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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

Why and how recruiters can add real value.

The predominant feedback I get from candidates about the recruitment process is that timely, honest and constructive communication really matters. A lack of communication from internal and external recruiters, irrelevant – and often misdirected responses, automated responses that are just plain transactional, or no response at all creates a bad impression. Just tell it the way it is.

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Posted in Applying For a Role, Communications, Recruitment

Is the agile career sustainable?

Is the agile and project focused approach employers are taking to hiring and retaining talent changing the way we should be developing our careers. Is it sustainable?

Posted in Career, Cultural Fit, jobs, Recruitment

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

A place of authenticity

http://www.MyCareerBrand.net When you’re looking to secure your next role it’s an ideal opportunity to reflect and formalise what it is you really want and need before you start to submit applications. What is your authentic self? Begin by understanding what

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Posted in Applying For a Role, Cover Letter, Interview Skills, jobs, Personal Brand, Recruitment

Recruiters are like crop farmers

http://www.MyCareerBrand.net I had an interesting discussion with a client about the role and performance of recruiters. The question from my client was; “I’ve had varying experiences with recruiters – how much do recruiters actually value their candidates?” My first response

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Posted in Recruitment

Is it Simply About Ageism?

http://www.MyCareerBrand.net In this article I’ll introduce an existing employment case around ageism and provide some useful tips and references to previous articles that will assist you to overcome obstacles – no matter what your age. Read about ‘ageism’ here. (Click

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Posted in Applying For a Role, Interview Skills, Recruitment

Interview Skills: Dealing with Weaknesses

http://www.MyCareerBrand.net Continuing on from my last article Mind the Skills Gap this article will focus on ‘weaknesses’ and how to effectively front foot them at your interview. Rather than avoid a weakness that may sabotage your interview – acknowledge it

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Posted in Applying For a Role, Interview Skills, Recruitment
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