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The process of looking for a new job is quite seductive, especially when it comes to the application stage. When we see something we want to apply to we sometimes fall in love with the idea of the job title, salary package or amount of international travel. The seductiveness of a role can sometimes blind us to the fact that it’s not the right job for us. If you walk into the wrong job, you’re going to be unhappy. It’s just a question of how long it’ll take for you to realise how unhappy you are. The sooner you see the signs that a job you’re applying to is wrong for you, the better. Here are a few examples of such signs.
Your CV is an important part of your job search right from the beginning of your career onwards. It has to gain and hold the attention of your prospective employer or their recruiter amongst a likely sea of others, so it needs to be as good as you can make it. Take a look at our 100 Executive Job Search Tips for more help with your job search and read our comprehensive guide: How to Get the Job You Want 2.0.
When people come towards us for help in their careers, they are often seeking a career change. In this article, we will explore a little bit around what it takes if you are considering becoming a nursery school teacher. This option can be attractive if you're a new mum and love children or simply if you enjoy teaching and looking after kids...
Whether you’re looking for call centre jobs, marketing roles, web designer vacancies or surgeries looking for qualified vets, bagging a job with no work experience can be fraught with difficulties. Sure, you might have all the qualifications necessary to succeed in your chosen career path, but how can you convince employers to take on fresh blood over someone who’s been in the industry for years? Well, it’s certainly a challenge, but writing a convincing CV is a good place to start.
Recently I had the privilege of delivering a lecture about strengths based development and leveraging unique talents, to a group of final year undergraduates at a leading Australian University. Like many students, they will enter the workforce in the coming months, and unsurprisingly, many find themselves unsure of the path ahead.
In the 1960s, an organisation was created that has become a huge player in the world of agents and commercial fees. It started when a man began to understand the world of the two best golfers who were playing at that time. These two champions played golf brilliantly but they had the hassle of procuring their own equipment, they had no sponsorship deals and they had to do all the booking of the tournaments they played in and all their flights and accommodation as they travelled around the world.
Whether you’re aiming to get your boss’ attention because you want a pay rise, want to be put forward for a promotion or just want some recognition for the work you do, the first thing to do is to pose yourself the question, “What does a model employee look like?