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The rise in job profiles vs. searching for a job

By | Blog, Employer, Job Seeker, Professional Profile, Recent Articles

There are a variety of ways to get your hands on a job opportunity in the current employment landscape. You can apply for a job by responding to a job advertisement posted online, get offered a job at the end of an internship or you might even know someone personally who can get you a foot in the door. However, there is an ever-growing increase in job seekers turning away from these traditional methods. Rather than searching, more and more job seekers are self-promoting their skills and getting discovered, poached and contacted by employers through online job profiles.

A potential leading reason for this shift is the landscape itself. Traditionally, the process of getting a job, or finding a new employee for both job seekers and employers has been lengthy. It often leads to a lot of time, money and effort being wasted.

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Phone Interview Tips – How To Prepare

By | Blog, Interview, Job Seeker, Recent Articles, Tips and Advice

Prepping for your upcoming phone interview and not sure what to expect? Fear not, we are here to give you the low-down.

Phone interviews are typically the first stage of the interview process that you will go through when applying for a new job. Not only is it where you want to make a good first impression, it also solely relies on your verbal communication skills. Without face-to-face contact, body language and visual cues, a phone interview is vastly different and requires different prep.

The main purpose of a phone interview is to discover which job candidates are suitable to take to the next round of interviews. They are used to narrow down job candidates before more time and resources are invested by both parties. Employers don’t want to waste your time as much as they don’t want to waste theirs. So, if you find yourself approaching a phone interview, keep in mind that it could either get you to the next round or it may end your chances. For most of us this can be pretty daunting, but as long as you are prepared, you will be on your way to having a successful phone interview.

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How to answer ‘what are your weaknesses?’

By | Blog, Interview, Job Seeker, Recent Articles, Weaknesses

In your next job interview, there is a high possibility than the interviewer will ask you about your strengths and weaknesses. Typically, an interview is where you are trying to impress someone to land a job, so why would you ever want to talk about your weaknesses? Well, unfortunately it is something you will just have to do. When interviewer asks you to talk about your weaknesses it not only is a question used for them to get to know you more, it also shows them how well you know yourself. We understand that this can be a tricky task, so here are our tips on how to best answer the dreaded question “what are your weaknesses?

Tip Number 1 – Reflect on your past work experiences to identify your weaknesses.

The first thing you’ll need to do is identify a few of your weaknesses to prepare for a job interview. This can sometimes be tricky. A good place to start is by looking at your responsibilities and tasks and ask yourself a few questions such as:

  • Do I struggle with anything?
  • Did I need to ask for assistance or help?
  • Am I stressed about any task in particular?
  • Did I make any mistakes?
  • Does something take more time to do than others around me?

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5 creative breakfast favourites that will satisfy your busy work day!

By | Blog, Employer, Health, Job Seeker, Recent Articles

We know you heard it growing up, but a solid breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Yep, Mum was right! By kickstarting your day with a wholesome, healthy meal, you are fuelling yourself physically and mentally to take on whatever the day throws at you.

A healthy, delicious breakfast doesn’t have to be a time-consuming chore, or a recipe seen on Masterchef. So, skip the fast food drive-through on the way through to work- these recipes will save you time, money, and calories.

We have scoured together some of our classic breakfast favourites, as well as some new and improved options, giving you a range of delicious choices to satisfy your appetite in the AM!

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How to change from being ‘busy’ to becoming ‘productive’

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

Are you one of those people that says “Septembers over already?”. If you are, it may be because you feel so busy that the year has just flown by. With work and home life, does anyone have free time anymore? Well, perhaps it is time to start working on becoming less busy, and more productive.

What is the difference between being ‘busy’ and ‘productive’ you may ask? There is a huge difference between the two. You can be busy all day and still feel like you’re behind on accomplishing your tasks. Whereas if you are productive you most likely have made a solid start, if not you’re already finishing something you’ve set out to do.

For example, have you ever crossed off 80% of your to-do list without getting the two most important things completed? You might have been really busy, but were you productive? Here are some differences between busy people and productive people:

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How to resign and keep the peace

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

So, it’s time to resign and break the news to your current employer that you are moving on. This either means you’ve performed exceptionally well in your interview and landed a new job, or maybe you’ve decided to take some time off work to travel. Either way, resigning is something you’ll have to do which often can be tricky and bittersweet.

Resigning whilst keeping the peace is simpler than you may think. Even if you loved your job, or absolutely cannot wait to get out of the place, leaving your workplace gracefully is important as you never know when you might cross paths again.

Here are some tips to consider when you resign:

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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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Why YOU should work in Hospitality

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

If you are thinking about starting a career in the hospitality industry, you are making a great choice. Working in hospitality offers you a wide range of job opportunities and has loads of advantages over other industries.

Here is why YOU should work in hospitality:

1. The People:

If you are a people person or even if you aren’t, you can become more friendly, personable and open through working in hospitality. Hospitality jobs involve talking and managing different people. Some may be local, others may be tourists from all around the world. That is something you don’t get in every workplace or industry.

2. Your Skillset:

Working with a diverse range of customers and interacting across different cultures and age groups will give you a valuable skillset. Learning to communicate effectively with others is something which you can carry with you into any job position in the future and also transfer into other industries if you wish to change careers.

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