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Guide to Resume Preparation

Guide to Resume Preparation

Your resume should be updated as you progress through your career, even if you remain with the same employer (permanent employee or as a consultant/contractor) to ensure each major change in responsibility and skill mix is captured/presented when you know the details best. This requires an organized and planned time investment on your part […]

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Guidance on Attending Interviews

Guidance on Attending Interviews

Guidance on Attending Interviews You invest a great deal of time and effort in planning your move, contacting prospective employers (directly, through trusted friends, through staffing agencies, etc.) to get to the interview stage. Once a prospective employer schedules an interview for you it is very important that you give this step the priority it […]

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Guidance on Providing References

Guidance on Providing References

Guidance on Providing References

As a professional in your field, you must take pride in what you do and your aim must always be to turn every job/assignment into a reference. Your performance, attitude, work ethics, contribution to the team, etc. will determine the quality of your references.
When changing jobs (contract and permanent employment) you […]

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Considering a Job Change

Considering a Job Change

Changing a job (“the move”) is a serious matter and must be planned very carefully. Reasons for your need to move from one employer to another may include:

Limited growth opportunity with current employer
Environment/Politics/Management style
Uncertainty around current employer’s performance
Geographic location
Changes in job description
Unrealistic performance requirements/expectations
Current employer moving/closing
Financial

Before deciding to make a move you should make […]

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Contract vs Permanent

Contract vs Permanent

Permanent Employment Vs Contracting
Decision to change from Permanent Employment to Contracting should not be taken without, as a minimum, considering the following:

Can you afford to take the risk?
First and foremost you must consider Personal/Family circumstance, you will need to plan for holidays/sickness, health insurance, further training, idle time between contracts (yes, it can […]