Category Careers

If you want to advance in your career – whether that’s in employment or in business – you're going to need an old boys’ network. The old boys’ network was how people progressed in previous generations. Actually, it was how public school educated white men progressed. I'd love to say the old boys’ network is well, old, but the truth is it still exists today and if you want to get ahead, you need your own network. The good news is you don’t (only) have to be white, male or public school educated any more to have an old boys’ network – you can go ahead and form your own network now, whatever stage of your career you’re in, with these seven steps. Seven steps to creating your own old boys’ network 1) Be on good terms with family members Since most old boys’ networks are built on personal relationships, ...
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If you somehow got to this article because you're in the middle of an online job search and you're exhausted and in need of a break, let me give you permission to stop. Permanently. Stop wasting your time applying for jobs because this method simply doesn't work. Seriously, applying for an advertised job these days is like buying a lottery ticket and crossing your fingers every week hoping your numbers will come up. The odds of winning the lottery and landing an advertised job are probably the same – very slim. There's only one way to beat these odds on the job side and that is by being the safe bet. What's the safe bet? Glad you asked! That's that one candidate who ticks pretty much all the boxes in the "essential" AND "desirable" skills AND personal attributes columns on the job description (side note: they say it's desirable but ...
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  Okay I know the headline is a bit dramatic but I promise you it isn't just a ruse to get your attention. The truth is job hunting is hard, we all know this, but job hunting when you're changing careers is another level of hard altogether. How do I know this? A) From industry knowledge and working with career changers via CV Makeover Expert; and b) from personal experience – I’ve been down this road more than once in my career lifetime to date. So with that in mind, if you’re in the process of job hunting as a career change, here are four truths that will make your ride a little easier: 1) HR and recruiters won't give you the time of day – it’s not personal   If you’re switching lanes from one industry to another, the bad news is most HR and recruitment professionals won’t give ...
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