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A unique job interview – How would you stand out?

 Standard questions. Prepared answers. If job interviews are all the same, how to find the right talent among 1734 applicants? Just for fun – Here’s how Heineken dealt with this hiring conundrum: Heineken – The Candidate

Posted in Hiring, Job Hunting, Personal Development

3 Top Hiring Mistakes to Avoid

From: Lou Adler of The Adler Group  In the search for the perfect candidate, many hiring managers make these top hiring mistakes: Starting a search with a bad job description: If it’s vague or unclear or incomplete, the search will

Posted in Hiring, Human Resources

Good news: Pay rises for skilled workers this year

For those in skilled industries, the word is that pay rises are on the horizon – in particular, the IT, property and construction,  financial services and government sectors.  Keep in mind that pay rises will be towards the more experienced,

Posted in Business, Careers, News

“Silver Bullet” Employees

I have a new term to describe what a lot of companies want in a new hire. It’s prevalent across the world, across industries and organisations. It’s called the Silver Bullet Employee.  What is a Silver Bullet Employee? They’re self-motivated

Posted in Business, Careers

Why Having No Ambition May Kill You

Bad news from scientific studies on baboons and health workers that shows chronic stress raises mortality rates for those who are at lower levels in a hierarchy much more than for those at the top. This despite the stress being

Posted in Careers

Five Quick Tips on Social Media, Job Hunting and Recruitment

Social media is being promoted as the answer to a lot of problems in recruiting. Both from the perspective of employers and job hunters. I’m a pretty active user of social media, not a guru or expert as lot of

Posted in Careers, Job Hunting, Uncategorized

Worst First Interview Question Ever

“Why do you want to work for us?” It seems a lot of employers still ask this question, but I personally can’t work out why. It may be appropriate for graduates who are looking at a variety of companies and

Posted in Human Resources

Job Hunting with Twitter

In February, Twitter passed the 500 million users mark. How incredible is it that you can connect with that many people around issues and topics you’re passionate about?  Use it to your advantage as a resource for finding out information

Posted in Careers, Job Hunting, News

How to build a better boss according to Google

How to Build a Better Boss according to Google Link: New York Time’s: Google’s Quest to Build a Better Boss What’s the new next thing in leadership? Leave it to Google to mine through tens of thousands of their own HR

Posted in Business


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