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.

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

The JOB interview, the No No’s

Many employers comment that they interview candidates who had NO idea how to present for an interview. It appears that some candidates think that if they are personally happy with their image in the mirror that is all that is needed. They don’t spend time evaluating the type of workplace or the workplace culture prior to dressing. Some follow fad fashion trends and think that trendy means professional!

JOB INTERVIEW, WHAT NOT TO SAY!

“OMG! Did I really say that?” How many times have you heard yourself say this post interview? You experience the after-shock and the rewind of the interview and worry yourself sick over what you said or didn’t say. Here are some helpful tips on interview preparation

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

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.

Networking is Working and working often

Everyone has networks, but not everyone has networking in their job marketing plan. This is a well-proven strategy to assist job seekers source work.

5 Tips for hiring great staff!

Looking for the best employees for your business? here are 5 quick tips on how you can attract and keep them!

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?

Who we are reluctant to hire

Employers usually look for “what’s wrong” with the applicant first, rather than what is right about them!

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!

Future Employment some new Job Titles

New jobs and career paths are created every day. If you are a baby boomer or a child of the 70’s, I bet that many of you are not aware that the following jobs exist, let alone what they actually do! How about these apples…..

Innovation the key to gaining a job you love

Sick and tired of rejection? Are you fatigued with applying for jobs and either never hearing back from the employer, and/or receive an unsuccessful letter? What innovative and creative thinking do we need to have to ensure we are realistic about the job market?