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Posted August 12, 2015 by

Finding Your Career Path

a magnifying glass hovering over several career fields, centering on the words Find Your Career

A magnifying glass hovering over several career fields, centering on the words Find Your Career. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

In each country, there is a relatively high unemployment rate among the younger generation. Many complain about their inability to find a job. Or worse, they don’t know what they want to do with their life career-wise. They are ill-prepared for dealing with the real world. Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey made comments about people solving their financial problems by just getting a good job. How can people qualify or pitch themselves to get a well-paid job?

More often than not, we find many of the younger generation going onto benefits programs or drifting along in life with no sense of direction. To overcome this obstacle, parents, teachers and mentors must strive to provide clear advice and direction to the emerging generations so that they can gain clarity on their purpose in life. Essentially, ‘where it is they fit in the world!’ Now often the younger generation has their sights set on becoming rich and famous by becoming a sports or music star. And even though it is a credible career choice, there are only a select few who will qualify to have a professional career in those chosen fields. (more…)

Posted April 20, 2015 by

The Top 10 Ingredients For Being An “A Player” In Business (And Life)

Letter A for sign with light bulbs

Letter A for sign with light bulbs. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

What is an A player?

An A Player is someone who is amazing at what they do, creates value for others, and always delivers, both in their careers and at home.

The office ninja who never says “ That’s not in my job description.” Is an A player.

The super job candidate who has to sort through dozens of job offers, and nails every interview is an A player.

The Rockstar Entrepreneur who guides his new company through the growing pains is an A player and there are a million more examples.

If we’re being honest with ourselves not only do we respect and admire A players for their success, we’re also a little bit jealous.

We think “ What’s that guy(or girl) got that I don’t?”

In order for you to unlock your potential, and become an A player, you have to know what it is that makes someone an A player. (more…)

Posted April 09, 2015 by

Digital Tactics To Help Land Your First Post-Grad Job

Man use pc tablet. Job search background.

Man using pc tablet. Job search background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

After graduation, we start to worry about more serious issues. We are no longer bothered whether we will give correct answers on our exams, and whether we will be satisfied with our mid-term grades. We need to focus and give our life new purpose. In other words, we need to land our first job. Easier said than done, to say the least. We become a part of a vicious loop known as the “Job-Experience paradox”.

You need to land a job in order to gain experience, and of course, you need experience in order to get a job. Luckily, there is a way to create a nice professional image of yourself, to help you overcome this obstacle. It is known as digital tactics, and here are the ways to implement them, to help you land your first job. (more…)

Posted December 16, 2014 by

What Gift Do You Have?

We all have a job to do, a self to become. The purpose of life is to discover your calling. The meaning of life is to answer that call. Pick up and pay it forward. You can only give what you got, but you must know what you have first.

This holiday, the greatest gift you can give is yourself. In the context of your career, the only work worth doing comes from a place of enjoyment and expertise. You can only be great at that one thing you’ll sacrifice everything to achieve. (more…)

Posted December 10, 2014 by

How to write an amazing internship cover letter

 

A cover letter for an internship highlights the answers to 3 main questions:

1. What is your reason to pursue the internship program? The answer to this question will include details such as ‘what do you know about the program?’ and ‘how it is of interest to you?’

2. What is your reason to pursue the internship with a specific employer? You can write about ‘what you know about this employer?’ and why you have chosen an internship rather than a full-time program?

3. How will you best use this internship opportunity to excel in your career? You can answer with details about your short-term and long-term goals. (more…)

Posted October 16, 2014 by

12 Writing Tips for Creating a Perfect Resume

Cari Bennette

Cari Bennette

It’s a bit of fine line, isn’t it? Knowing exactly what to put in your resume can be confusing. Too much irrelevant information will get you passed over. And not enough information may cause suspicion, as though you’re trying to hide something.

So, to compose the perfect resume, apply the following 12 tips from industry experts to ensure success. (more…)

Posted June 10, 2014 by

Optimistic Thinking Can Be a Job Seeker’s Greatest Weapon

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement

Searching for a job is much like your career.  If you feel that you can do something and clearly envision success, you are much more likely to achieve that objective.  Conversely, if you believe you cannot attain certain goals, you are less apt to put 100% focus and preparation into the tasks it takes to reach those desires.

It’s no secret that most successful job seekers are the ones who know where they want to be, are confident in their abilities and show personal control and discipline during the employment search.  Overall, their view of the world is one that can be described as optimistic. (more…)

Posted May 02, 2014 by

7 Ways for Gen Y Employees to Get Attention for Their Work on Entry Level Jobs

For young professionals on entry level jobs who want to earn some attention for their work, the following post has seven ways that they can do so.

Too many older coworkers rely on stereotypes of you and your generation. Many see you as a threat to the bedrock on which their careers were fashioned. Unfortunately, that too often creates a barrier for you to get noticed for the work you do. Fair? Nope. It is, however, what many of

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Posted May 01, 2014 by

Looking for Entry Level Jobs? 3 Ways to Build Momentum for Your Search

If you are looking to build some momentum in your search for entry level jobs, the following post has three ways to do so.

You may be familiar with the snowball effect. Or the expression about rolling stones gathering no moss. We all know the value of building momentum in business. But what does it look like in a job search? And how do you build it? If you would you like to create five little snowballs or

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Posted April 14, 2014 by

Don’t Think Twitter is an Effective Tool for Your Entry Level Job Search? 7 Steps to Follow for Success

If Twitter is not a part of your entry level job search, learn seven steps to use on the site to help you find success with it in the following post.

When I talk with job seekers about Twitter, I often get a curious look. I try walking them through my process for building their personal network or connecting with potential new employer, but that doesn’t seem to work. Twitter is often one of those things people don’t get until they dig

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