26 01, 2013

Is It Time For A New Job

January 26th, 2013|

If you're considering quitting your job, you may be indecisive about whether it's the right decision or not. On the one hand, you're pretty miserable. On the other hand, if you wait it out, you might make that promotion next year. While quitting or staying at your job is a personal decision, let's look at [...]

24 01, 2013

What Can HR Do To Reinvent Itself

January 24th, 2013|

I chose to devote my career to Human Resources due to a passion for business and an understanding of the value human capital brings to a company. I fear however, that many professionals choose to pursue a career in HR to utilize their soft skills or the desire for a quick route to a corporate [...]

25 12, 2012

How to Give A Perfect Job Interview

December 25th, 2012|

You landed the interview. Awesome! Now dont screw it up. I've interviewed thousands of people for jobs ranging from entry-level to executive. Easily three-fourths of the candidates made basic interviewing mistakes. Did I still hire some of them? Absolutely... but never count on your qualifications and experience to outweigh a bad interview. Here are eight practical ways [...]

20 12, 2012

How To Get A New Job next year

December 20th, 2012|

With the onset of the holidays and a brand new year just around the corner, along come the traditional resolutions. I will lose XXkgs, I will complete a marathon, I will give up smoking, I will stop working so many hours, I will find more work/life balance and a pretty common one – I will [...]

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 [...]

26 09, 2012

Top 10 HR Interview Questions & How To Answer Them

September 26th, 2012|

These are top 10 HR interview questions and will help you in preparing for the interview. when responding to HR interview questions keep your answers brief and to the point.  If you are faced with a difficult HR interview question, make sure you stay calm, don't get defensive, and take a moment to think about [...]

8 09, 2012

10 Salary Negotiation Mistakes To Avoid

September 8th, 2012|

Whether you're new to job-hunting or a seasoned pro, whether you love the art of salary negotiation or dread it, the truth is that knowing salary negotiation tactics -- and avoiding salary negotiation landmines -- are key to obtaining the job offer you seek and deserve. While much is written about the tactics of salary [...]

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 [...]

23 08, 2012

Top 10 Bold and Outrageous HR Practices

August 23rd, 2012|

In the corporate world, HR leaders are frequently considered some of the most conservative and risk-averse. Running HR in a conservative manner might have served your company well in the 1990s, but unfortunately it may be inappropriate and even damaging today. This fast-changing and highly competitive business world has caused senior executives to now expect [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

1 08, 2012

Got A New Boss Again: What To Do?

August 1st, 2012|

It is a well-known fact that established teams experience “transition pains” under the leadership of newly appointed managers. The stress levels go up, and both the parties use moves and countermoves to outwit each other. New managers, insecure in their roles, often seek absolute compliance to orders from their subordinates, particularly in their early days. [...]

28 07, 2012

How Becoming a Leader Can Help You Get a Promotion

July 28th, 2012|

Many companies today are looking for leaders, not just managers, to take on greater roles within the organization. As a result, competition for higher-level positions can be fierce. Leaders have the ability to inspire others and foster teamwork, which leads to achieving results. No matter what your current position is, becoming a leader can help [...]

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 [...]

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