Touchy feely? It happens to everyone; you meet a perfectly nice person for the first time and offer the universally accepted social gesture to shake their hand. Before you know it you’re unpleasantly affected by the poor hand to hand connection and you’re put off before you’ve even begun talking. The reality of job interviews and first impressions is that everyone is making snap judgements about you. It’s the world we live in and there is so much to learn from that initial handshake.
There is always room to ask questions toward the end of your interview. Here are some things that are good to, and not to ask. Try to have some questions prepared for your interview, it shows your interest in the role, a bit more about your general character, and suitability for the position.
Recruitment agencies are a great tool to aid you with your job search. Agencies specialise in different industries and job types, so make sure to keep this in mind as you start your search for a career change.
Quite often we try and remember too many things before walking into a job interview. When you first turn a computer on and try to run too many applications at once, the computer will become overloaded and you’ll be pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL before you know it. Unfortunately, we cannot press those three magic buttons in a job interview when the pressure is on. As a result, we become lost, flustered and in some instances embarrassed about how your dream job interview has unfolded. To avoid all of the above, and more, be sure to remember these crucial interview DON’T’s when you venture through the spotlight to success.
Experience – Recruitment agencies have market insight and copious amounts of knowledge when it comes to what is happening in the market place and how to efficiently go through the hiring process.
Many people think the only reason you would want to move to Canberra is that you could get a Government Job. So when I tell people why I moved from California to Sydney and then to Canberra; I get a resounding “Why?!”
Here at Effective People, we continuously have a huge demand for Executive Assistants to fill positions for our Government clients.
Just this week alone, we have had six requests!
This is a great time for anyone with experience in this field or for those who have the skills and desire to apply for an EA position.
Resumes stimulate lots of conversation amongst recruitment consultants and hiring managers alike. Many like resumes, many dislike them. One thing is for certain, whether you think resumes are good, bad or ugly, resumes still serve a critical role in securing you an invite to interview.
It’s 2017, and time to dust off those old resumes, grab a coffee and sit down to write or refresh your resume. We know this is easier said than done.
We see resumes in all shapes, sizes, colours and file formats. After speaking with our experienced consultants, I have compiled this list of useful tips.