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thomas lloyd

Careers for the Future - 1 views

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Careers for the Future Westhill Consulting Career and Employment

started by thomas lloyd on 10 Jul 15 no follow-up yet
nathan hall

Career Branding Tools for Job-Seekers - Westhill Consulting Employment & Career Builder - 1 views

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    LinkedIn profile. You must have a profile on LinkedIn no matter if you are a professional -- or an aspiring professional --, a business-oriented networking site that be made up of millions of skilled professionals from everywhere in the world, on behalf of hundreds of industries from more than 200 countries. When you enter, you can make a profile that can work as both a resume and an introduction to your career brand. Once your profile is finished, you then build networks with other members, getting acquaint with to new people via the people in your network.

    Personal Website. No matter where you are in the world, such as Jakarta Indonesia in SE Asia, Florida in USA, or maybe Sydney in Australia. One of the greatest ways to build and promote your career brand is by developing a professional Website that presents your key accomplishments. At a least, you must buy a domain name based on your and publish your resume. Even well, advertise your career portfolio, content-rich articles, and other keyword-filled resources that will lead potential employers searching for someone with your qualifications straight to your site. Read more in my article at Westhill Consulting Career and Employment, Australia.

    Twitter account.Each day, more and more individuals and businesses are tweeting information, ideas, links, and more -- all in fewer than 140 characters per tweet (message). Twitter, a networking and micro-blogging site, enables people to connect and communicate -- developing both a following of people as well as following the tweets of others. Tweeting key information, resources, and other professional advice -- while building a following -- is a very easy way to build your career brand.

    Professional blog. If you are a decent writer and can commit to writing regularly, creating a professional blog is a great tool for building your career brand where employers can review y
deborah gould

Important documents for Expat to avoid hoax and misrepresentation - Westhill Consulting... - 1 views

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    As an expat in Indonesia is a godsend. You acquire an above average income with a comparatively low cost of living and an extra of tropical paradise not very distant from anywhere you live.

    Dealing with bureaucracy in this country could be excruciating, on the other hand as long as you have all the legal documents, you'd be secure.



    Westhill Consulting Career and Employmen, Australia's five important documents you should know:



    Indonesian Visa
    Avoid swindle and think of that the normal fee for 60 days visa is USD 45, for many entries (12 months) is USD 100. Nonetheless if you apply for VITAS (Temporary Stay Permit Visa), it will charge you USD 50 (6 months), USD 100 (12 months), USD 175 (24 months).


    IMTA - Work Permit

    Warning! You need a work permit! This "Work Permit" is the authorization given to a company to employ a foreigner. If you are not holding an IMTA, you are not working legally in Indonesia.


    VITAS - Temporary Stay Permit Visa

    This is the sticker visa put in a foreigner's passport in an Indonesian Embassy/Consular Office abroad which will give the person the right to an ITAS - temporary stay permit (which they apply for after arrival in Indonesia). After you apply for ITAS at the immigration office, they will puat a stamp in your passport.


    RPTKA - Expatriate Placement Plan

    If a company wants to employ foreigners, the company must submit an Expatriate Placement Plan, RPTKA - Rencana Penempatan Tenaga Kerja Asing- to the Manpower Department if the employing company is a domestic company; or to the BKPM (Investment Coordinating Board if the company is a foreign investment company. In foreign investment/PMA companies, work permits for senior positions (such as Director held by foreigners are for three years and can be renewed just before expiration.


thomas lloyd

Tips for first day of work in Jakarta Indonesia to avoid deceit - 1 views

First day of work could at all times be a nerve-wracking experience. It is even worse if you work abroad; odds are there would be culture differences that might become your cause of anxiety. Hence,...

Westhill Consulting Career and Employment Tips for first day of work in Jakarta Indonesia to avoid deceit

started by thomas lloyd on 01 Sep 14 no follow-up yet
thomas lloyd

The Correct Keywords Are Important When Applying for Jobs Online - 1 views

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    http://www.westhillconsulting-career.com/blog/2014/04/11/correct-keywords-important-applying-jobs-online/
    Westhill Consulting Career & Employment Australia is an information based website for expats who wish to work in Southeast Asia and the world. We are hoping the following information is useful.


    Make the most of any opportunity by using these tips and tricks to be sure your resume goes to the top of the list, whether you are looking for a job locally or you want to work abroad like countries such as KL Malaysia, Beijing China, Jakarta Indonesia and many more.


    Applying for a job online can be a lot like a guessing game. Plus there are many warnings of scams and other fraudulent stuff online.


    For all the effort you put into marketing your experience and qualifications, the deciding factor that gets your resume into the hands of an actual person often comes down to using the right keywords.


