Career Advice

Is Your Online Presence Stopping You from Getting Your Dream Job?

Facebook Screen Is Your Online Presence Stopping You from Getting Your Dream Job?

Most jobseekers are aware of the importance of an online presence during the job hunt. Your online reputation has the potential to make or break your future career. Inappropriate online content can put a hiring manager off you completely. For example 17-year-old Paris Brown, Youth Crime Commissioner, came under fire for racist and homophobic comments made on her social media accounts and resigned from her position before the start date because of the bad impression her online presence had created.

However, ensuring your online reputation in no way alters the decisions of the hiring manager isn’t as simple as just not having an online presence. Your online reputation is important because a whopping 91 percent of hiring managers scrutinise social profiles during the hiring process. Read Article »

Interview Tips: Example Questions to Tackle “Do You Have Any Questions For Me?”

Interview5 Interview Tips: Example Questions to Tackle “Do You Have Any Questions For Me?”

“Do you have any questions for me?” Seven words that strike fear into the hearts of jobseekers. Following a successful application and interview, this is the question that can trip you up.

Struggling to answer this question is not uncommon and many jobseekers fall apart at this point in their interview. It’s not a trick question; it’s your chance to shine. Here’s how: Read Article »

5 Ways to Create Personal Brand Consistency

Paper clips 5 Ways to Create Personal Brand Consistency

The difference between being a candidate and being an ideal candidate is having a clearly defined and consistent brand. The concept of a consistent brand can seem a daunting and confusing proposition, but it doesn’t have to be!

Maintain brand consistency with this five step exercise: Read Article »

5 Highly Creative Career Ideas

Paint 5 Highly Creative Career Ideas

”Every child is an artist; the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” – Pablo Picasso.

Do you dream of a thriving creative career but don’t know which path to follow? Here are five career options which will allow you to spread your creative wings: Read Article »

How to Get Ahead After Graduation

Graduation 3 How to Get Ahead After Graduation

Graduating from university is a huge achievement, so a huge pat on the back to you. But there’s that one question you know is going to be difficult to answer; how will you apply your education to the working world. A high percentage of graduates struggle to find work within six months of graduation, but even more struggle to find work in their preferred sector. There are however, a few strategic steps you can take to increase your chances of landing your dream job. Read Article »

Bulking out Your CV When You’ve Only Worked for One Employer

Typing2 Bulking out Your CV When Youve Only Worked for One Employer

A successful CV contains no gaps in employment and there’s a lot of advice out there about addressing gaps in your working history. It’s important to fill these gaps to avoid becoming what the recruitment world refers to as a “job hopper”. But what about individuals who have kept to one employer throughout their working history?

Employer’s main concerns about people who have only worked for one employer for a long period of time is their ability to adapt to change and whether they have built up enough skills and experience from their position to benefit a new workplace.

The employment history section of a CV is a heavily scrutinised area, so it’s important that your CV addresses these common concerns. Read Article »