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Never Make These 5 Mistakes When Writing Your CV

Here we are in the 21st century and the CV i.e., Curriculum Vitae is still the most common and most used document when it comes to job applications and applying for jobs. Whether it be an organisation putting a job advertisement online or in a newspaper and you applying for / submitting an application with […]

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Should you do a mock interview?

Mock interview is a common statement you hear from people when it comes to them seeking help with an up-and-coming interview, whether it be a general interview or a competency-based interview. They have completed and submitted their CV or completed their competency-based application form and wrote good examples to competency-based questions for an organisation and […]

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Before investing in further education, upskilling, re-training… ask yourself why you are doing it

From September to May every year, carparks in academic/further education will be full, not to mention Online courses. People rightly so, do and should invest in their job/career development by investing in new knowledge and information; however, they should consider what course they should invest their hard-earned money and precious time in and ask will […]

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Mastering Competency-Based Application Forms and Interviews: Your Guide to Public Sector Job Success

Competency-based application forms and competency-based interviews are now the norm when it comes to public sector job applications and interviews. Competency-based application forms have replaced the conventional cover letter and CV so as to bring consistency and an equal level playing field to candidates who apply for public sector job advertisements and job opportunities whether […]

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What questions can I ask The Interviewers during a Competency-based Interview…?

In preparing for any interview; competency-based interviews or general interviews, it is important that one has questions prepared to ask the Interviewers at the end of the interview. Yes, one can and do ask questions during the interview; however, the Interviewers usually ask at the end of an interview, one of the following three questions […]

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Three things on how to prepare for a Competency-based Interview…!

Competency-based Interviews are now the norm when it comes to interviews in the public and private sector, especially the former. As you know a competency is ‘’…the ability to do something successfully or efficiently and possessing the quality or state of having sufficient knowledge, judgment, skill, or strength…’’. When the Interviewers ask Interviewees Competency-based Interview […]

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The Job Description is your Bible for Interview Preparation…

When it comes to interview preparation, especially Competency-based Interviews, there are three things that are the source and foundation of your work:   The Department / Organisation that you will be working in The Job Description (not the job advertisement) Your Letter of Application / Cover Letter / CV / Competency-based Application Form   The […]

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What is Outplacement Services…?

Outplacement Services are job / career guidance services offered to employees who are or have been made redundant by their current employer either through one of the following methods: Voluntary Redundancy Compulsory Redundancy Voluntary Redundancy is where your organisation requires existing staff to consider leaving / encourages them to leave the organisation because of over-staffing, […]

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The CV…still the foundation for securing an Interview…!

The word ‘Digital’ is taking over the world with everyone and everything On-line so as to make our lives easier and for us to work in more efficient and effective means. When it comes to applying for jobs, many private sector employers are requesting (sometimes demanding) your CV to be sent to them by digital […]

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8 Tips For Running A Successful Online Business

Organize Your Web Assets  This extends much further than just organizing your business. Your web assets are everything from your website to your social media profiles to your hosting account. These need to be in order. All relevant assets should be optimized for your brand. For example, your social media and webpages should have the […]

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