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You’ve probably read article after article about how to prepare a winning résumé. Various pieces discuss how to design your document, which fonts and color to choose, keywords, formats, and length.     But fewer discuss the deeper structure of that document—the set of interlocking arguments that enable you to persuade the reader. Contrary to popular belief, recruiters do give...
Over the past year, our lives have seen extensive changes which have led to many of us feeling a sense of  exhaustion and burnout . The luckiest among us have been able to remove ourselves from harm’s way and  work from home during the pandemic . We now spend our days looking at a screen, with a great deal of our communication taking place via video calls. This has led to what has been termed “ zoom fatigue ”,...
Perhaps more than any other year, 2021 is the year for fresh starts. And what better fresh start could there be than a new ethical job! Whether you’re kicking off your job search or you’ve been on the lookout for a while, here are eight gems of advice from hiring managers in some of Australia’s most sought-after not-for-profit organisations to help you find your dream ethical job in 2021. 1. Do your...
Social media can be a great way to connect with employers. More and more employers are using it as a recruitment tool. If you’re wondering how to get a job using social media, keep on reading. How social media can help Social media allows you to put yourself out there and do extra research as part of your job search. You can learn a lot about businesses or employers you want to work for. You can use that information to...
So you’ve been invited for an interview for your dream ethical job! You’ve prepared with answers to some of  common interview questions , you’ve practiced the  STAR method , and you may have even done some  mock interviews . But do you know which questions your potential employer  can’t  legally ask you? And have you considered how you might respond in the awkward situation that you get...
Using the STAR method in job applications is the secret weapon to blitz your competition and get the job you want.   During your job search, you may have noticed that some positions ask you to respond to selection criteria. It can take a lot of effort, but a well written selection criteria will make you stand out as desirable candidate.   So how do you make sure your selection criteria makes you...
An elevator pitch is the term used to describe a very short, to-the-point way of selling something. If you’re looking for a job, you can use an elevator pitch to sell your skills / experience / potential to someone who might help you into a job. You need to do this in a very focused way and in less than 30 seconds. That’s why it’s called an ‘elevator pitch’, because unless it’s a very tall...
If you've got an interview coming up there's a good chance you'll be asked at least one of these top 10 job interview questions. Don't get nervous, we've got you covered. The key to a successful job interview is to think like an employer and ask yourself what an employer might ask you. From there you can start to prepare your answers.  Image...
Holiday jobs for teachers While school holidays is packed with family, sun, relaxing and recuperating before the new school year starts, for relief teachers this usually means a time for tightening purse strings and can be quite stressful as you have limited to no income over these 6 long weeks. We’ve surveyed a large list of relief teachers in the same boat to see what their top tips and tricks are on staying afloat over the...
This is guest post by  Rebecca Cook , Executive Director, Undergraduate Career Services,  Indiana University  and  Eric D. Johnson , Associate Director for Professional Development, Graduate Career Services,  Indiana University .   Today’s graduates start their job search with a belief that they should enter their company or industry of choice immediately after graduation. At least that’s what...
This is a guest article from  Steve Taylor , Senior Lecturer in Psychology,  Leeds Beckett University . The daughter of a friend of mine recently left university and entered the world of work, taking on a temporary office job. At the end of her first week, she phoned home in tears. “It’s horrible,” she complained to her mother, adding: There’s no time to do anything else. I’m so tired...
Preparing for an interview can be daunting. Your nerves are building, you’re worried you’ve forgotten something and it can all be a bit hectic. Unless you’ve got some fool-proof rituals to follow. Preparing properly for an interview can give you a real head-start for the actual interview process. It can also keep you from becoming a jittering bundle of nerves on the day! But what are the best rituals to follow? Here...