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You had me at hello: making a good first impression at a job interview

You had me at hello: making a good first impression at a job interview
They say that first impressions are lasting, and nowhere is this more relevant than in the interview room. Richard Branson says he tends to make up his mind about people within 30 seconds of meeting them.

While interviewers use many methods to assess candidates, it pays to make an effort to impress from the moment you walk in the door. Here are some tips to help you work your magic from the first hello.

 
 
 

Is It Time for a Career Change?

Is It Time for a Career Change?
Are you feeling bored, burnt out or just indifferent to the job you’re currently in? A complete career change may well be the answer to your work blues.

In my line of work, people often ask me whether it’s possible to make a career change. The answer, of course, is yes – but the key is knowing where to start and how to get there – smartly.

 
 
 

7 steps to hiring success

7 steps to hiring success
To hire right in 2015 managers must look beyond active job seekers and standard advertising practices towards far smarter sourcing strategies.

In a perfect world, hiring well would be a static skill, where techniques that found you the perfect hire last year would work just as well today. But that’s not the case in 2015; hiring is changing.

 
 
 

Do you have an unconscious bias in your recruitment?

Do you have an unconscious bias in your recruitment?
Your brain contains some 100 billion neurons and its blood vessels and transport systems stretch some 100,000 miles. Yet when it comes to the brain as a decision-making tool, one Nobel Prize winner argues there are only two sides of the brain that matter.

Daniel Kahneman, psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, a culmination of two decades of research. His 2011 book defines two areas of the brain..

 
 
 

7 ways your LinkedIn profile could be working against you

7 ways your LinkedIn profile could be working against you
If your LinkedIn profile is merely an afterthought when you’re looking for your dream role, you may be losing out on major opportunities.

Professionals in all industries can’t afford to ignore LinkedIn. With almost 350 million members worldwide and 40 per cent of members logging in daily, a LinkedIn profile isn’t just desirable for today’s job seeker – it’s essential.

 
 
 

The 7 best questions to ask at an interview

The 7 best questions to ask at an interview
Interviews are a two-way street. To really impress an interviewer, you need to come prepared to have an intelligent conversation – and that means coming with well thought-out questions to ensure it’s not just one-way traffic.

Asking questions in your interview will not only give you a better insight into the job you’re applying for, but will show your interviewer that you’ve done your homework and have the curiosity and initiative to seek more information.

 
 
 

How to prepare for a video job interview

How to prepare for a video job interview
If you’re one of those people who hates being in front of a camera, you better start getting comfortable – because the use of video interviews is on the rise in recruiting.

A 2013 survey conducted by HRTechBlog showed that more than one third of responding organisations had used video interviewing.

 
 
 

Why you need Baby Boomers in your workplace

Why you need Baby Boomers in your workplace
There’s a reason why organisations still need Baby Boomers: it’s because employing Boomers is good business.

The financial benefits are clear, both to individual companies and the wider economy. According to the Australian Human Rights Commission, increasing the employment of Australians over the age of 55 by a mere five per cent would positively impact the national economy by $48 billion.

 
 
 

A New Breed of Leader

A New Breed of Leader
Changes in the business landscape over the last 15 years have redefined notions of what it takes to lead effectively and, more importantly, adaptively, when navigating unexpected developments.

But what are the traits of this new type of leader? This slideshow, Leadership In Uncertain Times, by Dr Crissa Sumner, Hudson Talent Management – Asia Pacific, explores the leadership qualities required to steer an organisation in an uncertain environment.

 
 
 

Are job boards really the best way to find candidates in 2015?

Are job boards really the best way to find candidates in 2015?
Here is an increasingly common scenario: a company is looking to hire but the pool of applicants is uninspired.

The CVs and cover letters are all the same. No one stands out. What’s a hiring manager to do?

 
 
 
 

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