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Top 5 mistakes that cost job offers
In the competitive job market, a big blunder in an application or job interview can seriously hurt your chances of landing the position. Here are a few of the most common mistakes job hunters make – learn from the mistakes of others and do your best...
 
Tips for Graduate Job Seekers
Finding a job straight out of university can be difficult – the graduate career market is particularly competitive, with most applicants competing from a fairly level playing field. If you approach the search with preparation and focus, however, taking the first steps towards a new career can be an exciting and rewarding experience...
 
How to hire great employees
If you’re reading this, you have probably noticed already that this article is not about “acceptable” employees, or even good ones. The current job market - though somewhat low in unemployment levels - is still incredibly flexible. A significant number of job seekers today are those wishing to improve or upgrade their careers, rather than those who are desperate for any position...
 
Choosing a career path
Every teenager finds themselves facing the question, “What do you want to be?” As adults, though, the question doesn’t seem to come up. However, a career path is a journey we can pick and choose at many stages in life. Perhaps you are bored with your chosen profession; perhaps opportunities for promotion are limited. For some, the need for change stems from the unfortunate situation of being unemployed...
 
Resignation and Retrenchment: The Art of Change
So, you’re ready to tackle new challenges and find your dream job. Or you've decided that an employee you have is no longer for you. Either way, you're in the position of saying farewell...
 
Give yourself the best present these holidays – a truly fulfilling career
As the year comes to a close and 2012 draws near, many of us start making new plans for the future. Life and work shift into a different gear. Most of us get the chance to take a small break, at least in the employment sense, and find work of a different nature in dealing with the demands of the holiday season. That disruption - often welcome - to the pattern of life can invite a more important question...
 
How to write a job ad
For every position, there is a perfect applicant. The process of combining the two depends on effective communication. Too often employers assume that the best person for the job will simply emerge from interviews, without realising the importance of the step that comes before that...
 
Common job interview questions and how to answer them
Often the key to job interview success comes from being able to anticipate the kinds of questions you are going to be asked. By putting some thought into these, and the answers you will respond with, you can give yourself a tremendous advantage – as well as removing some of the stress from the interview process. Regardless of the position, certain kinds of question are always likely to come your way...
 
Top 10 Job Interview Tips For Job Seekers
You’ve got a foot in the door with your killer resume and video profile, now there’s just one more hill to climb on the way to your dream job – the interview. Job interviews can seem overwhelming and stressful, but they don’t have to be - a little bit of knowledge and preparation will go a long way to helping ensure you put your best foot forward...
 
Brad Sewell interview
Hawthorn midfielder Brad Sewell is widely regarded as one of the superstars of the modern AFL competition, having played a key role in the club’s 2008 premiership victory...
 
Three interview tips for employers
For employers, a job interview is an essential part of the recruitment process. When you’re hiring someone new for your team, the interview gives you the opportunity to not only meet the person behind the resume, but to establish their potential commitment to the role, dedication to your company, future aspirations and, of course, their personality...
 
Working past retirement
The need or desire to continue working after retirement can be influenced by many factors. But how do you find the right job to fill the hours and bring in the extra money without feeling as though you’re still chained to the desk?...
 
Finding a job in Sales and Marketing
Finding a job in sales and marketing can look simple - there always seems to be a wealth of opportunities available - but finding the sales and marketing job that’s perfect for you can be slightly more challenging...
 
Changing careers
Finish school, find a job and work until you retire. For the generations before us, this is what a career was. Whether you maintained a passion for it until the day of your retirement...
 
Video profile
You’ve created your ISMYCV online resume, selected the industries you’d like to appear in searches for, uploaded a photo, and now you’re ready to sit back and wait for your new job to come to you...
 
Choosing your references
References are considered an essential part of most job applications. Providing the names and contact details of people that can vouch for your personality and ability helps provide peace-of-mind to potential employers...
 
First job
For a teenager, getting your first job is arguably one of the most important steps on the road to becoming an adult...
 
What's the right salary for me
For the luckiest among us, work is something we love doing every day. For most, however, it is the pursuit of money that keeps us at our jobs...
 
Parental leave and the return to work
Having a baby is a life-changing experience. It alters everything from your living circumstances to your sleep patterns. And while parental leave is a wonderful opportunity to focus your energy on your newborn, the eventual return to work can create challenges...
 
Experience vs. Ability: What matters when looking for a job?
It’s a seemingly unwinnable situation that most of us have encountered; employers looking for staff prefer someone with experience, yet experience is impossible to get unless an employer gives us a chance...
 
Keeping your resume relevant and up to date
To find a job quickly, you need an effective resume that’s up to date and ready to go when you need it, full of information certain to get you noticed...
 
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