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My name is Ethelence and I am a CPA who loves organizing and speaking in front of large groups of people. Crazy right? Well that’s me! 💁🏻♀️
Most weekends you’ll find me crushing my to do list, but my favorite thing to do is binging on an old show on Netflix that gives me all the feels (I hate to admit, but right now it’s Jane the Virgin; anyone else like that show?). 📺
I’d be honored to connect with you, so leave a comment and let me know what you like to do with your free time! 👇🏻
Does your manager always leave work early, and your colleagues do not work with the same momentum as you do? 😤 There are no reasons for you to lose your productivity!
What are your excuses behind job grievances? All you have to do is give yourself a little time and answer, honestly and only to you, this question. Then, conscious, you will start changing from you, and everything will change!
📄 Did you see me, you liked me, what to do ?! The steps are more, depending on the employer to the employer, but, returning, what they see first is ... you guessed - your resume! It is the first month of the year and if you are looking for a new job, start by putting your resume up and I advise you to give up some redundant information such as: 🚫 CV title = CV 🚫Complete home address 🚫Irregular items 🚫Irrelevant courses / specializations.
How to Job Search Tip #9
In the past we included a lot more personal details in our resume, which is in most cases no longer necessary.
One that surprises people are addresses. As most applications are by email or online job boards, only your email address is necessary (and check out our earlier tip about your email address). The reason we leave off addresses is two fold:
1. You can be judged on reliability and likelihood to stick out the role if you're too far away from their location. By leaving out where you are you remove this employer judgement, and leave the decision up to you.
2. Suburb snobbery is prevalent, and may be a conscious or unconscious bias in some employers and recruiters. When I worked in the Sydney CBD I worked with mostly Eastern Suburbs and Northern Beaches people. To them 'out west' was Balmain! Penrith on Sydney's west is a good 50km further.
To remove these judgements remove your location. The two exceptions are when the job is local (even then leave out street) or if you're relocating. You'd at least want to mention the new location in your letter.
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More than ever, 2019 is the year when we will not only want a life-work balance, but we will take clear steps to get that. How? Learn to say "NO" at work, seek to reactivate your passions and enjoy every moment of your free time🧘♀! WIN-WIN for all stakeholders 🤝
Are you looking for a new job this year? Those with a certain, and sought-after, skill set may find it easier than others to navigate the January job hunt surge. Does this include you?
Find out more – majorplayers.co.uk/majorblog
How to Job Search Daily Tip #7
Have you heard about ATS (applicant tracking systems) and how they impact you in your job search?
An ATS is used to complete the initial screen of large numbers of candidates. Employers and recruiters get inundated with applications. For instance, a night fill packing job at a supermarket can attract 800 applicants, an admin job in a suburban business area can attract 200+. In order to assess applicants, many large businesses and some employers using job search systems will pre-screen applicants using an ATS.
1. Often a person doesn't even see your resume before it gets rejected, so don't take it personally!
2. To make it through an ATS, fancy layouts often fail to be recognised by OCR (optical character recognition software). Simple is best. No fancy layouts, no fancy fonts, no tables, just simple and clear plain font.
3. Make sure you tailor your application and mention the keywords from the essential criteria in your resume and cover letter.
4. Ideally call the employer before applying, so they can manually look out for your application
5. Follow instructions, particularly around the format to submit your resume in. If it says submit a word doc and you submit a pdf you stand to get rejected immediately by the ATS.
Love them or hate them, ATS are a necessary part of the recruitment process for many firms. Make sure you do what you can to make it through the screen.
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Juggling school work and starting your job search can be overwhelming. If you need a way to combat the stress, try journaling. Whether you journal for 15 minutes every day or once a week, journaling about your goals and worries can help you work through them and leave you with a clearer head.
Have you struggled to put together a concise yet interesting elevator pitch? An elevator pitch should be a short (about 30 seconds) speech that introduces you to someone new and helps get a conversation going. It can include information about a new project or job you're pursuing, and a good pitch can set you up with connections that will help you reach your goals.
