Telephone Interviews: Are You Prepared?

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So many first impressions are made on how a jobseeker looks. But what if the first job interview is a telephone interview? Phone interviews focus on content, not appearance, so this process can be a real boon for many who may be concerned about age discrimination or judged by the way they look. It does put a whole new focus though on what you say and how you say it, and Read More

This JobSeeker Extended His Job Search: Why?

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Why not use professional resume writing services? I took a call from a fellow just recently and he'd lost his job. As with most people who don't have oodles of disposable cash lying around, he wanted to get another job quickly. That made sense. What made zero sense, was that he wanted to spend as long as it would take to write the perfect resume himself. (Assuming Read More

Creating a more knowledgeable you. Job Search Tips.

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Job Search Tips Do you squander rare and fabulous opportunities to get an audience with decision makers (either in a networking situation or interview) only to have your chief topics of conversation focus on you, your job search and the weather? To gain credibility, to exude experience, knowledge and intelligence you need to know what's going on in the world, your Read More

The Traditional Cover Letter. Is it Outdated?

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Attaching a cover letter to an email is tedious for recipients. Pasting letters makes LONG emails. Concise, fact-based cover notes are key! — Gayle Howard (@GayleHoward) October 13, 2013 A recent survey by the global careers association, Career Directors International, showed 53% of hiring authority respondents believed that a cover letter wasn't necessary. Extra Read More

Sour Grapes or Justified Actions?

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Interesting article in today's newspaper about Adam Ezekiel—the former Chief Technology Officer of GreenGrocer.com. To summarise, Mr Ezekiel has become increasingly suspicious about the contents of his recruiter file after repeated job applications have failed to get him the results he desires. One may say "Welcome to the real world!"—after all, there are hundreds, Read More

Employment Background Checks and You

In 2009/2010 374,500 people in Australia had been "up close and personal" with the Australian justice system. It would be fair to assume that in the past three years what with the growing demand for police action on our roads, and the pressures of job lay-offs and a turbulent economy, that those figures will have increased. It is also fair to assume that many of those Read More

Sharing some exciting news

Hi Everyone I don't usually use this blog for personal things as I tend want to make it all about you and your needs. However today I received some great news that I'd love to share with you. Every year Career Directors International has an annual event called the TORI Awards -- it stands for Toast of the Resume Industry. These are awards that are judged by a panel of Read More