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Job Search Guides

When is the right time to take a job?

It is important that you always pursue a new job as soon as possible after losing one

Pitching for a lower-level job

A job that is slightly below your qualifications but offers better lifework balance may be attractive

Don't dangle potential job offers to get more

Candidates may end up not being taken seriously if overdone

When more than one position opens up

Candidates must be averse to blanketing potential employers with resumes

Skip any overselling of yourself in the resume

Superimposing of facts can create a backlash against your candidature

Don’t rush in with sending the resume

Chances are that you could overlook the little details that count

Avoiding distractions while on a job search

Delay the process altogether if caught in a personal or professional bind

Going about optimising the job search

All of the preparatory work done meticulously will stand you in good stead

3 steps to getting a new job in 2016

The start to a year is always a good time to venture into job hunting

Don't start a job hunt in desperation

If something has cropped up at the existing job, channel its impact in a positive way