With a decade’s experience of writing about job search and recruitment topics, Paul understands the power of words to influence mindsets and alter destinies. His previous recruitment career taught him that the seeds of a successful job search are sown long before you come to writing your resume. Dad of two great teenage kids and husband to a long-suffering writing widow.
The stories that you share in your resume will hint at the personality behind the professional. Hiring managers will have a good idea what sort of person they want on their team, so how do you convey the job-winning traits? This blog explores the answer.
It has long been a job search rule that experienced professionals should not put hobbies and interests on resumes. However, as work/life boundaries shift, employers are increasingly interested in the broader aspects of a candidate’s personality. Time for a rethink.
The words you use to accept a job offer will be the first as a new employee of the company that’s just decided to take you on. It’s worth reflecting on how you’ll answer this exciting piece of news. In this blog, we’ll walk you through exactly what you should and shouldn’t say.
While an employer may think of icebreaker questions as a friendly way to start the interview, job seekers might wonder whether there are ulterior motives involved. Luckily, we’re here to help get it sorted out with the most common ice breakers and the best ways to answer them.
There are all sorts of jobs for teens available. Opportunities will vary depending on the local amenities, but there are undeniable lessons to be learned as teenagers earn their first wages. We explore a few of the most common roles.
A great introduction can set the tone of the rest of the interview and give the employer (and yourself!) confidence in your skills and abilities. Here’s everything you need to know when it comes to making a great introduction.
What to bring to an interview may seem secondary to preparing for the employer’s toughest questions, but what you decide to take with you and (what you leave at home) can make or break your experience.
With wardrobes and drawers full of clothes, how do you choose what to wear for an interview? Your answer may well be different for each interview that you attend, so make sure that you do your homework on your future employer. Let’s explore a few ideas.
“Why did you leave your last job?” is a classic interview question that should be answered carefully. A prudent response can help you win over the employer and put you on the path to landing the position.