The Obsolescence of the current Ad Agency model…

More and more “thinkers” and management gurus are debating the relevance of the current Agency model as they fail to adapt quickly to the changes in the business landscape and respond to the evolving needs of their clients. The disruptions of the digital revolution has not only changed the rules of the game but also created opportunities for new players such as management consultants and technology giants to enter the field.

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A résumé expert reveals what a perfect résumé looks like

Some pertinent advice on resume writing that we very much agree with.

Recruiters have less and less time to go through the details of your resume and it is important to think about this when developing a summary of your credentials.

You have to start with a small section that highlights who you are, what you’re looking for and why you’re qualified to take on this role. If well written this paragraph will get the reader excited to learn more about you and spend more time going through your academic background and professional experience…Listen carefully . The tips are spot on…

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The 27 most damaging CV mistakes people make all the time

You’ve probably written and rewritten your CV so many times you think you know all the pitfalls that kill the chances of an interview dead.

But in a highly competitive job market, even the tiny details can make a difference, and it’s often the stuff we take for granted that’s liable to trip us up.

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Body language in job interviews

Is your body language costing you a job? If you want to get hired, it’s very important to pay attention to your body language during an interview!

Here are a few tips to help you out:

  1. Although your interview technically starts when you first enter the room with the interviewer, you could bump into the interviewer prior to that without knowing. This is why you need to be on your best behavior the moment you step on company property.
  2. Receptionists are often asked their opinions of people who just came in. Make sure you give a good impression from the beginning. Greet the receptionist, introduce yourself, then take a seat and wait for the interviewer to come in.
  3. Once your name is called out, shake your interviewer’s hand confidently. Don’t be overly aggressive with your handshake and don’t take away your hand away immediately.
  4. When you’re asked to sit again, make sure to sit up straight and keep your chest area open. This sends a signal that you’re open to communication.
  5. When talking and answering the interviewer’s questions, maintain eye contact and try not to move your hands all the time. Instead, show that you’re focused, calm, and confident.
  6. Once you’re done with the interview, stand up smoothly, smile, thank the interviewer for his or her time, and then wait for the interviewer to show you the way out.
  7. On your way out, don’t forget to thank the people who guided you to the interview room or helped you in any way, such as the receptionist.
  8. Once the face-to-face interview is over, it is customary to follow up by sending a brief, polite, “thank you” email to the person who interviewed you.
Job search tips & strategy

Finding a job is more than just trial and error! If you would like to finally get a job that you love, one that’s a good fit for your skills and personality, follow these tips before you start scheduling interviews:

1. Prepare or update your resume. This will remind you of your skill base.

2. Find your niche by asking yourself the following questions:

  • Where do I want to work? Determine your target location.
  • What industry interests me the most?
  • What company profiles am I looking for?
  • Where do I want to be in a few years?
  • What are my salary expectations?

Also check how the job market is doing; see what type of companies are hiring, which industries are booming, etc. You might want to identify your target industry’s key players as well.

3. Use your networking skills & start applying.

  • Utilize job alerts. Subscribe to the news feed of companies you want to work for.
  • Use social media sites such as LinkedIn, facebook, Twitter, or even company blogs to connect to recruiters or hiring managers.
  • Sign up on job boards and check them every week to see what’s new.
  • Ask people within your social circle (friends and friends of friends) if they know of any openings in the companies you’re researching.
  • Contact your University’s career center.
  • Call up a local or international recruitment agency.

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