Negotiating your salary

The most common mistake made by candidates during an interview, with respect to salary negotiation, happens when they shoot out an amount without first judging other factors. Ask for too much and you’ll be out of there before you can pick up your CV. Ask for too little and the employer will think there’s something cooking underneath.


Re-Writing your Job History

Being untruthful on your Curriculum Vitae can be a real temptation. The resume is supposed to be a correct reflection of who you are. Do you want it to be lasting proof of your dishonesty? Have you ever stretched the truth a little on your CV?


Communication during Interviews

‘Meaning is in the mind of the receiver and not in the message.’ The way you speak may have a lasting impression on your interviewers which may also be to your disadvantage if you do not pay attention to what you say and the way you say it.


How to Not get a Job

This may not have been a question you have asked yourself. However if you really want that job, we recommend you print out this checklist and make sure you go through every item before entering the interview dungeon.


Preparing for a Job Interview

No matter how much you want to get a job, when a letter inviting you for an interview drops on to the mat, don’t be surprised if your first reaction is to panic. It’s a perfectly natural response, especially if you’ve been at home, or at the same job, for several years and are out of practice at handling interviews.


How to Shortlist Interviews

Do you remember your job searching days? Attending on average 5 interviews a week…sending CVs around as if they were Christmas Cards…hoping that one is going to land on the right desk…half of them you don’t even receive a response of any kind.


The Job Interview – A Step-by-Step Guide

This is your time to shine. When seeking a new career, the job interview is the process through which you, as a potential employee are evaluated by an employer for prospective employment in their organisation.


Successful Application Letters

What are the odds of winning the national lottery?…about the same of getting a job by starting the application letter with “To Whom It May Concern” or “Dear Sir/Madam”. Email capabilities have made bulk employment queries too tempting. However, today’s cut throat job industry compels you to submit an application that stands out from the rest.


The CV & Application Letter

The most tedious chore for a candidate and the worst nightmare of any employer looking for a new staff member, is the search and selection process that could make or break your chances of getting a new job. So how do you deal with it?


Stress Management

Stress Management: A Definition

Stress is defined as a feeling of tension that is both emotional and physical. It can occur in specific situations. Different people perceive different situations as stressful.