Entries by Nick Hurley

4 hacks to stand out in the tough new COVID-19 job market

The right way to prepare for a virtual interview starts from the basics. Universal interview etiquette is still important, such as dressing well and making sure you’re present on time, while there are also virtual-interview-specific needs, such as making sure the room is quiet so you won’t be disturbed for that block of interview time. (This can be tricky if you have kids at home!)

Easy Steps to Progress Your Career During COVID-19

The year 2020 is one for the history books. Australians still reeling from the impact of devastating bushfires have had their lives thrown into further turmoil by the COVID-19 pandemic. In these uncertain times, you might think it unwise, if not plain selfish, to invest time and energy in the transformation of your career.

5 Essential Steps to Becoming a LinkedIn Influencer

A LinkedIn influencer resonates with their audience, provides value on topics important to their brand and followers, and is publicly known online as a trusted authority with measurable successes. Elsewhere, an influencer’s presence across various social media platforms may also impact the behaviours of users and sway them to buy a particular product or service they are personally invested in. In the general sense, an influencer possesses the power to convey their knowledge and position to a wider audience who is willing to listen, think, and possibly even act upon their authority.

People Don’t Quit Enough

Give yourself a chance to make a difference in a new industry and embrace your unique journey. ‘The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new’.

6 Resume Trends to Watch Out for in 2020

By 2025, it’s estimated that 75 per cent of workers will be millennials, who are known to value diversity, career progression, blogs like this, and environmental health. As companies and talent acquisition teams adjust their hiring practices, it’s only natural that you’ll have to change your jobseeking approach as well. Here are six hiring trends that you should watch out for as you apply for jobs in 2020.

LinkedIn Influencer? So What?

Becoming a LinkedIn influencer is an opportunity for career-driven individuals to build their network of contacts, share engaging content, and expound their industry expertise on a platform that offers an unlimited professional experience. LinkedIn is a powerful personal branding tool that is much more than an online job directory and digital resume.

Getting Hired When Over 50: Seven Steps to Take

Ensuring that you’re employable after age 50 does not require any unusual tactics, just some special attention to the skillset you possess and how you market it to an employer. In this sense, getting hired after 50 does not mean any drastic changes to the strategies you used when getting your first job.