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Career Advisor Profile - Fay Libman

"The job of finding a job is probably the hardest job in the world. The Career GPS has been very well researched and put together to form a terrific starting-point for anyone requiring further help and advice with career development." Read more >>

Published in Practitioner Profiles

Interview Tips: Will you fit in well with the team and the company?

Recruiting managers use culture fit interview questions to assess how you as a new employee will fit in with the team and the company, because of the real risk of potential mismatches between you, as a new employee, and the shared values of the company. Read more >>

Published in Interview Tips by Charles van Heerden

Interview Tips: Can you do the job that you are being interviewed for?

The most critical stage in any career change or job search process is the recruitment interview. Your objective is to create and reinforce the impression in the mind of the interviewer that you will perform competently and confidently in the role. Read more >>

Published in Interview Tips by Charles van Heerden

Can you do what you have said you have done in your CV?

Starting the interview on a positive note is very important, as it is the foundation for the rest of the interview. There are a number of pitfalls to avoid as well as three simple steps to start off strongly. Read more >>

Published in Interview Tips by Charles van Heerden

The three most important things to do in any job interview

The most critical stage in any career change or job search process is the recruitment interview. The recruiting manager needs to decide if the applicant is the right person to employ by looking for answers to three key questions. Read more >>

Published in Interview Tips by Charles van Heerden

Taking the quickest road to Job City

Job search can be an exhausting journey and often job seekers may hit unexpected obstacles or bumps in the road, that can prolong the job hunting process. We can achieve our career goals by having the right tools and information. Read more >>

Published in Charles van Heerden's blog

Writing a good cover letter will get you an interview

Too often the cover letter is seen as an inconvenient add-on, rather than the intriguing book cover that contains your resume. A good cover letter only needs three elements to convince the recruiter that you should be invited for the interview. Read more >>

Published in Charles van Heerden's blog

What your CV says about you when you design your CV

Recently there was an intense debate between recruiters as to whether resume designing could be interpreted as lying if applicants adjust their CV to focus on past experience and down play their current role, to change careers. Read more >>

Published in Charles van Heerden's blog

Are you driving your career or just being a passenger?

Managing your career is the most important job in your life. A career GPS is a great way of working out the best way of reaching your next job. Our Daily Updates will be a helpful and insightful career guide during your job search. Read more >>

Published in Charles van Heerden's blog

Career Advisor Profile - Wanda Hayes

"The Career GPS is a great tool to provide virtual advice, and makes the whole career process so much easier." Read more >>

Published in Practitioner Profiles

Social Media Marketing Launch

Charles van Heerden appointed Social Media & Marketing Director. WorkLifeGroup subscriber community gets a valuable new resource. Read more >>

Published in WorkLifeGroup blog

Chasing the perfect job

Recently a survey listed the best and worst jobs for 2009. The best jobs were well-paying office jobs, while most of the worst jobs were demanding high-risk jobs. In your job search, it is important to identify your ideal job as best as you can. Read more >>

Published in Charles van Heerden's blog

Every networking meeting is an interview

A good interview and networking meeting share the same underlying objectives.After every meeting, it is beneficial to reflect on your meeting, both in term of process and outcomes. Read more >>

Published in Charles van Heerden's blog

Understanding Job Search

Welcome to a new and inspiring blog on the realities of job search, including a regular sharing of information to assist any job seeker finding their next role. Read more >>

Published in Charles van Heerden's blog

Understand your personal strengths

Understand your personal strengths and what you bring to your next employer, to enhance your job search process. Read more >>

Published in Job Search by Charles van Heerden

Know your destination and find your next role

You need a clear picture of your next role. Read more >>

Published in Job Search by Charles van Heerden

Right-brained graduates in high demand

The scales are tipping away from what it used to take for people to get ahead - logical, linear, left-brain, and spreadsheet-type abilities - in favor of abilities like artistry, empathy, and big-picture thinking, which are increasingly sought after. Read more >>

Published in Career Start by Guy Vincent

Green blue-collar jobs

Just because you didn't finish school, doesn't mean you can't participate in the green economy. New training and accreditation opportunities abound for traditional trades to go green, often earning higher wages too. Find out how. Read more >>

Published in Career Start by Guy Vincent

The gift of the gap

Many of the Gen Y’s heading off for their gap year will be seeking both adventure and self-discovery, exploring odd jobs, cheap thrills and passion-fueled ‘apprenticeships’ that can uncover career paths unthought of. Read more >>

Published in Career Start by Guy Vincent

Meet the autotelic

Pay, status and prestige are juicy motivators. But some people buck the trend and are motivated by the work itself. Who are these people? Read more >>

Published in Career Start by Guy Vincent

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