Careers Advice Blog

How to Answer Those “Difficult” Questions

The fastest way to make a good interview go bad is to avoid questions posed by the interviewer. The one question candidates love to avoid is, “What is your greatest weakness?” Most candidates are quick to respond with superficial answers such as “I’m a workaholic” or “I’m a perfectionist.” Not only are those responses boring, […]

Your Resume is an Essential Marketing Tool – Recruitment Extra

Many experienced Australian company executives commit basic blunders when submitting their resumes for a job application, according to John Mills, Director of Executive Search and Selection at Vincents Chartered Accountants. Mills said applicants for executive positions were often guilty of providing inadequate details in their resumes and making simple grammatical mistakes and spelling errors. “Many […]

Top 10 Things Students Can Do To Get An Internship!

Finding an internship can be difficult. Interviews and providing portfolios can be daunting. However we have found some tips to jump start your way towards getting on your career path! #1 Get on LinkedIn, develop a network, and find advocates at the companies where you want to work. #2 Build relationships, not just social profiles. […]

Colour!

Looking sharp and presentable is important when attending an interview, however the subtleties of colour in your attire is also fundemental. Studies have shown that colors do trigger subconscious responses in humans so when entering for an interview, limit the use of colours as they can define you before you enter the interview Black represents […]

What does your Handshake say about you?

You don’t realise how much you communicate through a simple handshake. The Fail-Safe Connect the web between your index finger and thumb firmly with the other person’s and pump two or three times. This is confident and always appropriate. The Rubber Glove While shaking hands, cover the other person’s hand with your left hand. A […]