The Why and How on Cover Letter Writing

To write or not to write? Writing your cover letter is probably one of the most dreaded parts of the job search process. You've just finished updating your CV, quite a task in itself - do you really need to write a cover letter? The reason many of us feel like this is that the…

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Easy Ways to Refresh your CV

Be Prepared When was the last time you looked at your CV? Most of us forget about it once we are comfortably employed and only a very few keep it updated. The truth is that the past year has seen a lot of change and has sent many to dig up their CV as they…

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Getting Started – Writing your First CV.

Your CV is your first chance to stand out Writing your CV is the first step in the transition from school into the working world. It's not an easy transition. As poet E.E. Cummings said, growing up and becoming the person you always thought you could be, takes courage. I'd go a step further than…

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Why taking time off is still important when working remotely.

Flexibility Many of us are working remotely, and have been for a while. Usually, the possibility of working remotely is a welcome perk in our jobs as it offers flexibility and does away with any micro-managing. In this case though, flexibility can be a bit of a double-edged sword. Possibly because 'flexibility' isn't all that…

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5 Major Advantages of Cross-Skilling

All hands on deck! Cross-skilling, or cross-training as you may prefer to call it, is an excellent investment to make in your team. An investment from which you reap huge benefits and which is especially advantageous in times of crisis. It is a surefire way to get all hands on deck when necessary. It creates…

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Changing Career Path

Switching fields is no easy decision Not so long ago getting a job for life was a great accomplishment and the idea of changing career path was almost unthinkable. Today, research says, that people change jobs between 5 - 7 times in their lifetime, but changing field is less common as it is harder, can…

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Are We Happy at Work?

When people are happy at work, productivity increases. As Steve Jobs stated ‘the only way to do great work is to love what you do’. I have no doubt that most of us would agree with him, yet how many of us actually love what we do? How many of us get out of bed…

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Women and Recruitment

How can we ensure our recruitment processes do not impact women negatively? #ChooseToChallenge – International Women’s Day 2021 - Recruitment. Believe it or not, often in an interview, female candidates are still asked a series of questions aimed at discovering whether they are married or have kids. Or if they are thinking of having kids.…

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Attitude not Skills

It’s all about attitude There is a Simon Sinek quote currently doing the rounds that states, ‘You don’t hire for skills; you hire for attitude. You can always teach skills.’ It has been shared thousands of times and many have left comments beneath fully agreeing with his statement. I too fully agree with it yet…

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6 Ways to (truly) Boost Wellbeing at Work

Wellbeing at work is at an all-time high. The benefits (to the business too) are endless and it's much more than the latest trend - it's an excellent business strategy. This bandwagon is definitely worth jumping onto. In fact, various research over the years has concluded that a healthy workforce is a happy workforce and…

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5 steps towards a Greener Workplace

The future of the workplace is green. Environment and CSR are high on the list of priorities for top organisations’, and outdated workspaces are being transformed into sustainable environments that benefit employees and business itself. Turning your office into a greener workplace is easier to implement than most of you might think, and the first…

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Keeping your team connected remotely

As informal, impromptu opportunities to engage with our colleagues are not possible when working remotely we can find it harder to break barriers with our colleagues and engage with them more. It is common knowledge, with research to back it, that workers who have work friends are more engaged, are better performers, and are happier…

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Writing a CV that stands out

Doubtlessly, the first step one should undertake when beginning their job hunt is to prepare their CV. It is probable that for a single application, employers receive hundreds of CVs. How can you make it stand out? In this article, we'll be outlining the basics of writing a CV, as well as some tips to…

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Finding the perfect job for you

Looking for a job is not all straightforward and can be overwhelming. Finding the perfect job is in another job-hunting league of its own. Some would say it's a unicorn, in fact. However, if you break it down it should get easier by time and help you rule out sending applications to jobs you are…

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Optimising a Job Description

A candidate's first point of contact with your company is probably the job description. Even if you're an established, well-known brand, the job description is directly addressing your potential employee and it is, in many ways, a sales pitch for your company as a great place of work. First impressions count and this is your…

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Remote interviews today

As many aspects of our working lives have changed, many employees have set up an office at home and are working remotely, meetings are being conducted remotely and of course, interviews have gone the same way. Already stressful at the best of times, interviewees now have another factor to contend with: the dreaded camera. Possibly,…

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Applying Corporate Integrity

Many may often confuse the term 'corporate integrity' with 'corporate social responsibility'. The latter is only a small part of corporate integrity. So what is corporate integrity and why is it important in maintaining both employee and customer loyalty? One could say there has been somewhat of an ethical revolution as companies are being called…

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Dealing with a job rejection

Any job hunt usually involves a long and tiring process. You may feel discouraged and fatigue may kick in and a job rejection can easily disappoint you, especially if it's a job you really wanted. You may get lucky and find yourself a job within weeks, but the reality is that many don't. There are…

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Keeping the Micro-stressors in check

It's easy to overlook the little things which stress you out and it's far easier to blame it on the big things in your life which are obviously stressful - such as long hours at work, marital or relationship problems, financial or health problems. However, the micro-stressors may quickly add up and together can become…

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Are you a new grad?

Graduation is an exciting time for many, but the thought that you need to start your job hunt can be daunting for many. Luckily there are solutions and tools which will help a new graduate on their way to pursue a career. The bulk of the work and preparation to get you started on your…

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Virtual Networking

Typically, many of us network through conferences, corporate events, industry mixers or dinners. The present situation leaves much to be desired when it comes to networking opportunities. However, we can still 'virtual network' through the array of tools available to us in this day and age. So how can you make and sustain professional relationships…

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