One of the most common and stressful situations we can find ourselves in is quitting a job or being laid off, and then finding that it takes 3 months or longer before a suitable position comes up. When my family first arrived in Australia, it took nearly 6 months before my husband was fortunate enough to be offered a position that fit his skill sets and experience. With a four-year-old and a baby due, our savings dwindled quickly with rent, a second-hand car, and relocation expenses as we established our new lives.
Across the globe many enthusiastic networkers are attending events right now. However, most are making common errors they are not even aware of…and tomorrow they will think networking doesn’t work! Their few hours will be a good time, but mostly a waste of time. So it’s wise to spend a few minutes avoiding these common pitfalls to ensure you are networking correctly and successfully.
First impressions; yes, we all have them. Even though we are told not to judge a book by it’s cover, we all do it to some degree anyway. A cover letter is your crucial first impression on a potential employer, so it needs to be fabulous. It needs to knock their socks off. It needs to get your foot in the door.
In this day and age of the “women can do it all” era, the juggle of home life, work life, social life and extracurricular life is becoming increasingly hard to maintain. The demands that are put on us daily (or more to the point that we put on ourselves) means there are areas of our life that are …
In today’s job market in which companies might interview dozens of potential clients for one position, first impressions are more important than ever! One important and often overlooked aspect of an interviewee’s first impression is colour. The colour of your clothing sends a ….
With 1/3 of job vacancies in Australia not advertised, cold calling is a skill worth honing to take advantage of this hidden job market. Majority of my clients dread the ‘cold call’ to prospective employers. If you take into consideration that the word ‘cold’ does not bring a warm feeling, people attach negative meaning to the process. So flip it!
Gone are the days when the only way to get hired was to present all of your qualifications and list every single one of your skill set down on a piece of paper; we are living in the year 2015 and there are higher priorities to organisations now.
Very rarely will a fantastic opportunity land straight in your lap without you seeing it coming first. Although it seems out of the blue, often when you’re speaking to your friends and they tell you about some awesome thing that they just happened to fall into, they’ve actually done some ground work to get there, they just didn’t realise.
Going into a new setting or environment is often unnerving. So there are 5 things to tell yourself before going on a job interview, date or to a party. It’s important to have your mind in check when you go in so when you leave that event it’s with your ideal outcome. Now before you say “Easier said than done,” we’ve got five affirmations to arm you with…..