Top 10 Helpful Articles For Job (Or Change) Seekers

23 December 2019

Articles Job Seekers

​The end of the year is full of excitement, activity and holiday cheer. But the promise of a fresh start also (naturally) puts us in the mood to reflect, reevaluate and plan the next year of our lives. For many, this will involve thinking about switching jobs or planning career pathways.

Whether you need help finding a job or are just thinking about change in 2020, check out these 10 great resources.

  1. 13 easy ways to make your LinkedIn profile shine

  2. 9 top tips for landing that blue-collar job, fast

  3. The ultimate guide to common interview questions and how to answer them

  4. 5 huge mistakes you could be making on your job application

  5. 10 tips to stay mentally fit while job hunting

  6. 7 epic social media fails that could cost you your dream job

  7. The happiest jobs - see who tops the list and why

  8. 10 powerful ways to manage your time

  9. How to get promoted

  10. How to say no at work without feeling guilty

1. 13 Easy ways to make your LinkedIn profile shine

Over 90% of recruiters use LinkedIn as their primary search tool. That means if you're not on LinkedIn, you're pretty much invisible. What's more, with over 250 million active monthly users, it's also a powerful tool to build a professional network - putting you in front of potential clients or customers.

So, get online and improve your LinkedIn by following these 13 top tips.

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2. 9 top tips for landing that blue-collar job, fast

Looking for a blue-collar job can be daunting and frustrating, particularly if you lack experience or haven't had to job hunt in a while.

So, if you're in a hurry or having a hard time landing a role, follow these 9 top tips to help you find a job, fast.

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3. The ultimate guide to common interview questions and how to answer them

Job interviews are stressful enough. So stay ahead by getting to know some of the more common interview questions and how you should answer them.

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4. 5 huge mistakes you could be making on your job application

While we would all love to have a standard job application letter and resume, what does your potential employer think when they read it? Would they potentially skip over you if they have to go digging to find out why you are the right person for the job?

Your cover letter and resume can make or break your chances – especially where roles are highly desirable and competitive. So, it might be time to re-think the way you present yourself and ensure that you're not committing these classic faux-pas - so you are in the running for your next dream job.

Avoid these common job application mistakes.

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5. 10 tips to stay mentally fit while job hunting

Job hunting can be an exciting adventure as you look for a new role that supports your identity, lifestyle and skills. But it can also be a challenge, time-consuming and seemingly filled with disappointments.

By maintaining your mental fitness throughout the process, you can remain confident, excited and full of positive energy, which is not only great for your health but to impress a potential employer.

Here are 10 ways to build that mental muscle while job seeking - backed by science.

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6. 7 epic social media fails that could cost you your dream job

Did you know that 93% of interviewers will now check Facebook before inviting a candidate for a meeting? So, it might be time to re-think your social media presence and ensure that you're not committing these classic online faux-pas.

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7. The happiest jobs - see who tops the list and why

Florists, gardeners, hairdressers, beauticians, plumbers and construction workers are some of the happiest professions according to UK Economist and Behavioural Scientist Paul Dolan.

But what is it that these roles have in common that contributes to their happiness quotient? Perhaps the commonalities between these jobs might help you work out where you want to go in 2020.

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8. 10 powerful ways to manage your time

Job searching can leave you wishing that you could squeeze more hours out of a day.

But if there's one thing that we know about time is that everyone on Earth has the same 24 hours in a day - it does not discriminate, and you cannot buy it (no matter how much money you make).

The good thing is that you probably don't need more hours in a day. You might need to work on your time management skills.

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9. How to get promoted

Not looking to jump ship, but wanting to land a promotion?

This one's for people who have been in their current role for some time and would like the opportunity to take the next step, gain some additional responsibilities and ultimately a sweeter wage.

You have all the technical skills - so what are the areas you can build to make sure you are the stand-out winner at promotion time?

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10. How to say no at work without feeling guilty

This one is mainly for change seekers, rather than job seekers.

For most of us, saying no doesn't come naturally. It's more likely to make us feel guilty or uncomfortable.

But sometimes you have to say no at work and set some boundaries. That's because every time you say 'yes' to a task that you do not have the skills or bandwidth for, you say no to something more important.

Here are a few techniques you can use to learn how to say no at work, without feeling guilty.

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