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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 […]

Find the RIGHT people, not the Best people.

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 […]

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, […]

Resume Mistakes

As a recruitment technology company, we are sometimes mistaken by job seekers for a recruitment consultant / recruiter. When this happens, job seekers write in to our enquiry pages to apply for jobs. However, very often we will see terribly written resumes—those that we know our clients won’t want and neither will we. So we […]

Weird Demands from Bosses

At one of my previous jobs, we had a new CEO come aboard. He was rather personable and came around to speak with everyone. When he came by to my desk, it was like we were old friends just talking it up. I was very much in a junior position then and it felt good […]

How to create your own Video Introduction

If you want to be noticed by recruiters, forget the standard résumé. Recruiters receive tons of these everyday. How do you stand out then? Simply send them a link that contains all the information about you; work history, education, skills and most importantly a video introduction of yourself. If a picture paints a thousands words, […]