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- Unhappy Workplaces Look A Lot Like Unhappy Marriages
- Indeed Releases Salary Estimator Tool For Australian Job Seekers
- Questions To Ask At Networking Events (For People Who Hate Them)
- The More Work-Life Balance We Have, The More We Want
- Six Tips For Finding A Job Online
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Whether you’re asking for a raise or looking for a new job, it’s always useful to know what the average salary for your profession is. Now global jobsite Indeed has released its new salaries tool to help you do that. It uses real data and estimates from employees, users along with job listings to give you an average salary for different positions.
Following up after a job interview isn’t a bad idea, but you don’t want to be annoying about it. You also don’t want your email to look like everybody else’s. Here’s a way to politely follow up while making yourself stand above the rest of the applicants.
Networking events remind me of online dating; you tend to repeat the same conversations with different people over and over again. It’s because questions people ask when they first meet someone is often prescriptive. “Is this your first time here?”, “Where do you work?” and, here’s one I get all the time, “That’s an interesting name. What does it mean?” The point of networking events is to build mutually beneficial professional relationships. There are better questions to ask if you want to make the most of networking events. Here’s a list of them.
A vibrant work culture often involves a level of closeness among a company’s workforce. What better way to cultivate this than to host social gatherings with workmates? While 56% of Australians have monthly or weekly catch-ups with colleagues outside work hours, 64% of employers are unwilling to foot the bill for work-related drinks and food. Considering a strong sense of camaraderie among colleagues would definitely benefit a business, should employers be expected to pay for what is essentially team-building outings?
Congratulations! Your carefully crafted cover letter has managed to impress, your CV has demonstrated that you have relevant skills and experience, and you’ve been invited to an interview with your prospective employer in two days’ time. While you’ve already thought about whether you might be a good fit when you applied for the role, now is the time to reassess the reasons why you want the role and take the time to thoroughly prepare your case.
Unfortunately life doesn’t stop when you’re preparing for an interview. In the midst of a hectic schedule, what are the three most important things you need to do when preparing for that crucial discussion, within only a short window of time? Read on to find out.
The pay of executives of a company, whether in salary, bonuses or other types of remuneration, is usually justified as an incentive to improve the financial performance of a company. This has led to ever more complex performance packages with increasing percentage of variable, performance-based payments. But what is increasingly evident is that this definition of a role of an executive needs to change, as do the incentives, to act not only in the best financial interests of the company but to focus on how it serves the wider community.
They’re the questions that interviewers love — but they can pose a challenge for even well prepared job candidates: Tell me how you dealt with conflict with a co-worker. How did you react to your last major mistake in the workplace? Explain how you overcame a major challenge? The formal name for these queries is ‘behavioural interview questions’ and if you want a fighting chance of getting the job, you’re going to have to get skilled at answering them.