Career Development

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Software developers should plan ahead

If you are new to the job market, don’t jump into the first job that comes your way. Lara Pienaar, senior IT recruitment consultant at Network IT Recruitment, says graduates should carefully consider their employment options. “After graduation, and with very limited practical experience, the working world can seem very daunting.


What do employers really want?

With so many unemployed young people and out of work professionals striving to find gainful employment there is no doubt this question has left a large percentage of the population feeling frustrated and disillusioned. Sales strategist Jill Konrath talks about what modern-day employers - operating in environments that are fast, technologically-orientated and highly competitive – look for in a potential candidate.

Your references can help you get the job

References are needed to validate work experience, and play a critical role in the interviewing process yet many candidates take work and personal referees for granted. Catherine Breet-Byers tells applicants how to protect, prepare and leverage referees to secure the job.

33 Questions For An Interview With Yourself

Today I’m going to interview somebody really special. And that would be you. Exactly, you, the one who’s looking at the screen right now. You are a very important person and it’s an honor for me to interview you. I prepared a list of 33 questions and I’m really looking forward to hear your answers.

Ace your panel interview

Panel interviews can be incredibly stressful and nerve-wracking and are by nature designed to reveal how applicants react in high pressure situations says recruitment consultant Peggy Mckee. Follow these tips and remain cool under pressure the next time you are forced to speak to a panel of long faced judges.


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