Why are you the best person for the role?

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To be successful, you need to be prepared. Meaning: do your research. Find out as much as you can about the organisation you are applying too / having an interview with: it’s history, corporate culture, competitors, future plans. Think about and plan for what kinds of interview questions might you be asked?  What skills, experience and qualities…

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Stand apart from other candidates

Hi everyone, We wanted to share something with you. Last week a number of staff from Computer Power Institute met with industry representatives who are out there every day talking to their clients, working on internal systems, looking at, and implementing innovative solutions. One of the things that definitely came through loud and clear was their view…

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You’ve got one-tenth of a second to impress

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Oops too late! Talking on your phone, playing games while waiting for your interview … is an absolute no no. Switch your phone off or to silent and put it away until after the interview. Basically it’s all over.  Too late to make up ground and make a good impression. The first thing an interviewer is…

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The real cost of mistakes in a resume

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If you are applying for a role with a salary of, let’s say $60k (package) and you have written a 350-word application/covering letter and you divide 350 into the 60K … it means every word on that page has a potentially value of $171.42. Let’s have some fun with this 3 spelling mistakes – deduct…

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Success Story: I invested in learning to start my Web Development career

After secondary school I spent a year working as a warehouse store-person and forklift driver at Cubic solutions. This gave me time to think about what I wanted to pursue career-wise. I had many hobbies at the time and one of the largest was Information Technology. During secondary school I spent a lot of  time building or repairing personal…

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5 reasons how work experience will benefit you

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When you think of work experience, you may firstly think of secondary school students working with their parents, photocopying and getting coffee for people – as an adult, work experience can offer a lot more. 1. Prepares you for work life Work experience is designed to give you an insight into work life. You will experience…

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