The Bold 3-Step Plan That’ll Get You Noticed (and Maybe Hired)

  If you’re a job seeker, you probably dream about recruiters reaching out to you with opportunities that are just perfect. Instead of submitting your resume over and over to the black hole of online applications, wouldn’t it be so much nicer if companies were just begging you to join them? Okay, I can’t promise the begging. But, the reality is, most hiring managers do go online and search for talent prospects proactively, rather than combing through the applications that come in. So, if you are an active job seeker openly telling the world you are looking for your next thing, there are definitely better ways to get

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8 WAYS TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE A DIFFICULT EMPLOYEE

Attitude is very essential in maintaining order in every working environment you find yourself in, oftentimes being successful at work is about more than the skills you bring to the job – it’s also about your relationships with your colleagues, and especially about how your boss perceives you. You can have incredible skills in your field, but if no one wants to work with you, it’s going to make your professional life difficult. Here are 8 signs that you might be building a reputation for yourself as someone who is tough to work with. 1. You are always caught in crossfires with management. If you think peers who get a

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How to Write a Resume When you’re fresh out of school with zero experience

  So, you just completed your one year compulsory national service, some people landed teaching jobs others worked in banks or as traffic wardens and so on. Now want to transition into the corporate world and you know that a good CV is your ticket, you also know that the skills you have coupled with your experience will only fill half of a page. Now who will be interested in or take you serious with your half-page resume? Because, face it the resume is your greatest marketing tool—it highlights your skills and expertise and shows potential employers why you’re the best fit for their organization. So, needless t

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6 WAYS YOU CAN MAKE THE BEST OUT OF LINKEDIN

   LinkedIn is a platform completely dedicated to networking and can be used to immensely boost your professional reputation. Sadly, many people just create their profile and forget about it while spending most of their time on more “exciting” social media. The truth is that, with a little work the site could prove very useful to you. Here are six essential tips you need to revamp your dusty profile and harness all the power and opportunity that the site offers. 1. First impressions First things first, you have to ensure that your own profile is up to date. Some profiles were created when the owners were in college a

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8 WAYS TO BUILD AN OUTSTANDING LINKEDIN PROFILE

  The world is fast evolving to a point where companies recruit without publicising vacancies. That sounds like a rife situation for nepotism, but it rather levels the playing field for equal opportunity employment. Jobseekers in light of this evolution have to reposition themselves to make the most of the changing trends. Social media has permeated all aspects of our daily lives and has slowly become a driving force in the world of employment and business partnership. LinkedIn has become one of the leading social media sites for professionals with over 430 million users including recruiters, companies and job-seekers. Here are 10 ways to

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