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Welke tips wil jij hier in 2014 lezen?

Job application tips in 2013. Career tips in 2014.

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05/12/2013
It’s already December! A good time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the new year. It’s been a great year for the Job Application Academy, and we have ambitious plans for 2014.

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Jay-Z - What job seekers can learn form Jay-Z

Jay to the Z - What job seekers can learn from Jay-Z

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18/11/2013
On Monday, October 21, Jay-Z performed at the Antwerp Sportpaleis. Jay-Z… one of the most successful rappers in history. His success is phenomenal, but it hasn’t always been like this. Not at all.

Jay Z’s story reads like the perfect ‘American dream come true’. It involves life lessons everyone can learn from. Especially if you are looking for a new job. Read more
Job Hopping - To Hop or Not To Hop

To hop or not to hop? That's the question.

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28/10/2013
A few months ago, we stumbled upon an interesting article in Forbes about "The Pros and Cons of Job Hopping". The article provides a fresh take on the benefits and drawbacks of changing jobs every few years.

The article concluded that "if you do it for the right reasons and maintain healthy relationships with past employers, the pros should outweigh the cons and you'll be seen as a flexible, recourceful candidate". Let's see how this applies to you. Read more
Wrecking Ball - What Job Seekers can learn from Miley Cyrus and Sinead OConnor

What job seekers can learn from Miley Cyrus and Sinead O'Connor

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14/10/2013
A week ago, the 20-year old American pop star Miley Cyrus started a public fight with the 46-year old Irish singer and all-time rebel Sinead O'Connor.

O'Connor publicly expressed her concerns about Cyrus' new bad girl image and Cyrus replied by making a fool of O'Connor and her 'motherly advice'.

This story has at least 3 lessons job seekers may take to heart. Read more
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Body language in Job Interviews – 14 Tips for Success

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06/10/2013
In our previous article we shared 16 tips about body language in job interviews. We described the importance of the first hand shake, your overall posture and the movements you make with your head, eyes, arms and hands.

In this article we share 14 extra tips to control your body language in job interviews. We discuss what to do with your shoulders, torso, back, legs, face and voice. Do you like what your body is saying about you? Read more
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The eyes can’t lie! 16 Tips about body language in job interviews.

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22/09/2013
Body language is important. Very important. You can say what you want during a job interview, but if your body language tells a different story, you may seem insecure, unreliable or arrogant.

In previous articles we wrote about before and during your job interview. In this article we take it one step further with detailed tips to use your body language as a powerful means of communication. Read more
Michael Jordan Quotes

What job seekers can learn from Michael Jordan

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21/09/2013
Labeled by many as the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan is a living example of what talent, focus and perseverance can do for your life and your career. And Jordan has never been afraid of sharing his vision on things.

In this article we share some of Jordan's most inspirational quotes on success, failure, stress, patience and perseverance. Practicable wisdom from the basketball court that can help you land your dream job. Read more
How to Break the Ice before a Job Interview

How to break the ice before a job interview

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06/08/2013
“How much does a polar bear weigh? Enough to break the ice!”

OK, this is probably not the most original nor the most appropriate icebreaker to use before a job interview. But you get the point, right? Icebreakers can certainly help you relieve tension before a job interview.

In this article we will discuss some tips on how to break the ice before a job interview. And our tips do not involve any use of polar bears! Read more
Personal Branding on LinkedIn - Strategies that Work

Personal branding on LinkedIn - Get in the action

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01/07/2013
This is our fifth and final article in our miniseries on using LinkedIn to build your brand, grow your network and find your dream job.

Now that you have a complete, shiny and highly visible profile, it is time to reap the benefits from your hard work. It is time to start using LinkedIn to its fullest potential. It's time for action! Read more
Optimize your LinkedIn Privacy Settings for Optimal Success

How to set your LinkedIn privacy settings for maximum visibility

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17/06/2013
This is the fourth article in our miniseries on using LinkedIn to build your brand, grow your network and find your dream job.

In our first article, we shared 5 tips to master LinkedIn. In our second article, we shared 8 tips to complete your LinkedIn profile. In our third article, we shared 9 additional tips to polish your LinkedIn profile. In this fourth article we share additional tips to increase your visibility on LinkedIn. Read more
Optimize your LinkedIn Profile for optimal results

Polish your LinkedIn Profile: 9 Tips for More Success

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10/06/2013
This is the third article in our miniseries on using LinkedIn to build your brand, grow your network and find your dream job.

In our first article, we shared 5 tips to master LinkedIn. In our second article, we shared 8 tips to complete your LinkedIn profile. In this third article, we share 9 additional tips to polish your LinkedIn profile to further increase your chances of success. Read more
Complete your LinkedIn Profile for more succes

Complete your LinkedIn profile and get more opportunities through LinkedIn

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03/06/2013
Last week we shared 5 tips to increase your success on LinkedIn. We discussed, among other things, the importance of a complete LinkedIn profile. According to Linkedin, a 100% complete LinkedIn profile makes you 40(!) times more likely to receive opportunities through LinkedIn.

