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Job Strategies

Skills and knowledge you need for an effective job search

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The reality is looking for a new job can be a huge undertaking. Did you…
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Preparing for a Video Interview

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Video interviewing is evolving rapidly and in this article, we share what you need to…
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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…
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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…
Untitled-design_07-min

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…
Untitled-design-5-min

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…
Executive

The top 5 characteristics of highly successful executives & professionals

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
I’ve worked with thousands of senior clients over the years, (including high profile executives and…
CV-for-lawyers

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

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
If you are a lawyer / solicitor, then in this article, I outline some key…
ATS Tracking

Why employers and recruiters don’t call back

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
If you are currently looking for a job and you have submitted an application, then…
design-3

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

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
I’m a self confessed introvert and the founder of My Career Groove. Yes, I consider…
Time to wake up

Time to wake up to the technology revolution

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
‘You never change things by fighting existing reality’ – Buckminster Fuller If you think your…
Confidential job search

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

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
Why it is increasingly difficult to conduct a confidential job search (and tips to improve…
Recruitment

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

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
Recruiters and how recruiter’s work, is generally a mystery for most job seekers. So in…
Being interviewed

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

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
I’m surprised employers still use this question, as it is hardly a surprise question, but…
resume length

How long should a resume / CV be?

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
How long do you think my professional resume should be? I think mine is too…
Too overqualified

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

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
So you have been rejected, because you were told you were too over-qualified for the…
Name change

The impact your name is having on your career

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
While most recruiters and organisations won’t admit that they have a problem with any individual…
Accountant job search

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

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
If you are an accountant and need a top notch CV / Resume, then in…
Selection Criteria

Where to go for Selection Criteria help

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
If you are a stranger to the Australian government selection process, or even a government…
disability

Overcoming job search hurdles with a disability

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
“I have cerebral palsy and walk with crutches as well as sometimes using a power…
Salary

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

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
The number one reason that employers want your salary information, is so they can negotiate…
LinkedIn and FB

Stop treating LinkedIn like Facebook

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
LinkedIn works, or rather LinkedIn works if you know how to use it properly. Yes,…
Government job

Applying for your first Australian government job? Read this first

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
There are some really exciting government jobs (and not so exciting government jobs). But if…
Need a job

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

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
I received an SOS the other day from a super business colleague. Money was so…
Why have a cover letter

Do you need a cover letter?

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
I have read quite a few articles recently on the demise of the cover letter.…
Employment websites

Getting the most out of Employment Websites /Job Boards

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
From small and humble beginnings in the mid-nineties, employment websites / job boards have now…
Curriculum Vitae

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

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
There can sometimes be confusion between the term Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Résumé, so in…
Job hunting online

Jobseekers are getting a raw deal and it is getting worse

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
If you are in the sector, it is widely known that the current recruitment process…
5 Resume mistakes

The top 5 reasons why your resume is not working

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
Over the years I’ve viewed thousands of resumes.  Most are ordinary (at best), occasionally worth…
resume1

How to write an Australian CV / Resume

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
If you are applying for a job in Australia and you are uncertain about how…
job-rejection

How to thrive, in spite of job search rejection

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
When I recently canvassed job seekers, the 2 most annoying aspects about searching for a…
job-interviews

How to answer behavioural interview questions like a pro

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
  There are four major types of interviewing questions that interviewers use: Closed ended questions,…
career-objective

How to create a Career Objective that works

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
I’m sure you are very familiar with the term Career Objective as it is related…
personal-branding

Personal Branding and Online Social Media Etiquette

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
In the PwC The Future of Work A Journey to 2022, 46% of HR professionals…
waiting-for-call

Why recruiters don’t call back

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
If you are like most job seekers, you might have applied for several jobs advertised…
own-resume

Resources so you can create your own knock out resume

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
You know that your resume / CV is pretty critical, as it is one of…
job-interview-questions

