Unexpectedly useful things to do in an interview

Unexpectedly useful things to do in an interview

You can find interview tips all over the internet (including on Hermitopia!), but here are the hidden tips that will get you noticed and remembered. Wear the company colours This tip is great for any organisation that takes pride in appearance and brand visibility. Think 

3 times when it’s helpful to use a recruiter

3 times when it’s helpful to use a recruiter

You know where to find jobs and how to apply for them, why would you want to use a recruiter? Here are the top 3 situations when a recruiter can make a big difference to your job hunt! 1. You undersell yourself If you aren’t 

CV Summary Statement: why have it and what to put in it

CV Summary Statement: why have it and what to put in it

If you’ve read any articles about summary statements, you might think that they are of value only if you are using a recruiter but this is NOT TRUE! While they are helpful in that context, they are also great for direct applications, too. Your statement 

Hit your target with the STAR response

Hit your target with the STAR response

Chances are that you have heard of the STAR response. Once you get the hang of it, job interviews become a piece of cake!

Is imposter syndrome stopping you from enjoying your success?

Is imposter syndrome stopping you from enjoying your success?

I have a friend who is highly successful in his field. He doesn’t seem aware that he has done well for himself. High grades through school, scholarships, placements, and he’s now in a very prestigious job. None of it seems to matter to him. It’s 

The Basics of Transferrable Skills

The Basics of Transferrable Skills

On the hunt for job hunting advice (am I going in circles?), you will find the phrase transferrable skills. Do you know what they are, and do you have any? Well done if you do. But even then, do you know how to sell those 

What a career coach does (and doesn’t) do

What a career coach does (and doesn’t) do

I recently met with a career coach. Even though I had met her before, I was nervous. I was coming to the end of a contract and I’m not sure where to go next. Is it time for a pre mid-life career change? Should I 

Boost or blip? Job offers that could haunt you

Boost or blip? Job offers that could haunt you

During a routine LinkedIn profile review, Sheldon Cooper came to mind: “I need answers. I need to determine where, in this swamp of unbalanced formulas, squatteth the toad of truth.” The Toad of Truth was that this was not a routine review. This client had 

Job interivews from a connection – 3 steps to get it right

Job interivews from a connection – 3 steps to get it right

You thought you had it made. A friend set you up with an interview at their workplace. Surely your success is guaranteed! After all, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know”, right?  But they still employed someone else. What happened?  I gave a 

How watching La La Land could help your career

How watching La La Land could help your career

Boy-meets-girl, both meet career expectations. La La Land only came out a few years ago (4 years this week), but it feels like it’s been forgotten. All the hype died down, and then it vansished from our minds. This is not review about how La