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5 scary job hunt acronyms

5 scary job hunt acronyms
The path to employment can be an obstacle course full of confusing jargon and acronyms, making the job hunt a hair-raising experience.

Trying to decipher mysterious job descriptions and terminology can make the application process downright scary, but the following list can help you turn the nightmare into job search success.

 
 
 

Horror hiring stories

Horror hiring stories
Outwardly, human resource professionals look much like the average person: professionally attired, tidy desk, pleasant demeanour.

But if you look closely, behind the smile, they are haunted by deep, dark secrets – horror stories of the hiring kind.

 
 
 

6 easy things that many job seekers fail to do

6 easy things that many job seekers fail to do
There are plenty of life hacks when it comes to job hunting, and if you’re a job seeker you need to take advantage of them. They’re easy, and they may be obvious, but they’re also effective.

Here are some of the simple steps you can take towards job seeking success.

 
 
 

All change in the workforce: The Great Generational Shift

All change in the workforce: The Great Generational Shift
The modern workforce is in the midst of a great generational shift. As Baby Boomers begin to retire and a new generation (Generation Z) start to enter the workforce, the actual nature of leadership could be changing.

This is the thinking behind a new report by Hudson, which has revealed fundamental differences in the ways that Generation Y, Generation X and Baby Boomers think, act and lead.

 
 
 

Top tips for effective networking

Top tips for effective networking
The importance of networking can’t be overstated; it’s one of the best ways to find out about job opportunities and is crucial for any career-minded professional. But it’s something that seems to come naturally to some, but not to others.

If you’re one of those people who finds networking difficult, here are some suggestions to get you connecting like a pro.

 
 
 

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.

 
 
 

Communication skills: vital for professional success

Communication skills: vital for professional success
‘Communication skills’ might sound like an overused HR buzzword, but there’s a reason they appear as selection criteria on so many job descriptions.

Effective communication is important in almost every role, and the ability to be a good communicator will not only see you thrive in the job application process, but in the role itself.

 
 
 
 

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