Only 1% of CV applications result in an interview. Is yours good enough? Our top career experts have helped professionals and leaders around the world achieve their career goals. To help you get ahead of the competition, we’ve developed a highly effective CV template, which you can download below. With
How important is it to optimise your LinkedIn profile? This video by Link Humans shows 7 surprising LinkedIn profile stats. 42% of hiring managers surveyed by LinkedIn said they view volunteer experience as equivalent to formal work experience. Adding a profile photo could result in 14 times more profile views.
Resignations are never easy. You may have been part of a productive team for many years and have sound relationships built with colleagues and superiors. You may be expecting people you like and trust to wish you well in your next career move – but be prepared for a range
Adapted from Forbes Magazine Surveys of typical interview questions reveal that these are the most likely ‘tough’ interview questions to arise in any interview. They may or may not be asked – if they are, you’ll be ready! Word of caution: don’t over-rehearse or speak in generalizations or clichés. Be
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Interview questions you MUST consider before you walk in the door The better you know yourself, your skills, your competencies, your goals, your desires, and your weaknesses the better able you are to sail through the interview process no matter what question is thrown at you. Here are some key
Some truths about counter offers: When you accept a counter-offer, you should know that an element of trust with your current company is broken. You may be overlooked for future promotions as a result The salary increase you accepted to change your mind wasn’t budgeted for and must come from
VCP Founder and Jack Hammer CEO, Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, recently spoke to Cape Talk’s Koketso Sachane on the topic of interviews, especially that pesky “what are your weaknesses?” question! View the transcript below. Koketso: Such a silly question, what are your weaknesses? “Admitting I have any”. That is what
Your New Job – Top 10 Questions for Success Key questions to ask yourself when you start a new job, to pave the way for a quick and successful transition. What have been the most positive experiences in my new role so far? What have I found to be most
This article was written by Tracy Dawson of Jack Hammer – one of the top three executive search firms in South Africa. In a nutshell – a great referee is EVERYTHING! (almost) Here’s why: Two Executives. One great job. Both executives show up admirably through all three stages of the Jack Hammer
It’s time to invest in face-to-face training that empowers employees to have difficult conversations, says Tamekia MizLadi Smith. In a witty, provocative talk, Smith shares a workplace training program called “I’m G.R.A.C.E.D.” that will inspire bosses and employees alike to communicate with compassion and respect. Bottom line: always let people
Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen. Watch the full Ted Talk below.