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Resume Writing Tip # 3 – Does Your Resume Pass the 10 Second Test?

It’s a well known fact that recruiters and hiring managers spend just 10 seconds (if you’re lucky) briefly scanning each resume to find potential candidates for a position. Not only are they pressed for time, but by about the 20th … Continue reading

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Is being the ‘stand out’ candidate more than just good resume writing?

It certainly is. The stand out candidate in any job application isn’t just the person who ticks all the boxes and sounds fabulous on paper. It’s the person who can offer more than the standard candidate. They are the ones … Continue reading

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Multiple Job Offers – What Do I Do?

Having more than one job offer may seem like a job seekers dream come true but what if you can’t decide which position to go for? In an ideal world, we look for work when the time is right, our … Continue reading

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Psychometric Testing – Is It Measuring Madness?

Psychometric testing is used primarily by recruiters as a very broad brush approach to measuring a candidate’s relevant strengths and weaknesses. The results are then used to assess the candidate’s employment suitability and company-candidate fit. These tests are widely used … Continue reading

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Job Hunting in Japan – Have They All Gone Nuts?

Every year in Japan during the shuukatsu season (from January to May), thousands of university students are preparing to secure their first job. But the odd thing is –these Japanese students start rigorously applying for graduate roles 2 years before … Continue reading

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Job Search Tips for IT Graduates – 3 Skills That Will Make You More ‘Desirable’ To Employers

Australian ICT graduates face big challenges when they start applying for their first job. A lack of opportunities, having to work for free and being labelled too inexperienced are just a few that I’ll mention. So what do you need … Continue reading

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Job Interview Tips – 5 Questions Great Candidates Ask

Have you even been caught out in a job interview when the interviewer asks “Do you have any questions for us?” There’s nothing worse than feeling that all familiar wave of panic as you realise that you haven’t prepared for … Continue reading

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