career advice blog

Are you looking for career advice on how to land your next dream job? Randstad's career advice blog is an information hub containing helpful tips and excellent career advice on topics such as: searching and applying for jobs, the latest job search tools, how to network, top interview hints & tips, how to write a resume and cover letters, how to build and maintain your personal brand on social media and general career advice.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Top 10 tips to find your dream job

Tags: career progression, CV, finding a job

1. Revamp your CV. Your CV is usually the first tool to impress your prospective employer, so make sure the basics are right –&nb ... read more

Monday, 15 February 2016

10 things to do to jump-start the new year

Tags: finding a job, job search

As 2016 rings in, we look at the new year’s resolutions we set and tell ourselves this year we will be productive – we will stick to our goals and make positive changes to our lives. Before we know it, February hits us with another ... read more

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

how to write a stand out cover letter

Tags: CV, finding a job, job search, resume

A common mistake job seekers make is spending lots of time on finessing their resumes, only to forget to include a cover letter as part of their application. As a job seeker, you should never neglect to include a cover letter. Cover letters are ... read more

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

how to find your dream job

Tags: CV, finding a job, job search, resume

No matter whether you're a student fresh out of university looking for your first full time job; a Mum re-entering the workforce after having taken a few years off; or - like most of us - someone who is just looking for something new, every ... read more

Saturday, 24 January 2015

how to write a winning resume

Tags: finding a job, job search, resume

For many job seekers, one of the most daunting aspects of looking for a new job is working out how to write a resume that will catch the eye of a prospective employer, and ultimately help them to stand out from the crowd. A well written, ... read more

Thursday, 8 January 2015

14 smart new years resolutions to kick start your job search in 2015

Tags: finding a job, job search

As you throw away the last of the party streamers (perhaps a little bleary-eyed from your NYE celebrations!), you’d be forgiven for casting a quick glance into the future at what the new year might bring - and for many of us, that includes ... read more

Friday, 21 March 2014

7 ways to stand out from the job hunting crowd

Tags: finding a job, job search

In today's tough job market, where the number of jobseekers exceed the number of roles on offer, it's never been more important than now to make sure you stand out from the crowd during the interview process.  Here are our 7 top tips on how ... read more

Friday, 21 March 2014

Top 10 reasons why you didn't get the job

Tags: finding a job, job search

Regardless of whether you’ve been searching for a job for months, or only just begun your search for a new employer, it always hurts when you finish up the interviews process only to find out that you’ve been unsuccessful in your ... read more

Friday, 21 March 2014

The top 3 mistakes jobseekers make on resumes

Tags: CV, finding a job, job search, resume

Looking for a new job can be a rewarding experience, particularly if you are successful early on in your search; however for many jobseekers it can also be a long, frustrating process with a seemingly endless supply of ‘thanks, but no ... read more

Friday, 21 March 2014

How to leverage social media to land your dream job

Tags: finding a job, job search, work in Australia

Are you looking for work at the moment and want a competitive edge over other jobseekers? Did you know that businesses no longer just rely on posting traditional job ads online or in newspapers – in fact, 23% of Australian employers surveyed ... read more