If you're sick and tired of the same old job search strategies, there's probably not much energy or enthusiasm in your applications.
This is a post I wish I'd written for myself five years ago.
You're asking a lot from your CV. In only two pages (or sometimes even one) you need to show a hiring manager that you can do the job, that you're the sort of person that they're looking for, and that you'll make a great impact on the organisation.
It's immensely frustrating to see a job advertised - one that you think would be a great match - only for there to be no salary details.
Around this time of year, I see a lot of articles with titles like "How to be more productive during the summer" and "How to get more done when your co-workers are on holiday". That sort of thing.
A blog post on Guardian Careers, Navigating internal recruitment from colleague to manager
, outlined some of the many pitfalls that can lie in wait for new managers.
It's official. When even Google finds them a poor predictor of performance, perhaps now is the time to bury for once and all those weird and wonderful stress questions.
Some years ago, I needed to take time off work. I didn't know it then (I never went for diagnosis) but looking back, there were some signs of depression and anxiety.
A lot of people are put off from applying for a 'good match' job because they don't fulfil all the requirements.
One of the most heartbreaking situations that comes out of a recession is talent gone to waste. Or talent left unused.