Presentation Skills

Success in an interview often comes down to how well you can present yourself and your material. You may also find that for more senior posts you are expected to give a presentation – which could be on any subject from the company’s last fiscal year to the first 5 years of your life! Here

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Good CV Writing = Head Start

A good CV or resume is perhaps one of the most important tools when you are looking for a new job or considering a career change. A well written CV is your opportunity to impress the employer or headhunter, using it to highlight your relevant skills & experiences.

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Job interviews – preparation

The most important thing to bear in mind when being headhunted is that although they know you are good you have to impress in your interview and generally the headhunting company will do the first interview and if that doesn’t go well that very well could be it!

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Your guide to interview success!

Interviews strike fear into most people, regardless of age and experience, but as an essential requirement of getting a job they have to be faced. And with careful preparation and practice there is no reason why you cannot approach your next interview with a high degree of confidence.

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RETURNING TO WORK

Whether you’ve taken some time off to start a family, travel or look after a loved one, returning to the workforce after a break from you career can be daunting. However, if you prepare in advance the transition should be a breeze.

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Acing your Job Interview

A successful interview, like a good CV is an opportunity to sell your skills. This is your chance to differentiate yourself from other candidates on the shortlist. Think about how your experience fits with the employer’s expectations and how you will demonstrate your responsibilities, accountabilities and successes. Prepare answers for likely interview questions, especially the

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5 Subtle Ways to Sabotage a Job Interview

We all know that showing up late to an interview or dressing inappropriately can ruin your chances for a job. But what about the more subtle ways you might unexpectedly sabotage your job interview? Don’t let it happen to you! Here are ten common subconscious mistakes that many people don’t even know they’re making.

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How to Gain Control Of Your Job Search

Only 25% of all positions are found through published and defined markets, such as employment ads, placement agencies and recruiting firms. Unfortunately, job seekers favor these markets even though they face less competition for the remaining 75% of jobs found through networking and direct unsolicited contact with employers.

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Jumping Through Hoops: A New Job Requirement

Memo to Human Resources: I am following up on the job candidate I sent you several weeks ago. I wanted to review his status after his most recent interview. You’ll recall I met this young man through one of my professional groups. He has excellent credentials and just earned his M.B.A. He was doing some

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A Polished Appearance Pays Off for Candidates

If you’re actively job hunting, paying close attention to your image is as crucial as the scrutiny you give to other facets of your campaign. For instance, you have probably agonized over multiple versions of your resume, attended job-search seminars, identified your key skills and rehearsed what you plan to say in interviews about your

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The Best Managers Balance Just Two Needed Skill Sets

During the 23 years that I was the chief executive officer of Hewitt Associates, an international human-resources consulting firm, one of my favorite subjects was how to best develop managers. When I promoted or hired managers, I looked for two skills (after first reviewing their general intelligence and experience qualifications). I knew that if they

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How to use direct marketing techniques

All commercial organisations have an interest in maximising market awareness. With the development of the internet and search engines, it has never been easier to find a particular firm.Recruitment is a sector that has widely used web traffic and search engine optimisation as a way of building awareness and attracting new business and candidates. Historically,

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