Career Advice

Are you ready to retire?

6 days ago by CABA

Retirement planning isn’t just about financial planning. A happy retirement rests on you being ready, from both an emotional and a financial point of view. The following questions will help you to assess your readiness for retirement. Take a few moments to answer the following questions. When you are finished, you should have a good idea about whether or not this is the right time to put your w...

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Pitch perfect - make your elevator pitch work for you

13 days ago by CABA

An elevator pitch is an executive summary, just 60 seconds or fewer, that you can use to sell yourself. It’s one of the most effective ways to promote your personal brand and one of the simplest yet most powerful tools for any professional. Follow these simple steps to build your own interesting, memorable and succinct pitch that clearly explains what makes you unique and how you can add value....

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Top tips for a successful Skype interview

20 days ago by CABA

The option to conduct interviews remotely is becoming increasingly popular and is now common practice for many employers and recruiters. Usually conducted over Skype, they’re convenient, reduce travel costs, and can save time. They’re often used as an initial pre-screen ahead of a face-to-face interview to filter candidates at an early stage. For international organisations, they’re also an eff...

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Transform your interview performance

27 days ago by CABA

Explore how adapting your behaviour before and during an interview can transform your performance. Preparing for your interview 1. Research the company and interviewer Being able to discuss the company, their vision and ethics, even their competition will demonstrate an enthusiasm for the organisation and industry. As well as reading their website and social media channels, you should also keep...

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How to optimise your CV

about 1 month ago by CABA

Get personal There’s no such thing as a good generic CV. You need to tailor your CV to reflect the specific job specification you’re applying for and/or the relevant company values. The easiest way to do this is to create a broad CV that encompasses all of your skills and achievements, which you can then modify to fit a particular opportunity. Tailoring your CV is particularly important given t...

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