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Finding Experience Even When You Are Inexperienced - 1 views

Many new graduates are scratching their heads when they are told in an interview that they are not qualified due to inexperience. Since they are fresh grads, it should be understandable if they hav...

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How to Manage Your Time - Westhill Consulting Employment & Career Builder - 1 views

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    Many of us are not able to push our productivity efforts to the limit. We know we still have something to show and give in terms of our work but time always seems to run so fast. At the end of the day, we are left with a lot more on our plate than what we have hoped for.

    Westhill Consulting & Employment, a well-established online source for the best and the most suitable career tips have this list of pointers on how you can manage your time wisely:

    1. Know Your Priorities
    You should know which ones are your top priority and the most important thing to finish first considering the given time frame of your task. If something looks like it will take less than two minutes - get it done straight away. But do not allow the smaller issues to delay working out the big problems, which will only get bigger while you spend time sorting out the smaller ones.

    2. Plan Productively
    Use the most productive time of the day to your advantage. In a survey conducted to one of our partner companies in Jakarta, Indonesia, many employees consider the morning right after they arrived as the best time to work but there are also some people who would need to organize their thoughts first before they can dig in. Concentration level can change on the different times of the day. Decide when you feel most productive and use this time to tackle the big tasks.

    3. Don't Be Afraid to Delegate
    It is not possible to do everything on your own. That is why there are different members of people in your team. You shouldn't be thinking of their complaints especially if you are in the position to give them their designated task. First decide if a set task can only be achieved by you; if not, transfer it to someone who is equally capable.

    4. Keep Notes
    Notes can keep you organize. At the end of your day, you can list the things you need to do the next day so as not to forget anything. The next day, you can just review it and follow the written outli
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

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thomas lloyd

Working Mom Tips - 1 views

Plan Your Own Priorities. There's one word you hear more often when speaking about the technique working mothers make it all happen: balance, says Westhill Consulting Career and Employment, Austral...

Westhill Consulting Career and Employment Working Mom Tips

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Stefanie Ebersbacher

Westhill Consulting & Employment 5 Tips to Calculate Your Financial Worth - 1 views

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    While your personal worth should certainly be based on more than just your salary, your financial worth is greatly reflected by your salary. Your salary indicates how much your employer values you, and sometimes shows how much you value yourself. If you are too afraid to ask for a raise even though you know that you should be paid more, then you may never get a raise. If you don't know how your skills stack up to other people, or you haven't done the research to determine what your job should actually pay, then you also might not be getting as much as you should be.

    Determining how much you should be paid is a valuable tool for negotiating a raise, and it will also help you if you are interviewing and need to prepare for a salary discussion. Your exact worth will be hard to determine, but you can get a good idea based on the following five tips.

    1. Know how much similar jobs pay

    One way to research how much you might be worth is to do a basic salary search. Use a site like Salary.com to compare salaries for your job title in your area. The site will show you the bottom 10 percent all the way to the top 90 percent for your job title. Knowing what similar jobs pay in your area can be a powerful negotiation tool. Although you have to make allowances for company size and company profitability, you can at least determine the range for your job category. If you are making near the bottom of the range, and you have been at your company for a while, than you probably should be making more than you are.

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thomas lloyd

Career Tips You Need to Disregard by Westhill Consulting Employment - 1 views

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    It is very common that you hear or read about this advice, "ask for promotion" because you won't get a raise or promotion if you don't ask one. Lawrence Polsky, Managing Partner of PeopleNRG.com, says you shouldn't ask; "not even at your annual review." Instead, use your actions to show you're a better leader.

    "Learn the business inside and out, generate team results that your boss can't ignore and create the most positive, supportive, entrepreneurial spirit in the company," he advises. "Then, when there is a need for a new leader, you will be asked. If you want to be promoted into a leadership role, and you think this advice is not realistic, then go get a new job in a new company where it is."

    Keep your resume brief has been told to us many times already. Make it short and prepare it in one page. Michael Morgenstern, head of hiring at the Expert Institute, disagrees and says, "Your resume reflects why you are best qualified for and deserving of the proposed position. If you've had extensive work experience, don't sacrifice highlighting your skills, talents, and expertise just to cram everything onto one sheet of paper. Your resume should be tailored for the specific job you are applying for, and each job description should emphasize the talents that you have developed and will bring to the proposed role."

    Or have you ever heard this, "A great resume will get you hired". But it contradicts as per Kyle Sexton, marketing strategist, says it's vital to focus on using your resume to get an interview. "Your resume doesn't need to be in chronological order or even include every job you've had."

    "Your resume is a marketing tool," he explains. "Use it -- along with your phone -- to get an interview. A great attitude and interview gets you the job, not the resume. Recognizing the different stages of the hiring process is critical to creating a tool that works well for its intended purpose."

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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...

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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...

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Daphne Chinn

What You Need To Know: Westhill Consulting Career and Employment Tips - 1 views

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    It might start with Bali. That seems to be the entry point for many people into South-East Asia, their first taste of this incredible part of the world.

