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What a Recruiter Is Really Looking for When They Meet You

What a Recruiter Is Really Looking for When They Meet You
A great suit? A strong handshake? What is a recruiter really looking for when they meet you?

What they’re looking for is you. Not the ‘you’ in your CV but the other one. The one with motivations, successes, strengths, weaknesses. The real you.

 
 
 

Disruption in the 2016 Talent Market: Are Businesses Prepared?

Disruption in the 2016 Talent Market: Are Businesses Prepared?
If you want to know the key to finding and keeping the best people in 2016, you’d do well to start by getting comfortable with this one word: disruption.

This one word will influence and steer much of the 2016 workplace and its talent, and in more ways than one.

For a start, new Hudson data has the talent year ahead shaping up as one of the most mobile and fluid in recent times.

 
 
 

Do You Really Know How to Market Yourself?

Do You Really Know How to Market Yourself?
You may think that modesty is best to avoid appearing arrogant in a resume or interview, but selling yourself short will do you no favours. If you want to get a job, you have to know how to market yourself effectively.

Selling yourself to a prospective employer is an important part of the job application process. Don’t be fooled into thinking a good product will simply sell itself – you still need to get the messaging right.

 
 
 

Communication skills: vital for professional success

Communication skills: vital for professional success
‘Communication skills’ might sound like an overused HR buzzword, but there’s a reason they appear as selection criteria on so many job descriptions.

Effective communication is important in almost every role, and the ability to be a good communicator will not only see you thrive in the job application process, but in the role itself.

 
 
 

6 easy things that many job seekers fail to do

6 easy things that many job seekers fail to do
There are plenty of life hacks when it comes to job hunting, and if you’re a job seeker you need to take advantage of them. They’re easy, and they may be obvious, but they’re also effective.

Here are some of the simple steps you can take towards job seeking success.

 
 
 

Is It Time for a Career Change?

Is It Time for a Career Change?
Are you feeling bored, burnt out or just indifferent to the job you’re currently in? A complete career change may well be the answer to your work blues.

In my line of work, people often ask me whether it’s possible to make a career change. The answer, of course, is yes – but the key is knowing where to start and how to get there – smartly.

 
 
 

7 steps to hiring success

7 steps to hiring success
To hire right in 2015 managers must look beyond active job seekers and standard advertising practices towards far smarter sourcing strategies.

In a perfect world, hiring well would be a static skill, where techniques that found you the perfect hire last year would work just as well today. But that’s not the case in 2015; hiring is changing.

 
 
 

Want to attract the best talent in 2015? Here’s what you need to do

Want to attract the best talent in 2015? Here’s what you need to do
They’re wired, they’re connected and they’re open to new opportunities.

That’s a snapshot of Kiwi professionals in 2015. And if you want to connect with the best – as many NZ businesses are attempting to do this year, increasing headcount in a tightening talent market – you need to know where to find them, and what they’re looking for.

 
 
 

Time to update your CV: what is the ideal length?

Time to update your CV: what is the ideal length?
Is there an ideal CV length? Can resumes exceed two pages? The longer their career experience, the more these questions start to burn in the minds of job seekers.

Personally, I think it’s a little ridiculous to say ‘a resume should never be longer than two pages’. Instead, the main determinant of the length of your CV should be your level of seniority and experience.

 
 
 

Let Them Eat Cake: Are You out of Touch With What Your Employees Want in 2015?

Let Them Eat Cake: Are You out of Touch With What Your Employees Want in 2015?
Do you know what Australian and New Zealand professionals want more than anything when it comes to their jobs? And as their employer, are you offering it to them?

According to Hudson’s The Hiring Report: The State of Hiring 2015, work life balance is now the number one requirement for ANZ professionals looking for a new role.

 
 
 
 
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