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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.

 
 
 

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.

 
 
 

Why didn’t you get the job?

Why didn’t you get the job?
You got an interview for a coveted job – congratulations, that means you were earmarked as a suitable candidate. But if you don’t wind up with a job offer, you have to ask yourself: what did I do wrong?

There are many possible reasons for not getting a job offer, and it may simply be that one of the other candidates was more suitable for the role. However, it pays to reflect on how you performed in the interview, and whether you committed any faux pas without even realising.

 
 
 

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.

 
 
 

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.

 
 
 

Interview tips: 7 ways to not sabotage an interview

Interview tips: 7 ways to not sabotage an interview
It’s not just nerves that can shake an interview. Classic interview mistakes include acting arrogantly or overly emotional, talking too much or refusing to answer certain questions.

Here are seven interview tips to ensure you don’t trip up in the vital face-to-face meeting.

 
 
 

Is a cover letter still needed?

Is a cover letter still needed?
Once upon a time, when job applications were sent in the post, a cover letter was the icing on the cake. A carefully crafted one-pager, it acted as the ultimate sales pitch, giving employers their first impression of a candidate and making a case for why someone belonged on the ‘maybe’ rather than the ‘no’ pile.

But these days, not everyone’s sold on the cover letter.

 
 
 

The one question you should never ask at an interview

The one question you should never ask at an interview
Interview skills 101: there’s one topic guaranteed to put an interviewer offside, especially if it’s the first time you’re fronting up to the interview. It’s this: “What’s the salary?”

Unfortunately, this is also the one question many candidates want to know as soon as possible, especially if the job ad’s only references to remuneration are terms like ‘competitive salary’ or ‘attractive rates for the right person’.

 
 
 

How to write a CV: Avoid these 5 mistakes

How to write a CV: Avoid these 5 mistakes
It’s your calling card to the professional world, your ticket to the dance. So approach your CV as an all-important part of the process of finding a job – and avoid the five mistakes outlined in this post.

 
 
 
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