Category: Job Hunt
Changing careers through the years

  There have been many studies that indicate that these days; the average adult will change careers between 4 and 7 times in their life. Now Forbes magazine is speculating that for millennial workers, the number could rise to between 15 and 20 jobs or more.

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Don’t let another year pass you by! 2014 is a clean slate. You have plenty of time to plan for a personal or career overhaul.Have you been thinking of changing your life? Make this the year of the total “you” makeover!

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You’ve got an idea. You’re excited about it and the first few weeks go effortlessly. At the beginning, you feel as if you are in a flurry of activity: you organise things efficiently, you make phone calls and send emails, you start to get things moving. Then you hit a wall.

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The arrival of the iPhone 5 has finally settled in upon us and while the initial jumping for joy has started to fade, there’s still a lot to be happy about. The taller screen, the sleeker design, and the improved service have had many biting their nails in anticipation for what seems like eternity. But [...]

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Congratulations! You have just finished college or university. All assignments have been handed in. All the exams have been passed. All presentations have been made. It is time to enter the real world and all of your hard work has made this day possible. You have your eyes set on a job. You also have [...]

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According to Richard Nelson Bolles, the author of this controversial bestseller and the world’s most popular job search book according to Amazon, ‘What Colour is Your Parachute?’ the five worst ways to look for a job are: Looking for employer’s postings on the Internet (4-10% success rate) Mailing out resumes to employers on random (7% [...]

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Have you been searching for a job for a long time? How many jobs did you apply for? How many nibbles did you get? Not many? That’s a shame. I have worked as a career counsellor for a while and I have the first hand experience of guiding fresh graduates land entry level jobs. I [...]

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Few people realize just how risky hiring is to a business. Forget the hard financial cost, which by the way, can amount to thousands of dollars. By hiring you, your prospective boss is also taking: Personal risks:  What if you turn out to be a stalker? What if you’re a drunk, or someone with anger [...]

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You may have heard the term ‘skills shortage’ but what exactly does it mean, and how could they affect you? It’s pretty simple; if an industry sector can’t find enough people with a particular skill-set to meet the employment demands on offer, that’s called a ‘skills shortage’. There are lots of reasons why skills shortages [...]