As a recruiter, when you are working on a role with an accounting firm and you open a CV that expresses interest in becoming a Veterinary nurse, you immediately question whether the applicant has even looked at the role. If a passion for the industry is essential, you may have just lost yourself that job.
You’ve probably heard the general points made about your Resume. Are there spelling mistakes? Is the grammar questionable? Is it too long? Why did you choose that photo? But it’s often it is the ‘one percenters’ that can be interpreted by recruiters in ways you might not have thought of. I’ve chosen four common ones,
Some people tell stories of how they are in their dream job and that every morning they wake up excited to go into the office. While this fairytale may come true for a lucky few, the truth is, work is work and there are going to be days where you want to hit snooze for
Planning and preparing for a job interview has many advantages, the key one being that you’re more likely to ace the meeting and come out as one of, if not the preferred candidate. As a recruiter, I conduct and receive feedback on interviews constantly and have gained a strong understanding of the biggest interview prepping
What’s worse – the fear of long term unemployment, or the fear of expectation & responsibility that comes with a new job after a long stint of unemployment? I recently interviewed a candidate who I had known of for a while as a friend of a friend, who I wanted to help as he had
After a brilliant first month of frolicking and exploring what seemed a significant portion of Australia’s stunning east coast (actually a tiny speck on the map) my funds were non-existent and I started job seeking. Working Holiday 417 Visas specify that the holder may work for a maximum of 6 months for any one employer.
Within social and business media circles in the recruitment world, we often hear what consultants are doing as consultants, but not so much from the very lifeblood of the Recruitment Industry’s existence – its contractors! One such temp contractor hailing from the UK, Melanie Ward, is temping for Plan B at the moment on a
When I was young (circa the Warwick Capper Era), our school careers advisors would talk about applying for work and how important it was to give the right impression when applying for a job. My handwriting sucked, so I was glad when ‘Word Processors’ came along and made the whole thing easier. Then came
A few weeks ago I received an application for an HR role from a candidate who looked good to begin with. The CV was pretty good, but it was the cover letter that I spent the most time on. I like cover letters as they give a much better chance to ‘read between the lines’ with
The job hunt often begins enthusiastically. Your first online search yields a long list of results and it’s difficult to decide what to apply for first. Things look promising! But if you aren’t one of the lucky ones who strike out early, it’s probable that your motivation for completing endless job applications will dwindle. And