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Posts by Steve S

How to Negotiate a Pay Rise

Negotiating a pay rise is primarily about your value. Get an idea of what you should be asking for by speaking to people doing similar roles to you within your company, in the same sector and in similar organisations. Most people are familiar with the advice to start with a high number, but new research suggests that a precise number makes a more powerful statement in negotiations.

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Seek Job Search

Job Seeking Sites – The Seek Story

Without any doubt, Seek is the number one website in Australia by numbers. It is far ahead of the competition and only seems to be strengthening its position. Seek is the most visited job site in Australia that regularly tips 20m visits per month. Seek is listed among the top 50 companies on Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). It has also been listed among the Top 20 Most Innovative Companies Globally by Forbes, and Number One in Australia. Another staggering statistic is that Seek displays approximately 70% of all online job adverts in Australia.

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Ethical Jobs

Job Seeking Sites – The Ethical Jobs Story

A great concept, Ethical Jobs brings together individuals and organisations committed to sustainability and ethical work practices, and who provide a platform for jobs that align with these principles. They list community, environmental, not-for-profit and social enterprise roles that allow the job-seeker to contribute to society, either through the job or the organisation they work for.

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The Indigenous Employment Australia Story

Job Seeking Sites – The Indigenous Employment Australia Story

The social and economic disadvantage faced by many Indigenous Australians is widely recognised. More seldom acknowledged, is the cost that this disadvantage imposes on the Australian economy. If Indigenous disadvantage were to be effectively addressed, in addition to the primary benefit of improved life experiences and a better future for Indigenous Australians, broader society would benefit from increased the economic activity, and reduced government outlays.

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How to Apply for a Role You Are Overqualified to Do

There are many good reasons why you wish to apply for a role that you are overqualified to do. You could be switching industries and sensibly realise that you need to start a level that does not accurately reflect your true abilities. You may be reaching an age at which you want to shift down a gear and take a job that is less taxing and has less overall responsibility than you have been used to.

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Resume Font

Does Your Resume Display the Font of All Wisdom?

2019, Resume Design

Very few people take great notice or care about typefaces and fonts. Even more so on resumes where we here at Select resumes have seen some real car crashes of Comic Sans, Arial and Courier Bold – all in one document! But the font one chooses – especially in a resume – is of vital importance. And a look at the history of the font is a good introduction as to why.

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