Tips & Advice

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Prospecting

Don’t wait for jobs to come to you, get active.

Use Jobbed search to manage your search criteria.

“Opportunities don’t often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them.” –Audrey Hepburn

Dress and interview for the role you want with the organisation you want

Find out how the successful people dress in an organisation / culture you want to work for and dress the same.

Before going for an interview research the organisations direction and objectives so that you are well versed and prepared, able to offer experiences and knowledge that align with the organisation. Get your family and friends to role play interviews with you as much as possible.

“People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.” Andrew Carnegie

Remain confident and stay healthy

Mental and physical fitness often go hand in hand, it is important that during this time you keep your head clear and look after your health as both have a positive effect in your level of confidence. Those recruiting you start to gauge your confidence as soon as you walk into the office. Your confidence level is a direct reflection on your personal perception of your level of competency. Remember always that anyone employing you is looking to engage competent people to perform roles in exchange for a fee called salaries and wages.

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” Arthur Ashe

Take time to reflect and sharpen your swords

After every application take a moment to reflect on the role and your application process, the unique points and the common denominators. If you don’t get the role refer to your notes and ask specific questions on how aspects can be improved in future. Using this information sharpen your sword.

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Abraham Lincoln