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Read about the latest tips and trends that will help you secure the perfect job.

What does your resume really say about you!

 

If you just started looking for work again or new to the workforce, you’ll know how important it is to have a resume. These pieces of paper hold everything about your professional experiences. A resume is a summary of your skills and experiences that include; Academic achievements, professional experiences and other industry related information. Don’t worry if you have never worked before! You can include any internships and voluntary work to your resume too! So let’s begin…

A little appreciation goes a long way!

 

The power of appreciation! It’s amazing what a ‘thank you’ can do. When you think about it we all like to be recognised for our hard work. Did you know that recognition can increase productivity, workplace culture, team morale and retention rates? Here are some reasons to celebrate employee achievements.

“A person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected.” ~ Author Unknown

 

A happy workplace = Healthy culture

So what are you waiting for?

 

We get it, it’s hard searching for job after job and attending interview after interview with no results, this can slowly wear you down. Searching for work has to be treated as your full-time job, but it doesn’t have to feel so mundane. There are so many things you can do to enjoy looking for work and finding the right role for you!

Invest in yourself and reap the rewards.

 

There are only 24hrs in a day, how many of these hours do you spend working? When it comes to your well-being something’s got to give.  Investing in you is imperative for your personal and professional achievements and life. If you’re feeling exhausted, stressed, unmotivated, loss of appetite, these could all be effects of burnout.

 

So how do you prevent this?

 

New (Financial) Year, New You!

Because sometimes you need to push the reset button!

 

You may have already made your new years resolutions in January; however I find that the new financial year is a great time to re-evaluate your career and push the reset button on your goals.

Here are my top 10 new financial year resolutions for 2017-18:

 

1. Update your Resume: Even if you’re not looking for a new job, It’s always best to keep your resume current; it’s easier to update as you go along!

 

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know!

The importance of networking, there is a science to effective networking, making polite conversation is just one aspect to creating successful and long lasting key business contacts. As the old saying goes “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Some of this is true, you do need knowledge in the field you’re working or looking to work in. However, it’s the network you have around you that can help elevate you, in the career you desire.

 

Multitasking is very much ingrained in our lives thanks to technology, social media and the internet. We are constantly distracted and expected to move quickly from one task to the next and back again. You may think you are great at multitasking but something always has to give and inevitably you end up giving attention to one task more than the other.

Congratulations you’ve made it through to round two of interviews. Now what!?

 

You had a great first interview, found out more about the role and now you really, really want this job! It can be both daunting and exciting going for your second interview, so how do you nail it and leave a lasting impression?

 

“Strive not for success. But rather to be of value” Albert Einstein

 

Being an integral part of your company is so important, as is achieving your goals. Success follows when you demonstrate value in your role. Value is the relevant worth or importance you can give to your work and others. You may have a specific skill that is unique to your role which is highly regarded in the team.

So why aim for Value?

“The most notable fact our culture imprints on women is the sense of our limits.  The most important thing one woman can do for another is to illuminate and expand her sense of actual possibilities” – Adrienne Rich

 

On the 8th of March, 1908 15,000 women gathered in New York to march for women’s working rights, previously known as International Working Women’s Day. Today we call this day International Women’s Day. Nearly 110 years has passed since this march for women’s rights. As women we have came along way, but we still have a long way to go!

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