Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Interview success is just around the corner.

Preparing for a job interview? We’ve pulled together the most common interview questions plus our best interview tips for the only cheat sheet you’ll ever need.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Common Job Interview Mistakes to Avoid.

Bring Zen to the interview, dress formal and give clear and meaningful answers! Here’s a list of some key things to avoid when heading off to your next interview!

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Explaining gaps on your CV

For an employer seeing gaps on a job seeker’s CV’s can set off warning bells pretty quickly. Here’s some useful and sensible career advice about how to work with these gaps, and sometimes, use them to your advantage.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Monday, 12 September 2016

Interview questions you will probably be asked (and how to answer them.)

Whether you are being interviewed by an agency recruiter or the hiring manager directly, there are some key questions that you will likely be asked when you go into an interview.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

What is your daily routine like?

Time and time again we see articles about how you should plan your day, what kind of routine you should have, how much sleep you need or how little sleep you can work on, when you can eat and when you should sleep.

It’s all too much!

Why don’t we peel things back a bit and look at things from a more simple perspective.

In his autobiography, Benjamin Franklin wrote about how he would try living his life according to the simple schedule below.

"I enter'd upon the execution of this plan for self-examination, and continu'd it with occasional intermissions for some time. I was surpris'd to find myself so much fuller of faults than I had imagined ; but I had the satisfaction of seeing them diminish,"

One of the most important things Ben did was ask himself two key questions.
In the morning ‘what good he would achieve that day, then at night ‘what good he had achieved.’

Perhaps most interesting is that he never stuck to this routine himself. In the style of perhaps one of the most narcissistic autobiographies ever written he explained that he was far too important to stick to such a schedule.

“I found that, tho' it might be practicable where a man's business was such as to leave him the disposition of his time, that of a journeyman printer, for instance, it was not possible to be exactly observed by a master, who must mix with the world, and often receive people of business at their own hours,"

Nonetheless, if you are sick of reading all the different ways you can possibly make your day more productive and meaningful maybe just give this a go. Ask yourself what you want to achieve and what you did achieve, give yourself meaning and structure.

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Are you overqualified or underqualified

Time and time again we get people applying for jobs who have experience and qualifications that they believe are perfect for the positions they are applying for.  

However employer feedback repeatedly suggests they are either too qualified or under qualified for the position.

A prospective employer may decline your application on the basis that you are ‘too overqualified’ for the role. When at the same time another employer may decide the calibre of candidates was incredibly high and that someone else was more suitable for the positon.

Either way you simply don’t ‘fit.’

The truth is, if you keep getting told you are overqualified or under qualified then you obviously aren’t hitting the sweet spot of the business you are applying for.
What we mean by this, is that you need to understand what you are good at, what you love to do and most importantly, how can you help this business or ease ‘business pain’.
The moment you start asking yourself ‘how can I add value to this business’, rather than just work at this business, the more useful and contextualized your qualifications and experience are.

Not only will this make you more appealing to hiring managers who are looking at your application or profile, it will help them to position you in their mind.  
It’s important that employers can see your skills and aptitude. Not only does it make you stand out, but it helps them to have confidence you have what it takes to do the job. With every application on Talent Propeller Jobs, you can also submit a free skills test. This lets employers see you can actually do the job.