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thomas lloyd

Starting your Career in mid-20s - 2 views

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    Once you graduate college, you are expected to find a job as soon as possible. Competition during this time is very fierce. Westhill Consulting and Employment has encountered so many eager new graduates who always ask for advice on how to make it through a very challenging real world. We have gathered a lot of responses from different twenty-ish individuals in Singapore, Ghana, Africa, Jakarta, Indonesia, Tokyo, Japan and Illinois, USA to know how they have faced the challenge in their own culture and values. The following are general guidelines that can help anybody in their work adventure.

    * Always show gratitude. If someone has done you a good turn, take a moment to express genuine gratitude by mail, email, text, or a few words and smile. It's a gracious way to live. As old-fashioned as it seems, mailing a hand-written card to a potential employer or dinner party host leaves a lasting impression.

    * Remember this, too, shall pass. Never be early to burst out your complaints. Whether you're riding high on good fortune or you're wallowing in the dumps of tough times, things move on and so will you. Be grateful when things are good. And be grateful for the things that are good when other things are crumbling around you.

    * ever expect someone else to advocate for your best interest or to navigate major life decisions. While there are people who will want to help you, you know yourself and what you need best. Take whatever time you need to review, to research, to learn and to create your best options. From great options, make good decisions.

    * Maintain your professional reputation. Avoid burning bridges with those you've worked with. If anything, invest a little time to continue cultivating your past relationships with colleagues. You never know when you might cross paths
thomas lloyd

Avoid Deceit in Salary Negotiation by these Do's and Don'ts - 1 views

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    DO your homework and review: Most people has nothing to say when they are questioned about their salary expectations. It's better to do your research concerning what the market rate for your potential position is instead of formulate an unprepared response. When researching, go through Westhill Consulting Career and Employment, Australia to find more about the salary levels for your profession and in the region. You may furthermore communicate with recruiters and contact people in your network of friends and colleagues who would be keen to share salary information with you to avoid scam and fraud. Applying all that salary cleverness as a starting point, you can squeeze it rendering on your own experience and qualifications and come up with a slimmer range that you can positively tone to the potential employer.

    DON'T say yes too soon: Taking the offer put forward immediately is unwise. Typically fresh graduates and job-seekers that are moving to a different geographical location make this error. Considering the salary offered against your actual worth is vital. Do not say yes except you feel that the offer is contemplative of the worth you will offer to the firm. Not talking might make you to feel underpaid, and receive lower increases and a sluggish salary growth as you move up the career ladder leaving you stressed and discouraged.

    DO think about other benefits: Talking about salary alone and disregard other benefits is also a usual error while negotiating salaries. Other factors must be well-thought-out such as insurance coverage, the preference of flexible work timings, maternity and paternity leave, paid vacation days etc. These aspects have monetary value devoted to them and should be grossed up with the salary figure to amount the value of your package.
thomas lloyd

Why Candidates Fail to Make an Impression in Interviews - 1 views

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    Poor preparation: Candidates who come to an interview understanding insufficiently about the company, the industry and maybe the role are in a poor situation to match with well-prepared professionals who will devote the compressed interview time exactly putting themselves for the employer's precise requirements. Employers intend to know you are curious, energetic, resourceful and inspired and what clearer verification of that than coming completely prepared and with sharp understandings into the employer and their brand/positioning/problems/news etc. If you have prepared right you will be able to hit the ground running in the interview with answers that show how you are exceptionally placed to increase value from the get-go given the company's specific culture (maybe you are from outside the country, Indonesian from Jakarta or American from the USA), positioning, objectives, circumstances and situation.

    Showing a negative attitude: Many polls conducted by Westhill Consulting Career and Employment, Australia have uncovered that attitude takes a vital share in defining character and persuading the employment decision. Warning indications of bad attitudes that are positive to reject by a possible employer involve badmouthing former bosses, companies and colleagues; self-justifying or foully equivocal answers to key interview questions; or openly aggressive answers, posture and demeanor. Keep in mind people hire experienced people they consider they will actually like working with and who will extend a good optimistic atmosphere inside the organization and to exterior clients and stakeholders. Employers are highly aware that negative attitudes are very spreadable and are very different from being interested to applicants with less than an exemplary attitude regarding work, life and themselves.

