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    1. How to Ace Your Psychometric Tests

      How to Ace Your Psychometric Tests

      Found this interesting article on the blog page of Kaizen Recruitment. It's called The Psychometric Test - What is It? Why Do Employers Use It? How to Prepare for It?

      It shares some fascinating insights. Here's one of them:

      Simply put a psychometric test or assessment is a standard and scientific method used to measure an individual's mental capabilities, behavioural style and ability to perform the job. From my experience the test typically assesses abstract, numerical, verbal ability and personality profiling (cultural fit). Importantly, the candidates’ overall ‘fit’ should be considered not just in regard to the role ...

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    2. Why You Should Embrace the Impostor Syndrome

      Why You Should Embrace the Impostor Syndrome

      This article from REA Group piqued our curiosity. Matilda Stevenson, the author, titles it Switching My Mindset from ‘What Would I Like to Learn’ to ‘What Would I Like to Teach’.

      She offers up some fascinating nuggets of wisdom here. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      In this situation though, it’s easy to feel like an impostor and therefore not feel qualified to teach, but I think embracing being an impostor is a positive. It helps me see teaching others as an opportunity to find the gaps in my knowledge, and to consolidate concepts in my own mind.

      Take a ...

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    3. Why You Should Let Go of the Concept of One Hit Wonder in Your Career

      Why You Should Let Go of the Concept of One Hit Wonder in Your Career

      Came across this fascinating piece from Peng Joon and it really piqued our interest. It’s titled One Hit Wonders, Struggles and 8 Figures.

      In it, the entrepreneur shares some intriguing points. Here’s one of them:

      Behind a successful entrepreneur lies countless sleepless nights, worries and struggles. What separates and differentiates successful people isn’t that successful people don’t have problems. If anything they have more problems. They just deal with problems differently.

      If you want more, give the full article a quick read at the website linked below…

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    4. Weighing the Pros and Cons of Staying in Job You Like

      Weighing the Pros and Cons of Staying in Job You Like

      Is stagnation at a job you love really such a bad thing? Here's an article from Chorus Executive. It's called Pros and Cons of Staying Where You Are.

      Here's a thought-provoking excerpt:

      You’ve become an expert at what you do in your current role. You know your stuff; you’re the person your colleagues come to. Staying where you are allows you to continue growing that expertise and become a valuable specialist in your area.

      To learn more about this interesting topic, give the rest of the article a read at the link below...

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    5. Points to Consider When Evaluating Job Offers

      Points to Consider When Evaluating Job Offers

      You don't have to take every job offer that comes your way. Luckily, we stumbled upon this article from Seek Australia. It's called When to Turn Down a Job Offer.

      It shares some points to consider when evaluating a job offer. Here are three questions that it poses:

      1. Does the role offer career progression?
      2. Will the role provide improved working conditions? 
      3. Will the role challenge you? 

      Give the rest of the article a read for a more in-depth explanation of why each of these needs to be asked. Just click on the link below...

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    6. How Not to Sound Like a Robot in Your Job Application

      How Not to Sound Like a Robot in Your Job Application

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the Human Workplace Blog. It’s titled Stop! Don't Send that Cover Letter and we thought it was thought-provoking.

      It raises some interesting points. This one, for example, stirs our curiosity:

      Traditional cover letter language is just as bad as traditional resume-speak like “Results-oriented professional” and “skilled at managing cross-functional teams.” This is the way robots speak, not living, breathing people. We can put a human voice in our resumes now, write in full sentences and come out from behind the zombie corporate boilerplate.

      To find out more, take a look ...

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    7. New Tool To Help You Move Up in Your Profession

      New Tool To Help You Move Up in Your Profession

      This article from the Australian Department of Employment, Skills,  Small and Family Business piqued our curiosity. It's called New Tool To Help Workers Pave the Way to the Next Career Move.

      It shares with us this fascinating new tool. Here's a short excerpt to give you a glimpse of what it's capable of:

      In a few clicks, users can discover the key skills they may have developed throughout their career, ideas for careers they can transfer into, and the new skills needed to step into an alternative career. The tool also suggests training pathways to help make ...

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    8. Fun Volunteering Ideas to Beef Up Your Resume

      Fun Volunteering Ideas to Beef Up Your Resume

      Bored on weekends or nothing to do during the summer break? Hit two birds with one stone: extracurricular activities! This is an opportunity to do something you truly enjoy while making steps in the career of your choice. You'll be able to put it on your resume and have a great story to tell your interviewers.

      Jake Butler of Save The Student lists fun extracurricular activities for students who want to pursue anything from outdoorsy careers to government-based careers to healthcare and everything in between.

