via Predictions 2009: The year ahead in tech | Australian IT. EVERYONE in the Australian IT business agrees this year is going to be a grinder. Business bracing for a rough ride The year ahead will be tough as the global financial crisis plays out, according to Australian IT's Predictions 2009 report All the chief information officers, analysts, influencers and tech
Talent Talk: Conversation with résumé expert Gayle Howard | Destination Talent I've been interviewed by Phillip Tusing of Destination Talent about writing your own resume, lying on resumes, video resumes, and more. Here's the text or click above to see the actual article. Résumés have a special place in the recruitment industry. Databases are created to house them.
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A boutique executive headhunting firm in Melbourne has reported a distinct shift in multinational hiring practices. The representative reports that "In the past, employers created roles and provided the brief to the headhunter to find the talent to fit. In the last six months, employers have been providing an open brief for say, 'technology executives' then looking through
Jobspeed Salary Survey 2009. Australian salary survey for IT workers has been posted. Seems a little low in some areas to me---particularly around the CIO, executive area. Could it be the global downturn?
http://tinyurl.com/9ee87k Only those who have seen it all before need apply for top IT jobs this year, as nervous Chief Executives look for strong governance skills and shy away from taking a punt on promising young talent. Key Points * Young guns are likely to be passed over for top IT jobs. * Companies are looking for people who have experienced recessions. *
Job ads at recession level January 12, 2009 - 11:30AM The number of jobs advertised dropped by nearly a third last year, putting the number of new positions added by businesses at "recession levels.'' The ANZ job advertisement survey showed that for the year to December the total number of job ads fell 30%. For the month, they slumped 9.7%, the lowest since 1999,
Olivier Job Index reports 6.8 per cent drop in IT&T job advertisements in December by Trevor Clarke The horror year for jobs in the Australian IT&T sector continued through December with a 6.8 per cent drop in job advertisements, bringing the decline over 12 months to 37 per cent, according to the Olivier Job Index (OJI). The biggest drop in demand occurred in
Very interesting presentation here http://www.cio.com.au/article/268106/state_australian_cio on the breakdown of the Australian CIO. Top salaries appear to be in construction, architecturing and engineeering, followed closely by the mining industry and next financial services. Seems those who make the most dollars are business strategy focused leaders (average $236K),
Here's the document to read the whole story in PDF format. Used with permission from Thomas Shaw at http://www.shortlist.net.au According to Thomas Shaw, Freelance IT consultant and the voice behind the new Recruitment Directory, the recruitment industry is in denial over being at risk of losing clients and candidates, breaching privacy laws and damaging the overall
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Was thrilled to read this news item from a caring employer in the US. A good news story hopefully to counteract the doom and gloom that pervades the news. If only there were more of them! The news item extracts are below: IDAHO FALLS - Eastern Idaho's largest private employer made a big announcement Wednesday concerning its employees and the nations tough economic
New York Times Article here: Interesting article in the New York Times today how Web 2.0 has made it into the realm of announcing staff cutbacks. In the past, press releases announced job layoffs, but now, the company blog is seen as a way to release information without disgruntled or redundant workers getting in the way with their own spin in personal blogs and Twitter
Today's Financial Review today indicates that a recorded 22.8% drop in IT job ads in the last 12 months, seems to give credence that the global financial meltdown has and will continue to significantly and negatively impact staff recruitment in IT as employers look to tighten belts and cut costs through greater permanent staff utilisation and fewer contractors. Despite the
Today's news brings us the story of 13 Virgin employees from Britain sacked due to inappropriate discussion about their employer and the customers they serve. Article here Treated right, there is nothing more beneficial to your career than effective networking. It opens doors, bypasses HR departments and gets you recommendations that you never can get from hitting the
Article here in The Age Australians 'working longest hours' October 29, 2008 - 10:11AM Australians work some of the longest working hours in the developed world, a study has found. About one in five Australians, or two million people, work more than 50 hours a week, the University of Sydney study shows. The study tracked 8000 workers over five years, through to the
Press Release: LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER RECOGNISED WITH INAUGURAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Gayle Howard, Founder and Managing Director of Top Margin Career Marketing Group of Services, was recognised for her contributions to the careers industry with a Master Career Professional Lifetime Achievement Award from Career Directors International (CDI). Recognition of this calibre
This article is referenced in my video chat with you today. [flv]http://www.theexecutivebrand.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/cio-2009.swf[/flv] Quotation from the article: Tactics your CEOs are considering and how to help CEOs tell Gartner they cannot write off assets fast enough -- debts that won't recover, investors who won't play ball, projects that are not
In the Canberra Times today, researchers have shown ties between today's managers and behaviours found in the animal world. The research is based on hundreds of interviews with managers and employees in hospitals, but lead researcher Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, from the Institute of Health Innovation, said the findings were true for all industries. He says it shows the
http://www.cuil.com/ Said by many to have the sway to pull people away from Google, this new search engine pronounced "cool" has a very nice interface and seems very powerful. Read the story on how it came about here: Ex-Google Engineer Launches a Cuil Challenge
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Having successfully completed my training last week as a 360 Reach Certified Analyst, I am now qualified to assess feedback acquired through the 360 Reach Personal Brand Assessment tool. Personal Branding is a crucial part of your career management arsenal--helping you to build on how others see you. From workmates, through supervisors, vendors, managers, clients, and
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Local Career Professional Featured in New Book for Baby BoomersMelbourne, Victoria, November 11 2006. Gayle Howard, owner of Top Margin Resumes, has been selected from among hundreds of professional resume writers across the globe to contribute samples of her work to Expert Resumes for Baby Boomers, a new book by professional resume writers Wendy Enelow and Louise
LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER NOMINATED FOR MULTIPLE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS Gayle Howard, Owner of Top Margin Resumes online, was nominated for four awards by Career Directors International in their annual Toast of the Resume Industry (TM) (TORI) competition. Hollywood has its Oscar, the music industry calls theirs a Grammy, and in the world of professional resume writing one