    Absence of enthusiasm in the company: Some things can estrange an employer more than an applicant
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

Master Bahasa Indonesia and shun from scam while living as an expatriate in the country - 1 views

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    Living as an expatriate in a foreign country is certainly not easy. There are different things to confront, some of which could show to be stumbling blocks, like bureaucracy, cultural differences, and local habits and, in particular, communicating.

    Even though some Indonesian workers understand and speak Basic English, it would be better to learn and understand Bahasa Indonesia, particularly when you deal with locals in your work on a daily basis.

    Begin with basic phrases, like "selamat pagi" (good morning), "terima kasih" (thank you), "maaf" (sorry) and "tolong" (please help), and how to request for directions and about prices, etc.

    Here are some habits to master the Indonesian language.

    Self-taught
    Bahasa Indonesia is believed to be an easy language to learn, and you can just learn it by yourself. You can purchase a dictionary or do-it-yourself books at major bookstores in Jakarta, like Gramedia or Kinokuniya. If going to a bookstore is too time-consuming or costly, you could learn by accessing websites like Westhill Consulting Career and Employment, Australia.

    Take a course
    Joining in a class is helpful, since a course teaches not only how to speak Indonesian but then again they can also teach you about Indonesian culture, which will give you more self-reliance when chatting with Indonesians. This is likewise a great help so that you will be able to avoid deceit or scam.

    A sample school you can enroll to is AIM for English is one place that offers classes for expatriates. The institution is located at Jl. Padang 5C, Manggarai, South Jakarta, phone (021) 8385238, email info@aimjakarta.com

    There is also the Jakarta Communication Club at Jl. Cipaku II 27, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, phone: (021) 7203966, (021) 72791829 or visit jccindonesia.com for more info.

    Broaden your
jake harry

Connect with the Web in Indonesia to Find Jobs Easily and Avoid Trickery - 0 views

Nowadays, it would be pointless to use anything but the Internet if you need fast and convenient long distance communications. According to recent research by Internet content delivery company, Aka...

Westhill Consulting Career and Employment Connect with the Web in Indonesia to Find Jobs Easily Avoid Trickery

started by jake harry on 27 Aug 14 no follow-up yet
jake harry

Connect with the Web in Indonesia to Find Jobs Easily and Avoid Trickery - 0 views

Nowadays, it would be pointless to use anything but the Internet if you need fast and convenient long distance communications. According to recent research by Internet content delivery company, Aka...

Westhill Consulting Career and Employment Connect with the Web in Indonesia to Find Jobs Easily Avoid Trickery

started by jake harry on 27 Aug 14 no follow-up yet
Ikaw Nahh

The three things that employers want to see in your resume - 6 views

This article is a big help for newly grads who are looking for their first jobs. With all the competition they are about to face these information will give them a know-how they can use to be prepa...

The three things that employers want to see in your resume Westhill Consulting Career and Employment

peterjsellers

Foreign investors wait to see who will be president in Indonesia - 6 views

Now the presidential election is a forgone conclusion. Now the questions remaining are who will be the other candidates and will PDIP form a kind of Grand coalition with a landslide majority of seats?

Westhill Consulting Career and Employment Foreign investors wait to see who will be president in Indonesia

thomas lloyd

Efficiently work with your boss in three easy ways - 1 views

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    Secure annual goals and expectations. This is a concrete step to clearly comprehend the output your supervisor anticipates from you for the year. It affords you an chance to clear up these expectations, and decide the resources you'll have to accomplish the goals-human, financial, training, etc. or perhaps travel sometimes, consider SE Asian cities such as Jakarta Indonesia, KL Malaysia, Beijing China or maybe Bangkok Thailand!

    This also inaugurates the basis for forthcoming discourse on performance throughout the year. The yearly document develops into standard for assessment of your efforts.

    Warning! Seek quarterly "pulse checks" on your performance. These meetings afford a foundation for standardizing performance versus expectations. The goal is to regulate if you are on the right path to achieve your goals and change behavior/actions/plans as necessary to stay on track.

    Quarterly meetings are spaced far enough apart to allow you to have significant discussion of performance. There are adequate data points to highlight strengths and opportunities with ample examples of each.

