u&u looks to 2015 with excitement, anticipation and great optimism. Coming off a successful 2014 we reflect and acknowledge that diversification of our client base, and growth of our contract workforce ensured our strong market positioning. Thank you to all our loyal customers! This year we consider a number of dynamics at play within our local market place. The Queensland Government election as well as the asset leasing plan can create uncertainty, but also result in job opportunities. Read the u&u Directors’ Report – 5th Edition here.
Starting a new job can be like dating according to Marketing Professional Tara Hunt, who recently wrote “My First 90 Days: How Starting a New Job Is Like Dating”. You need to get to a point where both you and your employer can’t live without each other. Questions to ask yourself are: Can I contribute? Do I like the people I’m working with? Am I challenged enough? Am I up for the challenge? Am I a good cultural fit? To read Tara’s full article please click here.
Laszlo Bock (SVP of People Operations at Google) has seen a lot of resumes over his time. In fact he has personally reviewed more than 20,000 resumes and at Google he sometimes gets more than 50,000 resumes in a single week. Some are fantastic, the majority are ‘ok’ and many are disasters. Resumes of people of all levels seem to have the same common problems that could hinder them from securing a job they are more than qualified to perform. This article highlights the most common resume mistakes and gives you some tips on avoiding the common pitfalls yourself. Read more
New Year, new start right? For many, the start of 2015 will kick off the same way they left 2014 … on the job hunt. I met with a candidate this week with all the expectations of seeing a bright eyed, eager job seeker who was looking forward to starting a new direction. Instead, it seemed four months on the job hunt had left them exhausted, confused and experiencing rejection fatigue.