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Looking for work in all the right places

The job market has changed dramatically, yet some of the tried and true methods are still relevant. An example is the old fashioned cold call! So let’s explore five basic ways and flesh-out best approaches for gaining employment using these methods.

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Hidden secrets from the recruitment panel’s viewpoint

The hidden secrets and reasons why candidates are selected. We constantly hear people say that they were unsuccessful at interview or with finding jobs in Port Macquarie,  so, we surveyed a number of workplaces to address some of the most common reasons employers hire employees. Here is a list with the results, in no particular order. Generally employer’s select someone who will add value to the organisation and to the team effort. Someone who “stands-out” from the other applicants. They look for the following 9 items 1) long term potential 2)ability to work well with others 3)ability to make money 4) relevant resume 5) relevant work experience 6) creative problem solving 7) adaptability 8) enthusiasm 9) good cultural fit Long-term potential Employers want to see your long-term future within  their company. They need to see you are motivated and excited about  the company’s future direction and your role in it. Demonstrated ability to work well with others We spend a lot of time at work. There is nothing worse than someone who cannot get along with others. Ability to make money Hiring managers want people who can prove that they will add value the company’s profits NOT increase its costs without benefit to them. Relevant résumé Your résumé is  your very own personal  sales flier.  It is a reflection of you in the eyes of the reader. Is it “selling” you well? Not sure? Get a second opinion from an expert. Relevant work experience Experience levels generally allow a person to hit the ground running without a lot of hand-holding. Many managers do not have time to mentor and train people on the basics. Creative problem-solving skills Employers seek someone who know how to tackle challenges and opportunities in a way no one will find in a textbook. Adaptability in handling a variety of projects They seek someone who isn’t shy about asking for additional work. Someone who volunteers to take on extra work, even if it means putting in additional hours. Enthusiasm and initiative If you show consistent enthusiasm and take initiative on the job, you can count on being noticed and rewarded. Don’t just meet  the criteria of a job description, go above and beyond what is required to help the business succeed. Good cultural fit Recruiters are pressured to find the right match for a company. Applicants are under pressure to creatively differentiate them and demonstrate a desire to succeed, make sure you research the company and ensure that you actually “fit” the culture also! In conclusion,  preparing for these 9 criteria can help you get ready for your next interview that will land you your  next job Ivana Agapiou – career advise and resume writer...

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11 Most popular Job Interview Questions.

Get ready for your next job interview! Find out what interview questions are the most popular and be ready for your great response!

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Job criteria-Capability statements, How to respond… and get the Job Interview!

Good communication is a core competencies for all jobs.. regardless of the level! Notice that this statement also asks for 3 skill-sets – written/verbal and presentation to an audience. You can try to “bundle” all three, or you can divide it up, either way, I strong suggest a very basic formula to follow:- S.A.R – Situation/ action / response

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Important job skills for a successful life

Daniel Goleman, Author of “Emotional Intelligence”, claims that the best predictor of a highly successful person include the following 6 traits

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Make an memorable, lasting impact…. immediately

There are so many places you can virtually visit on line that will provide you with an abundance of information. Recently I was searching for some help in presenting more powerfully to an audience and I came across author and speaker, Bruce Kasonoff and started following his posts on Linkedin

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Fast tracking tips on body language at a job interview

Many of us suffer from nerves and anxiety prior to a job interview….
Here are a few good tips to help you land that job using your body language to your best advantage!

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Private Recruitment Agencies – how to use them

We act as a “go-between” and can facilitate your progress to a shortlist. We do this by carefully assessing your skills, experience and qualifications and how these match up to the advertised position.

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Increase your confidence and land that job!

One of the most underrated and most challenging ways to increase your confidence and the potential of landing “that” job is …. are you ready for it?

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Presentation for THE job

Within the first few seconds of meeting you, people form opinions & judgments based on your appearance and behaviour.

Your authenticity matters! Are you portraying the right image? Is in congruent with the rest of your appearance? What judgement may be made that are sending the wrong signals about you?

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Unsuccessful again?

“Thank you for your application, unfortunately in this instance you have been unsuccessful” Wondering why you keep receiving the same notice??? The following may help.

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The job interview IS an audition

The job interview is the most popular way employers decide on their whether to employ you or not, and regardless of how relaxed an interviewer / employer may make you feel. . this IS a formal setting and you need to be 100% aware of how you perform!

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Good staff are hard to find?

You may have said “Good staff are hard to find” or heard others say it…

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Acceptable Hand shakes..

They are the universally accepted business greeting. Hugs & kisses are taboo unless you are in Italy and even there, you have protocols!

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A job wardrobe? advice for the employee who wants to succeed in the job!

A number of independent studies maintain that clothing can affect a first impression dramatically; it also can affect promotional opportunities.

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