endorseTwo new updates and exciting updates on the InterviewIQ front this week, and both around LinkedIn.

I am now delivering LinkedIn workshops to RMIT as part of a drive to increase employability skills among undergraduates and graduates.

This will be a series of workshops over the next few months.

So stay tuned for updates.

I am also in Sydney next week delivering LinkedIn training to newly arrived job seekers. This is part of the AMES Skillmax program. This is a terrific program and has a high success rate. [click to continue…]

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Bali Bagus and Good Bye Bali

by K B on May 20, 2015

photo (42)I am back in not so sunny Melbourne, feeling slightly depressed about all the grey skies and chilly air.

I’m now on the normal number 0439 595 687 and the usual karalyn@interviewiq.com.au.

I had a fabulous time and wanted to do a quick public shout out to a few people who made my trip tops.

Firstly, if you’re looking for a trip to India, or you’re a yoga teacher wanting to organise a retreat, I suggest you contact the lovely Meredith Wilks from Tiwari Travel.

Check out her websites for India tours and Yoga retreats. [click to continue…]

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InterviewIQ says “Bali hi”

by K B on May 11, 2015

bali rice fieldsWell, I finally achieved one of the biggest goals I had when I set up my business – that being to work any place, any time and anywhere there’s half a decent internet connection.

Now I’m here.

I decided to say goodbye to the early start of Melbourne’s chilly winter and head across to Bali to work here for a few weeks.

So this update proudly comes from the sunny Sandat Homestay in Ubud, Bali.

It’s a cute little place.

Imagine a setting somewhere between the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, meets the Melrose Place apartment layout of the 80’s.

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Why do talented and capable employees exit early?

Was it a poor recruitment exercise?  Possibly.

Was it poor job fit?  Possibly.

After spending months conducting a thorough recruitment exercise you can find yourself wondering why your “star candidate” isn’t working out.

Did you know that the difference between the employee staying and performing, or exiting in the first 18 months, can come down to how “attached” they are to your organisation?

As someone who is always encouraging my clients and readers to dig deep within themselves to make powerful choices around career paths, I am deeply passionate about how important it is to find the right fit in terms of jobs and employers.

It’s very damaging to people’s self-esteem AND future career choices, if they do not feel trusted and valued by their new employer and exit early.

All too often I see people blame themselves for a job not working out – when the reality can be quite different.

If you’re an HR, Hiring Manager or Consultant reading this, take a look at this new video about employee attachment from www.shcBOND.com[click to continue…]

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no standing only dancingHaving worked in recruitment and as a career counsellor over the past 14 years, I have helped hundreds of people find the right job for them.

Knowing how to change careers or find a better job can be challenging.

You’ll often feel lost as there is no one person who has all the answers.

There are also often a few roads you can take to get you to where you want to go.

That’s the bad news.

The good news is that there is a defined process you can follow to help you successfully find a better job. 

It may not be easy at times.

And there will be a lot of challenges along your path of personal transformation. However every client whom I have ever worked with, has always made some kind of positive change simply by contemplating some of the information contained in the key steps below. 

As we keep saying on this blog, it’s important to know that you are not alone.

The search for meaning and purpose is what makes us human. Looking at ways to transform your life can be incredibly rewarding, especially if you find yourself feeling lost, bored, stuck or unhappy at work.

There are also trained professionals available to help you, who can make your job change process much easier for you.  [click to continue…]

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endorseIf you’re shy I’m sure you’d rather have teeth taken without anaesthetic than be caught showing off talking about yourself on LinkedIn.

I totally get that.

I am often quite shy myself.

In fact, one of the reasons I explored social media as a way of building my business, is that I really suck at cold calling.

I wanted people to come to me if they needed help, not chase them down and insist I was the answer to a problem they did not know they had.

The bad news is that if you feel awkward or introverted online, you are actually cutting off a strong source of job leads.

LinkedIn is now a weapon in most recruiters’ armoury for hunting down staff.

So if you’re an introvert or shy this post is specifically for you.

The examples I am about to provide come from real life LinkedIn profiles where people have won interest from recruiters and head hunters.

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