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Practical Tips to Stay on Track with Career Goals

Do you ever find it hard to stick to a desired career goal because unexpected challenges blocked your way? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. In most cases, career goals need time and effort to nurture, especially if they’re long-term. So how can you overcome...

How to Set Long-Term Career Goals Effectively

Greg used to be a successful accountant but he recently decided to change career paths and landed a brand new role in sales. His end-goal is to become a sales manager, but he is aware that he should gain sufficient expertise first, in order to accomplish it. This...

Top Career Trends For 2021

Last year, the pandemic urged abrupt shifts in the way we work. Mandatory transitioning to remote work, precautionary health measures, and forced layoffs caused uncertainty and doubt to employees and job seekers. As a result, new career trends have started to surface,...

Should a Candidate Accept the First Job Offer They Land

Economies have been severely hit by the pandemic and layoffs have taken place on a massive scale. It is undoubtedly a tough job market for the candidates.  The decision to accept or reject a job offer in these times should be well thought of, taking into account all...

7 Steps for a Successful Career Change

Changing careers can be challenging, especially in the current job market. However, taking action to utilize all the tools you have control over as a candidate can make the transition process easier and faster. Here are 7 steps for a successful career change for a new...

The Biggest Career Mistakes to Avoid

While addressing a major career mistake, Bill Gates explained that “small differences can magnify themselves”. This does not only hold true for prominent entrepreneurs but also for any professional trying to make the most of their career. Small career mistakes can...


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7 Signs You Need to Change Your Job

According to the Office for National Statistics, an average of 9% of people changed jobs per year between 2000 and 2018. Some common reasons for changing jobs are lack of development opportunities, poor management, and unsatisfactory rewards. Changing careers is a...

Key Differences between Contracting and Permanent Employment

Janet has recently started working as a Recruitment Coordinator in a maternity cover role for a fixed period of 6 months. Her teammate Mark has been working in the role for the past 2 years. While both of them perform the same responsibilities, their employment type...

How to Identify Your Dream Job

There’s a popular saying by Confucius: “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”. But how do you identify that job? And how do you decide you are passionate enough to work on it every day? Identifying your dream role is not as easy as...

Global Job Search Trends 2021

After struggling with unforeseen circumstances in 2020, we have finally made it to 2021. But it would be wrong to say that “only the year has changed”. The consequences of COVID-19 still continue to disrupt our lives personally and professionally. Around 7.6 million...

7 Steps to a Successful Job Search Plan

Devising an effective job search plan is an integral task along the path to landing your preferred role. A job search plan is a series of actions you undertake to elicit an offer from your target employer. Finding your next position can be an effort-intensive and...

5 Ways to Identify Your Perfect Employer

Employers conduct several rounds of assessments to ensure they are hiring the best person for the job, so why shouldn’t candidates do the same? Many times, job seekers accept a position without thinking much about the culture, environment, and people in the new...

How to Leverage the Hidden Job Market

The hidden job market is a term given to the group of jobs that are not advertised publicly. This could be due to several reasons that may include the vacancy being filled by an internal candidate, through referrals or by headhunters targeting specific candidates....

How to Use Seasonal Jobs during the Pandemic

Seasonal jobs are temporary jobs that are available only for a short period of time during a particular season. The best seasonal employment opportunities typically arise with businesses that operate on a large scale in a particular season. For example, Christmas...

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How to Negotiate Your Salary

Negotiating a job offer can be daunting. In fact, a survey from showed that 48% of people are apprehensive about negotiating.  Some of the most common reasons are fear of losing the job offer, lack of negotiation skills, and not wanting to come across as...



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