Speaking with Sigma Search, Alex Diab, GM of Human Resources at NSW Business Chamber, shares his success tips on how to achieve professional success and how he manages to balance family and career life.
Seta Samimi, HR Manager at DP World, shares with us the some of the challenges she has faced working at the Port and lets us know why she is so passionate about HR.
The purpose of this article is to help assist those who struggle to find talent through their current method of recruitment. If you’re reading this and know of someone who believes posting a job advert online and sitting back patiently waiting for the ‘ideal’ candidate to hit the ‘apply now’ button will result in a successful recruit consistently, do them a favour and share this article.
Professionals often ask what they can do as an active job seeker that will put them in front when interviewing for their next position. Specialising in recruitment for the last decade has allowed me the opportunity to see firsthand what has worked well and at times what hasn't worked well. The surprising fact is, there isn't too much difference between the two outcomes. I have worked with numerous individuals in the preparation of holding successful interviews, 9 times out of 10 the preparation has put them in pole position. Below is a brief overview of some of the key areas you can put into place immediately that can go a long way in securing that next opportunity.
This article is aimed at helping you to focus your time on the areas that will pay dividends when it comes to finding that ideal next career move. If you don’t already have a presence on Linkedin, now’s the time to start! If you simply have a really basic profile with few connections then it’s important to think about ways in which you can develop your profile to rank highly in searches made by recruiting teams and search specialists for the best jobs.
Professionals use networking as a way to develop long lasting relationships with likeminded individuals who share the same purpose to support, develop and magnify each other’s professional brand. By definition networking is ‘A supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having a common interest.’
There are literally hundreds or maybe thousands of Linkedin profile writing articles out there with excellent pointers for optimising your profile and building your network, however most of these articles are geared towards any kind of Linkedin user and not a specific industry vertical.
Writing a resume isn't easy - it may have been years since your last resume update and with the advent of keyword matching software being used in recruitment databases (both for recruitment companies and larger employers), it is important that your resume gets found even before you can start to captivate the reader.
Working and speaking with HR Professionals on a daily basis I am often asked how large a part education/qualification play vs practical hands on experience when determining the successful applicant for the position.
I have always been of the opinion that you can’t learn practical skills in a class room, practical comes with years of hands on experience, being thrown in the deep end and being able to keep your head above water.
Salary negotiation tips to deliver the best possible outcome
This article is predominantly focused on the critical part of the journey towards being offered and accepting your next role. You will however, be able to leverage some of the tips below when negotiating at salary review time. No matter how comfortable an individual may be with negotiating a successful deal at work, or buying a new car, the thought of negotiating their own salary either during an employment selection process or at salary review time can be a cause for considerable concern.
The world we live in is continually evolving, what we know today we didn’t yesterday and what we’ll know tomorrow we are none the wiser today, this affects every area of our lives including our career.
Having spent the last 8+ years working across different industry sectors with numerous organisations has provided me a rather unique insight to how businesses are continually evolving and adapting based on consumers (our) wants and needs. How this effects individual businesses varies dependent on their products and service offerings, but the benefit of being agile and responsive is becoming more so than ever the critical key success factor for an organisation to achieve its mission.
It’s never an easy question when reflecting upon your career, but as professionals, we shouldn’t put off examining the facts around whether ‘should I stay or should I go?’ If you’re finding yourself questioning your current place of employment and if it is really where you want to be on more than the odd occasion, it may be time to stop and reflect. It is normal to review where you are, where you want to be, and if being where you are will ensure you arrive at your ideal goal. And that’s worth some time spent pondering.
Developing and managing your personal brand is an ongoing journey of trial and error. Managing your personal brand means being in control of your projected image, a direct result of how you choose to operate personally and professionally. And if you want professional growth and career opportunities, managing your personal brand is mandatory in ensuring your success in creating a pathway to being seen as an influencer, trusted advisor and leader.
Bianca Clifton and Jon Paul Hilton are passionate about the Supply Chain and Human Resource professions. Sharing experiences and adding value where they can.