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5 key steps to negotiate the best job offer

A call from a prospective employer or recruiter offering you ‘the dream job’ may come from out of the blue. Or if you’re actively job hunting you may be working through the recruitment process. Either way – in order to make

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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

Just got the interview! Congratulations! So now what? 4 focus points

http://www.MyCareerBrand.net 4 key focus points that enable you to prepare for a great interview! In my last post I outlined 7 key areas to focus on for the front page of your CV. Having won the opportunity to interview it

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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

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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A Job Market Upswing is Not All a Bed of Roses

http://www.MyCareerBrand.net A recent survey by Hudson indicated that “NZ employees are restless and the labour market is tightening.  6 out of 10 employees are seeking new roles.” (Hudson’s survey canvassed 5003 employers and 5701 employees in Australia and New Zealand)

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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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Heading Into an Interview? Mind the Skills Gap!

http://www.MyCareerBrand.net How are you assessing your next opportunity against your demonstrable capability and the stretch you require to remain motivated and engaged? Just as important – how are you front footing any skills gap so that the prospective hiring manager

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5 Tips for Retaining Positive Relationships With Recruiters

http://www.MyCareerBrand.net A ‘prospective’ recruiter is one who may call you out of the blue.  They may be acting on a tip from someone you know, or you may be on their database from a previous encounter. Have you ever been

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