When it comes to job satisfaction, there’s a special ingredient that holds the key to happiness and success in a role: it’s called “cultural fit.” The Harvard Business Review describes cultural fit as the likelihood that someone will reflect and/or be able to adapt to the core beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours that make up an…

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As a recruiter with extensive experience sourcing candidates for roles, there are two pieces of advice I have for job seekers hoping to be approached by those looking to hire: 1) Be ‘findable’; and 2) Make it easy. The obvious question is: how do you do that? Being ‘findable’ online With many recruiters and hiring…

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According to our research over 80% of hiring managers use reference checks as part of their selection process. Your job references are important in confirming the skills, motivation and attitudes included in your resume and demonstrated during your interview. Ideally, your referee is someone you have reported to in a professional capacity. Choose a job…

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Writing a resume can be harder than it looks. To help you get started, we have compiled three most popular resume formats in downloadable Word template formats. These templates were deemed the most popular types by our highly-experienced consultants who assess hundreds of resumes on a weekly basis. Choose the template that is right for…

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It’s not just nerves that can shake an interview. Classic interview mistakes include acting arrogantly or being overly emotional, talking too much or refusing to answer certain questions. A survey by Generation Success found there are seven “job interview crimes”. Let’s look at them one by one. Turning up late Your car broke down. The…

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Here are a few more do’s and don’ts for being at your best during a job interview Job Interview Do’s: Preparing for a job interview is essential to making a good impression. Employ these handy job interview techniques to win over your interviewer: Plan to arrive on time or a few minutes early. Late arrival…

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Unconscious bias is a mental shortcut made up of attitudes or stereotypes developed over time. Unfortunately, when it goes unchecked, unconscious bias can have detrimental effects on your organisation’s creativity, diversity and inclusivity. Is there anything you can do to reduce unconscious bias? Yes! Look to the SELF model.

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Resigning from a job is something that most of us will have to face at some point in our careers – and there’s a right way and a wrong way to do it. If you’re thinking about quitting your job, here’s our best-practice guide to help you decide when to resign and how to resign.…

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LinkedIn’s professional network allows both active job seekers and passive candidates to promote their capabilities to an audience of international companies and recruiters. Connect with past and present colleagues to grow your network and optimise your chances of being hired through referrals. Executives from the world’s top companies are on LinkedIn, giving members an opportunity-rich…

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It’s always a good idea to regularly check your online presence, especially before you start looking for your next job. It is important to know what anyone in the public domain can see about you and tweak your online profile in order to ensure a positive digital footprint. An online background check by recruiters and…

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