Creating your Personal Elevator Pitch

Creating your Personal Elevator Pitch

“Tell me about yourself.” or “What do you do?”. Four words you will inevitably hear spoken during every job hunt. Four words that can make even the most confident of people nervous.

Navigating the new world | Preparing for project changes

Navigating the new world | Preparing for project changes

You've returned to your well-established project after the holidays only to find that things have changed dramatically in the time you have been away. It's important for us all to be ready to adapt to – and embrace – any changes that may occur. In this article, we look at four ways to help you navigate and prepare for project changes.

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.

5-point checklist: mastering your personal pitch

5-point checklist: mastering your personal pitch

Everyone needs a unique personal pitch from the Service-Desk Administrator to the CEO. Regardless if you are attending a job interview, at a networking event, making new friends or happen to meet someone you want to work for, your personal pitch will undoubtedly come in handy. Don’t confuse this with an intense sales pitch. It is a short and succinct way to describe yourself and your values to stand out professionally.

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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