Archives of The Job Hunt

Job interviewers are purely there to understand and see how you tackle and overcome the questions. Introducing the STAR process into your answers may be the factor which set your constructed and efficient answers aside from the other applicants.
If, like me, you dread having to network, take solace in the knowledge that most people hate networking, even those who seem to effortlessly command a room.
You polish your CV, you tailored your cover letter and you in the application form for your next dream job. You may have actually nailed it. Done everything perfectly … and you still don’t get the job. Because sometimes it’s actually just about me.
So you’ve been rejected from your dream job and realised the world isn’t all sunshine and rainbows after all...here are some tips to help you cope.
In thirteen years of recruiting university students, I have experienced some ‘gems’ over the years, and I’m not talking about the awesome grads I’ve met and hired, but the scratch your head ‘I can’t believe they just did that’ kind of gems.
Managing your studies and maintaining a job (which many uni students do) is a job in itself, let alone trying to find an internship in your field of choice.
There’s a few ways to manage the pressure and anxiety that often comes post-interview. The reality is that how you choose to follow-up an interview could be your one last chance to make a great impression! So how do you make sure it’s the best one? Key things to remember: You want to be front […]
Ahhh it’s interview day. YOUR day. Your time to shine. Two things you have to watch out for are a) Don’t get caught out by a tricky little interview answer that you forgot to plan for and b) Don’t forget to jot down 3 – 4 tailored questions that will help make your final decisions, […]
Anyone who knows me knows I'm a big fan of seizing opportunities. It pains me to watch young people (actually all people) sit back and wait for the opportunities to come to them.
When you are being assessed for a job or putting yourself out there, your entire persona becomes watched. Hiring managers are not just interested in hearing you tell them how much you love their organisation ... they will look for cues to see that it is genuine.