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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

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

What’s your LinkedIn Word Cloud?

Ensure your LinkedIn profile is communicating what you need to.

Posted in LinkedIn, Networking, Others, Personal Brand

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

Research the Right Course to a Successful New Role

Researching to get the best possible results from your next role is similar to preparing to sail around the world. Research, preparation and plotting the right course are all key to successfully navigating and reaching your destination with least risk

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Posted in Communications, jobs, Others, Recruitment

Defining and Measuring the Attributes of Your Next Role

“I need to get my CV in shape – please help me”! That statement’s often the first thing I hear from my clients.  My response is; “In shape for what?” Most often, they don’t really know ‘for what’.  They’ve just

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Posted in Communications, Curriculum Vitae, CV, Interview Skills, jobs, Others, Recruitment

A Referee Is An Integral Part of Your Job Search Strategy

Obviously a referee is a ‘trusted 3rd party in your job search.  Therefore treat them as a partner – not an afterthought. Who You Choose Identify relevant referees as early as possible.  Aim for at least 3 referees with 2

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Posted in Communications, Curriculum Vitae, CV, Interview Skills, jobs, Others, Recruitment

Graduates: Marketing Yourself to Score Your First Role

So – in amongst many hundreds of other students, you’re about to graduate. Your grades, practicals and assignments have been ‘OK’. How do you pitch your value above others – especially those with better grades? Actually, it’s not just all

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Posted in Communications, Curriculum Vitae, CV, Interview Skills, jobs, Others, Recruitment

Cracking The Interview Chestnut with Benefit Statements

You must be heartily sick of hearing Career Coaches pounding on about ‘key skills and achievements’. Actually – I am too, so I’m going to take a different approach. Writing skills and achievements is the easy part. Articulating the benefit

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Posted in Communications, Curriculum Vitae, CV, Interview Skills, jobs, Others, Recruitment

The Art of Positioning for Your Next Role

My new role ‘to-do list’ looks something like this…. Engage Career Coach to kick butt! (tick) Develop a ‘killer’ value proposition! (tick) Find an exciting looking role that will catapult my career! (tick) All ticked…. Great! You’ve gotten this far

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Posted in Communications, Curriculum Vitae, CV, Interview Skills, jobs, Others, Recruitment
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