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How To Write a Career Plan

How To Write a Career Plan “Failing to plan, is planning to fail” Alan Lakein. Creating a career plan is the first step to success. It’s important to research your industry and what’s available to you now and in the future. Consider any choices before you make them to give yourself the best cha...

How to Write a Cover Letter – Do’s and Don’ts

How to Write a Cover Letter – Do’s and Don’tsI’ve seen a lot of cover letters throughout my career – the good and the not so good. Cover letters have made a comeback and are a critical part of any job application. Which is why you need to know what you should and shouldn’t do when writing one. Follo...

6 Tips on How to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

As someone who has used LinkedIn since 2007, I’ve learnt the value of using it. Having a great LinkedIn profile can help enormously when you’re looking for work. And it’s an absolute necessity for building your network and finding opportunities.   LinkedIn is the biggest online professiona...

Six important Lessons to Learn When You Don’t Have Local Experience

Considering a new job?  I received a resume from an engineer (whom I’ll call Ali) a few days ago. His story is like many people who come to our shores. A young man looking for a better and safer life to raise his family.   Many migrants arrive here and discov...
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Recruitment and Culture – Why it’s Important

I met up with a boss from a previous company that I worked with a number of years ago. He has moved on to bigger and better things now and I caught up with him for a coffee the other day. We talked about the challenges of recruiting good people. He said that he has built a strategy around finding pe...

What Job Search Methods Work Best For Older Workers?

If you’ve been having some challenges looking for work or getting to the interview stage then please read on as I share the experiences of one of my job search clients. A Real Case Study John (not his real name) was made redundant in 2013. He had worked in various contract or short-term jobs over th...