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16 09, 2012

Five Questions Great Candidates Ask in a Job Interview

September 16th, 2012|

Many of the questions potential new hires ask are throwaways ; But not these five questions which great candidates ask in a job interview. Be honest. Raise your hand if you feel the part of the job interview where you ask the candidate, "Do you have any questions for me?" is almost always a waste [...]

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 [...]

11 08, 2012

How to Handle Panel Interviews

August 11th, 2012|

As if a one-on-one interview wasn’t stressful enough …. there is the dreaded Panel Interview! If the thought of facing a panel of interviews sends you into a tailspin, you are not alone. Panel interviews are most commonly used for government positions within Australia. The panel is made up of representatives from different business units [...]

11 08, 2012

How To Handle One-on-One Interviews?

August 11th, 2012|

These are by far the most popular style of interview. You meet one-on-one with a representative of the company, more often than not, the manager you will be reporting to, or, in some cases, a representative from the HR department. If you reach this stage of being offered an interview you more than likely have [...]

11 08, 2012

How To Handle Telephone Interviews ?

August 11th, 2012|

The key to a good interview lies in your ability to research, prepare and rehearse. There are many different styles of interview and understanding how these work can help you prepare in advance so you don’t freeze with nerves. Telephone interviews are becoming increasingly common. However, the mere thought of them make some people literally [...]

4 08, 2012

How To Handle The Salary Question in Job Interviews

August 4th, 2012|

This is one of the most difficult parts of the job search process for many. Go in too high and you may price yourself out of the job, go in too low and you’ll be selling yourself short and be forever kicking yourself. My advice is to discuss salary in a range rather than a [...]

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 [...]

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