How to answer some of the tough job interview questions

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
Each job interview is going to be different, but below, I’ve outlined some key questions…
job-search-failers

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

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
The use of ATS Parsing Software and why you need to know about this technology…
Job-search-failers-1

Why people fail during their job search

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
What is the difference between those who succeed and those who fail during a job…
Job-interview-min

Overcoming Job Interview Nerves

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
So you have been invited to a job interview and you have either been unemployed…
Skills-min

The skills employers buy

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
In the initial stages of recruitment, an employer has a standard list of skills, experience…
Cybercriminals-min

4 Traps you need to be aware of using LinkedIn

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
LinkedIn is massive and with the purchase of LinkedIn by Microsoft for $26.2 Billion, no…
Untitled-design-10-min

The cover letter formula that will secure job interviews

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
If you want to secure a job interview, then your ultimate objective when writing a…
Untitled-design-9-min

How to select the best resume writer

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
So you are on the hunt for a new job, submitted a few job applications…
Untitled-design-7-min

3 Quick fixes on LinkedIn that could triple your success

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
If you are a professional, manager, consultant, business owner or executive, then no doubt you…
Untitled-design-4-min

Delegate for Job Search Success

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
If you are an executive, senior manager or a well paid professional, you should consider…
Boss-looking-over-min

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

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
In Joberate own words: Joberate’s platform tracks real-time job seeking behaviors of the global workforce…
Social-Media-1-min

What does your digital footprint say about you?

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
What does your digital footprint say about you? "Don’t want a social media site to…
Untitled-design-3-min

Don’t underestimate what you offer as a job candidate

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
I've worked with jobseekers over 14 years and contrary to what you hear in the…
Pareto-min

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

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
If you have not heard of the 80/20 Rule (also known as the Pareto principles,…
Job Strategies

Skills and knowledge you need for an effective job search

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
The reality is looking for a new job can be a huge undertaking. Did you…
Untitled-design-min

Preparing for a Video Interview

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
Video interviewing is evolving rapidly and in this article, we share what you need to…
Untitled-design_08-min

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

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
It is a problem that is prevalent and something most job seekers face, without realising…
Untitled-design-2-min

Want a successful job search? Get the right headspace

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
Job-hunting will take longer than you would like. The culprit is not necessarily you, but…
Untitled-design_07-min

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

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
Linkedin has become for many jobseekers a complete waste of time. However, it is still…
Untitled-design-5-min

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

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
In the forward of the Australian Human Rights Commission publication Age Discrimination – exposing the…
Executive

The top 5 characteristics of highly successful executives & professionals

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
I’ve worked with thousands of senior clients over the years, (including high profile executives and…
CV-for-lawyers

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

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
If you are a lawyer / solicitor, then in this article, I outline some key…
ATS Tracking

Why employers and recruiters don’t call back

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
If you are currently looking for a job and you have submitted an application, then…
design-3

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

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
I’m a self confessed introvert and the founder of My Career Groove. Yes, I consider…
Time to wake up

Time to wake up to the technology revolution

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
‘You never change things by fighting existing reality’ – Buckminster Fuller If you think your…
Confidential job search

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

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
Why it is increasingly difficult to conduct a confidential job search (and tips to improve…
Recruitment

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

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
Recruiters and how recruiter’s work, is generally a mystery for most job seekers. So in…
Being interviewed

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

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
I’m surprised employers still use this question, as it is hardly a surprise question, but…
resume length

How long should a resume / CV be?

