Liz Ryan has worked in HR since 1980, is the author of “Reinvention Roadmap: Break the Rules to Get the Job You Want and Career You Deserve” and is a contributor to Forbes.com and LinkedIn. She’s written an article titled “Ten things I look for in a job candidate”. Here’s an abbreviated version of her […]

We all want to be our best selves in our spoken communication particularly when we need to connect with and impress others with our knowledge of a topic, present information persuasively, report on action taken or offer a cogent argument. One of the key ways in which we may sabotage this objective is with our […]

I’ve had a few interesting experiences recently where I’ve found myself comparing what happens to students now vs. what I experienced at the same age. I’m the grand ‘old’ age of 37 which isn’t ancient but I’m obviously a few years on compared to the 18 – 21 year olds I commonly sit down with […]

You’ve arrived at your interview, 10 or so minutes before the scheduled time. Perfect – not too early or too late. The thing to remember is that your interview started the minute you walked into reception. How best to use those minutes to impress? Be polite Reception and frontline staff are watching you and it […]

Trimester One hasn’t even started yet and employers are already advertising internships for next summer and graduate positions for next year. I had a look on Victoria CareerHub and as of today there are 7 different employers advertising internships and 8 advertising graduate positions. This will only increase! For those of you who will be applying […]

I remember approaching a very fancy looking building for an interview one day and was completely intimidated as I stood and watched a combination of well dressed, seemingly ‘with it’ people glide, stride and march towards the gleaming glass doors, swipping their entry cards along the way, immediately branding themselves as ‘Employed’. This feeling intensified […]

First impression counts, don’t let a phone interview muck up your chance!

I sat down with a friend last night who said that she feels her lack of confidence around her weight is impacting on her job interviews. She felt that employers were judging her as soon as she walked into the room which made her feel even more nervous which in turn affected how she answered […]

Since March through May is a heavy recruitment time for summer internships and graduate positions, just about every second student coming into our office is asking for advice on interviews. Louise has written an excellent blog on this earlier in the month, and I thought I would just add a few additional tips. Just as […]

I sat down with a friend earlier this week who has been job hunting for about 6 months now. She has been getting interviews (which is great, shows that her applications are good) but unfortunately no job offers. Here’s a sum up of our conversation that includes my top interview tips for when you’re not […]