The Best Hire Might Not Have The Perfect CV!

The Best Hire Might Not Have The Perfect CV!

Given the choice between a job candidate with a perfect CV and one who has fought through difficulty, human resources executive Regina Hartley always gives the “Scrapper” a chance. As someone who grew up with adversity, Hartley knows that those who flourish in the darkest of spaces are empowered with the grit to persist in an ever-changing workplace. “Choose the underestimated contender, whose secret weapons are passion and purpose,” she says. “Hire the Scrapper.” Let’s Watch What She Has To Say…   We also want to add that intelligence, character and ethics are key in winning a role too. Companies want to employ great employees who can add massive value and employees want to feel appreciated for their contribution. It is always a two way process and when this is fused, you’ll get tremendous results!  ...
5 Tips To Get You Back On The Job!

5 Tips To Get You Back On The Job!

After years of recession and austerity, recently we have had some respite. Although it may sound daunting to start looking for work again, finding a job does not have to be a cumbersome experience. Whether you stopped working to raise a family or was made redundant, there is good reason to hope. With these 5 tips, getting back to work is easier than you think! 1. Tidy up your CV If you have been out of work for long, your CV might need a little work to freshen things up. Updating a CV can be tricky, so to get some good advice, contact a recruiter in your area and set up a meeting to go over your CV. If you have experienced long periods of unemployment, it’s always a good rule of thumb to briefly explain the reasons for the gap in employment. 2. Get Online and Get Social There are plenty of recruiters online with extensive job vacancy databases. Once you have updated your CV, check out recruitment company websites and submit your applications. If you are looking for sales roles, contact our Strictly Resources talent search team for immediate assistance. Further, online networking requires a social presence as well, so head over to business-networking platforms like Linkedin and get connected. These social business platforms are a great way to research prospective employers and reconnect with old colleagues. 3. Offline Networking Networking both online and offline is imperative to stay up to date with the modern job search experience. Find networking opportunities in your area to connect with employers and others who are also getting back on the...
Senior Executives In The Job Market (Top 5 Hurdles & How To Overcome Them)

Senior Executives In The Job Market (Top 5 Hurdles & How To Overcome Them)

When you’re a senior executive on the lookout for a new job, it’s never going to be easy. Senior executives face unique hurdles that they need to get over when searching for a job. Unlike other jobs, senior positions are often few and far between. So the last thing you need is to have personal barriers that need to be overcome. Here are the top 5 hurdles that one must get over to stay competitive in the job market: 1. The Weight of Ego A lot of individuals who have worked in senior positions feel a loss of identity and self-worth that came with the previous job. When faced with this situation, ask someone for help, build self-worth outside the work environment, and be open to updating your skills. 2. Senior Executive Jobs are Scarce Positions best suited for Senior Executives are hard to come by and can lead to a lot of frustration. To find your place back in the workforce, you need to get creative and adaptable. Further, consider a wider geographical area to look for jobs as there may only be a handful in the country. 3. Internal Recruitment Senior positions usually get filled by individuals within a company as hiring a person externally is a risk. However, this notion can be countered by explaining the value of having an outsider come in with a fresh set of ideas. 4. Lack of Resources Senior executives haven’t done the everyday administrative tasks for a long time. As a result they lack technology skills, organisational skills, and logistical skills. At this juncture it is best to acknowledge reality...
3 Easy Steps On Finding The Ideal Job In The Digital Age!

3 Easy Steps On Finding The Ideal Job In The Digital Age!

The job market has changed and so have job seekers. The days of traditional classifieds are gone and job hunters have also evolved with the changing environment. These days, approximately 70% of the workforce is either looking out for a new job or is interested in a new job. According to research, younger candidates will also be looking to change jobs every three to four years.This makes the jobsearch a continuous process. The following will help you understand how recruitment works in today’s job market. Embrace Social Networking The job boards are out there, but they are not as important anymore. Today, recruiters, employers, and job seekers are also using social media to find the best match. As a result, it is important to pay attention to your online footprint and ensure that all your profiles are up to date and optimized. Job seekers and recruiters are increasingly using social networking sites like Linkedin to connect with each other. This is also a good way for those on the hunt to pay attention to the online activity of employers and recruitment / headhunting agencies. Know Your Potential Employer Google searches have become an essential part of everyday life and so it’s no surprise that it’s also part of job searches. Job seekers know a lot about a potential employer and are seeking more satisfaction from potential jobs. Company reviews and comments made by others now dictate whether one deems a job worthy of an application. As a result,companies need to pay attention and work on an employer brand as it will affect the quality of their workforce. According to...
How To Get Hired Quickly & Easily, Especially In A Bad Economy!

How To Get Hired Quickly & Easily, Especially In A Bad Economy!

Over the last decade, we have seen our share of recessions and all the bad stuff that goes along with it. Sometimes job seekers can feel hopeless in a bad economy, but if you can adapt to the new environment, you can be sure to get hired. Successful job seekers are able to identify their strengths, talent, and achievements and utilise them. They are able to look into a company and identify a need that requires their set of skills. Just because a business doesn’t have a vacancy advertised, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t a job for you. A successful job seeker in a bad economy is one that is adaptable. These individuals know how to apply their skills to generate interest and get hired. Some of the characteristics shared by these individuals are as follows: 1. They Never Stop Learning The skillset that you have may not be needed anymore, so it is always important to keep learning. Not only will this show potential recruiters that you are willing to learn new things, but it also shows that you’re motivated to take the initiative. 2. They Think Outside The Box A bad economy gets people into “survival mode” and this in turn can get you thinking like an entrepreneur. Identify your strengths and find a niche that is best suited to your skills and promote that to recruiters. 3. They Act Like Consultants Every business is different and have their own set of problems. This is a great opportunity to analyse the operations of the business and identify where they need help. This creates an opportunity to...
5 Characteristics Of A Good Sales CV

5 Characteristics Of A Good Sales CV

A CV is an essential tool to market yourself to potential employers. It gets you noticed and creates an opportunity to promote your skills and yourself. So what makes a good sales CV? If you are on the hunt for your next sales job, here are 5 characteristics you need to pay attention to. Appearance Makes a Difference When your sales CV lands on a recruiter’s desk, the first thing they are going to notice is how it looks. So make sure that you format your CV in a manner that is easy to read and highlights your most important skills and experience. Avoid colours and flashy graphics! Pay Attention To Grammatical Errors Always get friend to proofread your CV to ensure that no errors have been missed. If you want to hold the attention of the recruiting agent or employer, make sure that there aren’t any mistakes that will turn them off your CV. Provide a Brief Profile Employers like to see immediate value from recruiting a sales person. Describe or tell a short story on how you can be of instant benefit to the company eg: increase company sales / revenue, product and service knowledge etc. Numbers are Important Sales jobs are all about numbers and figures, so make sure that you include them in your CV. It could be revenue generated by you during a specific period of time or details of a team effort. This will allow recruiters to match you with the job specifications. Don’t forget to mention who you have sold to in the past and how much you have sold. These relevant...