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
How long do you think my professional resume should be? I think mine is too…
Too overqualified

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

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
So you have been rejected, because you were told you were too over-qualified for the…
Name change

The impact your name is having on your career

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
While most recruiters and organisations won’t admit that they have a problem with any individual…
Accountant job search

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

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
If you are an accountant and need a top notch CV / Resume, then in…
Selection Criteria

Where to go for Selection Criteria help

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
If you are a stranger to the Australian government selection process, or even a government…
disability

Overcoming job search hurdles with a disability

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
“I have cerebral palsy and walk with crutches as well as sometimes using a power…
Salary

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

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
The number one reason that employers want your salary information, is so they can negotiate…
LinkedIn and FB

Stop treating LinkedIn like Facebook

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
LinkedIn works, or rather LinkedIn works if you know how to use it properly. Yes,…
Government job

Applying for your first Australian government job? Read this first

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
There are some really exciting government jobs (and not so exciting government jobs). But if…
Need a job

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

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
I received an SOS the other day from a super business colleague. Money was so…
Why have a cover letter

Do you need a cover letter?

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
I have read quite a few articles recently on the demise of the cover letter.…
Employment websites

Getting the most out of Employment Websites /Job Boards

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
From small and humble beginnings in the mid-nineties, employment websites / job boards have now…
Curriculum Vitae

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

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
There can sometimes be confusion between the term Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Résumé, so in…
Job hunting online

Jobseekers are getting a raw deal and it is getting worse

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
If you are in the sector, it is widely known that the current recruitment process…
5 Resume mistakes

The top 5 reasons why your resume is not working

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
Over the years I’ve viewed thousands of resumes.  Most are ordinary (at best), occasionally worth…
resume1

How to write an Australian CV / Resume

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
If you are applying for a job in Australia and you are uncertain about how…
job-rejection

How to thrive, in spite of job search rejection

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
When I recently canvassed job seekers, the 2 most annoying aspects about searching for a…
job-interviews

How to answer behavioural interview questions like a pro

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
  There are four major types of interviewing questions that interviewers use: Closed ended questions,…
career-objective

How to create a Career Objective that works

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
I’m sure you are very familiar with the term Career Objective as it is related…
personal-branding

Personal Branding and Online Social Media Etiquette

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
In the PwC The Future of Work A Journey to 2022, 46% of HR professionals…
waiting-for-call

Why recruiters don’t call back

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
If you are like most job seekers, you might have applied for several jobs advertised…
own-resume

Resources so you can create your own knock out resume

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
You know that your resume / CV is pretty critical, as it is one of…
job-interview-questions

How to answer some of the tough job interview questions

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
Each job interview is going to be different, but below, I’ve outlined some key questions…
job-search-failers

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

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
The use of ATS Parsing Software and why you need to know about this technology…
Job-search-failers-1

Why people fail during their job search

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
What is the difference between those who succeed and those who fail during a job…
Job-interview-min

Overcoming Job Interview Nerves

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
So you have been invited to a job interview and you have either been unemployed…
Skills-min

The skills employers buy

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
In the initial stages of recruitment, an employer has a standard list of skills, experience…
Cybercriminals-min

4 Traps you need to be aware of using LinkedIn

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
LinkedIn is massive and with the purchase of LinkedIn by Microsoft for $26.2 Billion, no…
Untitled-design-10-min

The cover letter formula that will secure job interviews

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
If you want to secure a job interview, then your ultimate objective when writing a…
Untitled-design-9-min

How to select the best resume writer

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
So you are on the hunt for a new job, submitted a few job applications…
Untitled-design-7-min

3 Quick fixes on LinkedIn that could triple your success

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
If you are a professional, manager, consultant, business owner or executive, then no doubt you…
Untitled-design-4-min

Delegate for Job Search Success

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
If you are an executive, senior manager or a well paid professional, you should consider…
Boss-looking-over-min

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

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
In Joberate own words: Joberate’s platform tracks real-time job seeking behaviors of the global workforce…
Social-Media-1-min

What does your digital footprint say about you?

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
What does your digital footprint say about you? "Don’t want a social media site to…
Untitled-design-3-min

Don’t underestimate what you offer as a job candidate

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
I've worked with jobseekers over 14 years and contrary to what you hear in the…
Pareto-min

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

| Blog, Job Search & Career | No Comments
If you have not heard of the 80/20 Rule (also known as the Pareto principles,…
Untitled-design3-copy

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