Job searching in the New Year? Here’s what you need to know.
It’s the New Year, we’ve made it past the festive season and all it entails with presents, family, food, drinks and merriment. The end of the year and the beginning of a new one can be a time to reflect on how far we’ve come over the past 12 months. It may also have many […]
How to spring clean your professional profile
The footy posts are coming down, the sprinklers are coming on and the barbecues are getting fired up. So now that spring has officially sprung, what better time to tidy up your professional profile and give it the overhaul it so richly deserves? With the large number of contract workers out there, you’re facing fiercer-than-ever […]
Should I really be using video in the recruitment process?
Video is being touted as the next big thing in recruitment. In fact, nearly one in five recruiters are using video at the interview stage, as reported by Jobvite. At Talent, we love seeing creative recruitment trends emerge, and there are certainly some huge benefits to using video. However, it’s not right for everyone, and […]
Is your resume costing you job interviews?
If you interview well, you’ll usually get the job, but what about getting a foot in the door to start with? It all comes back to your resume. Before applying for any job, many people tend to run through a list of the different factors that might hinder their chances – a lack of experience, the wrong qualification, […]
How to talk about your weaknesses in an interview
Discussing your flaws doesn’t have to be tricky. Find out how you can use your weaknesses to your advantage in your next IT job interview. When you’re looking for a new IT job, you’re probably accustomed to talking yourself up to recruiters, and emphasising your hirable qualities every chance you get. So when you get to […]
The power of passivity: How not looking could get you the job
Employers are found to prefer passive jobseekers over active ones, so how can your use this to improve your IT career prospects? While you make think that proactivity gives you the greatest edge in the job hunt, research has shown that many employers favour jobseekers who are playing it cool. Passive jobseekers are those that […]
3 easy ways to tailor your CV
If you really want to impress a recruiter, you need to ensure your CV is tailored to the position you’re applying for. Here are three ways to do it. When you’re applying for a job, your CV is one of the first things a recruiter will look at, and it can make or break your […]
4 signs it’s time to update your CV
If your CV is tired and out-of-date, it’s not going to present you in the best light. Here are four signs you need to give it a refresh. Your CV is a work-in-progress, and needs to be refreshed at various stages throughout your IT career. The obvious time to do it is when you get […]
How to write a personal summary
The personal summary section of your CV can be used to create a great first impression right off the bat – if you know how to do it right. You spend so much time crafting the perfect CV to show why you’re the right person for the IT job – but did you know that […]