What is a night shift allowance? When should you receive one and how should this allowance be determined? We take a look at these questions in this blog post.
So you have prepared the perfect CV and cover letter, applied online for a position that fits your skills and experience. Finally you get the call that you have been waiting for, you have an interview. As you hang up the phone your excitement turns into panic, you need this job, you CAN NOT mess up this interview. So what do you do? You prepare of course! Not sure how to prepare for an interview? Don’t stress, we have broken down the process into this easy to follow check list.
An objective statement is a paragraph describing your goals and ambitions for employment. It can be as simple as stating your desired job title or it can be slightly more detailed giving an idea about where you come from and where you see yourself going
As the worlds technology moves forward at a forever accelerating pace, it is not uncommon for many of us to feel left behind. I feel that it is safe to say that if you are not making a distinct effort to “keep with the times,” it almost becomes certain that you be left in the nano-dust of the technological-train. In fact, even those of us who do make an effort to stay up to date with current technological advancements find themselves being rapidly left behind, and in the worst case, made redundant. It is a bitter pill to swallow, being told that you no longer have a job because the position can now be done by a computer program, smart phone application or a robotic arm. Not only can this technology do your job, but it does it quicker, cheaper and with 100% accuracy.
But some jobs will not become redundant, some will in fact be in high demand. What are these jobs of the future? We take a closer look at 6 of them here.
As you know it is vitally important to ask questions at the end of an interview. Knowing what questions to ask can be difficult especially if you have not prepared in advance, but fortunately for you I think that I have finally identified the absolutely best question to ask at this time. This is a question that is psychologically designed to play on the interviewers subconscious memory, ensuring that you are remembered as the best possible candidate for the job.
Let me ask you a question. When last did you take a personality test? If you are like me and you have been out of school longer then you were actually in it, my guess is that the last time you actually took one of these tests is quite some time ago.
Try this quick personality test and get a better understanding of yourself.
Unfortunately we live in a country that is plagued by high levels of unemployment, and although you might think that this is bad enough there are many individuals who have seen this as an opportunity to scam desperate job seekers. I can imagine how easy it must be to fall into one of these traps, especially when you are desperate for a job, any job. Desperation clouds our judgement and allows us to make decisions and take actions that we would normally not. My hope is that by highlighting some of these scams and giving you an idea of what to look out for you might recognize a scam before it is to late.
Applying to job vacancies is not just a hit and miss exercise. If you are just randomly applying to jobs then you might be doing it wrong! Check out my top 6 reasons NOT to apply for a position.
During an interview the interviewer is obviously going to ask you a number of questions. They are trying to find out if your skills, experience and personality match the position and culture of the company. However you should never think of an interview as a one way interrogation. Rather think of an interview as a back and forth conversation, you must remember that just as the interviewer is trying to figure out if you are a good fit for the company YOU need to figure out if the company will be a good fit for you.
Imagine the following situation, you have applied for a position which seems perfect for you. You have compiled the ideal CV and written a motivated cover letter. You just know that this position is the one! However your confidence slowly turns into frustration as the days go by and you receive no news on an interview date. The truth is that this is an exceptionally common situation and I get asked by candidates on a daily basis why they have not managed to secure an interview. In this blog post I answer this question with the 13 most common reasons candidates do not get interviewed.