22 Articles in the category Job Hunt


  • 6 Tips for Improving Your Candidate Interviewing Skills

    If you do a quick search for articles on ‘interviewing skills’, you’ll find a myriad of them plastered all over the internet. A lot of the focus seems to be on the interviewee, completely ignoring the interviewer. An interview is a bipartisan affair and having good interviewing skills are crucial for the interviewer as much as they are for the candidates. Just as some job seekers may need to brush up on their interviewing skills, so do some hiring managers. ...read more
  • How To Leave Your Job On A Great Note

    So you’ve jumped through all the hoops: interviewed like a pro, impressed your new bosses and made it through the “get to know your new team” drinks without making a fool of yourself…great! You’ve signed the dotted line and now you’re ticking the days away until you start. Most job seekers think that’s the end of the line before their new work life begins, however a little thought needs to be put into how you leave your current role. While it’s easy to fall into the trap of facing your last days in your old gig with a “couldn’t care less” nonchalance, it’s important to leave on a positive professional note. ...read more
  • Will Recruiters Be A Thing of The Past?: AI and Recruitment

    We’ve all been privy to the ongoing debate about the future impact of AI on jobs (which we discussed in a post here) and you’re probably watching with interest, aren’t we all? Sure, there are those Doomsday prophets that shout from the top of their lungs that we’ll end up being ruled by our AI overlords and others that see the benefits of automating menial processes. As with any major technological advancements in history there is reticence, but today we’re going to have a look at the fate of Recruitment as it faces the inevitable introduction of AI. ...read more
  • Forgetting Recruiters and Applying Directly: A Good Idea?

    Starting a job search may seem daunting at first. It’s a process that requires a lot more thought than most people think. Not only do you have to decide what direction you want to take your career in and craft your resume to reflect who you are and what a great asset you’d be for any business, you also need to decide on the approach you want to take in order to get in front of the right decision makers. While being an “apply now” button warrior on job sites may seem like a relatively harmless and no-fuss strategy, it may hurt your chances of landing your ideal job in the long-run. ...read more
  • The Robots are Coming: AI and The Future of Employment

    Great minds such as Alan Turing coined the term artificial intelligence sometime around the 1950s, but after more than half a century of silence around the topic, the last five years have seen a surge of interest in it. It’s more than interest actually, there’s excitement bubbling and that’s mainly due to “deep learning”. This new focus is looking at developing the performance of Convolutional Neural Networks. This is the system that is made up of a neural network (artificial brain cells) that works through examples that repeat themselves and thusly is able to ‘learn’. ...read more
 

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