Prepare Yourself

I’m out of a job! How the heck did that happen?

“A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren't we like that wise old bird?” Sybil's world has been rocked. Last week administrators took over her employer's company and she is having a tough time...

Going up? The 30-second Elevator Pitch

Going up? The 30-second Elevator Pitch

Dave the job seeker assured me he had prepared this elevator pitch. “Okay!” I said, “Hit me with it”. He began. “I was born in 1969 in Melbourne Australia” he started. I went to school at Box Hill South Primary School until I was 12 or so, and then I became a student...

An interview? Don’t panic – have a plan!

An interview? Don’t panic – have a plan!

Your heart skips a beat as you disconnect the call. A combination of nausea and elation hit you as you turn to your partner wide-eyed, incredulous. "I got the interview" you say quietly as if by saying it louder you'll somehow make it untrue. As you grasp the reality,...