//Résumé Writing
7 10, 2013

How To Write A Good Cover Letter For Job Applications

October 7th, 2013|

Writing an effective cover letter for a job application is a key ingredient for potential success. A well-crafted cover letter makes a lot of difference to the attention that a resume will receive, even if it is short. Large companies receive hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of job applications every month, which means that not all [...]

31 10, 2012

How To Prepare For Job Interview

October 31st, 2012|

I’ve written previously about the need to prepare for interviews. Many jobseekers throw themselves into the beginning part of the job search – preparing a resume, writing cover letters, searching job sites for potential jobs, and the savvy ones, networking to open doors. Often when the news comes that you have an interview you are [...]

30 09, 2012

9 Biggest Mistakes To Avoid In Your Resume

September 30th, 2012|

Here are 9 of the biggest mistakes to avoid in your resume, not correcting them will instantly make your resume appear antiquated: The One-Page Rule Don’t spend countless hours trying to squeeze a decade or two of valuable experience onto a single sheet of paper. The worst thing you can do is try to make the font [...]

2 09, 2012

Job Hunting After Retirement

September 2nd, 2012|

There are many reasons people look for work after they have retired. Perhaps you are feeling the pinch (there is no doubt the cost of living is rising); maybe your retirement investments have not performed as well as you’d hoped; or maybe you’re plain bored and want to do something more with your time. Whatever [...]

3 07, 2012

20 Ways to Kill Your Job Application!

July 3rd, 2012|

We spend a great deal of time talking to recruiters, employers and human resource staff every week. I recently sent an email asking some of them what they would list as their top 3 peeves when it came to receiving resumes and short-listing candidates. You should have seen my inbox fill up with responses! Many [...]

25 06, 2012

How To Crack HR Interview – Using STAR Model

June 25th, 2012|

Using the STAR method is one of the most effective ways of getting your message across to potential employers whether in your resume or at interview. Applied correctly the STAR method can significantly improve your job search. It works! […]

13 06, 2012

Will blasting your resume Help or Hurt your job search?

June 13th, 2012|

When you first start looking for a job you’re excited … you jump online and blast your resume off to anything that looks remotely interesting. You are thinking about you … “Hmm, that sounds good, I might like to work in that role …”, hit Send and away it goes! Perhaps you've lost your job [...]

10 06, 2012

What will your body language tell the interviewer?

June 10th, 2012|

  How you present at interview is so important. But have you thought about how your body language will either support or kill your chances of securing the job? Being given an interview is exciting and your preparation starts straight away – what you will wear, how you will get there, researching the company, study [...]

29 11, 2011

How To Switch Jobs In A Market Slowdown

November 29th, 2011|

All things considered, this is not the best of times for switching jobs . This world has seen a fair bit of negative fallout of the economic problems in Europe and the US, and most MNCs are tightening their belts on recruitment. If you are looking to get a senior-level job in one of the [...]

10 11, 2011

Indispensable Email Skills For Job Seekers And Employees

November 10th, 2011|

If you are about to apply for a job via email, the quality of your emailed covering letter to the potential employer is extremely important. After all, you are marketing yourself. This means that the employer's HR department will first judge your capabilities by how you introduce and portray yourself. If clothes make the man [...]

20 08, 2011

Tips on Writing A Killer Résumé

August 20th, 2011|

I thought it appropriate to pen down some good résumé writing tips that show you how to write a résumé that gets results. The idea is to make your résumé more attractive to present or future employers. Many employees end up feeling that their current employers cannot offer them what they are looking for and [...]

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