      Here's something I'd do even as an adult:

      Volunteering with the National ...

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    9. How Introverts Can Network Successfully

      How Introverts Can Network Successfully

      Networking is a great way to meet future employers. But if you're an introvert, you'd dread the idea of walking up to someone you don't know and start a conversation. If you allow that fear to control you, you'd be missing out on some great opportunities. So what can you do about it?

      Jennifer Parris of FlexJobs has some great tips for you! Here's one I could use:

      Job seekers may believe that they must connect with every single person at a networking event, but that’s simply not the case. Seeking to connect with ...

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    10. How A Career Break Can Be Good for You

      How A Career Break Can Be Good for You

      For one reason or another, you might find yourself out of a job soon and have no idea what to do next. Whether it's because you took time off to raise kids, or because you had health issues, or just because you don't like your current career path, this situation is always scary. But Lakshmi Hutchinson of Idealist Careers has ideas to make this career break productive--and potentially life-changing.

      Here's a sneak peek:

      When you first decide to step away from the office, you may worry about what awaits you when you’re ready to return. And ...

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    11. How To Use Your Previous Experiences to Get the Job You Want

      How To Use Your Previous Experiences to Get the Job You Want

      They say that everything happens for a reason. In applying for a job, adopting this mindset is the best thing you can do. This article by SEEK talks about how you can use your experiences to show them you've got what it takes to do the job:

      The single most important thing you can do, says recruitment professional Penni Hlaca, is to value yourself. Be proud of what you’ve achieved and what you have to offer and find an effective way to communicate this to potential employers.

      Learn more about effectively communicating your value and work history to ...

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    12. How Handle a Big Career Shift

      How Handle a Big Career Shift

      Here's a fascinating article from Flexcareer coach's page. It's called Navigating a Career Change: How to Find Your 'Why' When You Make a Big Career Change.

      It shares some insights. This one's particularly thought-provoking:

      When you make a career change from full-time to part-time employment, or leave paid employment to raise a family, or leave paid employment to run your own business, or any combination of these (!) there will be a measurable impact on your identity. My personal experience is that you can have trouble with this shift if you’re not clear about your “why ...

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    13. If All Jobs Paid the Same...

      If All Jobs Paid the Same...

      Stumbled upon this interesting piece from Career FAQs. The author had it titled If All Jobs Paid The Same Would You Choose Your Job?.

      It presents some truly fascinating ideas. This one, in particular, we thought was worth the share:

      Seeking work that encourages learning, self-awareness, and achievement leads to the expansion of self-worth and opportunities. These elements work together to increase overall well-being both in and out of the workplace.

      Improving yourself, your mindset and your skills can also have a positive influence on your colleagues; as they say - a rising tide lifts all the boats.

      Give the rest ...

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    14. Why You're Stuck in a Career Rut and How to Get Out of It

      Why You're Stuck in a Career Rut and How to Get Out of It

      If you're one of the many, many people who know they aren't happy with the job they have, and yet have no idea what to do about it, this article's for you. Cecile Fery of Flex Careers Blog shares mindsets that make you choose the devil you know and stop you from moving on to greener pastures.

      Here's a sneak peek:

      At the core of all of this are your current thoughts. They are the real driver of everything that is (or isn’t) happening. So let me focus here on those thoughts, which are in ...

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    15. Why Mass-Sending Your Resume Won't Land You A Job and What To Do Instead

      Why Mass-Sending Your Resume Won't Land You A Job and What To Do Instead

      Here's an article that grabbed our attention. Many of us think that the best weapon a job applicant can yield is the trusty resume. But Dr. Natalia Weichowski argues that there are other alternatives that are even more likely to get you the job you want. Dying to found out what these are?

      Here's a tidbit from the article as a clue:

      Due to the complex, expensive and time-consuming information processes on the job market companies often prefer making use of social networks to formal search and recruiting strategies.

      If you're on the job market and want ...

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    16. How to Make Summer Your Most Ambitious Time of Year

      How to Make Summer Your Most Ambitious Time of Year

      This article from Goalcast piqued our curiosity. The author calls it (How to Make Your Summer Your Most Ambitious Time of Year.

      It offers up some nuggets of wisdom. This one, in particular, was very thought-provoking:

      Psychotherapist and author Dr. Jane Greer says giving yourself permission to reconsider, think critically and introspectively will help your ambition to take on a new meaning. It also allows you to create a blueprint with actionable steps — instead of taking a frantic, last-minute scrambling approach.

