What is the Velvet Rut? The ‘Velvet Rut’ is where you find yourself in an unfulfilling job in which you are not learning anything new, not using the full extent of your skills and are just bored stiff. You probably disconnected several months ago and are now just going through the motions. The work is no longer stretching. You […]
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In the current economic uncertainty, many people are still likely to be re-evaluating their future and careers and more managers have been changing jobs than before the recession! Although it may not seem to be the best time to change career, if your chosen sector is experiencing extreme difficulties and new jobs are hard to […]
This is one of the most frequently asked opening interview questions but for many interviewees, their ‘nightmare’ question! Why? Because, regardless of the level you are operating at, most people lose sight of the real reason for the question and instead of grasping the opportunity to shine, they ramble on and meander off course or […]
Do you have a fear of interviews? You are not alone. Interviews for many people can be highly stressful, intimidating and downright nerve racking. In today’s competitive job market interviews come in all shapes and ‘sizes’ from telephone interviews to full blown day (or longer) assessment centres. There are strategies for all types of interview. […]
Firstly some key considerations …………… Q/ What is the purpose of a CV? This seems like a simple and obvious question but amazing how many people of all levels and at all stages of their careers fail to grasp this! A/ To get you to an interview. Forget anything else, as this is your primary […]
Finding a job, especially the ‘right’ job for you, can be almost a full time occupation, particularly in a difficult employment market. So how to you get yourself ahead of the pack to stand a greater chance of success? The following tips should put you in good stead: 1/ Treat your job search as a […]
In these days of web 2.0, online forums and blogging, having an online presence is equally important as offline. Most of us have heard horror stories about how a person’s online profile wrecked his or her job search or career. However, there are increasing amounts of social networking sites and both candidates and forward thinking […]
What are your values and why are they so important? Our values are the things which we hold dear and we all have a set of values. However, our values often change over time but we rarely audit them. Values when we are young may not be our values when we are 40 and have […]