Archives February 2016 - The Career Scoop

Top Reasons Why Social Media is Transforming Job Hunting

  (Source)   You apply online. For each job, you angle your resume and cover letter appropriately.   After all, this is the best way to spend your time and effort in your job hunt, right?   Think again. Social media is changing the fundamentals in how you hunt for jobs.   Below are some figures that are telling. Here is the first step in any job hunt strategy when you are ... »

3 Step Guide to Selling Yourself Your Dream Job via Personal Branding

  (Source) Getting a job isn’t easy. Everyone expects you to have experience. “Do you have any internship experience?” Often sound more like “why the hell don’t you have any? Were you lazy, or just not good enough to get one?”   Yes, experience counts. And even if you are chosen amongst the many, and get an internship, gaining valuable experience isn’t always the case. How about selling?... »

List of 4 Top Sins for Personal Branding that Ruin Job Prospects

Employer: Who are you? You: Accounting Bachelor. Employer: Fascinating. I, um, got something pressing to wrap up…       (Source) Conversation deal breakers are what often bites millennial job seekers. You might say, ‘well of course I should tell them what I am aiming towards.’ Employers have thick skin. It’s been built from the tons of profiles they view, reading job title after job... »

Law Firms are Still Businesses Featuring Andy from Mahlab

Law Firms are Still Businesses Featuring Andy from Mahlab

I had the pleasure of interviewing Andy Yang from Mahlab, a leading executive search firm for legal professionals. He is from Gen Y and talks to a lot of Gen Y professionals in law. Below is his bio.     I specialise in private practice and international legal recruitment, focusing on top tier, mid tier and boutique practices. As Consultant, I assist with career placement and management ... »

A Career Founded on Mindful Communication and Relationships Featuring Glenn Arnold

A story is great at imparting wisdom on certain facets of life. Career advice is the same, and people often make choices that have far-reaching impacts on their careers. I had the pleasure of listening to Glenn Arnold’s story.   Glenn Arnold is the Director of the Arnold Group Australia, a leading recruitment firm that services some of the most dynamic and biggest organisations in Australia. ... »

Look Afar for Your Career Featuring Kathryn MacMillan

Look Afar for Your Career Featuring Kathryn MacMillan

Your job search and career prospects are critical in your life, especially for millennials and younger generations. We spend most of our time at work and it helps us achieve our hobbies and goals in life. But how much thought do you put into your career, or looking for a job? Do you seriously consider where your career is going?   Look further ahead is advice Kathyrn MacMillan suggests. She i... »

6 Strategies to Ignite Your Job Search

6 Strategies to Ignite Your Job Search

    So sending fifty resumes doesn’t seem to be working, week after week, month after month. Sometimes you need to broaden your scope and try out different approaches. Your job search needs all the chances it can get, right? Here are six strategies to use to build momentum in your job search.   Focus fire companies For starters, choose 20 to 30 companies you want to work at. It’s gr... »

4 Obvious yet Essential Tips for New Job Searchers

4 Obvious yet Essential Tips for New Job Searchers

      You may be adding a whole new list of things to do, in 2016. For your job search, often the obvious is missed, and you add more to do on top. The more you do, the better your chances, right?     No. The jobs you dream about will involve bringing clarity, focus and efficiency in getting a task done. Your job search deserves the same degree of professionalism.   S... »

Not Bargaining Will Haunt You Throughout Your Career

  (Source) Millennials often wonder about that iffy issue in a job interview. It is on the minds of everyone. Should you bring it up at all? If it’s your first job, you should take whatever you get, right? Yes, I am talking about your salary.   It’s that elephant in the room. Employers know it’s there, and so do you. What do you do about it? Bargain. It’s something that employers can tak... »