The 10 most in-demand job skills

The 10 most in-demand job skills

Cloud and distributed computing is the most sought-after skill among employers for the second year in a row, according to the latest LinkedIn data. The Top Skills of 2016 list (released this week) also highlights demand is growing for people with cybersecurity, data analysis and UX/UI design skills.

Fence Sitting for Brand's Sake?

Fence Sitting for Brand's Sake?

Is your personal brand maintenance getting in the way of saying what you really think? We all know the expectation and, dare we say, the need for a strong online personal brand to be attractive to employers. We know they are an effective positioning tool portraying a modern and connected individual, endorsed by pertinent people and linked to relevant organisations. But, for some, this encroaches on the ability to truly be ourselves in our digital environment.

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.

Don’t underestimate the importance of your LinkedIn summary

Don’t underestimate the importance of your LinkedIn summary

This is the first thing of note people will read about you on LinkedIn and will dictate to them whether to keep reading. This is your opportunity to tease the reader by encapsulating your key experience in one place. So set out to impress and even amuse the reader whilst wowing them with your written communication.

Why LinkedIn can't be a carbon copy of your CV

Why LinkedIn can't be a carbon copy of your CV

New Zealand is one of the most active LinkedIn countries in the world, yet many of the profiles I look at are left severely wanting and ultimately fall well short of what they could achieve. As a recruiter, I can't overstate the importance of getting this right and based on the amount of questions I get about it, my sense is that people don't really know how to go about nailing it! Hopefully, these thoughts might help...

Personal Branding On Social Media - The Challenge Of Positioning Yourself

Personal Branding On Social Media - The Challenge Of Positioning Yourself

It wasn't that long ago you could say ‘social media isn’t my thing’ and get away with not having a professional profile online. However, in these contemporary times, (and certainly more so for certain professions) it is expected that you have an engaging professional presence online as an individual.

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