Are you ready to be recruited?

So, you're ready to make your next move and advance your career? Before you embark on what can be an intense and lengthy process, it's important to take some time and fully assess your reasons for leaving and what you want from your next role. The following checklist will ensure you've considered all the angles and have done the necessary ground … [Read more...]

Delivering a Strong Interview

This interview is your opportunity to make an impression and convince the interviewers that you are a qualified and strong candidate. The following tips and pointers will guide you through the process so that you can confidently deliver a strong interview: Arrive in good time, but do not too early. The ideal is to get to the interview meeting … [Read more...]

Reference Checking: What You Need to Provide

As you near the finish line of winning an offer, references authenticate your accomplishments and achievements. One of the last steps in the recruiting process is a reference check. Litigation worries and questions around the veracity of reference statements have cast a shadow over this practice, yet, despite the caution, they remain an important … [Read more...]

Upwardly Mobile: Negotiating Your Job Offer

You've decided to start the job search but do you know what want from your next job? Whether its career or lifestyle motivated, we typically leave our current employment to change or improve a situation. Understanding your motivations and being clear on what you want is the key to negotiating your next job. This article explores motivations for … [Read more...]

Resigning: Tips for Giving Your Notice

You have a fantastic offer in hand, it meets your criteria and you're excited about the new opportunity. Now the moment of truth — the one everyone dreads — you need to break the news to your boss. The following tips and pointers will guide you through the resignation process. Remember all the reasons why you're leaving: You've reached the … [Read more...]

Recruiting Fitness Checklist

So, you're ready to expand your team and hire the next employee? Before you start what can be a lengthy and expensive process, it's important to take the time to fully assess the role, the requirements and the process. The following checklist will ensure you've considered all the angles and have done the necessary ground work to start the … [Read more...]

How to Write a Job Description

Job descriptions provide structure and clarity. This article highlights the benefits of creating job descriptions and takes you step by step, through the anatomy of a well-crafted job description. A job description is like a blue-print. It defines the role, clarifies scope and communicates responsibilities. Without it, a person can't be expected … [Read more...]

Preparing to Interview Candidates: A Checklist

Bringing a new person onto the team is an exciting prospect but not one to be taken lightly. You not only want to get maximum value out of the interview, but you also want to create a good impression and put your best foot forward. Assuming the date and time has been set some pre-planning is in order. Use this checklist as a planning tool prior … [Read more...]