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September 2019

In the olden days ..... and what's happening today

Posted By Marilyn Jones,
18/09/2019 14:00 PM
Do you often not get a reply from employers or companies when applying for a role? Are you applying to so many jobs that you have lost track of the role and the company? Do you find there are so many places to look it's overwhelming? Maybe you can't find the jobs that...

mexec memo September 2019

Posted By Marilyn Jones,
02/09/2019 12:00 PM
mexec memo Welcome to our quarterly newsletter with a new name and a new look!   We'll keep you up-to-date with the latest jobs, interesting articles and what's happening in the industry.   You may have received newsletters in the past from Marilyn Careers, bu...

One legged race

Posted By Marilyn Jones,
01/09/2019 17:00 PM
Recently a friend was asked to go for a 'chat' about a new role. The hiring manager said it was just to get to know them better. Unfortunately, it was not. It ended up being a full-on behavioural interview that went for over an hour. My friend felt betrayed by the hirin...

Beware the would..

Posted By Marilyn Jones,
01/09/2019 17:00 PM
While you can't prepare for all interview questions, it's best to be prepared for as many as you can.   You can make educated guesses and at least start to prepare answers that are relevant to areas the employer might be looking for, that are in the position...

Noo Not networking..

Posted By Marilyn Jones,
01/09/2019 17:00 PM
Does the thought of networking make you go cold? Does it conjure up bad memories, or you just don't know what to say to start the conversation? Have you had people trying to sell you something on the first conversation? Or are you daunted and intimidated by the fact...

2 not 20

Posted By Marilyn Jones,
01/09/2019 17:00 PM
The best way to meet people is through other people. At least that is what I believe.   Last time we talked on the importance of networking and that you are actually interviewing and being interviewed all the time.   Networking can lead to many long-term...

How do you take a no?

Posted By Marilyn Jones,
01/09/2019 17:00 PM
So, you get to interview for a great role. You are really excited about this opportunity. You think you are the perfect match!   The hiring manager then calls me, and I have to tell you that unfortunately you were not successful in progressing to the next step, or...

No, not that way.. this way..

Posted By Marilyn Jones,
01/09/2019 17:00 PM
Over the many years of my career in recruitment, and now in my own company, I have regularly presented seminars for groups on how to write a CV and undertake job searches in today's market.   A candidate's recent feedback to me was, 'it was nice to hear about what ...

Too much or too little..

Posted By Marilyn Jones,
01/09/2019 17:00 PM
In Australia we use the words CV and resume interchangeably but there are some differences between the two, writes experienced recruiter Marilyn Jones.   In my last blog I talked about what not to do in your CV or resume. But do you know the difference between the...

To cover or not to cover...

Posted By Marilyn Jones,
01/09/2019 17:00 PM
I am often asked if a cover letter is still important for applications. Some employers no longer ask for them however I always do, as do most of the companies I work with.   I particularly like them for a number of reasons: It shows you have taken the time to look...