The stretch from December to January is so festive, so cheerful - and so expensive. There are the gifts for your family and friends, new outfits for dinners and parties, booze and food for your own shindigs, airfare or petrol, holiday cards... the list goes on. In my house, at least, the late-January credit bills always bring a horrified reckoning and promises to do better next year.
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At this end of the year, many of us are evaluating how the work year has passed, whether we're giving and getting all we can from our jobs and considering if the grass really is greener on the other side of the hill. If you're planning a job or career change in 2019, what are some the things you need to consider? What are the key skills you should develop to open up your horizons?
Looking for a job is difficult under the best of circumstances, and it gets considerably more so when you aren't prepared. Optimistically, we stick with a gig for a while even if we don't love it, neglecting to keep our resumes and other materials prepped if an opportunity comes up that we want to jump at.
I have to admit that it's been a while since I've needed to brush off my CV to apply for a job. But a recent experience with a member of my family highlighted to me how much the job search and application process has changed. Despite online profiles through LinkedIn being valuable, it's important to still have a CV according to some experts.
Thinking back to the arrival of Amazon and its recommendation engine, it's easy to see that the ability for systems to look at vast arrays of data and make decisions and take action was inevitable. What has surprised many people is the way big data has been exploited by an almost infinite pool of computing power delivered by the cloud. And that (r?)evolution means many jobs that exist today will ether disappear or substantially change.
With job-search sites now using software to help filter candidates, it's important to tailor your CV to ensure it has the highest chance of passing that first round of screening. Recruitment agency Hays recently polled over6000 people and learned that over a quarter have already tweaked the CV with another 54% planning to update over the coming year. Just one in five have no plans to bring their CV into the 21st century. So what do you need to do to get your CV algorithm-friendly?
Indeed.com defines the best jobs for job seekers as those with the combination of best pay and employer demand. And while lots of sexier roles get lots of attention, Indeed found jobs in traditional sectors, such as education, health and construction - as well as several areas in tech - satisfied those criteria most.
Everyone's nervous before a job interview, but there are plenty of ways you can amp yourself up and shake off the jitters. Of course you need to do your research on the company, and practise answers to the most common interview questions. The more you prepare, the more confident you'll feel. In addition, I like to listen to my running playlist before any type of situation in which I'm likely to be nervous but need to impress. You probably have your own tricks, too.
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has completed their annual look at the state of technology jobs in Australia and the news is a mixed bag. While exports of ICT services are now worth $3.2b per year - an increase of over 60 percent over the last five years, we will need in import skills as there simply aren't enough graduates in the education pipeline to meet to anticipated demand. And we're also very much in the middle of the road when it comes to IT performance. But those challenges also create opportunities. Here's where you might find some great opportunities.
The end of the financial year is approaching and that can only mean one thing; it’s nearly time to lodge your tax return. Now is a great time to take stock of all the money you’ve spent on work-related items during the course of the year. The question is, are you claiming everything you’re entitled to?
If you want to secure a decent wage and steady employment, it helps to have a job that's in very high demand. According to the latest Hays Jobs Report, skills relating to finance and information technology are good for your resume in 2018. Here are the top 30 jobs that employers are currently trying to fill.