Graduate job seekers – Do you have these 3 qualities to impress a top entrepreneur?

If you're a graduate looking to work for an entrepreneur, you're either one of those who want to change the world or you're insane (tongue in cheek). Working for an entrepreneur can be a rollercoaster of fun, uncertainty, disappointment, elation, education and great rewards. It's also an opportunity to observe and learn from trial and error/mistakes if you're thinking of one day becoming an entrepreneur yourself. But one big challenge in graduate job search is finding a junior role that doesn't require bucket loads of industry experience.... (continued)

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How to handle working for a younger boss

Australia now has the oldest retirement age (to be eligible for a pension) in the developed world, which means the trend of older workers working for younger bosses will soon be the rule, rather than the exception. In most situations, then generation mix works really well but on occasion, issues may arise when there's a difference in opinion, ideas and values. If you're in this situation, in order to make it work you'll need to show acceptance, respect and possibly a brand new attitude.... (continued)

The secrets to building your personal brand online

One of the key elements to building a successful career is managing and leveraging your personal brand. Your personal brand is how you represent yourself in person, on paper and online. It's also your reputation and unique promise of value to a potential employer. Without a strong personal brand, you'll struggle to differentiate yourself, which means you'll miss opportunities and possibly that all-important dream job.... (continued)

Cover letter tips - Could video intros replace the cover letter?

Covers letters – you either love them or hate them. Ask any hiring manager what they think. You may be surprised to learn that many simply ignore them; considering them a waste of time. Their time of course! With so many other tools giving potential employers a better snapshot of your experience, is it time the cover letter was put into retirement?... (continued)

LinkedIn vs Trumpet Page – What’s The Difference?

LinkedIn is one of the oldest social networks and the biggest professional network today. In 2014, it clocked over 300 million users, gaining 2 new users every second. LinkedIn reaches into 200 countries and is viewed in 20 different languages. It's a phenomenal networking resource for professionals and one that I use for my business every day. For businesses, Linkedin provides a one-stop-shop for recruiting, networking, brand building, publishing, relationship building and marketing. LinkedIn does many things, but nothing particularly.... (continued)

Sloppy ‘Genius’ or ‘Schoolmarm’ – What’s your work attire really saying about you?

Our wardrobe says a lot about us and our psychology determines the clothes we wear both in and out of the office. The outfit we choose can tell people the type of job we have, how we’re feeling and also our spending habits. What message are you sending in the workplace and how can you use your wardrobe to change the way others perceive you? ... (continued)

Graduates: Job Search Strategies That Work (And That You Probably Never Thought To Try)

If you're a recent graduate looking for your first job or intern trying to get some valuable work experience, below are 2 simple job search strategies that will give you the upper hand and show a potential employer what you're made of.... (continued)

Dealing with rejection – how to put things into perspective and move forward

As job seekers and business owners, we've all faced rejection at some point. Rejection sucks and it can really turn your world upside down. But if we learn to handle rejection better and not view it as a personal attack, you can actually turn rejection into a more positive experience. Remember, rejection is not the end, it's just a step in the path.... (continued)

Are You A Clueless Candidate?

Did you know that our recent Trumpet Page research shows that in Australia, 200 people on average apply for any advertised position? Our research also revealed that 33% of job seekers don't know what to write on their resume/CV and 40% lacked the confidence to market themselves for a job. When we talked to some of Australia's leading Australian recruitment agencies, 88% complained that they wasted a significant amount of time reading through poorly written applications, which means there's a lot of guess work in determining who actually has the right skills for the job.... (continued)

Online Profiles – What Happens To Your Information When You're Not Around?

When you apply for a job, you are trusting people with a significant amount of personal and professional information. This doesn't just relate to traditional resumes and CVs. What about the information contained on your public profiles? Most of us never give it another thought or consider the consequences of sharing your information with complete strangers. So what can happen if your details (the confidential information about where you studied, who you've worked for, what you've achieved for a company etc.) get shared throughout someone's office or get in the hands of hackers?... (continued)

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