      Check out the rest of this article from the website linked below…

       

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    17. Best Business and Life Advice You Can Get from the Vogue Codes Sydney 2019

      Best Business and Life Advice You Can Get from the Vogue Codes Sydney 2019

      Stumbled upon this interesting piece from Vogue. Danielle Gay, the author, calls it, Important Business and Life Lessons from Vogue Codes Sydney Summit 2019.

      It gives us some fascinating ideas. This one, we thought, was worth the share:

      Creativity is our super power. But our kryptonite is comparison. One causes us to rise and one causes us to fall. Comparison culture … We’ve been socialised to compare, and we’ve been socialised to be perfect. We can’t be brave if we’re trying to be perfect

      Give the rest of this interesting article a read for more information and ...

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    18. Answering the Ubiquitous "Tell Me About Yourself" Question

      Answering the Ubiquitous "Tell Me About Yourself" Question

      Have you read this article from the Human Workplace blog page? It's called How to Answer the Question "Tell Me About Yourself".

      In it, they share with us this fascinating strategy for answering the dreaded, "tell me about yourself" question. Here it is:

      Here’s how we coach Human Workplace clients to handle “Tell me about yourself.” You’ll start your story with a very short answer we call an Answerette. Then, you’ll switch gears and get to the meat of the matter – the reason you’re there at the interview in the first place.

      Give the article ...

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    19. How to Address Gap Periods in Your CV Positively

      How to Address Gap Periods in Your CV Positively

      We happened on this article from The Qrius and thought it was shareworthy. It's called Positive Ways to Address the Gap in Your CV After You Take Time Out to Raise a Family.

      It has some insightful suggestions. This one's particularly thought-provoking:

      What is taken for granted in parenting requires a mindset prized by many organisations, irrespective of your present level of seniority. Even juggling your career and outside family responsibilities demonstrates adaptability and fluent multi-tasking.

      To learn more about it on a deeper level, give the full article a read. Just click on the website linked below...

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    20. How Pregnancy Shouldn't Be an Issue in Career Building

      How Pregnancy Shouldn't Be an Issue in Career Building

      Have you read this article from Fast Company? It's called Should I Accept a New Job Late in my Pregnancy?

      In it, Melanie Tinto shares some excellent insights. Here's one that's particularly thought-provoking:

      In order to do it all, you have to first give yourself permission to live by your rules. You also need to decide what “all” means for you. I wanted a challenging career while also spending quality time with my husband and kids.

      For more of her interesting points of view, check out the rest of the article at the link down below...

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    21. Tips To Jumpstart Stalled Careers

      Tips To Jumpstart Stalled Careers

      Here's a great article from USA Today. It's called How to Jumpstart a Stalled Career.

      It offers some insightful tips. Here's one that we thought was interesting:

      In addition to asking for a promotion or a new job, it's important to demonstrate why you're a good fit. Your boss may not know all the other things you can do beyond the position you currently fill.

      You can do this by volunteering to help out in other areas or asking to be part of a new initiative. Most offices have plenty of available work. Take on ...

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    22. Mental Wellness in the Workplace

      Mental Wellness in the Workplace

      Found this fascinating article from Chorus Executive and thought that we would share it with you. It's called It's Okay to Not be Okay by Amy Donaldson.

      She offers some insight into mental wellness in the workplace here. This one's particularly thought-provoking:

      The expectations we put on our colleagues in the workplace can have lasting effects. We are expected to bring passion, creativity, innovation, enthusiasm, intelligence and hard work but to leave any struggles, emotions (that aren’t happy ones) hidden. This can’t work, to the benefit of employees or organisations. If you are expecting your ...

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    23. Why Being Eager is Overrated

      Why Being Eager is Overrated

      Thought we'd share this shareworthy article from Channel News Asia with you. It's called Make Yourself Scarce - In Today's World, That's Mindful Advice, Not an Insult.

      It has some sound advice and insights. This one's particularly, interesting:

      Think about it this way: If you’re overly excited about a work opportunity, that might communicate that you are in low demand. All the more reason to play it cool. Making something harder to get, Dr Nicholson said, “tends to increase at least the perception of the value, if not its actual value.”

      Check out the article ...

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    24. Dealing With a Difficult Superior

      Dealing With a Difficult Superior

      Stumbled upon this great piece of writing from Fast Company. It's called How to Deal With a Bad Boss.

      It shares some important tips that you or your workmates can use to subdue a difficult superior. Here's a fascinating one:

      Document as much as you can as soon as you can. If there were witnesses, get them to confirm what occurred. This can be done with a simple text or email–“Can you believe that our boss just made that crude remark about wanting to see you naked?” “Yes, he’s a creep!” If you’re unable to ...

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