    Most companies rely on computer software programs to review thousands of resumes and select the ones with particular keywords - not necessarily impressive accomplishments - so they can then be reviewed by a recruiter and, eventually, a hiring manager.


    Unfortunately for job seekers, these all-powerful keywords aren't revealed in the job description - at least not overtly.


    Abby Kohut, a former human resources executive and founder of www.absoluteabby.com, said the best way to crack the code of these applicant tracking systems (ATS) is to put yourself in the mind of the recruiter and take your best guess at what phrases they would use to search for the best applicants for the position.


    "You look at the job description, read it word by word and say 'would the recruiter use it to search for resumes?' " said Kohut, who recruited for 16 years at companies in a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, health care, publishing and education. Now, she helps job seekers and is launching a nationwide tour to teach the tricks of the modern job search.

jake harry

Plans for a single visa for Southeast Asia countries unveiled - Westhill Consulting Emp... - 2 views

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    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is planning to adopt a single visa system enablingpeople to visit any of the group's 10 member states on a single visa.

    Following the lead of Europe's Schengen single visa system, Jakarta, Indonesia-based ASEAN believes that a single visitor visa policy would enhance the tourism experience in the region, boosting arrivals to member states.

    'The plan is realistic, action oriented, attuned to the global realities and designed to ensure that the ASEAN region can continue to be a successful tourism destination,' said Thong Khon, Cambodia's minister of tourism.

    It fits with the group's Tourism Strategic Plan 2011/2015 which aims to promote the region as a single tourist destination, develop a set of ASEAN tourism standards with a single certification process , enable tourism employees to work in any ASEAN country, and create a single tourist visa policy.

    Importantly the strategy has strong support from the so-called 'Plus 3' countries of China, Japan and South Korea. ASEAN is also moving towards the implementation of an open skies aviation policy, which is scheduled to come into force in 2015.

    A unified ASEAN aviation market means that airlines would be able to fly freely over the region, transporting passengers between member states without limits imposed by individual governments in terms of routes, frequencies, airlines or aircraft types.

    'In tandem, the single tourist visa and open skies aviation policy would have the potential to greatly improve the region's appeal as a tourist destination, offering the opportunity to significantly increase tourist arrival numbers from the 65 million achieved in 2010,' explained Khon.

    The plans have some obstacles to overcome, however, not least the inclusion of Myanmar, and local cross border disputes, including the situation between Cambodia and Thailand.

    If it works it means that travellers could surf in Bali, shop in Singapore and eat spicy street food in
thomas lloyd

Jobs for English teachers in Indonesia - Westhill Consulting Employment & Career Builder - 1 views

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    With a population of approximately 238 million people spread over 17,508 islands along the equator, Indonesia is the world's fourth most populous country and represents a fast-growing market for English teachers. Those looking to teach English in Indonesia will encounter an entrancing combination of lush, volcanic landscapes; beautiful beaches and thousands of years of history and culture. The country is also known for the warm hospitality of its people, most of whom are Muslim.

    English teachers in Indonesia, especially Jakarta, can find teaching jobs year round. Although most interviews are conducted in advance over the phone and via e-mail, some schools prefer to interview in person. Instructors are typically responsible for their own airfare and housing expense, though some schools do provide assistance in these areas. Most live in apartments recently vacated by previous teachers, and many room with coworkers. Watch out for scams in this area.

    A generous salary affords English teachers the opportunity to live a comfortable lifestyle, while saving 250-300 USD per month. Schools offer approximately 20 to 25 hours of work per week, leaving plenty of time to travel and explore Indonesia's exquisite beauty and vibrant, bustling cities. Those without a bachelor's degree can find limited opportunities to teach in Indonesia, but a four-year degree is preferred. TEFL certification is required. Most of those teaching English in Indonesia will find jobs in the major cities of Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Bandung, and Surabaya. There are teaching opportunities on the island of Bali; however, its popularity means the local job market is more competitive.

    Westhill Consulting Career & Employment Australia agrees with the above blog but we would like to give a warning that some of these jobs are illegal. Be careful!
cindy lam

Top Tips for Business Negotiations in SouthEast Asia - 1 views

Ian Bennett http://www.westhillconsulting-career.com/blog/ Tip 1: Each SE Asian country is different South East Asia is a mixture of nations and cultures which have combined under regional block c...

Westhill Consulting and Employment Top Tips for Business Negotiations in SouthEast Asia

started by cindy lam on 25 Mar 14 no follow-up yet
nathan hall

Applying for academic posts in Southeast Asia: checklist - 2 views

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    Westhill Consulting Career & Employment based in Australia, thank the guardian for the following comments
    Do your research
    Collaborating with an overseas university first is a great way to get to know them if you are considering moving abroad. Paul Matsudaira started his career at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, before accepting the position as head of biological sciences atNational University of Singapore in 2009.

