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Key questions and areas to be covered during reference checking.  During reference checks, it's crucial to cover various aspects to gain a comprehensive understanding of the candidate. Here are ten key areas to consider: 1. **Job Performance:**  Assess the candidate's performance in their previous roles, including strengths and areas for improvement. 2. **Work Ethic:**  Inquire about the candidate's work habits,...
The Dangerous Implications of Not Doing Reference Checks When Recruiting Hiring Risks: · Without reference checks, employers risk hiring individuals with misrepresented qualifications or a history of poor performance. · Lack of due diligence can lead to costly hiring mistakes, including increased turnover rates and productivity losses. Legal Liability: · Negligence in verifying candidate backgrounds can expose...
Failing to land job interviews can be infuriating. You may feel as though you're doing everything right but still not hearing anything back. So, what's going on? Let's take a look at eight of the main reasons that recruiters may not be knocking at your door, including some CV tips. 1. Your CV looks too busy First impressions are everything. Recruiters spend on average 7 seconds looking at CVs. That means that you don't have long to wow...
To be a good corporate citizen, a company cannot only be focused on shareholders, or people with a financial stake in the business. Decision-makers need to consider the impact the business has on all its stakeholders, including employees, the environment, local communities, and everyone along the supply chain. A prime feature of good corporate citizenship is ethics and compliance. Your company should have a resolute code of ethics...
So, here's a little hint. You need to have specified a Resume (CV) before you can post it to the employer. We repeat some steps:  1. Login to your account using a laptop/desktop (preferably not mobile) 2 . Select create a new resume (see screen below) or select your Resume    3. Select Post New Resume   4.  Upload your Resume from your drive (and also complete mandatory fields - Job Type,...
Keep your personal business private. And this is particularly true if you are looking for a job and will be receiving daily mail alerts and confirmation for any job applications from services such as MyJobsFiji.  Do not use your business email or a student Id email because... 1. If you leave your job or university, it can be difficult to recover an account. You   may eventually decide to leave your current...
Abstract: Too many applications received  is a problem that is stated by HR teams. A real paradox when it is all about getting the 'right' candidate. A  problem that digital platforms in some ways have created by making jobs accessible to more people - maybe! We recently received the following complaint:   " Dear MyjobsFiji,  when we advertise, we do not want to receive lots of CVs that are not...
We launched the   www.myjobsfiji.com   job board exactly two months ago without fanfare. We are sharing our experiences based on the advertisements we have seen so far. If you are an employer, professional in Human Resources, and/or simply interested in improving your recruitment process this may be of interest to you. Our top five observations All job vacancies listed on our job board were viewed by at least one or...
This is a term coined by management guru Tom Peters.  Some of our thoughts on how you can make this relevant for you and even your organisations. Marketing "Brand You" involves strategically promoting and managing your personal brand to create visibility, build credibility, and attract opportunities.  Here are some key steps to market "Brand You": 1. Define Your Brand : Identify your unique strengths, skills, and...
MyJobsFiji lets you create a smart job alert in 3 easy steps. Once created new jobs will be automatically emailed to you daily. How to set up a job alert to receive list of ALL jobs...in 3 easy steps Go to the home page and find the search bar as below   Click on FIND JOBS – DO NOT enter any keywords or location. CREATE ALERT – after steps 1 & 2 a listing of jobs appears. Click on CREATE ALERT...
Paradoxically, whilst we see driver, beverage staff, cashiers or construction jobs re-advertised we also receive daily messages; “I need a job [sic.] help”, “I am looking for a job as cashier” or "What is a CV?". Our summary conclusion is, therefore - “both”. This makes the job of employers and busy Human Resource Departments that much tougher. Whilst factors such as; labour mobility, availability...
Below is general advice we gave someone asking for comments on their CV.  We publish this here for the benefit of others who may find applicable.  Hi XXXX Firstly, we aren't experts at this but have the benefit of experience. A CV is a personal document and its purpose is to get you through the door for an interview.  So, your CV should end up in the "call for interview" rather than the "reject" pile. ...