Month: April 2022

IS YOUR RESUME CLEAR ABOUT EMPLOYMENT GAPS, JOB-HOPPING, AND UNPLANNED EXITS?

Ultimately, a successful interview strategy comes down to addressing issues head-on and controlling your narrative, in order to present a compelling professional story that’s both honest and positive. So how can a candidate position themselves in the best possible light? ☔EMPLOYMENT GAP – An unexplained lengthy employment gap between roles is the most common red …

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HOW TO GET YOUR RESUME TO PASS THE APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEMS FILTERS

It’s always been the employer’s market, the sheer number of applications that flow in for a single position is raising by the day. Companies have thus, evolved and got smarter by including Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to weed out and shortlist relevant resumes Therefore, knowing how to create a resume that gets past the ATS …

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RESUME SUMMARY FOR A CAREER SWITCH

A resume summary acts as a promotional prelude or blurb to the rest of your document. It’s the first section of your resume highlighting something that might not otherwise be obvious. As a career switcher use it wisely to direct the recruiter’s attention to the relevance of your experience with the job description and explain …

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CHOOSE ACCOUNTABILITY OVER MICROMANAGEMENT, LEADERS

Your commitment to accountability has always been evident as a leader. Despite your familiarity with accountability, it is sometimes misunderstood. Some leaders believe that certain strategies will help hold them accountable, but they can actually have the opposite effect. For instance, hardworking bosses continually check-in and monitor their team members’ productivity and performance … but …

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LEADERSHIP SKILLS THAT YOU CAN IMBIBE

Do you ever feel that you have a great team, but you are unable to unlock, maximize and extract their full potential? Finding working methods and man-management techniques that work for your team are your best bets. Having a positive working environment around your team will lead to better outcomes for the business.  I realize that …

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STATEMENTS THAT HELP WHILE NEGOTIATING YOUR SALARY AND COMPENSATION

STATEMENTS THAT HELP WHILE NEGOTIATING YOUR SALARY AND COMPENSATION Pursuant to my last post on negotiating compensation with employers, (remember not external recruiters), in the first round of negotiations, the subject of salary may come-up for the first time. So, when you’re asked “What salary are you expecting” or “What was your last compensation”, I …

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NEGOTIATING YOUR SALARY AND COMPENSATION

Many of my clients have said, I just can’t negotiate salary or negotiating salary makes me uncomfortable”. However, when it comes to negotiating the purchase of a home, car, or any other product or service, it comes naturally and is perceived as a right. Our inability to negotiate is not a result of incapacity, but …

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