    While he was still at MIT, Matsudaira taught biology to students from two Singaporean universities via an online videolink. He also travelled to Singapore several times in the summer holidays to teach at study camps. He says his family really enjoyed their trips to Singapore, and this made it much easier for him to make the decision about accepting the offer of a full-time post.
    Go for it wholeheartedly
    Once you have made the decision to move, make sure it is a clean break. Matsudaira says the biggest mistake he saw others making was expats not really committing to the move. Warning, it can be very stressful trying to run parallel lives - particularly across different time zones. It can also lead your new employers to question your commitment to the job. He said a "go for broke" attitude is essential to succeed.

    Don't be put off by the paperwork
    Job interviews often take place in London. The employing university liaises with the immigration department and it usually takes less than four weeks for a work permit to be issued. Pay In general HK/south-east Asian universities pay better than European institutions and about the same as US universities, but tax is much lower.


    Check for allowances
    Academics with children should also check on the availability and costs of places at international schools and whether the employer provides any education allowance.

    Look into accommodation
    Accommodation is very expensive in many of south-east Asia's densely populated cities so colleges often provide it as part of the package. But if living
thomas lloyd

Seizing opportunities for South East Asia's oil and gas industry - 1 views

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    http://www.westhillconsulting-career.com/blog/2014/03/17/seizing-opportunities-south-east-asias-oil-gas-industry/
    Since 2010, South-East Asia has consolidated its position as an important contributor to the global downstream market with Petronas' recent announcement of its plan to build the new RAPID facility in Malaysia one further example of the region's growing importance.

    In reality the timing couldn't be better - as populations across Asia continue to grow, the demand for fuel will grow exponentially, offering oil & gas operators a real opportunity to make a significant contribution to the region's continued economic development. However, with this growing demand comes additional pressures, and with the sector still vulnerable to fluctuating oil prices, operators can ill-afford to rest on their laurels. The need to ensure their operations are as productive as possible and that cost inefficiencies are stripped out from the very outset, is arguably more important than ever before.

    Minimizing operational costs

    When it comes to new projects oil & gas operators have traditionally been good at minimizing their CAPEX spend. However, there has been much less focus given to limiting the cost of operation of their assets. With maintenance costs typically responsible for 20-30% of the overall OPEX expenditure, this is one area where the downstream sector in South-East Asia is increasingly focusing its attention. According to some analysts the costs incurred across the globe in maintaining the next generation of oil & gas assets could equate to $0.75 trillion highlighting the scale of the prize that could be on offer here.

    For a typical refinery the operational expenditure is principally dictated by three prime factors: the quantum of work carried out on the asset, the efficiency at which it can be delivered and the agreed cost rate of the resource used. In each instance there is an opportunity to significantly reduce cost outlay by focusing on a range of inter
thomas lloyd

7 Tips to Revamp Your Job Search for 2014 - 1 views

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    http://www.westhillconsulting-career.com/blog/2014/03/10/7-tips-revamp-job-search-2014/
    Experts foresee the job market being more competitive than ever in 2014. With 10.9 million Americans unemployed, it is important to take a fresh look at your job search strategy. Now is the perfect time to develop an effective plan for success.

    How can you set yourself apart from the competition and position yourself for finding the best next step in your career?

    Here are seven tips to help you refresh and refocus your job search in 2014:

    1. Don't be a copycat candidate. Job searches are a very personal experience and one-size-fits-all strategies will not help you stand out among the competition. Even though a certain interview tactic or style was successful for one candidate doesn't mean it is the best strategy for you. Take into consideration your personal experiences, preferences and career goals and use them to position yourself as a unique candidate.

    2. Learn to look at job titles differently. Be open-minded about your preconceived notions of job titles. Roles in compliance, human resource, or administration, for example, are often perceived as being boring, career-limiting or otherwise undesirable. Such preconceptions, however, about the scope, strategic importance and long-term potential of these positions are not always true in today's market. In many cases I've seen, these jobs offer exceptional opportunity for influential and attractive long-term careers.

    3. First impressions are everywhere. With 92% of employers using social media in the hiring process, the content of your social profile forms an employer's first impression before you even sit down with for an interview.

    You should take special consideration to job-proof your social media profiles. For example, use a picture that represents you as a professional. Don't rely on privacy settings to keep your personal information safe. Your best bet is to assume everything will be seen by a potential emplo
Luke Cartney

QUORA - 5 Tips for Utilizing Social Media to Get Your Dream Job - 1 views

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    http://westhillconsulting-career.quora.com/5-Tips-for-Utilizing-Social-Media-to-Get-Your-Dream-Job
    Social media is a part of every aspect of people's lives, and job hunting is no exception. Regardless of whether you currently have a job or not, there are ways you can utilize social media to help you get the job you really want. Here are 5 tips to help you leverage the power of social media in your favor when looking for a job.

