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8 Interview Tips & Tricks for Introverts

Posted on Aug 13, 2019

For even the most confident of extroverts, an interview can be intimidating. If you’re an introvert for whom selling yourself does not come naturally, going on a job interview may feel downright terrifying. The good news is that the workforce is not made up of only extroverts. Introverts hold their own in every industry out […]

How Often Should You Change Jobs?

Posted on Aug 1, 2019

Whilst each industry and individual is different the research (and our experience) seems to indicate that the answer to how often you should change jobs depends on where in your career’s lifecycle you are sitting. There is one constant however across the board – that 12 months is regarded as the minimum time a person […]

Job Hunting & Think you’re NOT in Sales? 4 Reasons you Should Think Again…

Posted on Jul 25, 2019

Your career to date may not have had a “sales function”- i.e. a section of your role that is directly responsible for bringing in money for the business, but now that you are hitting the job market, it is time to switch mentalities. You are now in sales. “And what am I selling?” You may […]

The 8 Steps you need to Smash that Phone Interview

Posted on Jul 16, 2019

Phone interviews are a more and more common first point of screening for companies and recruiters alike when on the hunt for a candidate. They require less time and organisation than a face to face interview and generally provide greater accuracy at the face to face interview stage. For candidates however, a phone interview can […]

The 12 Healthy Habits of Successful People

Posted on Jun 18, 2019

Everyone wants to be successful in life; it would be pretty safe to say that no one actively plans to fail in any venture they set out on, whether it’s in business or just driving to the shopping centre safely. Despite all the best intentions, not everyone is successful and the reasons why can be […]

Looking to get into Management? These are the 11 Traits your Boss is Looking for..

Posted on Jun 13, 2019

Let’s get the elephant in the room out into the open straight away – not everyone, no matter how technically skilled they are, make good Managers. And guess what? That’s okay. Not everyone will be the best technically in their office either. Different skill sets come attached to different people. For those that want to […]

3 Ways to Mitigate Job Change Regret (and what to do if you can’t)…

Posted on Jun 6, 2019

Despite the best of intentions by all parties involved, sometimes a career move that seemed ideal ends up being less than perfect. This is totally normal and can be for any number of reasons (fit isn’t quite right, more/less responsibility than expected, commute longer than expected etc).  So what can you do? The best way […]

Goals Check: Measuring your Progress Throughout the Year

Posted on May 28, 2019

In January, we posted about how we like to set goals at ALRA. Namely, short, medium & long term goals written down preferably with an emotional connection and celebrated when they’re achieved. See “The 6 Steps to Ensuring a Successful 2019”. With June just around the corner (seriously, when did that happen?!), it’s a good […]

Your LinkedIn Profile; Why it needs to look just as good as your CV.

Posted on May 21, 2019

According to a 2018 survey by CareerBuilder, a whopping 70% of Hiring Managers admit to checking social media (including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter &/or Instagram) prior to meeting a candidate for an interview. Whilst in an ideal world, this would not create any preconceived notions about who we might be as an employee, whether they intend […]

6 Reasons you Should Reconsider Accepting that Counter Offer..

Posted on May 9, 2019

. You’ve decided to leave your job; gone through the searching, applying and interviewing process, have accepted a role with another company and now have to resign from your own. Resigning in itself is a difficult process but it is very often made harder by being given a counter offer.  It’s always very flattering when […]