Tag Archives: job search

The ‘Stop & Go’ Career – Why can’t Employers see the Benefits?

Careers are no longer linear as the changing nature of work continues to shift. Careers have become transitional and fluid removing the traditional model of constant long-term employment. I say bravo! Yet so many employers continue to struggle to see the enormous value Stop & Go candidates bring. Sam Mostyn the winner of the inaugural […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thinking of changing career? Ask yourself these two key questions

Many people have approached Bravo career management consultants over the years to talk about a desire to change careers. Career change is a common thing and yes, it important for us all to be happy in our work. But when is the idea of a career change misguided? When is it warranted and how should […]

How Does Your Resume Rate?

I’ve asked a number of people over the years what they consider to be the primary objective of their resume. The majority have responded “to get me the job”. Well, that’s true, but before that dream job is in the bag, one first has to get through a field of highly qualified candidates to get […]

45,000 Automotive Industry Employees – What’s your career strategy and when do you start?

With the steady decline of automotive manufacturing in Australia, those working in the industry should already be asking themselves “what’s next for me?” and “when should I start to become active?” Announcements from Ford (2016), Holden and Toyota (both 2017) that they will cease their Australian manufacturing operations mean there will be a surge of […]

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