Even with the most meticulous preparation, sometimes questions can catch you off-guard. And there’s nothing worse than feeling your nerve get the best of you when there’s nothing but silence between you and your interviewer.
The Enneagram psychometrics is the newest test everyone's talking about. The system is based on nine different aspects of human consciousness and personality—within those categories are varying levels of self-actualisation.
Mindfulness is a buzzword that has recently caught a lot of attention, perhaps with good reason. In a world where people measure success in terms of how full their schedule is, the thought of slowing down seems alien, but in fact, mindfulness practices have been around since 1500 BCE.
Regina Hartley is a human resources expert. In her Ted Talk, she explains that the best hires might not have the perfect resume. She breaks down the candidates into two general categories: Silver Spoon and Scrappers. Silver Spoons come up with advantages and are destined for success, whereas the Scrappers fight with odds stacked against them to get to the same opportunities.
Internal communication is the circulation of information between people within the organisation. Within a business, an effective internal communication strategy fosters a healthy company culture and unites everyone towards a common goal, improving productivity and staff retention.
You’ve applied for the job—now what? It can be nerve-wracking waiting for that email or phone call from recruiters and hiring managers. Now you’re wondering, what’s the best way to follow-up on your application without coming across as annoying or desperate.
Meet Madeleine Wade. She's a Digital Specialist at QIC in Sydney. Madeleine started with temp work with Majer Recruitment after returning from her travels in Europe.
When the opportunity rang with QIC, she leapt for Sydney and hasn't looked back since. We discuss the day in the life of Digital Specialist and what she's learned along the way in her career path to get her to where she is now.
“In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.” Carol S. Dweck
Sofi Spritz is stocked in all the large bottle shops across Australia, is on-tap at over 100 venues, and is soon to go global! We caught up with Tom to discuss his career change from the finance industry to entrepreneurship.
Lee-Anne Davie is an Executive Assistant to a Vice President level executive in a mining firm in South Brisbane. As an Executive Assistant, Lee-Anne assists with correspondence, diary management, travel, communication, event management, administrative tasks, and generally anything required to support her boss and her legal team.
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Working hard to get that raise? Or better yet, that promotion? Excellent work performance actually begins at home, in the comfort of your own bed. While exercising and eating a balanced diet play a significant role in your overall health, we tend to underestimate the importance of a good night’s rest.
You’re not alone; When it comes to the task of writing a cover letter, 96% of people would rather go to the dentist. Okay, I made that up, but I know most people would agree when they say they struggle is real when it comes to writing a cover letter. Follow these tips, and you’re off to a great start in your job application strategy.
Have you been on the job hunt diligently writing cover letters and submitting your resumes online and in person without any luck? Let’s get back to the basics of resume building and see if we can correct common resume mistakes you didn’t realise you were making.
Dress for success. It’s the age-old advice for advancing your career. We’ve all heard it in some form or another, but is there any merit to this advice? Do the clothes we wear have any influence on our mental and physical performance?
Feeling less than thrilled about your current career? Whether you’ve outgrown your career, changed your feelings about your industry, or your lifestyle has changed, don’t think there’s anything wrong about switching your career path.
Every individual contributes to cultivating a healthy working environment. If you can keep your energy levels high and your mood in check, not only will you have a productive work day, but that energy and positivity have a way of filtering into every other aspect of your life. So even if you feel like your current work situation is meh, we’ve brought you a list of things you can try to brighten your mood.
In a leadership position, it’s your responsibility to listen to your employees’ needs and make space for fostering a healthy work environment. Employees are, after all, the heart of the company and the best ambassadors for your brand. Taking care of the environment will not only improve the overall mood at the office, but will increase employee loyalty, work productivity, and team relationships.
We all know the feeling of being time-poor while working on a big project and collaborating on a project with multiple members can be a tricky juggling act. If you want to focus your time on actioning tasks rather than organising the details and make the best use of everybody’s time, consider a project managing system.
Is your Linkedin profile helping you get the jobs you want, or hurting your personal brand? According to the Society of Human Resource Management, 84% of hiring managers are using social media for hiring with Linkedin as the prefered social media platform for professionals.
When your personal brand is well put-together, people will want to connect with you. Polishing your personal brand opens opportunities for your career or business making it the best networking tool at your disposal.
Listening is an art. Epictetus, a Greek philosopher wrote: “We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” Good listening skills are essential if you want others to listen to you. We’re receptive to the people who also give their attention to us and in effect, these good listeners are also the people who are listened to when they speak--it’s the golden rule of communication.
Employer branding has been a hot topic in the recruitment world and it goes hand-in-hand with the candidate experience during the hiring process-- a recruiter’s top challenge. According to Recruiting Brief, 80-90% percent of professionals say a negative interview experience can change their mind about a role or company.
One of the benefits of taking the time to answer this questionnaire over a BuzzFeed “what kind of pizza are you?” quiz is that many recruitment agencies and employers implement some type of Myers-Briggs testing to determine if their candidate is suited for the company and role. Personality assessments can be a helpful tool in understanding your personality and that of others at the workplace and at home.
Having the “right” answer isn’t necessarily as important as letting your personality shine through in the job interview. What matters most to recruiters is matching the new hire to the company’s cultural fit and values.