Category Archives for "Changing Your Job or Career Path"

Don’t know the difference between behavioural and hypothetical interview questions? Get all the deets in this post: Don’t make these mistakes when responding to hypothetical interview questions – Pop Your Career

Responding to a hypothetical interview question

By Bec | Changing Your Job or Career Path

Have you ever been asked a hypothetical interview question? If so, you would be forgiven for misunderstanding the point of a hypothetical and responding with a real life example of when you have done something similar. With so much information and advice available on the internet about behavioural interviewing, and with most employers now preferring the behavioural interviewing method, you’ve had it drilled into you over and over again. Use an example. Provide an example. Use the STAR method.

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Not sure how to close off your epic cover letter? Get my best advice in this post: How to close your cover letter for maximum results – Pop Your Career

Close your cover letter effectively for maximum results

By Bec | Changing Your Job or Career Path

You’ve written your cover letter and you’re pretty proud of where you’ve gotten to with it. But what happens when you get to the end? How do you close your cover letter? How do you tie your pitch up, with a nice little bow, to make sure that those potential employers will pick up the phone and call? I’m so glad you’ve asked. If you think it’s as simple as “yours sincerely”, then you are mistaken, my friend! There is an art to closing off your cover letter and in this post, I’m telling all.

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Is your cover letter up to scratch? I mean, is it really? If you aren’t sure, you better get into this post and see for yourself – stat! : Are you worried your cover letter is killing your chances? – Pop Your Career

Are you worried your cover letter is killing your chances?

By Bec | Changing Your Job or Career Path

Have you been applying for jobs, but not getting called for interviews? Perhaps you’re wondering if your cover letter has been killing your chances of winning your dream job? Well, your cover letter is an integral part of your job application. I hate to say it, but if your cover letter isn’t up to scratch, it could be the reason you aren’t being inundated with phone calls about job opportunities. 

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Do you tailor your resume to suit every single job you apply for? If not, you need to get onto this trick immediately! Tailoring your job application shows the employer you know what they are looking for and allows you to pitch yourself directly against the role description. Check out this post for tips - Pop Your Career

Tailor your resume and delight new employers

By Bec | Changing Your Job or Career Path

Do you tailor your resume to suit every job you are applying for? If not, this is the kick in the backside you have been waiting for. If you aren’t tailoring your job applications and are instead, sending out the same, tired resume and cover letter in response to every job advertisement you see, I want you to stop. Sure, with this method, you might eventually get a job. But, will it be the job you really want?  

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5 ways your resume design is failing you miserably ~ Pop Your Career

5 Ways Your Resume Design is Failing You Miserably

By Bec | Changing Your Job or Career Path

Your resume’s design is arguably just as important as the content it contains. Don’t believe me? Think about first impressions when you meet someone. Unironed clothes or a scruffy appearance, a bitchy resting face and body language, all help you form an initial feeling about whether you like someone. Whether you like it or not.

Now think about a book cover. Of course the saying goes, that you should never judge a book by its cover, but it is only natural for us to gravitate towards books which appeal to us at first glance and it is so easy to overlook a potentially entertaining read, based on the picture, title or the fonts the author has selected.

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How to Make Your Professional Profile Pop ~ Pop Your Career

How to Make Your Professional Profile Pop

By Bec | Changing Your Job or Career Path

Do you have a professional profile on your resume? A professional profile is the perfect opportunity for you to open your resume with a bang, and show potential employers why you are their ideal candidate. In fact, if you don’t currently have a professional profile on your resume, you are overlooking a key piece of the puzzle, and could be missing out on the chance to interview for your dream roles.

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9 Resume Design Tricks To Help You Stand Out From The Crowd ~ Pop Your Career

9 Resume Design Tricks to Help You Stand Out From the Crowd

By Bec | Changing Your Job or Career Path

Is your resume looking a little bland? Having trouble standing out when submitting job applications? Feeling like perhaps your resume is more like a beat up old wreck than a super shiny red sportscar? I hear this problem a lot and I see it even more often when assessing job applications. But never fear. In this post, I am sharing 9 different resume design tricks to help your resume stand out in a pile of boring black and white documents. I’ve got your back, my friend.

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6 Reasons You Should Join The Career Clarity Quest Today! ~ Pop Your Career

6 Reasons To Sign Up for The Career Clarity Quest

By Bec | Changing Your Job or Career Path , Confidence, Mindset and Behaviour , Improving Your Current Career

Do you know what your strengths are in your career? I mean, do you really know and understand what you are good at and why? Do you have a high level of self-awareness about which of your work tasks burn through your energy faster than a lit match, and which tasks help you to feel more exhilarated? Do you recognize how important it is to know where you need to develop and how to put an action plan in place to succeed?

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