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Why you’ll never go wrong by networking

It is common knowledge that as many as 75% of jobs are secured through networking activities. At higher levels in an organisation the figures are probably higher. And let’s all be sure about this - networking is hard work for many and doesn’t come naturally! But life becomes potentially harder down the track if you don’t take the […]

Why Networking is So Important

It is often said that up to three quarters of professional jobs are filled through the so-called “Hidden Job Market”. Recently when I was delivering a presentation with 2 other colleagues to a group of 50 government clients, I asked for a show of hands to the question, “How many of you in the room […]

Before you attempt that career change…

There’s a difference between changing jobs and making a career change. A job change is simply the act of changing employers for reasons such as better advancement potential, more money or a chance to work closer to home, among other things, while remaining in the same profession. A career change is defined as a transition […]

Beam me up Scotty – I think I’ve just landed in the wrong job!

Ever had that nausea-inducing feeling when you realize that the shiny new job you just spent all your time and effort to secure is not all it was cracked up to be? Should you persevere and try to make a go of it – or should you just cut your losses and move on? Most […]

Delayering, obsolescence, Kodak and you

I know a very smart and enterprising young woman working in publishing who has taken to using disposable film cameras. She has found a regular source of supply and has discovered the joy of photography as it was in the pre-digital era. What I find delightful and surprising about this is that young people, Gen […]

Pre-Redundancy Career Strategies for the Over 50s

Although unemployment rates are still highest among the under 25s, the rates among older workers continue to creep up as industries restructure, companies delayer middle management, and businesses seek to recruit new technology skills. Older employees still need to take control of their career and manage their job options - and a networking strategy can […]

10 Reasons Why You Should Seek Career Advice

Are you currently thinking of getting some professional career advice? Even if you’re not, here are 10 reasons why you might need to: 1. Your career lacks direction. A good career management consultant can help you take a structured approach to analysing your career, your expertise, your interests, your values and development needs. Studies suggest […]

“How did I get here?” Know your personal career journey

In a recent blog, we talked about the importance of making a good impression at a job interview. Typically, that starts with your answer to the question, "Tell me about yourself?" Before you can answer, you need to understand the journey that has brought you to where you are today. Sometimes referred to as the […]

The Job Interview – Win it (or Blow it) in under 20 minutes

First impressions count, no more so than in a job interview. The opening minutes can make or break your chances of winning (or blowing) that job opportunity. Here are some tips on how you can impress. Most of us who have conducted interviews for new staff over the years seem to agree on a few […]

How to Build Your Online Profile

LinkedIn is a powerful recruitment and networking tool. Over 5 million Australian professionals are now using it, including employers, recruiters and search consultants. This guide is aimed at individuals who may be looking for a job or thinking of making a career change. The hiring landscape continues to evolve and social media, particularly LinkedIn has […]

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