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Job Search Strategy: Weekly Roundup 9.6.2017

Wow – this has been an interesting week! I’ve had some amazing feedback from clients around how developing a clear value proposition and being able to articulate that in the form of their CV, LinkedIn profile and their interviews has

Posted in Applying For a Role, Curriculum Vitae, CV, Interview Skills, LinkedIn, Networking, Personal Brand

Job Search Strategy: Weekly Roundup 2.6.17

Building a job search strategy before you hit the market is becoming more and more important.
Their are many touch points and prongs to ensure you capture and win opportunities.
Strategic? Or Transactional?
It’s your choice.

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Posted in Applying For a Role, Career, Communications, Curriculum Vitae, CV, Interview Skills, jobs, Personal Brand, Recruitment, Skills

Why securing a new role is getting tougher

A significant part of why people are finding it tougher to secure a new #job in New Zealand is this:

“The United Kingdom comprises the largest group of visitors planning to work here on nearly 7000, followed by France, Germany and Australia.”

Posted in Applying For a Role, Career Transition, Curriculum Vitae, CV, Interview Skills, jobs, Recruitment

Skill fit: Do you really have it?

You may think you have the right skills and experience for a particular role – but how close are you really to meeting the requirements of the hiring manager? During the application process – through your CV, screening conversations, and

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Posted in Curriculum Vitae, CV, Interview Skills, Personal Brand, Skills

7 steps to achieve a better recruiter experience

  There are many smart recruiters out there – just as there are many smart candidates. So why are so many smart candidates having such bad experiences with recruiters?   I’ve been inspired to write this blog because of ongoing feedback I

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Posted in Applying For a Role, Communications, Curriculum Vitae, CV, Interview Skills, Networking, Others

Job Searchers: Start thinking and acting strategically.

If you are on the hunt for a new job you could be your own worst enemy.

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Posted in Applying For a Role, Curriculum Vitae, CV, Interview Skills, jobs

Are you rolling the dice with your job search?

Published by Craig McAlpine at http://www.MyCareerBrand.net A few weeks ago I had a job searcher contact me via a LinkedIn Connection Request. The request went like this: “How much does it cost for you to write my CV ?” Ignoring the

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Posted in Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, CV, Interview Skills, Others, Recruitment

Got the personal brand wobbles?

What does personal brand mean today? How is it formed? This article tests the theory about whether personal brand is still relevant and if so what is it really made up of in todays vastly different world.

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Posted in Applying For a Role, Communications, Curriculum Vitae, CV, LinkedIn, Others, Personal Brand, Recruitment

Is the Traditional CV Dying?

http://www.MyCareerBrand.net As I review the feedback from HR, Hiring Managers, and Candidates on recent articles I’ve written, I’m wondering if the traditional CV has had its day. And, why are we clinging to a process and document that has been

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Posted in Applying For a Role, Curriculum Vitae, CV

CV’s: Should I Include a Professional Photo?

After witnessing some debate around the subject of including a professional photo on your CV I decided to do some reading to find out what the current opinion says on the subject and to try and gather some hard evidence

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