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Time to update your CV: what is the ideal length?

Time to update your CV: what is the ideal length?
Is there an ideal CV length? Can resumes exceed two pages? The longer their career experience, the more these questions start to burn in the minds of job seekers.

Personally, I think it’s a little ridiculous to say ‘a resume should never be longer than two pages’. Instead, the main determinant of the length of your CV should be your level of seniority and experience.

 
 
 

How to make your New Years resolutions stick in 2015

How to make your New Years resolutions stick in 2015
Like many people, you may have made a set of new year’s resolutions at the beginning of the year or with Chinese New Year. But the important question is: will you still remember them in a few months’ time?

In reality, few of us actually stick to the resolutions and goals we so enthusiastically set at the start of every new year.

 
 
 

Girl power on the rise: Generation Y women at work

Girl power on the rise: Generation Y women at work
Want to know what the next generation of female leaders looks like – and if you’ll be one of them?

Global research from Hudson, based on surveys canvassing 28,000 people across 22 languages, details the psychological traits of young women that make them well placed to succeed in the workplaces of today and the future.

 
 
 

Move over extraverts: why introverts are more powerful than you think

Move over extraverts: why introverts are more powerful than you think
This year sees some landmark anniversaries. Bill Gates, frequently cited as the wealthiest person alive, turns 60, J.K. Rowling, whose fortune is valued at £560 million, turns 50, and we recognise the 150th anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln.

While there can be little doubt as to the inordinate successes of these individuals, each also shares a characteristic which we don’t commonly associate with prominence and power – introversion.

 
 
 

Why you need to update your resume in 2015: part 2

Why you need to update your resume in 2015: part 2
Resume writing has become a different animal in the digital age and job seekers need to be aware of how technological change affects the traditional approach to CVs.

Here are my best tips for ensuring that your resume rises to the top of the digital heap.

 
 
 

Why you need to update your resume in 2015: part 1

Why you need to update your resume in 2015: part 1
For many of us, the new year is a time when we reflect on where we are, and where we’re headed – and it’s also when many of us consider changing jobs.

The job market sees some of its biggest shifts all year in this period – so it’s a great time to search for new opportunities.

 
 
 

Why having a strong employer brand is vital today

Why having a strong employer brand is vital today
What you actually do matters much more than what you say you’re going to do.

That’s the secret to a great employer brand, one of the most important concepts in recruitment and retention today.

 
 
 

The one question you should never ask at an interview

The one question you should never ask at an interview
Interview skills 101: there’s one topic guaranteed to put an interviewer offside, especially if it’s the first time you’re fronting up to the interview. It’s this: “What’s the salary?”

Unfortunately, this is also the one question many candidates want to know as soon as possible, especially if the job ad’s only references to remuneration are terms like ‘competitive salary’ or ‘attractive rates for the right person’.

 
 
 

Succession planning equals smarter business

Succession planning equals smarter business
It is hard to believe that only half of organisations around the world have a plan in place to replace their chief executive, should the executive suddenly pull up stumps. Surely that’s succession planning 101?

According to a survey by global executive search organisation InterSearch Worldwide, only 53 per cent of companies in Asia have a CEO succession plan.

 
 
 

How to write a resume? Avoid these 5 mistakes

How to write a resume? Avoid these 5 mistakes
It’s your calling card to the professional world, your ticket to the dance.

So approach your resume as an all-important part of the process of finding a job – and avoid these five mistakes.

 
 
 
 
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