Jobzdojo Careers Chat: The Rock Culture

In this episode of Jobzdojo Careers Chat #JDCCHAT, Leon van Niekerk and Lauren Yeoman chat about "The Rock Culture" inspired by a company called Revera in New Zealand.

“The rock policy means staff are given a rock and over time the rock builds up in value. That’s your share of the company and it’s a tangible thing that you’re part of this organization.” - https://www.reseller.co.nz/article/47...

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5 Key Questions Before Moving On

5 Key Questions Before Moving On

Convincing people to leave roles they enjoy for new, flashy opportunities we throw their way, ultimately leads to the classic ‘grass isn’t always greener’ scenario. Candidates leave their new job within 3 months: The client gets angry – the recruiter loses the client, and as the candidate represents the recruiter, this doesn't bode well with the client or the recruiter in the long term. As you can see, pushing square pegs into round holes is a lose-lose situation for all involved. Because of this chain of events, it’s important that the candidate considers these 5 key points before looking to undertake a new opportunity:

4 Things You Absolutely Must Convey by the End of an Interview

4 Things You Absolutely Must Convey by the End of an Interview

Job interviews have a mix of excitement and anxiety within them, and the trick is to maximize the excitement and minimize the anxiety. Now, some of it comes down to personality, but for the most part you have a massive amount of control over this.

The Importance of Soft Skills in Your Job Search

The Importance of Soft Skills in Your Job Search

The skills gap is simple to understand in a nutshell, although there are various factors within each industry that apply. The skills gap can be understood as ‘the disconnect between the requirements and expectations of today’s employers and the current skills of workers globally’. This means that job seekers like yourself will be entering a job market unlike anything previously experienced before – one where proven skills, together with soft skills, trump all.

Life After The Job Search

Life After The Job Search

The article below is written by Leon van Niekerk for CareerJunctionLtd, our IT talent management company. We thought it’s worth sharing with you job seekers as by now a lot of you are safely in your jobs and we believe knowing what’s going on in the job market helps you to make the best career choices moving forward, and keeps you in the running when you’re ready for a change. The Ted Talk mentioned at the end of the video makes you realise how important it is for you to grow your own personal brand, and what your worth is in your position and future in job search. Remember – even though you may not be seeking employment, to recruiters and hiring managers you are still seen as candidates they could one day place. So keep building your career and add value to your personal brand so you can be ready when the opportunity arises.