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Job Hunt Getting You Down? 6 Ways to Stay Motivated

Job Hunt Getting You Down? 6 Ways to Stay Motivated
Looking for a job can take its toll. Searching for suitable roles, cold calling, writing endless cover letters… and nothing is more disheartening than the deafening silence that can follow an application. So how can you stay motivated?

It’s important to remember that with so many factors at play when you apply for a job, a rejection is not necessarily a reflection of your abilities (or lack thereof). Here are six ways to keep a positive outlook while looking for employment.

 
 
 

Why social media is critical to employer branding

Why social media is critical to employer branding
Today’s job seekers are savvier than ever, using social media to seek and find as much information as possible about a company well before they fill out an online application.

They read reviews on Glassdoor and similar sites to find out from current and former employees what it’s really like to work at an organisation. With information so readily available about an industry and competitors, promoting and protecting an employer brand online is essential to engage future and existing employees.

 
 
 

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.

 
 
 

Should organisations set youth employment targets?

Should organisations set youth employment targets?
For organisations looking to innovate and grow in an increasingly digital world, is there an argument for setting youth employment targets?

It doesn’t take long to realise that the technology giants of today – think Google, Apple and Facebook – have some of the brightest and most resourceful young employees in the world.

 
 
 

How to shine with the STAR approach

How to shine with the STAR approach
There’s a key to answering interview questions that top candidates know about: it’s called the STAR approach.

Interviewers often ask questions like, ‘give me an example of’ or ‘tell me about a time when you demonstrated’ to find out how you behave in certain situations. An unstructured, vague answer isn’t going to earn you any ticks with the interviewer.

 
 
 

Do You Really Know How to Market Yourself?

Do You Really Know How to Market Yourself?
You may think that modesty is best to avoid appearing arrogant in a resume or interview, but selling yourself short will do you no favours. If you want to get a job, you have to know how to market yourself effectively.

Selling yourself to a prospective employer is an important part of the job application process. Don’t be fooled into thinking a good product will simply sell itself – you still need to get the messaging right.

 
 
 

Body language: what is your body really saying in an interview

Body language: what is your body really saying in an interview
Has anyone ever told you to “smile, it’s not that bad” when you thought you were looking perfectly pleasant? Maybe you have a nervous twitch or tic that you don’t even know about?

When it comes to job interviews, you need to be aware of just what your body language is saying – because it could affect your chances of getting the job.

 
 
 

How to get your CEO excited about employer branding

How to get your CEO excited about employer branding
Nothing will get your employer branding efforts off to the right start like having CEO buy-in.

Hudson RPO and HRO Today magazine recently conducted a study of 324 global HR executives to distinguish the behaviours between top employer brands and “other” employer brands.

 
 
 

Why didn’t you get the job?

Why didn’t you get the job?
You got an interview for a coveted job – congratulations, that means you were earmarked as a suitable candidate. But if you don’t wind up with a job offer, you have to ask yourself: what did I do wrong?

There are many possible reasons for not getting a job offer, and it may simply be that one of the other candidates was more suitable for the role. However, it pays to reflect on how you performed in the interview, and whether you committed any faux pas without even realising.

 
 
 

Leadership in uncertain times

Leadership in uncertain times
During crisis points or times of flux, the type of leader who can navigate an organisation through a storm is markedly different from the type who presides over calmer times. Just what is the difference?

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. The collective experience of the dotcom boom and bust, the GFC and the rise of the digital networked economy have contributed to reshaping the kinds of leaders required in this more agile and uncertain environment.

 
 
 
 

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