8 Reasons Why You Won’t be Hired

We all know that job search can be tough and there are so many reasons why your search may take longer than you had hoped.  The economy, your industry, your experience and competition are just a few of the factors that will impact your ability to land a new job. But what if it’s more complicated than that? What if it’s the unthinkable – you are the reason you are not getting any job offers? Maybe you’ve thought about it, but if you haven’t you should.

Think about it –  YOU are the single largest factor in getting a new job (or promotion or raise). It’s just not enough being the best and the brightest (and it never was). It’s about the entire package – how you present yourself, your resume, your cover letter, your network, your interview skills, your experience – and the list goes on. So now that you’ve given it some thought, what are the reasons you won’t get hired?

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9 Tips for Landing a Second Interview

Getting a job interview is an excellent first step and to get there you’ve obviously created a good resume and have spent time speaking with recruiters and submitting your resume. But if you don’t get beyond the initial interview you obviously will not get the job. So many people focus on the first part (great resume, lots of marketing) but fail to spend time perfecting their interview skills to ensure that they get additional interviews (and a job offer).

There are a number of things you can do to ensure that you interview effectively and move on to the next round of interviews. First and foremost is putting yourself in the hiring manager’s shoes.  What are they looking for in a candidate? Why should they hire you?  What do you have to offer that other candidates do not?

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The Long Road Back – 5 Links for Starting Your Job Search

Losing your job sucks. There’s just no other way to put it. Whether you are part of a downsizing, merger, “job mismatch” or plain old “going out of business”, there is no worse place to be than on the unemployment line. I’ve seen all of the variations of job loss from all different angles. And whether you are an observer or a participant, it is one of the more unpleasant facts of life. After it happens, it no longer matters how it happened, the end result is the same. How you react to your job loss will very much impact how quickly you will bounce back. Regardless, you will need and should allow for your “mourning” period. And then it’s time to look forward and not back. Become fully engrossed in your job hunt. Read on about the road back to a new job and a new beginning. Whatever your journey, you will end up in a better place than you where when you started.

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Career Change – Check Out These Interesting Jobs

If you’re stuck in a rut and contemplating a career change, it might be a good idea to look at what else is out there. The deeper you go into the search for gainful employment, the more likely you’re bound to run into some odd jobs. With that said, there are alternative careers even further under the surface that most people tend to overlook. Some are strange, some have a weird skill set requirement, but all are interesting. The below opportunities will give you an idea of where to look if you’re searching for a non-traditional opportunity that will still have a reasonable salary.

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5 Important Things to Know When Applying for a Job in Australia

Over the last decade, Australia has maintained its position as one of the strongest rated sovereigns in the world. In 2016, Fitch Ratings reported that the country’s remarkable credit rating stems from its high economic income, strong institutions, effective governance, and the growing recognition of the Australian dollar as a reserve currency. Australia’s booming economy allowed for more infrastructure and public projects to be created, leading to more job opportunities. Whether you’re a fresh graduate looking for his first job, a professional looking to change careers, or a skilled migrant planning to work in Australia, here are 5 important things you can consider:

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