Video Interview Preparation Tips
Oct21

Video Interview Preparation Tips

By Maria Markoulli  Increasingly, more firms are using video interviews to save time and reach a wider pool of candidates. While at first it can seem a little daunting, it actually can have several benefits to the candidates – the most obvious one being that your video interview is kept on file and can be referred to later on, so if you miss out on a role the first time round, chances are that you may be considered for other suitable...

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Want to Succeed? Don’t Fear Failure – Embrace It
Oct20

Want to Succeed? Don’t Fear Failure – Embrace It

By Mia Casey Why don’t we try new things? Answer: fear. Fear of judgement, of ridicule, of disappointment – but mostly, fear of failure. If failure lost its negative connotations, what could we achieve? I recently watched this video of Sara Blakely talking about redefining what it means to fail: She talks about how her father would be actively disappointed when she had not failed at anything. Rather than coming into the...

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Don’t Let Addressing the Selection Criteria Scare You From Applying
Oct18

Don’t Let Addressing the Selection Criteria Scare You From Applying

By Katie Smith When an employer advertises a job, they usually provide criteria for it. This generally tells you the essential and desirable skills, attributes, knowledge, experience and educational requirements for the role. Often Government and many Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) will require candidates to formally address a list of selection criteria in their application. It’s essential to address the selection criteria to...

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Is Competition Holding You Back?
Oct17

Is Competition Holding You Back?

By Mia Casey Ambition and a competitive personality often go hand in hand. And it makes sense – being competitive can give you the drive you need to get ahead. But competition doesn’t always work in your favour, and recognising when you need to chill can be vital for some serious career success. So how can you use your competitive streak to your advantage, while knowing when it’s time to rein it in? Google defines competition as:...

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How to Negotiate Salary: 5 Tips You Need to Know
Oct14

How to Negotiate Salary: 5 Tips You Need to Know

By Stephanie Rogers Salary negotiation can be daunting – it’s normal to feel nervous. But you can learn negotiation skills that will help you land the salary you want. Sharpening these skills will absolutely pay off in your career. Remember, negotiating your salary before you accept a role is the easiest time to talk about money. It’s much harder to negotiate your salary down the track once you’re already working in an...

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