    Prominently, you must use this response to adapt your performance as arranged. This method will keep you associated with your supervisor to break away from any complaint in the future.

    Finally, offer monthly and/or weekly updates. The regularity of these updates differs on your role and relationship with your supervisor. The objective is to protect alignment on key projects and priorities.


    Westhill Consulting Career and Employment, Australi says, if you want to work smoothly with the boss the number one rule is, never outshine your boss.
thomas lloyd

The Amadeus Basin re - 1 views

The Amadeus Basin region, which is rich with gas and oil deposits, is already the site of test drilling by Santos at Mount Kitty. Drilling at this site, 179km from Uluru, has been suspended follow...

New front opens in the Northern Territory Westhill Consulting Career and Employment

started by thomas lloyd on 23 May 14 no follow-up yet
thomas lloyd

Jobs growth in oil and gas firms in UK - 1 views

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    http://www.westhillconsulting-career.com/blog/2014/05/19/jobs-growth-oil-gas-firms-uk/

    Companies in the UK oil and gas sector anticipate creating up to 39,000 jobs over the next two years.
    One hundred companies were surveyed, commissioned by the Bank of Scotland, since last year found expectations of employment growth had increased.

    A clear majority (69%) of executives in the companies were optimistic about their growth prospects in 2014/2015 while 38% of those responding said a shortage of skilled workers would be their greatest challenge.
    Whereas 64% of those taking part cited that the international expansion was a priority. Key areas for investment were Africa, North America, Jakarta, Indonesia and the Middle East.

    Westhill Consulting Career and Employment, Australia's survey says 46% of companies were planning by now for a further growth in foreign markets over the next 24 months.

    The research was carried out by BDRC Continental and companies were chosen to reflect a range of size, location and service type.

    In the previous year, a related study was carried out saying that the companies in the sector would recruit an additional 34,000 people over two years.

    Bank of Scotland commercial area director Stuart White, said: "The findings of this report are excellent news for the economy, demonstrating the employment-generating nature of the oil and gas industry now and in the future.
    "With most of the UK's oil and gas firms clustered in Aberdeen and the north-east, Scotland should reap the largest share of these new jobs, however other parts of the UK will benefit from expansion plans.

    "The report also highlights the growing challenges posed by the lack of a skilled workforce."
    Mr White said new specialist apprenticeship schemes could help address the shortfall.

    "The results also demo
thomas lloyd

Veterans needed in Oil and Gas firms - 2 views

Many unemployed veterans are returning to the United States after the end of America's nine-year war in Iraq and the drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. There are probably 922,000 veterans in...

Veterans needed in Oil and Gas firms

started by thomas lloyd on 09 May 14 no follow-up yet
Sulejman Mihevec

Oil and gas firms in UK expect jobs growth Westhill Consulting & Employment - 1 views

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    Half of the companies said they were already planning to use their expertise by investing abroad

    Companies in the UK oil and gas sector expect to create up to 39,000 jobs over the next two years.

    A survey of 100 companies, commissioned by the Bank of Scotland, found expectations of employment growth had increased since last year.

    A clear majority (69%) of executives in the companies were optimistic about their growth prospects in 2014/2015.

    A total of 38% of those responding said a shortage of skilled workers would be their greatest challenge.
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    Scotland should reap the largest share of these new jobs, however other parts of the UK will benefit from expansion plans"

    Stuart White Bank of Scotland

    International expansion was cited as a priority by 64% of those taking part. Key areas for investment were Africa, North America and the Middle East.
    'Expand internationally'

    The survey found 46% of companies were already planning further growth in foreign markets over the next 24 months.

    The research was carried out by BDRC Continental and companies were chosen to reflect a range of size, location and service type.

    A similar study carried out last year indicated companies in the sector would recruit an additional 34,000 people over two years.

    Bank of Scotland commercial area director Stuart White, said: "The findings of this report are excellent news for the economy, demonstrating the employment-generating nature of the oil and gas industry now and in the future.

    "With most of the UK's oil and gas firms clustered in Aberdeen and the north-east, Scotland should reap the largest share of these new jobs, however other parts of the UK will benefit from expansion plans.

    "The report also highlights the growing challenges posed by the lack of a skilled workforce."

