My Top 6 Tips in Finding Your Next Job

November 6th, 2013

  So you’ve decided that your current position doesn’t do it for you anymore and you want to leave. But the thought of finding another job is making you really nervous.That is understandable as there is a lot to consider and do when you want to change jobs. These days, finding another job can happen in more ways than one. That is, via job search agencies like seek.com, through a recruitment agency or the job can even find you if you’re head hunted. Whichever way it happens you need to be prepared and below are my tips in making that transition easier. 1. Update your resume. This is an obvious one  and best to get done first and out of the way as you never know…

My Top 6 Tips on Changing Careers

October 22nd, 2013

So you’ve had enough of your current job. You’ve talked about it with your friends, family, significant other. You’ve even sought out professional advice from a career counsellor, coach or therapist and it remains abundantly clear – your current career is not doing it for you anymore, you’re miserable and the thought of going into work each day makes you physically sick. This leads to your decision to make a complete career change, so here are my top tips in making the transition run more smoothly. 1. Pick a new career. Sounds simple and is obvious but requires a lot of soul searching and research. A good place to start is to figure out what your strengths are. A great book that will help with this…

My Top 8 Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

October 8th, 2013

Congratulations!!! After sending out your resume to suitable employers, you have made it to the next step of the process – The Interview. As exciting as this is, you’re also experiencing some intense butterflies in your stomach at the thought of it. So, to make this part of the process easier and less daunting, I’ve come up with 8 of the most common interview questions and my take on the best ways to answer them. 1. What are your strengths/weaknesses? Picking out your strengths is the easiest part of this question. Make sure that the strengths you do pick are related to the position you’re after. If you want to go that step further then I recommend the book “Strengths Finder 2.0” by Tom Rath….

My Top 6 Tips When Preparing For a Job Interview

September 24th, 2013

  Terrified! Excited! Nervous! Anxious! These are just some examples of how most people feel when thinking of their upcoming job interview. This is especially amplified when it has been several years since you’ve been to one. Prospective employers will be able to sense this fear and trepidation and although I’m not saying that you definitely won’t be considered for the job because of this but what if you’re up against a candidate who is prepared and confident in their interview? Who do you think the interviewer will lean more towards? Below I have some tips I believe will help you be confident and prepared.   1. Research the company. Look up the website of the company you want to work for. Pay particular attention to…

10 Tips for Working Mothers

July 25th, 2013

Whether you’re already a working mum, expecting a baby or planning to get pregnant you’ll probably find the following points to be relevant to you. For myself personally it was a case of “if I only I had this information before I had my first baby”. But like most in life you live and learn and hopefully this information makes your life clearer.   #1 Choose a childcare centre/s It probably sounds crazy but best to do this when you find out your pregnant (or at the 12 week mark). That is how huge the waiting lists are at the more reputable centers. Even if you don’t expect to go back to work for a while, circumstances do change and you may not even get…

The 5 Challenges of Stay at Home Mums and How to Overcome Them

July 25th, 2013

I think the biggest challenge is that it is 24 hours 7 days a week with no allocated breaks. It is very easy to become overwhelmed with it all which isn’t good for you or your family. Below I have outlined some common challenges on what it is to be a stay at home mum and some tips that may help you overcome them. By changing or adjusting the way we deal with these challenges will make the difference in how you manage your day and as we all know, a happy mum leads to happier children. Challenge 1 – Thinking that you’re not doing it right Unfortunately babies don’t come with user manuals (or a pause button) so therefore it is very common to have doubts and…