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The complete job interview guide

The complete job interview guide

The complete job interview guide – how to blitz the interview and the competition. How to prepare, plan and practice for a job interview – respond to those commonly asked interview questions – stay cool – and create a lasting impression on the interview panel. …. read more

Questions to ask at a job interview

Questions to ask at a job interview

‘Do you have any questions?’ is generally asked at the conclusion of every job interview.  Why? Well, first of all, it’s where the interview panel identify (if they haven’t already done so) how interested you are in the position and how much you know about their organisation.   If you don’t have any pre-prepared questions – or ask the wrong questions – it’s probably going to cost you the job – and by the way, yes, you can take a list of your questions to the interview as it shows the interview panel that you have prepared for the interview and you are serious about working for their organisation. …. read more

Tell me about yourself

Tell me about yourself

‘Tell me about yourself’ is generally asked at every job interview.  Why? Well, first of all, it’s an ice-breaker and starts the conversation and, dependent on your responses, it also gives the interviewing panel information to ask deeper questions relevant to the advertised position.  Whilst most people undertaking job interviews dread this question, this article will provide you with the information you need to plan, prepare and deliver a tailored response that will put you in the front-running for the position …. read more

Top 2 reasons you didn't get an interview

If you are scratching your head wondering why you didn’t achieve an interview for a position which was a perfect match for you, i.e. you had the experience and skill-set to do the job ‘standing on your head’ – it’s probably because of the way your resume and other submitted documents (cover letter and/or selection criteria) represented you.  Generally this is for two primary reasons  … read more

How to write killer selection criteria

If you are trying to get a government job (or any position requiring selection criteria responses) it can be a very daunting experience to write effective responses that will achieve interviews.  Yes, there is a definite process in doing so, but once you have the knowledge of what selection criteria actually are, and how you need to respond, it’s not so overwhelming  … read more

The PERFECT Resume

The PERFECT Resume

What makes a PERFECT resume? It’s confusing when there is so much conflicting advice, so many diverse templates when all you want your resume to do, is achieve interviews and a job offers.  Yes, the look and feel of a resume is very important, but don’t get conned by bright lights, bells and whistles  … read more

How to stop your boss stealing your ideas

How to stop your boss stealing your ideas (and taking credit for them)

Do bosses (Team Leaders, Supervisors, Managers) steal ideas from their direct reports and take credit for them?  Unfortunately yes, and this is a constant in any work environment.  Everyone wants to get noticed (and promoted) at work – even your Team Leader, Supervisor or Manager.  So if you have identified a better way of doing a task or have an idea for a new process that would improve operational efficiencies or enhance customer service deliverables , map-it-out and present it at the appropriate forum … read more

ATS explained

ATS friendly resumes – how important are they?  The short answer is VERY – in fact, probably the most important aspect of your resume is the actual template that you use.  The statistics of organisations and recruiters using an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to process submitted resumes for advertised positions is now quite staggering – with reported variations of 75% to 95% of businesses now using HR management software which incorporate this functionality in addition to payroll and employee management … read more

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