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COMMON CENTS

INS Common Cents

I was asked to write a blog targeted to teens and school leavers. This is something I’m not used to and saw this as quite the challenge. To be honest, despite being only 33, I feel out of touch with today’s youth. Snapchat this bae Insta that brah The changes in our youth’s society are…

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THE BEST ADVICE

The Best Advice

What is the best advice you have ever received? Does this question sound like a cliché? Take a moment to think back to all the usual suspects that offer you advice. Family, friends, teachers? Even social media? As you sift through the various pieces of advice that you have received, take a moment to consider…

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WHAT ARE YOUR SALARY EXPECTATIONS?

What are your salary expectations? Your answer to this question can very much be a make-or-break factor when it comes to landing a job. Asking for an unrealistic pay package means you can kiss that job goodbye. While asking for something too low might become a financial burden or you could come across as lacking…

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YOUR WORK AND YOUR IDENTITY

Going through a major workplace restructure or redundancy is never easy. Both organisations and individuals are seeing major changes in the way workforces evolve. We are seeing less of the traditional approach where a person is hired at the age of 18 and spends their entire career working for one organisation however, there are still…

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10 TIPS ON HOW TO ACE YOUR NEXT JOB INTERVIEW

Preparation for a job interview starts way before you set-foot in the interview room. Here’s our top-ten tips to make your next job interview go as smoothly, and stress-free as possible 1.Let’s start with the basics. Research the venue! Whip out google maps the night before and make sure you know exactly where you’re heading…

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APPLYING FOR ROLES IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR

In previous issues of the Career Chronicles we’ve covered a fair bit of ground regarding public sector applications. Now it’s time to flip the coin and balance things out a little, so here are few hints on tips on applying for roles within the private sector. Although private sector applications seem less complex considering that…

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OVERCOMING REJECTION AND HOW TO GAIN FROM IT

Failure. Disappointment. Rejection. Words such as these are often avoided at all costs. As a Career Coach I see the negative impact rejection can have on an individual on a daily basis. Today’s job market is incredibly competitive and therefore it may take several rejections before landing a role that you’ll be content with. Be…

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THE POWER OF TRANSFERABLE SKILLS WHEN CHANGING CAREER

Understanding how to change careers can often appear like a daunting concept. A good place to start is understanding what skills you currently have that can be shifted from industry to industry. All is not lost should your previous work experience be unrelated to the career you want to pursue. If anything, embrace the challenge…

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HOW TO WRITE A GOURMET RESUME

Any great recipe requires a number of quality ingredients to make it work; a resume should be treated with the same care and attention: just the right amounts of different elements to create a readable and concise reflection of your employment experience. But do employers still read resumes?! The rise and rise of social media…

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HOW TO NETWORK ONLINE LIKE A TRUE PROFESSIONAL

There’s not much social media hasn’t mastered in the last 10 years, from viral posts, news sharing, advertising, and now, networking. Traditionally when we hear the term networking, we think of face-to-face discussions, attending networking events in crowded function rooms and meeting people for the very first time. Thanks to social media sites, the traditional…

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