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A New Year, a new career, a new CV

Paul Brisk This is an article by Bookboon author Paul Brisk.

It’s that time of the year when New Year’s resolutions have been made and often relate to taking a fresh look at our jobs and taking stock of where we are going. Most importantly, we stop to see whether our current values and aspirations are being fulfilled.

We spend the majority of our time at work, so it’s vital that we are happy with what we are doing.

If a decision is made at this point that we need a fresh challenge, with or without additional responsibilities, the key driver in finding that position is a strong and meaningful CV.  (more…)

5 Ways To Help Your Resume Pass Through Automated Recruiting Software

Time To Find A New Job This is an article by Gavin Redelman.

Recruiting software and applicant tracking systems are increasingly used by employers to pre-screen job candidates’ resumes. While these programs save invaluable time for hiring managers and recruiters, they are also flawed and error-prone, sometimes even eliminating excellent job candidates from consideration.

To ensure that your professional resume isn’t mistakenly thrown out, follow these 5 easy steps. (more…)

10 Steps to Move You from Work to Successful Encore Volunteering

Volunteering This is a guest article by regular contributor Karl Burgher.

In a previous post, we spoke about “5 Key Action Steps to Help You Enjoy Volunteering.” This week’s blog builds on that theme for those encore volunteers who have left the working world with years of experience and wisdom to bring to the volunteer organization.

Let’s define the encore volunteer as the individual doing something in service after having done something else for much of their lives. Much has been written about the “encore” time of life, given that so many folks are living so much longer. Encores want, and very much need, to find something to occupy time purposefully for as much as a  decade or two after having finished their work-for-pay life. We discuss this at length in Chapter 8 of our free eBook Volunteering. (more…)

3 key questions for recruiters

Download Find the best candidate for the job! Download “Critical Touch Points of Recruitment” here!

Finding a job can be tricky, but it doesn’t get any easier, when you are the recruiter. Finding the right person for the job is just as difficult. There are many job candidates with great potential out there but how do you figure out who meets the job criteria and who can actually do the job?
 
Critical Touch Points of Recruitment”, co-written by the Robin Throckmorton , president of strategic HR, and colleagues, helps recruiters to find the best candidate for the job. The ebook contains advice on sourcing candidates, interview questions, assessments and many more topics around recruitment.
 
Find out here what the 3 key questions for recruiters are:

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Is the “glass ceiling” starting to… crack?

Fundamentals of communication, P.R. and leadership This is a guest article by Bookboon author Georgios P. Piperopoulos
 

“Would things have been different in 2008 if instead of Lehman Brothers we had been dealing with Lehman Sisters?” This ironic question, heard recently in the British Media, is not completely irrelevant. The comment, caustic but succinct, brought forth a reality facing talented women in education, corporate life and politics.  (more…)

Turn your team into the best

“A functioning group can do anything,” says Piers Bishop in his ebook “Working with humans”

If you ask someone if they like being on their own most of us will answer with “no”. We like to have company, preferable our friends and family and also at the workplace it is nice to have a sociable bunch of colleagues.

“Geese gaggle, crows form Parliaments (why is that surprising) and cats – well – they do their own thing.
Little scamps. But we are a social species and the basic unit of human life is not the individual but the
Group,” explains Piers Bishop in his ebook “Working with humans”.
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Are Your Job Postings Really Working?

strategic HR, inc. This is a guest post by Bookboon author Robin Throckmorton.

Are your ads catching the attention of the right candidates?  Do you wish more candidates would actually view your job postings?

A job posting is not a job description! To create an effective job posting, you need to put on your marketing hat and create a “job ad” instead.  Unfortunately, most HR folks are not marketers; so creating a job ad for an open position can be a challenge.

You should think of your job opportunity as your product and the individuals that will read the job ad as your potential customers. Your goal is to attract your “customers” interest, communicate the key points quickly and clearly, and leave the “customer” with a call to action. The only way you will accomplish this is to go beyond the basics of the job and grab potential candidates’ attention right away so they want to work for you.
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The best way to get a pay rise

This article is based on the eBook “How to get a pay rise”

Negotiating a pay rise might be the topic of this article but keep in mind that there is much more to this than the tips below. For example, exactly what you ask for may need to be linked to research about prevailing salary levels or relate to your immediate and long term career aims, both for your benefit and to give the case you make credibility. Besides, your preparation should include an analysis of your skills and your work values.

Once you are equipped with this important self-knowledge and gained insights into your industry and work environment you can start with the actual pay rise negotiation. We’ve gathered the dos and don’ts. Take a look!  (more…)

Want to learn how to handle your boss?

This article is based on the free eBook “Your Boss: Sorted!”

Perhaps the first question to ask about your manager is: can I work for them? A poor manager may be a good reason to move on. In this article however, we will take a more constructive line and assume that either in the short or the long term you are going to work with them. If so you need to work at the relationship.

Unless you can influence senior people there is a danger that your job will never be more than reactive; to some meaningful degree you need to be in the driving seat of the relationship.

In the following lines you will find some tips on how to create a constructive relationship with your boss. Good luck! (more…)

STAR-methode: 19 voorbeelden van vragen tijdens het sollicitatiegesprek

Solliciteren volgens de STAR-methode STAR-methode: 19 voorbeelden van vragen tijdens het sollicitatiegesprek

Onder recruiters is de STAR-methode een erg populair middel om de kwaliteiten van kandidaten te toetsen. Deze vorm van interviewen is gebaseerd op de filosofie dat acties en gedragingen uit je verleden een goede indicator zijn van je toekomstige gedrag. Vandaar, hoe je handelde in bepaalde omstandigheden tijdens je vorige baan is een betrouwbare indicator van je handelingen in je nieuwe baan. In dit artikel vind je een aantal tips voor hoe je je op deze vragen kunt voorbereiden. De voorbeelden zijn afkomstig uit het gratis ebook “Interview Secrets Exposed” van Gavin Redelman.
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