3 posts published in March 2016

From a Sow's Ear to a Silk Purse

Posted:March 3, 2016 | Tags: Learning Outcomes

I have now been seeking employment since late last year but as part of my parting package from my employer was access to Right Management, global career experts, to help me find my next role. My first attempt at self help was to attend the first training session with Right Management almost immediately and it was all about career building and finding the right career for me. I found I did not really take much away from this class, in fact I felt frustrated and considerable unenlightened, I...

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Research is the Key to Success

Posted:March 9, 2016 | Tags: Job Search Strategies, Research, Interview Preparation

I was invited in for an interview for a Senior Records Management Officer thinking that this is exactly what I had been doing for the last 10 years, so I was a shoe in. Just to be certain, though, I decided to put to use some of the ideas and skills I learned at Right Management, so I researched the organisation that was going to interview me and I was amazed at the breadth of service they offered the community both locally and internationally. I researched the different facets of their role...

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First Impressions

Posted:March 21, 2016 | Tags: Resume Writing, Job Applications, Branding & Identity

Did you know that when you send your resume to apply for a job that you have around seven seconds to grab the person looking at your resume, seven seconds to sell your brand and to be put on the "possibility" pile, seven seconds to make a statement that says "I'm the one you are looking for"? It became increasingly clear, during my recent job hunting exercise, that my resume was definitely not making any kind of impression at all and that needed to change, I am sure I am not the only one. I...

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