Author Archives: next5news

There has to be a better way

This is incredulous. What made this job seeker think that he could do something like that and get away with it. Sure, he achieved the objective of getting noticed… But for all the wrong reasons. There is a better way to showcase yourself better to employers.   Read more here >>>

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A Reminder: Dress for Success

You want to succeed. That is why you put yourself through education. Books, knowledge and abilities aside; impressions count. That is the hard truth. If there is one take-out from this: Dress as you want to be seen by others. If your employer has a written dress code, good for you. You can go out […]

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You Are Being Judged.

Welcome to judgement. Whatever the job or company, it is an inevitable part of the job hunt. Perhaps you have been told before or maybe you have taken a module on interview skills, whatever the case, I invite you to think about the following… What are interviewers looking to determine during the interview process? They […]

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The Power of a Handwritten Note

As a social experiment, someone in San Francisco wanted to understand the power of a handwritten letters. People interviewed generally responded that they; Get a lot of emails Feel an overload of information Are unexcited about getting an email Have not received a handwritten letter in years (if ever) Importantly, with handwritten letters, they felt […]

Staff Burnout

In a fast-paced business environment, many of us feel the need to excel at work by doing more, doing it faster and perhaps in a more cost effective way. That is how most businesses are run. It is no wonder why staff burnout is becoming a commonplace. According to actalliance, a community based psychological support […]

Upping Productivity

There are many management gurus out there touting the best practices for improving productivity of staff and offering means to make staff more successful at work. They generally contain similar themes and here is my quick summary of the usual advice given out: Provide good incentives and benefits for everyone; you pay for what you […]

This Kid Will Go Far!

I stumbled across this interesting job application to a known fast-food chain. Although it might not be real, it is great for a laugh: Original Post: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/246501779574238359/ Edit: Our readers pointed out that this is not a real application. Thank you Donald! Check out this article..

Employer Branding—Who Cares?

What is an employer brand? Branding is a perception of any stakeholder of your organisation: from current employees to potential employees. What do they think of your organisation—how do you conduct yourself, what is it like to work for you? The logical conclusion is that you want to show your organisation as a good employer, […]

Referral Schemes—Just Another Gimmick?

Job boards could be losing it. There are 2 surveys out there that tell us that. CareerXRoads found that referrals accounted for 28% of hires compared to just 20.1% for job boards. In another study, Jobvite report even more dismal results that said that referrals account for 40% of hires and jobs boards for just […]