The pros and cons of different resume formats.

When deciding which resume you should use, it is beneficial to understand the value of each and also the drawbacks.  This by no means should be taken as gospel; however, after reading, researching and seeking feedback from many employers and industry professionals regarding resumes, the below post summarises some key pros and cons of different resume […]

Career Expo 101

Each year there are a selection of career expos, fairs and networking opportunities to take advantage of.  Below are some quick tips to use during and after a networking event that could boost your return. Before and during the event: Plan of attack – If you’re heading to an expo or fair, check their website prior […]

2014 recruitment trends…what does this mean for you?

The war on talent is getting fiercer. One of the biggest trends for 2014 is internal referral programs. With the push for greater responsiveness and results driven recruitment, employers will be exhausting quality recruitment activities over traditional. What does this mean? If employers are giving their employees scouting incentives to find and source potential employees, […]

Job Searching vs Job Targeting

Why are you ‘searching’ for a job? To me, searching implies you have lost something? Or you’re trying discover something?  And whilst, you may in fact have lost your job and attempting to get back into the workforce; you want to ensure you undertake effective job targeting activities; not ad-hoc, spur of the moment job searching! Your […]

Work Christmas Parties – Do’s and Don’ts

For those who have recently attended their work Christmas Party, let’s hope you followed some of the tips below.  For those who have yet to attend their party..take on board these helpful hints from an article by ‘The Fiscal Times’ to ensure you stay in the good books…and employed 😉 DO: Extend Yourself. The office holiday […]

How to ask for a pay rise…the right way!

Everyone wants to get paid what they feel they deserve right? Of course! However, before you put pen to paper to ask for a pay rise or, as I have witnessed some employees do, storm into their manager’s office and DEMAND a pay rise;  perhaps read the following suggestions and tips to increase your chances […]

Resume Tip – Inappropriate Email

One aspect that many job seekers might sideline or not even be a consideration during a job search, is ensuring you have an appropriate email.  If there is one resume tip that could save you from potential  job elimination, it is ensuring your email is professional. If you are utilising an email you created when […]

Career breaks and the challenges!

Have you started to think about taking a much needed hiatus from your career? Taking a career break is ultimately seen by some people as an opportunity to recharge or reassess career aspirations.  However, be aware of the challenges it can also create should you be looking to re-enter the workforce at a later date. […]