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How to get in the right mindset before you start your new job

How to get in the right mindset before you start your new job
You’ve done it. You’ve made one of the biggest decisions in life – deciding to leave your job to pursue new challenges. Congratulations and well done!

You are excited yet, you might find that you are a bit nervous about the prospect of starting afresh. This is completely normal.

As you look to uncertain times ahead, the following steps will set you up for success; both in your new role and as you continue to progress in your career more broadly.

 
 
 

Top 5 resources to help you manage your career journey

Top 5 resources to help you manage your career journey
Staying on top of your career doesn’t need to be a chore. You also don’t need to wait until you’re made redundant or in between jobs to keep on track of it.

Thanks to technology, there are some excellent tools at your fingertips that will make it easier for you to progress your career while learning a thing or two about yourself.

Check out these inspiring resources and set your career path on track.

 
 
 

How to break the ice and build rapport quickly at your new workplace

How to break the ice and build rapport quickly at your new workplace
First day of work can sometimes be a tad overwhelming. Not only are you tasked with learning everything about your new role, but you also need to learn the name of your colleagues, their roles and how the organisation runs.

To help you ease into your new workplace, here are some ice breakers so you can learn the ropes and get to know your team mates faster.

 
 
 

How to make a smooth exit after resigning

How to make a smooth exit after resigning
You are counting down until you start your new role..

Yet, how you leave can leave a lasting impression, often more so than how you started.

Here are some things to do and consider before you say your goodbyes.

 
 
 

3 ways for business support staff to remain in-demand now, and tomorrow

3 ways for business support staff to remain in-demand now, and tomorrow
In my role, one of the questions I get asked often from business support professionals is, “What do I need to upskill in to remain competitive?” There is no right answer, just as there is no universal skill that remains in demand forever and no organisation that shares the same values and goals as the next one.

 
 
 

The best questions to ask in a job interview to assess the workplace culture

The best questions to ask in a job interview to assess the workplace culture
What questions can you ask in a job interview to help you decide if the organisation is right for you?

 
 
 

Six unusual, real-life questions asked by hiring managers in job interviews

Six unusual, real-life questions asked by hiring managers in job interviews
Even if you’re well-prepared for a job interview and have rehearsed your answers to common questions, sometimes a hiring manager will ask an unusual question to see how you can think and respond on your feet, as well as find out more about your soft skills and cultural fit.

Here are six real-life examples from Glassdoor of unusual questions people have been asked in job interviews and how to answer them if they come up for you:

 
 
 

What you need to be doing now to stay employable in the future

What you need to be doing now to stay employable in the future
As technology rapidly evolves and job functions change, how do you make sure you remain employable in one, three or five years’ time?

When you have been in a role for a while, it can be easy to become complacent and focus only your current job. However, if you suddenly find yourself faced with redundancy, or your realise it’s time to make your next career move, it can be challenging to find a new role if you haven’t maintained a strong personal brand and network, or kept your skills up to date.

Here’s what you need to do now to ensure you’re at the top of the candidate list for the best job opportunities in the future – if and when you need to make your next career move.

 
 
 

Are resumes still relevant? How to improve your digital profile and make the shortlist for job interviews

Are resumes still relevant? How to improve your digital profile and make the shortlist for job interviews
Between the creative resumes that go viral, video applications and the increasing need for everyone to have a digital presence, you might assume that it’s time to file away the traditional two-page career summary for something a bit more flashy.

The resume hasn’t disappeared yet, but its role is changing. If you’re looking at finding a new job in the near future, you may need to re-think your approach to getting your career history in front of the right people in order for you to make the shortlist for an interview.

 
 
 

Flexible work conditions: New platform removes the worries about bringing up flexibility in a job interview

Flexible work conditions: New platform removes the worries about bringing up flexibility in a job interview
Despite the shift towards more flexibility in the workplace, flexible work options can still be daunting for candidates to bring up at the interview stage, for fear of missing out on a role.

Yet job seekers are increasingly looking for flexibility, such as part-time work, working from home or different work hours, as technology and changes in society are re-shaping the workplace.

A new website, FlexCareers, hopes to alleviate this fear by providing job seekers with opportunities from employers who are happy to discuss flexible work options right from the first interview.

 
 
 
 

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