Archives October 2015 - The Career Scoop

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Insight through the HR Grapevine: Angie from Precision HR

After University, we all inevitably do the same thing. We start Googling the ‘best’ advice out there to fast track our job search. Ever feel disconnected from the sheer amount of tips available?   Often, we are bombarded with the overwhelming flow of information on how best to search for a job. It’s hard to make practical use of what you find. This expert series is about bringing human resour... »

Ask Yourself these Questions Before Quitting for Your Career Aspirations

Ask Yourself these Questions Before Quitting for Your Career Aspirations

Stuck in a job that is pulling you down? Nothing seems fulfilling, and no future outlook is visible from your cramped office cubicle. Heck, you can’t even see the sun because you are far away from the windows.   Some young millennials feel this way. Satisfaction is low, you feel like you are unwanted and not needed at all by your company.   (Source) But… Can you afford to quit? There are... »

8 Ways to Leverage Social Media to Reel in Job Offers

8 Ways to Leverage Social Media to Reel in Job Offers

Are you using social media in your job hunt strategy? Do you use social media to promote yourself?   Firstly, welcome to the big and bewildering world of searching for a job! For those in their penultimate year, or newly graduated, this is a springboard in how to search for a job. It’s time to formulate a plan to market yourself.   (Source) Having the age old resume, cover letter and a f... »

Kick Start your Job Hunt and learn Relevant Skills through Content Marketing

Kick Start your Job Hunt and learn Relevant Skills through Content Marketing

Do you use content marketing to sell yourself? Are you using content marketing to gain attention, and grasp your dream job?   Hunting for a job is often a dizzying foray into techniques that can be found by the thousands on the internet. Freshly graduated millennials still do opt for the old resume CV battle plan, trudging in the path carved out by those before. What does content marketing ha... »

How to Smash Networking Events to Generate Job Offers

Are you using networking to your advantage? Do you use networking events to generate job offers?   Millennials that first enter the world of networking feel awkward and out of place. You feel that there is a ton of unspoken rules, and anything you say makes you cringe inside. It doesn’t have to suck. The core here is finding out what you can offer to potential connections. By taking this into... »

Use Innovation & Sincerity to Share Content and Create Job Opportunities

Do you use content marketing, the most effective marketing strategy today, to sell yourself? Are you creating content, to grasp job offers?   As a young millennial, you may be quite set in the volume of content you use. Finally having dozens of articles and infographics, you build up your brand online by posting these. However, you don’t seem to be getting the results you expect. There are ma... »

List of Top Skills Every Millennial Needs to Fast Track Your Career (Part 2)

Critical thinking. It’s about problem solving—finding flaws or potential weaknesses in situations. Whatever the instance or environment, it’s the ability to address those problems quickly by analysing the available factors, or even preventing them from arising at all by recognising where things might go wrong. Key critical thinking areas:             (Source)   U... »