Jan 6

New Year – new job?

Posted by Dave Griffith

Andrew was on vacation. Temporarily chilled out and lying in the sun it hit him – he didn’t want to go back to his old job and old routine. He hadn’t been happy for a while but he didn’t know what to do next. The day before he and Anne had caught up…

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Oct 16

Are Recruitment Software Packages Excluding good candidates?

Posted by admin

The emailed rejection came as no surprise to Bill Skibinski, though he believed he was more than qualified for the entry-level job he’d applied for online. After spending two years seeking full-time work, Skibinski is convinced that the computerised screening systems most companies use to hire actually work against job candidates, no matter…

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Jul 19

Is the traditional CV a thing of the past?

Posted by admin

Our curriculum vitae used to be our ticket to employment. The exhaustive record of all we have achieved was the standard by which we were judged in the initial stages of our application for a job. A concise grammatically correct formal cover letter and a positive manner in an interview was good enough…

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Aug 30

Job Hunting Tips – The Interview

Posted by Dave Griffith

The recruiting manager is on the phone. That means you have cleared the application hurdle and made it to the next stage. But they haven’t just rung up to chat, they want to check out your personality and how you express yourself. Words on paper tell only so much. They will ask basic…

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Aug 28

Tips for writing a winning CV

Posted by Dave Griffith

When it comes to putting your Curriculum Vitae together, cheap CV writer software can be a tempting option. It is useful especially if you are not a word processing genius. One of the dangers though is with most people using it there is a certain sameness about the layout of much of the…

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Aug 25

Job Hunting tips – Applications and covering letters

Posted by Dave Griffith

With the employment market still tight getting your application over the first hurdle in the human resources department is a serious challenge. As recently as 18 months ago we only needed a pulse to get an interview. Now we have to find a way to rise above a swag of well qualified and…

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