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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 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.

 
 
 

5 Reasons You May Be Losing Your Gen Y Performers

5 Reasons You May Be Losing Your Gen Y Performers
Gen Y: Employers are grappling with how to attract and retain an entire generation that will comprise an incredible 75 per cent of the world’s workforce by 2025, according to Deloitte.

Also known as ‘millennials’ or the Millennial Generation, Generation Y was born between 1980 and 1994. And every employer in the world wants to better understand how to keep them happy.

 
 
 

Interview tips: 7 ways to not sabotage an interview

Interview tips: 7 ways to not sabotage an interview
It’s not just nerves that can shake an interview. Classic interview mistakes include acting arrogantly or overly emotional, talking too much or refusing to answer certain questions. Here are seven interview tips to ensure you don’t trip up in the vital face-to-face meeting.

A survey by Generation Success in April this year found there are seven “job interview crimes”.

 
 
 

Do you have an unconscious bias in your recruitment?

Do you have an unconscious bias in your recruitment?
Your brain contains some 100 billion neurons and its blood vessels and transport systems stretch some 100,000 miles.

Yet when it comes to the brain as a decision making tool, one Nobel Prize winner argues there are only two sides of the brain that matter.

 
 
 

Is a cover letter still needed?

Is a cover letter still needed?
Once upon a time, when job applications were sent in the post, a cover letter was the icing on the cake. A carefully crafted one-pager, it acted as the ultimate sales pitch, giving employers their first impression of a candidate and making a case for why someone belonged on the ‘maybe’ rather than the ‘no’ pile.

But these days, not everyone’s sold on the cover letter.

 
 
 

Gender diversity in the workplace: Are we all just asking the wrong question?

Gender diversity in the workplace: Are we all just asking the wrong question?
“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.” So said Henry Ford on why he used his own initiative to develop the mass produced automobile – and the same logic can be applied to the issue of gender diversity across Australian organisations.

The reason Mr Ford didn’t ask the American people what they wanted was because he knew it was the wrong question.

 
 
 
 
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