want a new phone, new clothes or new places to visit? According to scientists, we like new things because we are attracted to novelty.

So, when it comes to a new year of work, is it worth translating the classic ‘new year, new me’ philosophy into the workplace? Well, it might actually be more useful than you may think. When our brains react to novelty, we release dopamine which is linked to our motivation, as well as our learning and memory capabilities. These processes are also all extremely applicable for the work environment.

To gain the benefits of ‘newness’ this year at work, here is what we suggest:

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Why changing careers could be the best decision you ever made

By | Blog, Career Development, Job Seeker

Changing careers can be scary and it often involves a high degree of risk. As you grow older, it’s easy to feel trapped in one career but what you need to know is that it’s never too late to change! With online study options and digital technologies, the 21st century holds virtually endless opportunities.

If you are frustrated with your career but aren’t sure whether changing is the right decision, here’s 5 points to consider : Read More

Why a video resume can help you land that dream job

By | Blog, Career Development, Digital, Job Seeker, Personal Profile, Professional Profile

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

Purpose or Pay? What do employees prefer

By | Blog, Career Development, Employer, Job Seeker

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