Are you considering to work for a Startup company? Whatever the reason, I have some important insights for you so you can double check your intentions and, if you are still keen, some useful tips where to find and network with real Startups.
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The phrase “hit the ground running” is a job starter cliché, especially if your new employer stipulated a lengthy probation period and your new boss turns out to be another tyrant. You have worked hard to get the job – so learn to stay clear of the ‘human minefield’. I have 10 tips that can […]
Time and lousy resumes are the greatest enemies in a job search. The longer the hunt for a new job takes, the greater the frustration, feeling of failure and the possibility of making more search mistakes with useless resumes and strategies, and all because most jobseekers ignore the changes in recruiting practices and therefore fail […]
There are numerous legitimate reasons for employment gaps and assuming you did not spend your time as a couch potato watching TV, you should not be afraid to explain what the reasons were.
Job Seekers – Career Changers – Employers and Recruiters all have high expectations on the value of ‘finding and hiring’ each other. The recruiting reality, however, suggests that there is more commodity behaviour than expert, quality and value exchange for the services and the talents traded. I believe there is an opportunity to change this […]
You are happy with work and you get one of those ‘out of the blue’ calls from a recruiter. Your instinct kicks in and you ask yourself, why you should answer the call? I know how you feel and I understand. I also share your careful approach but I suggest that you take a more […]
It is not just recently that experts and career consultants have been consistently talking about networking. It almost seems like it is the No. 1 topic in LinkedIn, Plaxo and other forums. I guess it’s fair to say that they all can’t be wrong about the fact that networking is the No. 1 tool […]
I think it’s time for the business world to get new spectacles so they can adjust or correct their view on the fast paced and ever changing world of job seekers. Don’t worry! I’m not talking about teaching an old dog new tricks. I am talking about the ‘job hopper’ stigma.
So, you’ve updated your company website – tick; you’ve hired a professional copywriter and he spruiked up your dull ‘ABOUT US’ story line – tick; and you’re now happily placing new job ads because you urgently need enthusiastic and motivated employees with a strong sense of duty – tick. You’re ready for the quality candidates […]
Yeah, the phone rings and it is an enthusiastic recruiter. Brilliant! I am enthused too and I am keen to hear what the caller has to offer, but as it turns out, my new contact has lots of question and no genuine job opportunity. And to make things worse, I realise pretty soon that my […]