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January is traditionally one of the busiest times of the year for recruiting. Make sure you’re ready to go for 2015 by following some important tips that will get you well underway in your job search. 

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The best way to follow up with a job interview is to thank the interviewer for their time and reiterate your interest in the job. Taking the time to prepare and send a brief, sincere and professional email will give you a competitive edge over other candidates. If the hiring manager is stuck between hiring you and another candidate, it is probable that you will be the candidate who is selected for the role if you are the only one who follows up.

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Many student internship requests are for large organisations and global brands. Like everyone, you want your first experience to be a good one. However, considering only big and popular companies narrows your options and can be a massive disadvantage, depending on what your career goals are. Here are some things you should consider when choosing an opportunity that will help you make the most of your internship.
 

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A resume with these words: Responsible, creative, organisational. Does this sound familiar? You might be thinking, “That sounds just like my resume and LinkedIn profile!” Well, you are not alone. LinkedIn have put together a list of the Top 10 Overused LinkedIn Profile Buzzwords of 2013. 

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When looking through job adverts, of the key attributes many companies look for in their employees is proactiveness. However, many graduates and entry level professionals may wonder, how can I demonstrate that I am proactive when I have limited work experience or whilst I am still studying. Here are 4 top tips to demonstrate your proactivity. 

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The Australian Financial review recently published some interesting statistics from the Australian workforce and productivity agency. They suggest that the market is becoming flooded with recent graduates coming out of university with degrees. The competition for entry level positions is at an all-time high.

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The world of traditional recruitment is changing and more and more companies and recruitment agencies are checking potential applications through social media sites. First impression for many organisations are not at the interview stage, they're before that, during the application process. Be aware of your social media presence online, you do not want it to affect your chances of gaining an internship or job. 

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Many employers are opting for online job postings. Due to the perceived quick and easy nature of online job applications, there are hundreds of others applying for the same vacancy. Learn how these 4 tips can optimise your online job applications.

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Negotiating a job offer is a very important, yet delicate part of the recruitment process. It is important to remember that this is still part of your selection process and the way you communicate and negotiate could determine the outcome of the position.

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Your resume plays a key role in applying for jobs and making you stand out from competition. Therefore it is important that you sell yourself and highlight all of your qualities in the best possible way to make a good impression on the potential employer.

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