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Best Fit

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in HR Interview | 0 comments

One of the best pieces of advice I received very early on in my career was: ‘Although the company is interviewing you, you are also interviewing them.’ This is an interesting statement as many of us sit in an interview trying to prove ourselves worthy for a role when we should be asking as many question to the interviewer to ascertain if it is a good fit for us. Asking questions will help aid you in making a clear decision if this is the right company for...

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Interview Guidelines

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in HR Interview | 0 comments

  No two interviews will be the same. The best simple tips for every interview is to smile, cross your fingers and sit forward and straight in your chair. Sitting back lazily in your chair while fidgeting will not win you any brownie points. Show you are interested, engaged and excited to have been invited there for an interview. Always prepared yourself some questions to ask, make sure they are relevant to the role, speak clearly and be honest with the information you provide. Always, always, always research the company and the person who you will be meeting, many websites now have a list of employees and managers, even if you can’t find any personal information on the contact, I highly recommend you make an effort to view their website. 9 times out of 10 you will get asked what you know about the company and having a good strong answer is key. Short for time you say??  How about look up the company on your smart phone while you wait for your morning coffee or in the line at the supermarket, take 5 minutes to do this. Write down 2-3 questions of additional information you would like to know about the company. This engages further conversation and is a great way to display your interest and initiative even further.   Never be late to an interview! You will rarely get a second chance if you do not attend on time. By being late or not showing up creates the opinion to your perspective employer that you are unreliable to present to work/shift on-time....

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Do you have what it takes?

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Resume writing | 0 comments

No two companies are the same, however when it comes to employees, every employer looks for the same thing: Value, experience, expertise, commitment, enthusiasm and outstanding communication. It is really important that you address all of these key points in your cover letter. Also, please ensure that you have the required skills and tickets for the job you are applying...

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Interview dress code – explained

Posted by on Nov 15, 2015 in HR Interview | 0 comments

Interview dress code – explained

Dress appropriately for the role you are applying for. If it is a blue collar role, then work wear is suitable if you are coming straight from a shift. If not, neat and tidy pants/jeans and a t-shirt, polo or jumper with closed toe shoes will make you look nice and sharp. If you are applying for office or sales roles, then dress accordingly to what the staff members in store/office are wearing. A blouse or collared shirt, dress pants/skirt and closed toe shoes are acceptable. As an experienced Recruitment Consultant, I understand the ability to make a fabulous first impression and would never step foot out of the door without my black or grey suit on – it shows my prospective employer that I am a professional and I mean business. Keep in mind – it is always better to be over dressed than under...

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Are bullet points better than paragraphs on a resume?

Posted by on Apr 5, 2014 in resume structure | 0 comments

Now this is a great question to ask yourself… For many people in the recruitment industry whether it is an internal recruitment process or through an agency you will find that that big long paragraphs are not eye catching and easy to read. You ONLY get 30-40 seconds to attract the attention of the resume reader, if your resume is unclear or blocked out with heavy paragraphs you will find yourself overlooked no matter how good your qualifications are. “Keep it simple; keep it clear and easy to read” Bullet points are excellent for listing your responsibilities under each job role on your resume, also for your summary of skills and/or your tickets and licences. Another point to make, your resume must have a list of responsibilities under each job role you have had in order to make your resume stand out. The amount of resume I saw while working as a Recruitment Consultant with the company name and the person’s position in that company, yet no duties or responsibilities were listed… If I can’t see what you have done, I will move to the next application. Your resume is not just a page of information about what you have done, it’s a lot more than that! You need to sell yourself and present yourself in a way that outlines you can do the role you are applying for. When it comes to a summary or career profile your paragraphs will looks great in this section. List 2-3 paragraphs of information in this area. It is all about knowing what goes where on your...

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How to set up a Resume

Posted by on Mar 30, 2014 in Resume writing | 0 comments

Your resume has 30 seconds to the attract attention of the reader. The way you present yourself on paper is extremely important to gain employment. Your resume should have: Your personal details A brief summary or profile Tickets, licences and inductions Employment history Education and courses Summary of skills Interests and hobbies References Remember: 30 seconds is all you get! A professional resume is clean and...

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