Category: Careers

by Karla Jobling / on 19 December, 2017

How do you know if you are an entrepreneur

Total belief in your idea and a solid plan on how you will make it happen. When I started my business, almost everyone suggested caution. Very few people around me were supportive of me going into business and out of employment. In my experience,
by Karla Jobling / on 14 November, 2017

Why job boards suck

For recruiters, they suck because you just have to be first to reach a person. You don’t have to be the best recruiter. There is no skill involved and ultimately, you are not adding value to your client or candidate, by operating in such
by Karla Jobling / on 24 October, 2017

5 job seeker hacks/shortcuts

Build relationships with 1 or 2 select recruitment companies that specialise in the area you work in. Take the time to meet with them. They will approach you with suitable roles when they come up. Many of these aren’t even advertised and you don’t
by Karla Jobling / on 17 October, 2017

Factors to consider before accepting a job offer

You should consider who your line manager is going to be. A good manager can make an average job great, and really accelerate your career. A bad manager is going to hold you back and possibly, make every day miserable for you. I know
by Karla Jobling / on 10 October, 2017

Career myths that are holding you back

Applying for jobs is the best way to get a new one. Some of the best jobs are never advertised, either by us, or our clients. If we have a top tier job, we will know our best applicants and be on the phone
by Karla Jobling / on 3 October, 2017

Tips for companies working with staffing agencies

Be honest. The top of my priority list isn’t necessarily the highest fee, it is the company where I know what is going on. Many companies will keep quiet about their sign-off process or other candidates in the pipeline. If you are upfront with
by Karla Jobling / on 26 September, 2017

Tips for speeding up the job search

Build relationships with 1 or 2 select recruitment companies that specialise in the area you work in. Take the time to meet with them. They will approach you with suitable roles when they come up. Many of these aren’t even advertised and you don’t
by Karla Jobling / on 19 September, 2017

How to get a better job

Know what you want and then tailor your questions to that. At the new year, we all have big themes like promotion or more money, but little thought goes into what really makes us happy day to day. Will the jobs you are applying
by Karla Jobling / on 12 September, 2017

Unexpected job duties and skills needed in Human Resources

The ability to get the gossip, but not pass any on. Confidentiality in HR is obviously important, but it is also important to build relationships with the rest of the business, and keep your finger on the pulse. Colleagues in other departments need to
by Karla Jobling / on 5 September, 2017

What is your best tip for using LinkedIn to get a better job

Put your achievements outside of work on your profile. Speaking engagements, published articles, a link to your blog or twitter. These things allow me, as a recruiter, to build a picture of who you are and your passions. It helps you stand out and
Sign up for our Newsletter

Enter your email and stay on top of things,

Subscribe!