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Tell-tale signs that you are wasting your time applying for an advertised job

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It is a problem that is prevalent and something most job seekers face, without realising it, namely applying for a job, when it is a complete waste of their time....

Want a successful job search? Get the right headspace

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Job-hunting will take longer than you would like. The culprit is not necessarily you, but the current recruitment system that is flawed. With the advent of job boards, your competition...

LinkedIn – A useful tool to secure a dream job, or a waste of time?

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Linkedin has become for many jobseekers a complete waste of time. However, it is still…

Practical steps you can take today, so you can overcome age biases during your job search

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In the forward of the Australian Human Rights Commission publication Age Discrimination – exposing the…

The top 5 characteristics of highly successful executives & professionals

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I’ve worked with thousands of senior clients over the years, (including high profile executives and…

Use these tips to create a job winning résumé as a lawyer  

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If you are a lawyer / solicitor, then in this article, I outline some key…

Why employers and recruiters don’t call back

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If you are currently looking for a job and you have submitted an application, then…

Why being an introvert is not an obstacle to amazing job search success (including networking)

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I’m a self confessed introvert and the founder of My Career Groove. Yes, I consider…

Time to wake up to the technology revolution

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‘You never change things by fighting existing reality’ – Buckminster Fuller If you think your…

How to stop a snoopy boss find out you are looking for a new job

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Why it is increasingly difficult to conduct a confidential job search (and tips to improve…

What recruiters don’t tell you and what you need to know!

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Recruiters and how recruiter’s work, is generally a mystery for most job seekers. So in…

Addressing the interview question – ‘what is your greatest weakness’

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I’m surprised employers still use this question, as it is hardly a surprise question, but…

How long should a resume / CV be?

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How long do you think my professional resume should be? I think mine is too…

Told you were too overqualified? Use these tactics to win the job.

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So you have been rejected, because you were told you were too over-qualified for the…

The impact your name is having on your career

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While most recruiters and organisations won’t admit that they have a problem with any individual…

Use these tips to create a job winning résumé for accounting jobs

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If you are an accountant and need a top notch CV / Resume, then in…

Where to go for Selection Criteria help

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If you are a stranger to the Australian government selection process, or even a government…

Overcoming job search hurdles with a disability

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“I have cerebral palsy and walk with crutches as well as sometimes using a power…

How to ensure you avoid divulging your salary history for better salary outcomes

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The number one reason that employers want your salary information, is so they can negotiate…

Stop treating LinkedIn like Facebook

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LinkedIn works, or rather LinkedIn works if you know how to use it properly. Yes,…

Applying for your first Australian government job? Read this first

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There are some really exciting government jobs (and not so exciting government jobs). But if…

If you need a job fast, use these top 5 strategies!

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I received an SOS the other day from a super business colleague. Money was so…

Do you need a cover letter?

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I have read quite a few articles recently on the demise of the cover letter….

Getting the most out of Employment Websites /Job Boards

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From small and humble beginnings in the mid-nineties, employment websites / job boards have now…

The difference between a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Résumé (and does it matter?)

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There can sometimes be confusion between the term Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Résumé, so in…

Jobseekers are getting a raw deal and it is getting worse

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If you are in the sector, it is widely known that the current recruitment process…

The top 5 reasons why your resume is not working

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Over the years I’ve viewed thousands of resumes.  Most are ordinary (at best), occasionally worth…

How to write an Australian CV / Resume

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If you are applying for a job in Australia and you are uncertain about how…

How to thrive, in spite of job search rejection

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When I recently canvassed job seekers, the 2 most annoying aspects about searching for a…

How to answer behavioural interview questions like a pro

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  There are four major types of interviewing questions that interviewers use: Closed ended questions,…

How to create a Career Objective that works

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I’m sure you are very familiar with the term Career Objective as it is related…

Personal Branding and Online Social Media Etiquette

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In the PwC The Future of Work A Journey to 2022, 46% of HR professionals…

Why recruiters don’t call back

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If you are like most job seekers, you might have applied for several jobs advertised…

Resources so you can create your own knock out resume

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You know that your resume / CV is pretty critical, as it is one of…

How to answer some of the tough job interview questions

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Each job interview is going to be different, but below, I’ve outlined some key questions…

Everything you need to know about Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

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The use of ATS Parsing Software and why you need to know about this technology…

Why people fail during their job search

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What is the difference between those who succeed and those who fail during a job…

Overcoming Job Interview Nerves

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So you have been invited to a job interview and you have either been unemployed…

The skills employers buy

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In the initial stages of recruitment, an employer has a standard list of skills, experience…

4 Traps you need to be aware of using LinkedIn

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LinkedIn is massive and with the purchase of LinkedIn by Microsoft for $26.2 Billion, no…

The cover letter formula that will secure job interviews

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If you want to secure a job interview, then your ultimate objective when writing a…

How to select the best resume writer

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So you are on the hunt for a new job, submitted a few job applications…

3 Quick fixes on LinkedIn that could triple your success

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If you are a professional, manager, consultant, business owner or executive, then no doubt you…

Delegate for Job Search Success

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If you are an executive, senior manager or a well paid professional, you should consider…

Predictive analytics that lets your boss know you are looking for a new job

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In Joberate own words: Joberate’s platform tracks real-time job seeking behaviors of the global workforce…

What does your digital footprint say about you?

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What does your digital footprint say about you? “Don’t want a social media site to…

Don’t underestimate what you offer as a job candidate

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I’ve worked with jobseekers over 12 years and contrary to what you hear in the…

Slash the time spent job hunting with the 80/20 (Pareto) Principle

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If you have not heard of the 80/20 Rule (also known as the Pareto principles,…

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