A guide for successful interviewing
14 Nov
November 14, 2017

A guide for successful interviewing

Show and Tell at school did have a purpose. It was getting you ready for interviewing. You wouldn’t stand up in front of your class without knowing what piece to show and a story to tell Interviewing is no different. Showing up without a story to tell and examples to showcase
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Are you on the right track
27 Jul
July 27, 2017

Are you on the right track

A career change can either be daunting or invigorating depending on how you approach it. Many dream of it and don't act whilst others have the decision forced upon them. There is a another group, growing in numbers who are making very successful transitions into second and even third careers
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Find the strength in you
18 Jun
June 18, 2017

Find the strength in you

What are your transferable skills. Transferable skills are competencies you’ve developed that are needed for successful transition into a new position. It’s the knowledge and know how you have valued by a potential new employer. These skills are often understated on resumes and during interviews. However, transferable skills may actually be
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Does your cv belong in a museum
04 Jun
June 4, 2017

Does your cv belong in a museum

How to edit your resume. Throughout your career you’ll need to edit your resume if not rewrite it on occasion. We see all sorts of applications ranging from LinkedIn profiles with little substance, paper resumes posted in through to colourful documents filled with everything the candidate has ever done since starting
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6 questions to ask before accepting an offer
23 May
May 23, 2017

6 questions to ask before accepting an offer

The interview process is like dating. You meet over different activities, get to know each other and if you like each other eventually you move in together. The feelings must be mutual for a successful partnership. The interview process is no different, two parties getting to know each other, hoping
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5 tips when using linkedin profile for job applications
01 Mar
March 1, 2017

5 tips when using linkedin profile for job applications

LinkedIn is a great platform for corporates and professionals to come together and network, learn, debate, promote or simply observe. Increasingly, it has become arguably the preferred platform for recruiters and corporates to advertise jobs and source candidates. apply using your LinkedIn Profile As a candidate you're maybe given the option to submit
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The two things you’re judged on in an interview
08 Aug
August 8, 2016

The two things you’re judged on in an interview

When someone says “I’m not judging” they probably are. People make judgements all the time. And there’s no better time to assess someone than during the first meeting. Wouldn’t it be good to know what you're judged on in an interview or when first meeting a client or on that
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resign from your job in 5 easy steps
30 Jul
July 30, 2016

resign from your job in 5 easy steps

Offer letter signed! Only one more thing to do before it’s official and that’s resign from your job. A resignation should never feel great. You can make it harder destroying your reputation in the process or with a little preparation up front, leave with your credibility in tact. How to resign
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How to explain gaps in your resume
21 Jul
July 21, 2016

How to explain gaps in your resume

With the recent downturn in banking resulting in reduced headcount. It's no surprise then that how to explain gaps in your resume is a question we're asked often. In the last 6 months many bankers at Director level and above have found themselves out of work. Many more people in their 40's
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Resume Mistakes easily avoided
14 Jul
July 14, 2016

Resume Mistakes easily avoided

The resume still reigns supreme in any job application. So we spoke to hiring managers and our own consultants to find out what were some of the resume mistakes that were letting candidates down. 8 resume mistakes to avoid 1 Submitting Incorrect Information. Seems obvious. Incorrect contact details is resume mistake 101 and
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10 tips for success in a new job
07 May
May 7, 2016

10 tips for success in a new job

Congratulations. You’ve climbed another step up on your career ladder and about to start a new job. The first 90 days are your chance to build on the perception created in interview and set yourself up for success. This is also your time to be the person you promised yourself when
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find a job, a guide for you
02 May
May 2, 2016

find a job, a guide for you

Just graduated, taken time out to raise a family, been travelling or studying mid career. This guide on how to find a job is for those looking to re-enter the workforce or change direction in their career. Activities to find a job i. self awareness. Know what you want to do. Don’t fall
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How to find a recruitment consultant for you.
27 Apr
April 27, 2016

How to find a recruitment consultant for you.

There are hundreds of recruitment agencies with new firms opening up all the time. So how do you find a recruitment consultant who will be able to help you. At some stage of your career you're going to get a call from a recruiter. It's likely to be at work, it
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How to write a cover letter in 5 paragraphs
02 Mar
March 2, 2016

How to write a cover letter in 5 paragraphs

In an age where generic resumes are sent off like text messages, a well written cover letter adds significant weight to a job application. According to Forbes a good cover letter still matters and can help you secure an interview. Discover how to write a cover letter that will help
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How to use capitals on your resume
06 Feb
February 6, 2016

How to use capitals on your resume

Here we'll learn how the use of capitals on your resume helps guide the reader through your document. I found this to be true recently when a friend recently asked me to review his resume. Though in need of some editing, it listed his achievements and provided a summary of a successful
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How to answer competency based interview questions
04 Feb
February 4, 2016

How to answer competency based interview questions

what is a Competency Based Interview. Competency based interview questions are used to predict future performance based on past performance. In an interview you’ll be asked to describe a situation demonstrating your abilities that will be integral to the job in question. At Symmetry we call this the “tell me” interview
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