Career Advice & Guidance on Job Hunting

Some people just love change. A fresh challenge, a more inspirational environment, a shiny new title. Whatever instills you with that get-up-and-go, make it happen.

Searching for a new career is a little like dating. There'll be big decisions, and lots of soul searching and you may have to put in some serious effort before you find the perfect one for you. Though when you find it, trust us, you'll know.

If you're feeling uninspired and ready for something new, we're ready to help you find it. Take a look at our virtual library of career-hunting knowledge and let's get you to a happier place.

A Few Pointers

  • Career Advice
  • Interview Preparation

Accepting A Counter Offer

Assuming you've been a valued employee, it's more than likely your current company will not want to lose you. So, don't be surprised if your ever-so-smooth resignation takes an unexpected turn when your boss makes a counter offer. As tempting and ego-gratifying as it may be, accepting a counteroffer could be a costly career mistake.

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Always Read The Label

Knowledge is most definitely power when it comes to researching the right company. Many major companies spend time, money and resources researching customers, clients and competitors. Likewise, the amount of knowledge you have about a potential employer and your chosen industry can give you a competitive edge.

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Cover Letters - Uncovered

Think of your cover letter as the sales pitch for the brand of you. You'll want to cover your best bits, in as concise a way as possible, and leave them positively itching to find out more.

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CV Superstar

You don't have to be a design guru or a creative wordsmith to write a great CV. The focus is on what you choose to include. The following pointers will help you to get the very best out of that one piece of paper that will ultimately pave the way to your shiny new career.

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Finding the Right Job

Finding a new job is pretty straight forward. Though, finding the right job takes a little more thought and a spot of soul searching. So before you hit the internet like a job-hunting tornado, take a moment (grab a coffee, if you fancy one), and get yourself clear on what it is you're actually looking for.

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Networking For Success

No matter who you are or what your goals may be, there will always be someone, somewhere in a position to help you. If you're new to the world of networking, we've penned a few pointers to help you work the room.

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Resignation Advice

Before you shout about your shiny new career from the rooftops, it's courteous to write your letter of resignation and have the necessary discussion with your employer. A few tips on conducting a professional resignation process.

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Assessment Centres

The thought of having your every move scrutinised by a panel of judges like an X Factor auditionee isn’t the most appealing way of spending your morning. Though it's a great way to see what your new surroundings might look like, find out more about your potential new employers and to make yourself stand out from the competition.

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Best Interview Questions

Whether you’re new to job interviews, or a well-versed interviewee, essential preparation will guarantee you interview better! 

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Interviews Uncovered

The job interview isn't an interrogation. It's an opportunity for you to find out more about the company you've chosen to work with, and to demonstrate just how well you match up to job. Making time for a little advanced planning might give you the edge over those that rocked up with more of a wing-it approach.

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A SWOT analysis is a great way of outlining what makes the company great, and where you could add a little something special in the way of development. By highlighting a company's strengths and weaknesses, you show you've invested the time, taken the initiative and fully swotted yourself up on what's to come.

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