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Over-qualified vs. Under-qualified – How to Overcome Objections

Many employers have a mental image of the perfect candidate for each job. In most cases, this includes a list of the must-haves, the nice-to-haves and a salary range. Their objective is to get the person with the most skills at the lowest cost. Unfortunately for the employer, rarely do ‘perfect’ candidates walk through the […]

Smokers Beware! You Might Be Killing More Than Your Health

Smoking is bad for you. Yes – yet another unsolicited opinion on why you shouldn’t smoke. But I have a slightly different point of view on this issue. You already know that smoking is bad for your health, so I won’t bother rehashing all of the medical arguments. Smoking can kill your chances of getting […]

Using a Recruiter: Tapping into the Hidden Job Market

As a recruiter, I am often asked why job seekers should use a recruiter to help them with their job hunting. Most job seekers go it alone and locate open positions through advertisements and online job boards. What can a recruiter do for me? This is the top question I hear in my profession. Firstly, […]

The Buzz On: Web Designer

Web design is a hot job wherever you go. All companies – small to large – need to have a web presence to maximise business success. Some companies incorporate web design functions into the general position of IT manager, but a web designer does very specific things. Web designers are versatile creatures. They must understand […]

After the Interview – Standing Out from the Crowd

You created a killer resume. You bowled them over with your amazing wit and personality at the interview. Now what? We’ve been discussing the proper way to follow-up with a potential employer after an interview. You now know that follow-up is important, but standing out from the crowd becomes your next concern. We’ve already discussed […]

Fine Line Between Appearing Keen and Appearing Desperate

Following up with prospective employers can be a tricky proposition. On the one hand, you want to assure the company that you are truly interested in the position and are excited to work for the company. On the other hand, you don’t want to appear to be an overanxious, desperate stalker that calls every day […]

Organise Your Job Search for Better Success

Job hunting can be a hectic experience. You send out a batch of 20 CVs and cover letters to 20 different employers and then furiously try to keep track of who’s who as the calls come in. Then you have to organise interview and follow-up times. Some days, you feel as you are so busy […]

Develop a Job Hunting Routine – Don’t Set Yourself Up for Failure

Just as tempting as it is to panic after a job loss, so too is the opportunity to “relax”. While taking time to recoup emotionally and to think out the next steps in your career plan is advisable, this can often time grow into a general indolence that leads you away from employment success. Developing […]

Writing Your CV: Tips and Myths to Get it Right

As time passes, CV recommendations change. At one time, bigger was better. Then, HR managers lost the will to review multiple pages for each candidate, and experts began recommending CVs be no longer than one page. This recommendation frustrated many job hunters, as they had extensive background education, skills and employment history relevant to their […]

Targeted Job Search – The Key to Employment Success

Finding a new job entails a variety of factors: having an exciting and concise CV, knowing where to look, researching your potential employer, working hard to get the interview and simply knowing how to present yourself as being a cut above the rest of the applicant pool. What many people fail to realise that a […]

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