career advice blog

Are you looking for career advice on how to land your next dream job? Randstad's career advice blog is an information hub containing helpful tips and excellent career advice on topics such as: searching and applying for jobs, the latest job search tools, how to network, top interview hints & tips, how to write a resume and cover letters, how to build and maintain your personal brand on social media and general career advice.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Top 10 tips to find your dream job

Tags: career progression, CV, finding a job

1. Revamp your CV. Your CV is usually the first tool to impress your prospective employer, so make sure the basics are right –&nb ... read more

Monday, 15 February 2016

10 things to do to jump-start the new year

Tags: finding a job, job search

As 2016 rings in, we look at the new year’s resolutions we set and tell ourselves this year we will be productive – we will stick to our goals and make positive changes to our lives. Before we know it, February hits us with another ... read more

Thursday, 11 June 2015

career advice for ambitious women

Tags: career progression

As women increasingly break into traditionally male-dominated careers such as engineering, research & development and information technology, there is growing realization in society that the fairer sex cannot be seen as just primary ... read more

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

how to write a stand out cover letter

Tags: CV, finding a job, job search, resume

A common mistake job seekers make is spending lots of time on finessing their resumes, only to forget to include a cover letter as part of their application. As a job seeker, you should never neglect to include a cover letter. Cover letters are ... read more

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

how to find your dream job

Tags: CV, finding a job, job search, resume

No matter whether you're a student fresh out of university looking for your first full time job; a Mum re-entering the workforce after having taken a few years off; or - like most of us - someone who is just looking for something new, every ... read more

Saturday, 24 January 2015

how to write a winning resume

Tags: finding a job, job search, resume

For many job seekers, one of the most daunting aspects of looking for a new job is working out how to write a resume that will catch the eye of a prospective employer, and ultimately help them to stand out from the crowd. A well written, ... read more

Thursday, 8 January 2015

14 smart new years resolutions to kick start your job search in 2015

Tags: finding a job, job search

As you throw away the last of the party streamers (perhaps a little bleary-eyed from your NYE celebrations!), you’d be forgiven for casting a quick glance into the future at what the new year might bring - and for many of us, that includes ... read more

Friday, 21 March 2014

7 ways to stand out from the job hunting crowd

Tags: finding a job, job search

In today's tough job market, where the number of jobseekers exceed the number of roles on offer, it's never been more important than now to make sure you stand out from the crowd during the interview process.  Here are our 7 top tips on how ... read more

Friday, 21 March 2014

Top 5 bosses from hell - and how to deal with them

Tags: job satisfaction

Unfortunately an all too common aspect of our working lives is dealing with difficult people - whether it’s your boss, a colleague or competitor, most people at some point in their career will come across a difficult personality. In ... read more

Friday, 21 March 2014

Top 10 reasons why you didn't get the job

Tags: finding a job, job search

Regardless of whether you’ve been searching for a job for months, or only just begun your search for a new employer, it always hurts when you finish up the interviews process only to find out that you’ve been unsuccessful in your ... read more

Friday, 21 March 2014

The top 3 mistakes jobseekers make on resumes

Tags: CV, finding a job, job search, resume

Looking for a new job can be a rewarding experience, particularly if you are successful early on in your search; however for many jobseekers it can also be a long, frustrating process with a seemingly endless supply of ‘thanks, but no ... read more

Friday, 21 March 2014

The 5 types of work personalities - Which one are you?

Tags: work in Australia

Did you know that the average person is likely to spend over 1/4 of their lives at work? No matter what occupation you fall into, the one universal truth we all share is our colleagues... and wouldn’t it make it much simpler when dealing with ... read more

Friday, 21 March 2014

Personal branding: 7 ways to build yours & use it to score your next job

Tags: career progression

Not just a buzz-word used by marketing professionals to wow their target audience, ‘branding’ – and in particular your own ‘personal brand’, is the perfect way to differentiate yourself when you are up against other ... read more

Friday, 21 March 2014

I quit! Your 5 point checklist on how to resign the right way

Tags: job satisfaction

Telling your boss you want to leave is never easy - in fact even if you hate your role, don’t get along with your boss, and just can’t wait to leave the company, there is always a right and a wrong way to go about resigning. You never ... read more

Friday, 21 March 2014

How to leverage social media to land your dream job

Tags: finding a job, job search, work in Australia

Are you looking for work at the moment and want a competitive edge over other jobseekers? Did you know that businesses no longer just rely on posting traditional job ads online or in newspapers – in fact, 23% of Australian employers surveyed ... read more

Friday, 21 March 2014

How to land a job with your dream employer

Tags: resume

If you could work for any employer in Australia, who would it be? Every year, Randstad conducts the biggest independent research into employer branding in the world - respondents are asked to rate the top 150 businesses in the country on key factors ... read more

Friday, 21 March 2014

How to ask for a pay rise this year - and get it!

Tags: salary, work in Australia

With the start of a new year brings fresh professional focus and new resolutions, and after a busy year, no doubt topping many workers wish lists this year is a pay rise. Simply done, right? Not so – in fact, asking for a pay rise, regardless ... read more

Friday, 21 March 2014

7 great ways to stay motivated throughout your work day

Tags: work in Australia

No matter how much you love your job, even the most engaged employees can occasionally experience slumps throughout the working day in their motivation levels.  Here are 7 ideas to stay focussed and enhance your performance when your ... read more

Friday, 21 March 2014

5 ways to ace your mid-year performance review

Tags: career progression

With falling temperatures, gloomy weather, increasing workloads and longer working hours as the financial year-end approaches, the winter months can be a stressful time for many people. For many, the winter months can also bring additional stress as ... read more