For the fourth year in a row, in response to my annual LinkedIn user survey, the top rated LinkedIn feature is Who’s Viewed Your Profile (aka “Who’s stalking you?”) Over 71% of the respondents gave this feature a thumbs up. But are you taking full advantage? You can access this LinkedIn feature in the middle right of...Read more
The average job search is a peculiar paradox. There may be 2,278 available positions for your chosen field, but as you scroll through pages and pages of listings, you're lucky if two stand out. Perhaps you're a recent college graduate searching for the needle in the haystack of three- to five-year experience jobs. Just as frustrating,...Read more
Times are tough, while the future looks bright. If you thought being comfortable was your goal, it’s time for a re-think. We’re in the 4th revolution. The job economy is hurtling towards automation, AI and robotics which impact the workplace, radically transforming every aspect of how work gets done. Let’s take a reality check on what this...Read more
Questions to exploreFind the answers to these common questions to give yourself an advantage when starting work placements or internships:
- What is the story of this organisation?
- What are its stated values?
- What is the name of the person who owns or runs the organisation?
- What services...
When you’re trying to leave your current job for bigger and better opportunities, you have to walk a fine line. Unless you have a hugely open relationship with your boss, you’ll need to keep your search under wraps. Until you’re ready to alert your current boss on your own terms, here are...Read more
Watch this intensely squirmy video to discover why you aren't getting hired—and what you can do about it. You may have thought you were brilliantly outlining all the reasons you are the perfect candidate for a job in your last interview, but what the HR rep heard was you mumbling something about revenue... synergy...and elevators?! Watch...Read more
The question "What are your salary requirements?" can strike fear into the eager hearts of job seekers. Here, a reader asks for advice on how to respond:Read more
When you are applying for a job and an interviewer asks for your salary requirements, how should you respond, especially if you do not have a current salary?Our answer:...
The idea of networking used to produce a physical reaction in me, similar to riding a roller coaster: sweaty palms, nervous chatter, and a slightly queasy stomach. Unless you’re a regular performer, no one relishes the idea of planting yourself in a room full of strangers and attempting to be charming—especially when your livelihood is involved! Despite...Read more