Your appearance is important. Do not make the mistake of thinking that it is only your history, qualifications, skills, and knowledge that will win you the job. Most other candidates will have similar attributes, so you need to make an impression, to look professional, smart, and appropriate for the post. In many cases, there will have been a previous holder of the post that the interviewers may be using, albeit subconsciously, as a benchmark. You can’t guess what the intervi
Whilst out and about in Bendigo I found a local business Briliant Polish shining very brightly at the National Street Rod Festival in Bendigo. This extremely prestigious event only comes to Victoria once every six years and attracts in excess of 1400 vehicles. With a premium trade site and a spectacular stand and display it was no wonder Mark and the team were run off their feet with inquiries. Well done to this local Bendigo business who are kicking goals in a big way.
August is the Small Business Festival month each year - so start thinking about planning what events you will attend. Workspace will be presenting Your Business in a Digital World in Bendigo on the 15th August from 6pm to 8pm. Today’s online world has evolved to include much more than a website and the speed of change can be hard to keep up with. But if businesses are not online they could be missing out on customers. Blogs, social media and online advertising should all to
Timing of arrival. Make sure that you arrive in good time, allowing time to tidy your physical appearance after your journey, and sufficient time to become calm before the actual interview. There is nothing worse than rushing to arrive on time or even worse turning up late. Remember the impressions you make now will influence your chance of obtaining your goals.
Last night I got to enjoy the second of our three Marketing Basics workshops in Murrindindi Shire. It was a packed house in Alexandra with businesses coming from Alexandra, Buxton, Marysville and Narbethong. Thanks to Adrian Jobson everyone went home with a basic knowledge of marketing, what marketing is and how it can impact their business. Through Adrian's anecdotes and using the businesses in the room when explaining how marketing works everyone went away with some insig
Our final tip for leading a balanced life is all about your home. Tip 5 – Your home is your sanctuary: To prevent work from invading your home, create a personal project that will keep you busy but at the same time help you relax and recharge. You can gain a lot from painting, cooking a special dinner for your friends or investing time to start a home-improvement project. Invent new ways of keeping yourself active and your body and mind will thank you for having diverse inter
Megan Simpson has been fortunate enough to enjoy more than twenty years supporting people. These years have seen her work in areas such as Juvenile Justice, The Salvation Army, Women’s Housing, Catholic Care, Parenting Education and many Primary Schools across the Bendigo region. Along with the privilege of working with so many people over this time, has been the opportunity for her to learn and grow and discover what really works best for others when it comes to supporting t
Research the interview format: you need to do some basic but essential research on the practicalities of the interview. Again, some of this information will be sent to you. You should be clear about: how to get to the organisation and the specific interview location (don’t rely on asking for this information when you arrive, as this adds to the stress of the occasion); who is on the interview panel (their titles will give you important clues as to their relationships to the p
This week's advice to a balanced life is all about talking. Tip 4 – Stop talking about work: People tend to develop social circles and share common experiences. When these circles are familiar or come from your work industry, try to avoid spending all your free time talking about issues that you would normally discuss during a lunch brake. Introduce new subjects and direct the conversation towards new issues of interest. Sports, arts, politics, and travel, can be very excitin
A job search can be hard and sometimes frustrating. In case you are considering changing your job you should consider using an online search. This will help you expand your horizons and your search for your next job can become world wide and not restricted to any one area.
1. If you are keen in continuing in your present line of work with say a better location or opportunities. Then explore the web sites of companies similar to yours. Check out their human resources pages o