How Can HR Help In a Post-COVID World?

No one saw COVID-19 coming! Neither did they anticipate that it would change the way people work and do business. It is undeniable that the pandemic that hit us a year ago has changed how HR supports employees and recruits new talent! As the vaccine is on its move, and businesses will start to reopen providing some sense of normality, how can HR help job seekers and employees in a post-COVID world?How can HR help jobseekers in seeking employment post-COVID?The Human Resource department is responsible for managing the full employee life cycle from; recruitment, onboarding, pay and compensation, learning &…

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What To Expect in 2021 – Job Seeking In The New Normal.

It goes without saying that 2021 is already tracking to be a year of real long term change in the employment market. A lot of the changes brought in last year to deal with the pandemic were considered short term, necessary and in many cases, legally obligatory - however, many of the changes brought in by companies seeking to mitigate the damage done by COVID-19 are panning out to be good for business, good for opportunity and good for employee health and wellbeing. The pandemic is generationally defining for employee expectations, and HR teams know this - job seekers have…

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3 Better Ways to Make Ends Meet if You’re Out of Work During COVID-19

If you’ve lost your job or had your hours reduced during the coronavirus crisis, you may be looking for some ways to make ends meet until you’re able to return to full-time employment. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to put your career skills to use in the meantime — and many of these jobs can be completed at home and on your own schedule. To explore three different ways you could use your skills and passions to make ends meet during the coronavirus crisis, read on! 1. Look for Remote Work Opportunities Since the coronavirus outbreak has forced many…

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Are Video CVs Better For Your Job Prospects

Thanks to today's obsession with social media culture, it's no surprise that job candidates are looking to vamp up the application process by boosting their paper CV with a video one. You can compose a video CV pretty easily and professionally, and the results can be truly unique. But is a video CV going to land you a job, or will it actually decrease your chances? There are contradictory elements to this argument. Let's examine some:  Make Employers Notice You If you apply for a job with lots of candidates, a video CV is sure to make you stand out…

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Three Interview Tips You Don’t Hear Everyday

This is the second blog in the series I'm doing on interview tips. As an experienced job seeker, there's nothing I dislike more than ready cheesy interview tips which tell you exactly how to behave. My last post on the importance of body language in an interview  offered some useful tips on the non-verbal signals you give out during the interview process. This post focuses on tips which you don't hear everyday. It's common knowledge that you shouldn't chew gum during an interview, but unless you have your head in the clouds you could deduce this using common sense and…

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The Importance of Body Language

This blog marks the first in a series of posts that focus on detailed interview tips. There are countless articles written about the broad subject of how to do well in an interview, but I'm genuinely hoping I can offer you some new and insightful advice that will help you clinch the deal. Let's start with this first post on the importance of your body language during an interview.  While it may sound shallow, your physical attributes can make all the difference in your next job interview. I say 'attributes' instead of 'appearance' because physical appearance usually means how you…

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What are ”Transferable Skills”?

The recruitment industry is chock full of jargon. On your job seeking journey you've probably come across a variety of popular phrases like 'tailored CV', 'job criteria', and 'employee satisfaction'. However, those terms mean pretty much what they say (even though they sound a bit high-brow). With regards to the phrase 'transferable skills', however, can we say the same thing? What are transferable skills? And now that we're on the subject, what on earth are 'soft skills'? Why do these things matter? How do they impact your career prospects? Let's find out:  Let's Start with Transferable Skills: You might learn…

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The Pros and Cons of Freelance work

In today's technological age, freelancing or working from home is becoming a more realistic option for many jobseekers. With the rise of casual and temporary contracts in brick-and-mortar businesses, going freelance is slowly beginning to make more sense. The logic behind its rise in popularity (53 million people in the United States alone work freelance) is based on the idea that permanent, traditional jobs are perceived as much less stable than before. This is due in large to the economic crises that have occurred regularly since the 80s. Thus, people are more likely to look toward less traditional types of…

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Leaving a Job or being Fired

We talk a lot on this site about how to find a job, as it is essentially a jobseeking website. However, for this month, let's change the pace a little. There are times when you have a job, and you simply want to leave it. There are other times when you like working at a certain place and you're made redundant. When people think about someone being fired, it's logical to assume that the worker did something wrong. However, in today's work environment, where casual contracts are the norm, being 'fired' is usually for reasons such as company budget or…

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How to Actually Find a Decent Job

I occasionally scroll back through old blog posts I've written to make sure everything connects and I continue on as promised. Low and behold, the March 2018 blog post New Enterprise Allowance promised an upcoming blog on how to actually find a decent job. A quick glance at the following month's blog revealed that I completely skipped this (accidentally). Thus, here we are. I am going to help you actually find a decent job. You might not like this advice, but this is how I have found work successfully:  Less is More Don't fool yourself into thinking that if you…

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