Full-time employee or independent contractor? Factors to consider

Full-time employee or independent contractor? Factors to consider

In today’s fast-paced world, firms need to learn quickly and be prepared to change rapidly. In many cases, organisations rely on flexing their permanent workforce with contractors to provide a fresh pair of eyes and drive innovation within the organisation to help them to meet these requirements. This is creating a wave of attractive job opportunities, and not just for career-contractors who like going from project-to-project.

Talking the talk - the next stages of your employment profile

Talking the talk - the next stages of your employment profile

In our last post, we covered the importance of managing your employment profile beyond your CV. In this digital age, and in your digitally enabled industry, your online persona is every bit as important in the employment process as your application and screening call. In this blog, we look beyond this digital based inspection to delve into the more traditional, and for many, more daunting parts of the process.

Through the eyes of the recruiter: your professional employment impression

Through the eyes of the recruiter: your professional employment impression

Part One: Your job seeking checklist It’s not just about your CV. It is a large part, but it's not everything. It’s actually about all the information that exists about you online and in the social media communities you are a part of. What is ‘it’? ‘It’ is the impression you make in your online persona. This may seem a wee bit stalky-creepy, but how many people do you know who don’t Google someone when they meet them, let alone when they employ them? Part one of this series on ‘readying yourself for job-seeking’ addresses where recruitment agencies and HR professionals tend to look when assessing the impression of your online persona.

Why I bombed in an interview and what I learnt

Why I bombed in an interview and what I learnt

I was recently asked about my personal experiences interviewing and being interviewed. Now I sure have had some great interviews but also some utter failures. One particular incident where I bombed it! This interview failure was in fact ironically my first ever job interview to be a recruiter.

How CV SPAM  is worse than the real thing

How CV SPAM is worse than the real thing

A frustrated colleague earlier today had a little rant at his computer, which went something like this, "You just can't apply to every $%&*@ job we have with a generalist CV. Don’t you get that it’s reeking of Eau-de desperation!" Whilst perhaps a little bit harsh, and obviously, the individual was quite desperate to secure a job, unfortunately however they’re doing it all wrong!

The Professional Dream eBook

The Professional Dream eBook

Are you following your professional dream? Do Monday mornings fill you with dread as you consider the prospect of having to go back to work again? Have you pursued career advancement in the last five years or are you doing the same job now as you were then? Do you envy the enjoyment your friends/family get from work and often wonder what it's like to do?

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