15 Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer

Originally published on   Do you know how to skillfully navigate complex job-offer negotiations? Every situation is unique, but here are 15 rules to guide you in these discussions. 1. Don’t underestimate the importance of likability. People are going to fight for you only if they like you. This

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South Africa’s CEO Bloodbath

The past few weeks and months have seen arguably the biggest exodus and purge of leaders from South Africa’s top companies and state owned companies in recent history, with more heads expected to roll in future. Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, Co-Founder of Virtual Coaching Partners and CEO of Jack Hammer, says the

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The Most Effective CV Template of 2019 [Free Download]

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

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7 Surprising LinkedIn Profile Facts [Video]

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.

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Handling Your Resignation – Best Practice

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

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Interview questions

10 Toughest Interview Questions

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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CV Writing Guidelines

Here are our guidelines for putting together a killer CV. Choosing a design or format. There are hundreds of CV template options – take a look online to find something that you like, or design your own. User experience. Whatever format you choose, ensure that it is simple and easy

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Interview Preparation for Executives

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

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Counter offer

5 Things You Should Know About Counter-Offers

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

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Debbie Goodman-Bhyat

Debbie Goodman-Bhyat on Interviews [Podcast]

  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

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