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Think you’re underpaid? Five things to consider before calling it quits

Think you’re underpaid? Five things to consider before calling it quits
Are you feeling underpaid and undervalued at work? You are not alone.

The latest Hudson research* has found that 42% of employees surveyed in Australia felt that they were underpaid. Furthermore, 48% of the respondents received no pay increase in the last year and it wasn’t that great for those who did. Of those who got a pay rise, 75% of them received just 1-5%.

 
 
 

How to become an Agile Coach

How to become an Agile Coach
The role of the Agile Coach may have originated in IT, but it’s now in strong demand across other industries as organisations see the benefits of working in an Agile way.

If you’re in the field of program/project management and are looking to upskill for new and exciting roles, becoming an Agile Coach is a great opportunity to take the next step in your career.

 
 
 

How to make the most of the 48 hours before a job interview

How to make the most of the 48 hours before a job interview
Congratulations! Your carefully crafted cover letter has managed to impress, your CV has demonstrated that you have relevant skills and experience, and you've been invited to an interview with your prospective employer in two days' time.

While you've already thought about whether you might be a good fit when you applied for the role, now is the time to reassess the reasons why you want the role and take the time to thoroughly prepare your case.

 
 
 

The great skills race: How to amp up your skills development

The great skills race: How to amp up your skills development
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” So said Mahatma Gandhi and it’s the learning issue that has many of us breaking into a sweat. But there is a way out.

Do you feel you need to improve your skills? Hone an existing strength? Train up in new areas?

You’re not alone.

 
 
 

What's Your Story? The Rise of the Personal Brand

What's Your Story? The Rise of the Personal Brand
It’s the wise adage that has stood the test of time: “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.”

But it is not your shiny shoes or suit that will leave a lasting impression when you next interview for a role. As anyone in recruitment will tell you, it’s your story, how you tell it and the insights it offers into how you operate, that will linger long after your interview is over.

 
 
 

The Key to Being Contacted for a Job Without Even Applying? Be 'Findable' Online

The Key to Being Contacted for a Job Without Even Applying? Be 'Findable' Online
As a recruiter with extensive experience sourcing candidates for roles, there are two pieces of advice I have for job seekers hoping to be approached by those looking to hire: 1) Be ‘findable’; and 2) Make it easy.

The obvious question is: how do you do that?

 
 
 

What a Recruiter Is Really Looking for When They Meet You

What a Recruiter Is Really Looking for When They Meet You
A great suit? A strong handshake? What is a recruiter really looking for when they meet you?

What they’re looking for is you. Not the ‘you’ in your CV but the other one. The one with motivations, successes, strengths, weaknesses. The real you.

 
 
 

Half of all hiring managers check candidates’ online digital footprint – are you prepared?

Half of all hiring managers check candidates’ online digital footprint – are you prepared?
There’s nowhere left to hide. An online background check by recruiters and employers is common practice these days and, unlike with a meeting or an interview, you can’t see who is assessing you.

In The Hudson Report: Employment Trends, Q3 2015 we asked hiring managers for their views on the use of social media in screening potential hires; specifically, whether they check candidates’ profiles, and if so why and what they are looking for.

 
 
 

Are you highlighting your best behaviours in a job interview?

Are you highlighting your best behaviours in a job interview?
They’re the questions that interviewers love – but they can pose a challenge for even well prepared job candidates: Tell me how you dealt with conflict with a co-worker. How did you react to your last major mistake in the workplace? Explain how you overcame a major challenge?

The formal name for these queries is ‘behavioural interview questions’ and if you want a fighting chance of getting the job, you’re going to have to get skilled at answering them.

 
 
 

Building rapport at an interview: it’s all about connecting

Building rapport at an interview: it’s all about connecting
Establishing a good rapport with someone you’ve just met can be a tough ask. Motivational speaker Tony Robbins provides insight into what’s involved: “Rapport is the ability to enter someone else's world, to make him feel that you understand him, that you have a strong common bond.”

Whatever else you have to offer, it’s going to be difficult to make it beyond the first round of interviews and secure a job if you’re unable to make your interviewers feel you’re on the same wavelength as them. Here are some tips on how to establish that emotional connection.

 
 
 
 

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