    1. Become an Active LinkedIn User. As far as social networks rank, LinkedIn is the number one social network for professionals looking for jobs and for employers and recruiters looking for new talent. It isn't enough to just set up a profile. You want to be an active member of the LinkedIn community. Keep your profile updated and relevant. Provide as much information as you can in the profile and bio. Connect with other people in the position you want to be in and with companies you want to work for. Share status updates that are relevant and educated. Join groups of like-minded professionals.

    2. Become an online authority. Google is big on promoting websites and individuals that have established themselves as authorities within their field. Start up a website and post articles on a regular basis. Make sure your articles are relevant to your field, interesting, and reflect your level of expertise. Use your social networks to promote your website and build a following.

    For more information:
    http://www.westhillconsulting-career.com/blog/
deborah gould

This Simple Strategy Will Make You the Top Candidate for Any Job - 0 views

    If you read most articles about the world of job seeking, hiring and employment these days, it all sounds so easy. Countless online-business publications snare readers wit...

Westhill Consulting and Employment This Simple Strategy Will Make You the Top Candidate for Any Job

started by deborah gould on 12 Feb 14 no follow-up yet
Daphne Chinn

Westhill Consulting & Employment - Women in development: 18 tips for career success - 2 views

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    The following is a collection of expert advice from our panel on the challenges and opportunities for women in development
    http://www.westhillconsulting-career.com/blog/2013/08/29/women-development-18-tips-career-success/

    Ayse Cihan Sultanoglu, UN assistant secretary-general, New York, US. @csultanoglu

    To get to the top, don't be afraid of starting at the bottom: In building a career in development it is important that you experience living and working in developing countries. This could mean that you must be willing to do something that you had never really considered or something that is out of your comfort zone. Young women shouldn't be afraid of starting at the bottom.

    The problem is not at the top, but at middle management level: Not having women in top positions isn't the challenge or attracting women at entry levels also does not seem to be too difficult either but the lagging numbers of women in middle-management positions is the problem.

    Make sure you are adaptable: In any field, you need to renew yourself constantly, maybe more so in development. It is diverse, dynamic and constantly evolving because of its very nature so there is always room for innovation, learning and sharing.


    Jackie Asiimwe, country manager, Wellspring Advisers, Uganda. @asiimwe4justice

    Emotions make a leader authentic: Women are being branded as too emotional making it seem that emotions are a bad thing. In my own leadership journey, I have decided I will embrace my emotions because they are part of what makes me human and woman. Emotions are part of being an authentic leader. We cannot be clinical about leadership, Jackie Asiimwe said.


    Rushanara Ali, shadow minister for international development, London, UK. @rushanaraali

    We need anti-discrimination laws that are properly enforced: nowadays, anti-discrimination laws to protect women in the labor market and public institutions are very crucial in any society. If those laws are not properly enforced then too often women h
thomas lloyd

Tips for Embracing Thorns on Your Journey to Success - 1 views

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    * Different is GOOD. Never retreat from new and different experiences, opportunities, and challenges. It is not bad if you can learn something from it. Adding the unique value preposition, yes it is you; it is definitely not a mistake. Being different is a plus in most every instance - this is what true diversity is all about.

    * Difficulty yields GROWTH. There will be no growth if you won't stretch yourself, physically, emotionally and mentally. Your nearest potential will not be realized unless you try. But remember that this doesn't mean that we must be stressed all the time because it is not healthy. We all need downtime to recover and rejuvenate. Never retreat and avoid something just because it is hard. Just go with it, step forward and eventually you'll figure out a way through it.

    * Failing is LEARNING. Don't take failing all negatively, remember that some of your best experiences and development will come from. You will learn a lot from failing, most of the learning in life is learned from it. And keep in mind that you are not a failure just because you failed. It will allow you to figure out the difference between being the best and being your best.

    * LEAN ON others. Learn to have a good relationship with other people, life is about the relationships you create, develop, and grow. Remember the saying no man is an island; it is because your journey is not one that you must go alone. You will grow much from the support of others and will have opportunities to support others yourself. Many of life's greatest joys come from this. People who make you better and don't tear you down are people you need in you life.

    * IT IS all about YOU (not them). There will always be people who will put you down and you will run to them almost often. They will call you out in a negative light and these may come for whatever reason, and sometimes that reason won't be evident. They will work to derail you. Don't worry about them and th
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