    You drink a few Bintangs, laugh at five people on a scooter, enjoy the food, get a little feel for the atmosphere - that mix of crazy and traditional, chaos and peace, commercialism and religion - and you're hooked.

    So for those wanting to extend their South-East Asian experience, to get more out of it than the Western enclaves of Kuta, this is your guide.

    First bit of advice: don't be afraid. You've probably heard some scams of dodgy goings on in South-East Asia, of protests in Thailand, of land mines in Cambodia, of scary roads in Vietnam and military juntas in Myanmar - but you're really not in that much danger. Don't, in general take minor complaints to the police as this will usually end up with you paying more than you have lost.

    While the chance of finding yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time does exist, in general South-East Asian countries are incredibly friendly places, and mostly quite safe. You'll be met with smiles rather than machine guns. You'll be treated with respect.

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thomas lloyd

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

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    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
thomas lloyd

Top 10 Job Search Tips - 1 views

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    Is your job search off to a slow start or getting stuck? Here are some quick time-saving job search tips that will help your hunt for a new job go smoothly.

    Be Prepared. Have a voice mail system in place and sign-up for a professional sounding email address. Consider getting a separate email account to use for your job search, so you can stay organized. Put your cell phone number on your resume so you can follow up in a timely manner. This job search toolkit will help you get everything you need set for your job search. Westhill Consulting & Employment Australia has some good tips for finding work in countries such as KL Malaysia, Jakarta Indonesia, Beijing China, Bangkok Thailand and many more.

    Be More Than Prepared. Always have an up-to-dateresume ready to send - even if you are not currently looking for work. You never know when an opportunity that is too good to pass up might come along. If you're not on LinkedIn yet, create a LinkedIn and start making connections who can help you job search.

    Don't Wait. If you are laid-off, file for unemployment benefits right away. You will most likely be able to file online or by phone. Waiting could delay your benefits check.

    Get Help. Utilize free or inexpensive services that provide career counseling and job search assistance such as college career offices, state Department of Labor offices or your local public library. Many libraries provide workshops, programs, classes, computers and printers you can use, and other resources to help you with your job search. Here's more on getting job search help at the library.

    Create Your Own Templates. Have copies of your resume and cover letter ready to edit. That way you can change the content to match the requirements of the job you're applying for, but, the contact information and your opening and closing paragraphs won't need to be changed. Microsoft Word users can download free templates for re
Daisuke Chiyoko

Westhill Consulting & Employment Tips which will help you in attracting your employers - 1 views

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    Job fairs is the places where you will get meet your employer face-to-face. So, it is important to approach them with a plan. Here are the tips which will help you in attracting your employers:

    1. Do your homework and be prepared: Read about the employers coming to the job fair. Most organizers provide a list of scheduled employers on their website. Research about the companies you are interested in. Have a copy of your resume. Walk around the fair so that you don't miss any good opportunity, but first visit your top employers as it will save your time.

    2. Dress in formal: Many people visit job fairs in flip flops, casual tees and tight fitted jeans. You should treat job fair as you are going for an interview. Dress in formal which include suit, button-down shirt or skirt. Your dressing sense will make you stand-out.

    3. Check your manners: While talking to your employers, silent your phone or if possible, swith off your mobile. Interrupting your employer conversation will leave bad effect on your employer. Also be polite in job fair. If you don't know about the company, politely get the information from them in place of asking "What is your company all about or what does your company do?" Eye contact is very important while talking to your employer as it shows your confidence.

    There are a few tricks and tips that will make you stand out at any company, no matter how many people are in line. So, get dressed and conquer the world. GOOD LUCK!

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Luke Cartney

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

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    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.

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Stefanie Ebersbacher

Westhill Consulting & Employment: How to Determine the Right Career for You - 1 views

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    Westhill Consulting & Employment: How to Determine the Right Career for You

    Determine the Right Career for You

    Love what you do. This is one of the secrets in order to become successful. It isn't a perfect career if what it does is simply an answer to your needs and wants but it must also be something that you are passionate about. Find your perfect career in three easy steps.

    Know what your dream is

    Picture yourself in the future, what are you doing by then? What is it that you want to become? And most especially, what is the thing that you love doing the most? Your answers will help you land on the industry and job types that fit you the most.

    Determine your strengths and skills. Think and process things on your mind many times so you'll figure out where you can put your best career qualities to good use. Note all your accomplishments that may be able to help you improve your profile. Aside from this will lead you to your perfect career and dream job, it will also boost your confidence.

    Research on careers that can identify to the things that you love doing; this will help you on decision making. You have the choice to either take a free career test or consult a career chart that you can find in many career websites. And you can also find a wealth of information, from description of positions to salary range in these career websites.

    Discover all the possibilities.

    Find job openings that suit your interests. Do not limit your job search to newspaper ads and online jobs databases and job fairs and networking events will also help. There are also unpopular ways of getting job prospects but it will be also as effective as the traditional ones, if not more.

