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WFH, Post Pandemic?

Should you work from home after the pandemic?   Your sofa is your office chair, the distance to your workroom is your commute and the dining table is your office. Pretty fascinating, right? Just a couple of years ago no one would’ve thought that working remotely would be so common.   In 2021, approximately 37 […]

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How To Write Your CV?

Many job seekers struggle when it comes to this, asking themselves ‘How to write my CV’. The most important, yet most challenging part of the job search process.   A CV is the first thing an employer sees. The first impression before your first impression. No matter how skilled you are or how many years […]

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How To Secure A Job After Graduation

Annually, millions of students leave academic institutions, all with one question on their minds. How to secure a job after graduation?   After you graduate, the hunt for a job starts and along with it comes graduate job anxiety. The moment you step into the job market, you begin to feel as though you’re just […]

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Video Interviews

In recent years, Video interviews have increasingly become an important part of the recruitment process. In this article we discuss some of the pros and cons.   Video interviews are similar to a traditional interviews, however, there are important factors to take into consideration. Preparing adequately impacts the fluidity and success of the interview. This […]

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First Interview

You’ve successfully sent your CV after completing yet another job application. This time you finally receive confirmation that the organisation would like to invite you in for a first interview, you just have to do well in your interview, but there’s just one problem. You’ve never had a formal company interview before and you’re unsure […]

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Applicant Tracking Systems

Applicant Tracking System or ATS is a piece of software utilised for recruitment. Combined with the skills of an experienced…

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Preparing For Promotion

Many professionals don’t realise they’ll need to start preparing for promotion at least a year before it happens.   Perhaps you’ve just started in your current role, and still adapting to the new culture or systems. It could also be that the next wrung up the career ladder is a pretty big one, one that […]

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Salary Negotiation

Salary negotiation. Negotiating your compensation package against a role where the salary information is unavailable can be challenging, however, being a confident negotiator is usually an admired quality amongst applicants.   It’s been said that individuals who attempt to constructively negotiate their earnings are looked upon more positively than those that do not. This is […]

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The Benefits Of Interview Training

Any professional will tell you just how difficult job searching can be. Time and effort spent researching, applying, networking, and following up takes its toll, not to mention updating your CV. So finally, after what has been a long and challenging process, you’ve been invited for an interview. What do you do?   With your interview […]

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Cultivating LinkedIn Relationships

LinkedIn, the destination of professionals.   It’s easy to brag about thousands of followers on LinkedIn, however, that should only be seen as a vanity metric. The saying ‘quality over quantity’ has never been truer in regards to this platform.   While there’s nothing wrong with having a large following, it should not be your […]

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Leveraging Social Media

In the modern era it’s impossible to ignore the importance of social media. The value it presents on a daily if not hourly basis, is overwhelming.   Social media’s reach expands into professional development. So much so, that the volume of free online resources continues to expand, and although formal traditional learning and development courses […]

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Not Meeting The Job Description

Have you ever come across a job advert, read the title, and become extremely excited? Only to realise that you don’t meet the requirements.   Job requirements often cause prospective candidates to be turned off , before they finish reading the list. Some job adverts have complicated a and extended list of nice to have’s. […]

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Finding A New Job – Whilst In Your Old Job

Career experts state  that it’s better to look for a new job whilst being employed.   However it’s important to be careful; remember that when looking for a new job, you hold a professional obligation to your existing employer. An obligation to conduct the activities you were employed to do.   The benefits of  job […]

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Managing The Bully

Most people are unaware that bullying is a common occurrence in the workplace.  Managing the bully is an essential skill.   Many individuals are well acquainted with this unfortunate workplace abuse; either by being the bully, or being on the receiving end of one.   A survey polling 1000 respondents highlighted that only 4% of […]

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Networking for Introverts

Applicant Tracking System or ATS is a piece of software utilised for recruitment. Combined with the skills of an experienced…

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Questions To Ask When Networking

Networking, it is perhaps one of the most dreaded words in the professional sense, second to audit.
A lot of…

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Presentations

Presentations, the thing most people dread.   Interviews are quite a stressful experience for a to prepare for, no matter who experienced you are. Although certain selection processes are lengthier than a single interview, the ones which require presentations always stand out   Whilst an interview is an opportunity for your abilities and experience to […]

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Career Change: Choosing A New Path

You may have taken the time to attend university to become an expert in your field , or maybe you…

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Dressing for Success

You can’t judge a book by its cover, an old saying that might be true. However does that apply when dressing for success? After all, you’re not a book.   Career counsellors and coaches often advise professionals to dress for that job they desire, not the one they have at the moment. They understand that […]

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Starting Afresh
Starting Afresh

You might have been working at one of the largest organisations in your industry for a number of years. Then all of a sudden, either due to reasons beyond or within your control, or you’ve simply become bored and disengaged with your job, you’re considering a career change, starting afresh or about to enter a […]

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Top 5 Difficult Interview Questions

If you created a survey asking professionals, what are the top 5 most difficult questions they’ve faced during an interview, it would likely be the five in this article.

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