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thomas lloyd

Further restriction on employment of expatriates in the oil and gas industry - 1 views

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    According to Partner and Vik Tang, International Counsel at HBT, Nadia Harto, Associate, Jakarta, last year, the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) issued ESDM Decree No. 31/2013 on Expatriate Utilization and Development of National Employees in Oil and Gas Business (Decree 31), which introduces more stringent requirements and restrictions on the employment of expatriates for certain roles in the oil and gas sector.

    Decree 31 requires an responsibility on upstream and downstream companies in the Indonesian oil and gas sector, and related supporting industries, to make a priority on the employment of Indonesian workers, and particularly forbids employment of expatriates for the following roles:

    * human resources;
    * legal;
    * health, safety and environment;
    * supply chain management, including procurement and logistics;
    * quality control, as well as inspection; and
    * exploration and exploitation functions below superintendent level or equivalent positions.

    Decree 31 allows the utilization of expatriates for oil and gas activities in restricted circumstances, slike employment of expatriates:

    * as director or commissioner for the purpose of encouraging investment in the oil and gas sector;
    * for professional positions requiring specific skills and technological expertise in this sector in order to transfer knowledge relating to new technology; and
    * for certain positions that cannot be filled by domestic workers.

    The application of expatriates for 'non-prohibited functions' in the oil and gas industry ought to be permitted by the Directorate General of Oil and Gas. Decree 31 endows with for a reasonably meticulous set of requirements that should be met by the expatriates in question. -For example, they should have at least of 5 years related working experience, be 30 - 55 years of age, be able to communicate in the Indonesian language and enthusiastic to transfer knowledge and skills to Indonesian workers. The Indonesi
alannahfizelle

Move and be an expat in Jakarta: How to cope-up - 5 views

I don't know, you can turn a good coin offshore, day rate contractor varies from in Jakarta, plus your uplift / retainer. Also, if you're only based there you can live where-ever you like. I know a...

Move and be an expat in Jakarta: How to cope-up Westhill Consulting Career Tips

Daisuke Chiyoko

Opportunities in gas and oil jobs heating up Westhill Consulting & Employment - 1 views

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    Want a career with political, environmental, and economic implications that makes a difference to whether people eat, keep warm and are able to be mobile? A career with no boundaries internationally, that could take you to work on a North Sea rig, Azerbaijan or the South China Sea, especially in areas such as KL Malaysia and Jakarta Indonesia. A market that is changing shape all the time? An end product that is affected by war zones such as Libya? A job that will have you working alongside talented people from different countries of the world? A product for which there will always be a demand, until it runs out? Look no further than oil and gas. Energy give a country independence and power on the world's political and economic stage.

    Working in the gas and oil industry is an exciting choice and a career with longevity. Energy is an emotive topic because of nuclear power, oil spills and their effect on the environment and the price of petrol at the pumps. There are obviously environmental complaints.

    There is a shortage of skilled workers, so in a world of high unemployment, the world is your oyster. However, watch out for scams.

    This career guide has been created exclusively for The Telegraph and shares market trends, job trends and tips for a successful career in oil and gas.

    For more information:
    http://westhillconsulting-career.com/
    http://www.westhillconsulting-career.com/blog/
thomas lloyd

Visas in South East Asia - 1 views

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    http://www.westhillconsulting-career.com/blog/2014/04/04/visas-south-east-asia/
    Westhill Consulting Career & Employment Australia has much more information on its blog section on its website.

    If this is your first proper backpacking stint then you may not be aware how much of a headache visas can be! When you reach the border of each country you need a visa to enter, some countries will simply stamp a visa into your passport on the border for free (this is called a VOA 'Visa on Arrivall), and then on you go. Other countries may charge you a fortune while the most difficult b*stards will refuse you entry and you have to organise your visa before you arrive at the border! Warning do not overstay.

    Check out the South East Asian countries below and get an idea of what you need to sort it all out:

    Thailand: South East Asia's most popular destination. Thailand offers VOA (visas on arrival) by both land and air arrivals. If you fly in, you receive a free 30 day visa. If you arrive by land, you receive a free 14 day visa. If you want a longer visa (60 days) you can apply at Thai embassies in any other country, it'll cost you around $30. This is possible from your home country or from neighbouring countries in the region (Laos, Malaysia etc)
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
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