Category Archives: Graduates

One small step for mankind, one giant leap for your career

You know how your manager asks a question and in your head you process how you think the conversation and your thought process should go only to realise you’re not thinking in your head, you are thinking out loud… AND it’s too late to take the words back…

That’s how I now find myself in this predicament.

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Working Successfully with Recruiters

8 Ways to Successfully Work with Recruiters.

Although you will have been contacted by recruiters from time to time, you may or may not have been interested in what they had on offer. Most people should have realized by now that recruiters are not only useful when you are changing jobs but also when you are perfectly happy within your position.

Over time, your relationships with good recruiters will prove mutually beneficial as long as you nurture them.

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Top 10 Tips for Candidates Working with Recruiters


Recruiters are paid to fill a job not find you a job. Try not to take it personally but do understand this is how they make a living.

Are you a good candidate? Recruiters do like to place good candidates with good companies. An old colleague of mine once said there is no such thing as a bad company or a bad candidate; you just have to match the two.

Building strong relationships with recruiters. Follow up once a week via a call and once a week via an email.

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10 Things Job Applicants Should Know


While there clearly are not enough jobs to go around, some people are getting hired. Every day, every hour, thousands of people are selected from thousands more who are ready, willing and able to work. The question is, why is it that some people get hired and some don’t?

I have an unusual perspective on this. I read several résumés a week.

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Where Are All the Great Entry-Level Jobs Hiding?

 A few signs may point to a pick up in entry-level hiring for college grads, but there’s also plenty of anecdotal evidence supporting hiring pessimists, with most of us knowing a well-educated 20-something or two who has been fruitlessly combing job listings for months or even years after graduation.

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