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.

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