Living and Working Abroad: The London Life
Jun23

Living and Working Abroad: The London Life

By Nicole Woll All throughout my latter years in high school and university, I dreamt of travelling Europe and the UK. I couldn’t wait to throw on my (huge) backpack and create memories on the other side of the world. The idea of not knowing who I would meet, where I would work or where I would live was exhilarating! A few weeks prior to jumping on the plane, reality set in. I realised I’d be on the other side of the world… where I...

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No Experience? No Problem! 3 Tips to Boost Your Job Search When You’re Just Starting Out
Jun09

No Experience? No Problem! 3 Tips to Boost Your Job Search When You’re Just Starting Out

By Stephanie Gonzales You’ve settled into university life and now you’re ready to find your first job or internship. You browse through job boards and notice that most advertised positions (even the entry-level ones) expect applicants to have experience. You start to wonder “…but how can I gain work experience when no will hire me without prior experience?” As a Careers Consultant, this is a common dilemma that I observe amongst...

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The Benefits of a Professional Mentor
Jun02

The Benefits of a Professional Mentor

By Dara Braithwaite Professional mentors.  Everyone seems to have one, and it sounds like a good idea, but what does having a mentor actually achieve? And where can you find one? Benefits Insight A professional mentor is able to give further insight into the profession that you’re aspiring to be in, and any emerging trends that are developing.  It’s one thing to be hearing about trends in lectures or reading about them in journal...

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The Video Interview: Really? Do I Have To?
May26

The Video Interview: Really? Do I Have To?

By Michelle Maarhuis I recently had my first dabble with video interviews from a recruiter’s perspective, and I’m a convert. We’re using a web and app platform called Vieple to shortlist candidates, rather than using traditional methods like phone screening. A video interview helps to quickly identify whether a person could be a good cultural fit within the company, as you get an insight to the applicant’s personality. It also livens...

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How to Network Like a Natural
May19

How to Network Like a Natural

By Candy Jenkins When looking for a job you’re constantly told “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know”, or “you need to get out there and market yourself.” It’s a constant reminder that you’re not doing enough to tap into potential job opportunities and develop new relationships. Studies show that only 20 percent of jobs are advertised, which means that 80 percent of jobs are filled through internal promotions, contacts from...

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