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Think like a Marketer

Posted in Job Seeking,
16 Jul 2019

No matter how good a business’s product or service is, without any marketing efforts chances are the company will fail.

So how does this marketing lesson apply to you? Well with the job market becoming increasingly populated by the day it might be worth your while to think like a marketer when looking for a job.
 

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Find a Job You Hate!

Posted in Job Seeking,
08 Oct 2017
, by Marie Robert

It is okay to end up with a job that isn’t your passion because true happiness does not lie in the job that you do, but in your outlook on life. Greatness lies outside of your comfort zone so you will need to go and fish for it. Remember, if you aren’t happy there are always other options. 

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Not only is LinkedIn known as a professional social media tool with your personal profile and company information in a professional environment, it is becoming a common job search tool that is very popular among recruiters, job seekers and companies. Here is how to use the platform for your job search needs.

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When applying for jobs it is crucial to think about who can be your professional reference. It’s important to choose wisely as it must be someone who can comment on your character, qualifications and accomplishments. Here's how to ask for a professional reference.

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While the content of your resume is vital to your success in securing a job interview, the format and layout can sometimes be just as important in leaving a positive impression and getting put in the "to interview" pile by employers. Here are some tips about what your resume format says about you.

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Negotiation exists in many situations in a business. No matter where your career leads you, it is always beneficial to have great negotiation skills. Learn how you can negotiate your way through a deal.

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When you are looking for your next work opportunity, it can be difficult to know what recruiters and HR Managers are looking for when they are recruiting their next hire. Find out what 4 attributes recruiters look for when hiring. 

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You put your best foot forward for your interview, walked up in your sharpest attire and gave them the best impression. And then you were not chosen for the job/placement. It can feel really disappointing, but don't let it get you down. Here are tips on how to manage rejection and use it to catapult yourself for future success.

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It’s common these days for companies to centralise their recruitment processes online, which is beneficial for them. However it can be challenging for candidates to navigate, particularly when you are sending out multiple applications and not receiving any feedback. By following a few simple steps, you can ensure that your resume is getting seen by the right people and ultimately increasing your chances of an interview.

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Looking for a new job or placement can be a stressful and complicated process. Every company is looking for something different and there are often quite a few hoops to jump through before you even get invited for an interview.

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When you are searching for a job it can be really hard to balance all the components you need to be successful. Not only do you need to be focused, detail orientated, efficient and committed, you also need to make sure that you keep positive relationships with all those you come across in your job hunt.

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Are you looking for a job? Instead of looking at Facebook, Weibo or Twitter, why not use your downtime to get organised and prepared for interviews? Set up a “careers” folder on your phone and download these great apps to help you with your job search while you’re on the move. 
 

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The IT industry is a highly competitive one. When starting out at an entry level it’s always best to follow your passions as more often than not this is where your strengths lie. Find out what you enjoy doing and then learn everything you can about that specific area and you will begin to see your career flourish.

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