Check out our newest graphic to better understand what to include in your elevator pitch. Start at the bottom, and level your way up!
It is not only the Employer who hast to search for specific skill sets in his employees,but you as an employee, have to know exactly what you look for in that “Perfect Workplace”.The first step would be to start searching for companies with the same values as yours because in this way you know more than sure you have a “future together”.
There are 3 types of questions I want you asking at every interview. Do you know what they are? 🤷🏻♀️
In addition to preparing for those so fun (yeah right!) behavioral interview questions, it’s also crucial you prepare your own questions to ask the hiring manager and team. What kind of questions do I want you asking? So glad you asked cause there are 3 very specific types and I want you to nail them. 🔨
1️⃣ “Connect with the interviewer” questions. These are your, “How did you come to join this company? What things have you personally learned being here? And what makes you stay?” kind of questions. This helps you establish rapport with the interviewer and sets them up to be comfortable answering stronger questions.
2️⃣ “Learn about the environment” questions. These are your, “What makes the department I’d be working in successful? What are the three biggest challenges the company faces this year? How can this role I’m applying for help the company overcome these challenges?” kind of questions. You’re objective here is to show you’ve done your homework, you’re an expert, and that you genuinely can envision yourself there long-term fixing their challenges.
3️⃣ “Follow up” questions. Last and MOST frequently forgotten are your follow up questions. I want you leaving that interview know EXACTLY what the next steps are. Do not skip this question; write it down if you have to! At the end of the interview ask, “What are the next steps in the hiring process?” and make sure you get a clear answer.
This not only shows you’re interested, 💡 but also creates a level of accountability for the hiring manager. They will remember telling you what’s next and they will act on it! So, now I’d love to hear from you! What are your interview questions and did you prep the last time you interviewed? Let me know! 🤓👩🏻💻🙋🏿♀️❓
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It's the middle of the week and I have been crushing my goals so far! 💪🏻
Can I get a woot woot!? 🙌🏻
For me, it's all about planning ahead and breaking up my to do's in chunks of three so I am not overwhelmed. 💁🏻♀️
How are you doing with your goals? 👀
Anyone else honing in on their #productivityprowess
Not being successful at interview can really affect your confidence, but it's vital that you pick yourself up and learn what you can from the process. Regardless of how nervous you are, it is important to portray confidence during your interview, because around 20% of interviewers said that candidates who sat with their arms crossed during their meetings were not considered for the role, because of their body language that reflected their lack of confidence.
Eye contact is crucial for portraying confidence and around 65% of interviewers said that candidates who failed to make eye contact didn’t get the role that they were applying for.
Nearly 40% of interviewers stating that the quality of a candidate’s voice and their overall confidence was a reason for not taking their candidacy further.
If your confidence has taken a beating, come in and see Octopus Personnel. Not only will we find the dream role for you, we can support you with interview skills to ensure the employers sees all your talents, skills and achievements. Call 01747 825568 or register online at http://ow.ly/wxoI50kaaBN.
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The first few weeks of the New Year sees an influx in job applications. Make sure your CV stands out with these top tips from Director Kate Bergman ➡️ swipe to read more
If you’re looking to make 2019 your best year yet (and who isn’t? 😉) start by setting up a one-on-one coaching session with one of our Women@Work
mentors! They’re a perfectly diverse group of kickass gals from various cities and backgrounds, working all sorts of roles in a variety of fields, such as healthcare, tech, law, finance, design, fashion, marketing, and more!
I’m just one of dozens of women you can schedule time with to map out your 2019 goals, workshop your resume, dry run an interview, explore one career path vs. another, and so much more. Did I mention every mentoring session, no matter how many you want/need, is free and lightweight? It’s just an hour-long conference call, but so much can happen during that time—the best things in life are free and simple and constraints can breed brilliance. 😊 Link to sign up is up top. 👆
Unsure what to do after school or college? Our BRAND NEW Guide to Career Options for 2019 has all the info you need 🙌🏼
They will be landing in schools and colleges across the UK this week, or you can download your free digital copy by clicking the link in the bio 👊🏼