Great article from Huffington Post ‘Not Hired? 10 Reasons You Didn’t Get the Job’

Sometimes it seems you did the best interview in your life but you don’t get the job.  It can be heartbreaking.  And we wonder ‘why’?  But there may be reasons that are completely beyond your control.  Check this Huffington Post article by Susan P. Joyce for more:



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What does ‘business casual’ mean?

Check out this brilliant article published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 1 April 2014 and reproduced from D’Marge.

The article comes with very useful pictures showing, shirts, pants, jackets and shoes, and how to mix and match them.

Let’s face it, the term ‘business casual’ is confusing and open to wide interpretation.

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Learning to be Fearless in the “Fearless Job Interview: Live Workshop”

Job interviews can be nerve-wracking and stressful, but those clammy hands and nervous leg shakes certainly won’t help you. Job interview are hard only if you are not sure of yourself, your achievements and your skill sets. It is, therefore, important that you exude and maintain an air of certainty and confidence but not of arrogance starting from stepping inside the office and until the interviewer bids you goodbye. In order to become this confident, you must learn how to prepare yourself intellectually, mentally and physically.

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Job searching with social media

In a world of technology, more and more people have discovered the power of social media. Websites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ allow people to find out extensive information about a potential employer. There are so many things that can be learnt from a company’s Facebook page. Things like what they value, what they look for in a potential candidate, competitors and job reviews, everything is right there if you know how to explore your opportunities and the available information.

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Women returning to the workforce after several years of childrearing

For the women who have had the blessing of becoming mothers, parenting is perhaps one of the most beautiful and blissful times of their lives (apart from the nappy changes and sleepless nights!) However, after years and years of staying at home and taking the upmost care of the little ones, some mothers feel like re-entering the workforce can be a daunting and dreadful task. There comes a moment when everyone must face their fears and let life follow its course. But how can you be successful at a job interview after so much time of having conversations with mainly toddlers and small kids? And how can you ace that interview and obtain the position you want if you haven’t been around an office in years? Here are some insightful tips to help you know what to expect.

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Overcoming interview nerves

Getting ready for an interview can be very stressful and the thought of the interview itself can bring anxiety into the calmest of minds. Being a little nervous is perfectly normal, but, taken to the extreme, this psychological reaction will lower productivity levels and hinder you from answering the interviewer’s questions. To make sure you do your best and show that you are the ideal candidate, here are a few tricks that you can use before and during the interview to overcome anxiety.

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