    Conquer the hurdles.

    The most obvious hurdles that you need to face during your job search are: maybe you have the record of a job hopper, or maybe you have always wanted to be in a career that does not fit your current skills.

    It will be impossible to cover up career inconsistencies in
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Former Calif. Scandal City Manager Won't Contest 69 Criminal Counts - 1 views

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    According to allegation, Robert Rizzo, the former city administrator of Bell, Calif., could have been the king of swindling public sector employees not so long ago. Today, Rizzo just pleaded no contest to 69 counts in his corruption trial, according to a Los Angeles County District Attorney's office press release. And he's likely to get the "the longest prison term for public corruption" - the judge says 10 to 12 years - in the area since 2000.
    Came in no more than a week before a jury was to be chosen, Rizzo's plea was a surprise to everyone counting the DA. "An open plea", this is what the DA's office calls the move to the presiding judge and was not a negotiated settlement.




    According to the DA's statement Rizzo was part of an alleged corruption ring that reportedly included his one-time deputy and co-defendant, former assistant city manager Angela Spaccia. On Monday, her trial is scheduled to start. Furthermore, five former Bell elected officials - including a mayor, vice-mayor, and three council members - were already found guilty in March.
    The reports say the ring was as brazen as it was large. The five ex-officials paid themselves salaries topping off at $100,000 yearly in a city of 35,000 people, 25 percent of whom lived underneath the poverty line. An audit had found that the officials unlawfully raised local taxes and fees to fund their salaries.
    They were pikers as compared to what allegedly went on somewhere else. According to the report, Rizzo's paycheck reached a $1.5 million peak in a year when he had 107 vacation days and 36 sick days. His salary before he resigned in July 2010 was just under what must have seemed in comparison a paltry $800,000, according to the DA's office. Putting it into context, that's about twice what the President of the United States makes.
    According to television station KTLA, Rizzo was charged with a variety of schemes that cost the city millions of dollars, including writi
Daphne Chinn

Britain on track at last as employment rises - 1 views

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    Base from official figures, Britain is finally "on track" to recover from the economic crisis with employment back at the same level as in 2008.

    The economy grew by 0.6 per cent between April and June despite earlier speculation that there may have been a renewed recession. This has been followed by another rise earlier in the year.

    There are optimistic signs of growth with employment and the number of hours worked returning to pre-crisis levels, ending a five-year slump.

    But, in totality the size of the economy is still way smaller than previous to the crisis and politicians were last night eager to stress that Britain still faces years of austerity and improbability before it will have fully recovered.

    George Osborne, the Chancellor, said that the country was "on the mend" as he prepared to make improving the economy his key message at the next general election.

    "The figures are better than forecast," Mr Osborne said. "Britain is holding its nerve. We are sticking to our economic plan.

    "Britain is on the mend, but we've got to stick with the plan because there's still a long way to go."

    David Cameron, who went on his annual summer holiday, added: "We are on the right track - building an economy for hard-working people."

    Nonetheless, senior politicians also gave warning to people "not to get carried away"and stressed that ministers were not complacent.

    Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, said that he would not be prepared to declare that the economy had recovered before there had been another "two or three years" of strong growth.

    Neil Bentley, the deputy director-general of the CBI, said that the figures confirmed that Britain was on the road to recovery although there were likely to be "a few bumps ahead".

    "Underlying conditions are quite weak as consumers are still saddled with debt and despite the global economy picking up, the potential for getting knocked off course remains," he said.

    According to the O
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
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    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
thomas lloyd

Types of Personal Assistant Scams - 0 views

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    A usual personal assistant scams offer various payment for helping them transfer money to businessmen at other companies. What they do is they will send you a check or money order. They are asking you to forward part of the money while you keep a percentage of it. And of course it will turn out that the check is fraudulent and you will be mandated to pay back your bank.

    What other scams do is they will ask for a personal assistant who then will receive and ship different packages. These are in fact illegal good but the scammer will claim these packages are related to his company. They will also send you or they might send you a fraudulent check for shipping cost. With addition to your dilemma not only you will be forced to pay back for the fraudulent check, you could also be charged with mailing illegal goods.

    How to Avoid Personal Assistant Scams

    In general, you should always research on an employer first before committing; this also applies with these kinds of scams. Make sure you research an employer before applying for a job. Some listings for personal assistants are tremendously unclear, only citing that the employer works from home. Do not hesitate to ask because you have the every right to ask for any information concerning the company with which your potential employer is associated. An example is if the employer says he is a lawyer working from home, make sure he has actually worked on cases or belonged to a real firm. It is a simple logic.
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How to Tell Legitimate Work at Home Jobs From Scams - Westhill Consulting Employment & ... - 0 views

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    Avoid scams by following these tips. Use common sense. Assess! Consider the logic of an opportunity from the other side. Think about this, if they are paying you so much for so little work, how would the promoters of the opportunity make money?
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