In this article we share 8 tips to complete your LinkedIn profile and to optimize your online visibility and findability. Having a LinkedIn profile is just the beginning. Having a complete profile is your gateway to success. So let's get started! Read more
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Your LinkedIn profile is NOT just your online resume

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27/05/2013
Are you looking for a new job? Do you want others to contact you about interesting jobs and business opportunities? Then it is time to optimize your LinkedIn Profile and to grow your online network.

This article is the first in a miniseries on using LinkedIn to build your brand, grow your network and find your dream job.

In this article you will learn about the massive potential of LinkedIn, and you will discover 5 Golden Tips to help you get the most from the network. Read more
Waiting for a job interview - Job Application Academy - Pauwels Consulting

What (not) to do while waiting for a job interview

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20/05/2013
Congratulations! You are about to have and you are ready to make an overwhelming impression. You just passed the reception and you were asked to take a seat waiting for your interview. You are now waiting for the recruiter to show up. What do you do?

Do you sit down, look out of the window, do you check your emails on your smartphone? What you are doing now could determine your future! The following do's and don'ts can help you make a good first impression. Read more
Referenties op je cv - Handige tips - Pauwels Consulting Job Application Academy

References on your resume: Common sense or nonsense?

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06/05/2013
Candidates often wonder whether they should mention references on their resume. The answer is simple. Only mention references when asked for. Otherwise don't.

Employers usually don’t expect contact details of references on your resume. Still, you better play safe if you have to mention references. The following six tips can help you with this! Read more
Sollicitatietips - Telefonische vaardigheden - Pauwels Consulting

Want a job interview? Leave a compelling voicemail message!

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29/04/2013
No matter how good your resume, your motivation letter, your reputation and your written communication may be, good telephone skills are critical for your job search.

In our previous blog post we discussed the importance of having an inviting voicemail message. But what to do when you have to call (back) a recruiter? How do you leave a compelling voicemail message that invites a recruiter to call you back? Read more
7 Tips for a great Voicemail Message - Job Application Tips Pauwels Consulting

Personal branding: 7 tips for recording your voicemail message

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22/04/2013
When you are looking for a new job or another professional challenge, your telephone skills or the lack thereof may seriously influence your chances of success.

This article discusses 7 tips for crafting a voicemail message that makes a great first impression and that invites callers to leave a message or call you back. Read more
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5 Salary negotiation tips to start your new job on the right foot

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15/04/2013
An interesting job, a fun work environment, great career opportunities ... These are all features that can make your job attractive. But each month you will have to pay your bills. So at some point, you will need to talk about money.

At what point in your job application process should you indicate how much you want to earn? And how can you do this without coming across as a greedy Scrooge McDuck? In this article you will find 5 salary negotiation tips to start your new job on the right foot. Read more
Inge Geerdens – Solliciteren en Rekruteren in 2013 – Sollicitatietips Pauwels Consulting

Inge Geerdens on Job Applications and Recruitment in 2013

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08/04/2013
On March 21, the Pauwels Consulting Job Application Academy had an interesting conversation with Inge Geerdens. Inge Geerdens is the CEO of CVWarehouse and a thought leader in the fields of entrepreneurship and recruitment. She is therefore the ideal person to tell us more about the latest trends in job applications and recruitment. Read more
Elevator Pitch - Pauwels Consulting Job Application Academy - Featured

Crafting the perfect elevator pitch: What is your story?

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25/03/2013
When somebody asks you what you are doing for a living, what do you say? And suppose you would have 3 sentences to describe yourself, your wishes and ambitions to talk yourself into the company of your dreams. What would this sound like?

In this article you will discover 4 important features of a good ‘elevator pitch’ that will make sure that the right people will think and talk about you at the right time: when they need you! Read more
Recruitment Agencies - How do they work - Job Application Academy

The benefits of using recruitment agencies for your job search

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11/03/2013
Recruitment Agencies are increasingly popular. More and more companies are relying on the expertise of a recruitment agency for filling vacant positions and projects. But also more and more candidates are finding their way to these agencies!

In this article you will discover how a recruitment agency works, you will learn different types of recruitment and the benefits of recruitment agencies if you are looking for a new job. Read more
Personal Branding - Image Building - Pauwels Consulting Job Application Academy - Featured

Personal branding: Build your own brand. Now!

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04/03/2013
Ten years ago LinkedIn did not yet exist. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Google+ neither. Nowadays anyone with a computer and an internet connection can build connections and share information with the entire world. This offers huge opportunities for your future job searches and your career in general.

In this article you will discover how to strengthen your network, visibility and findability through personal branding. Through personal branding you can distinguish yourself from other applicants. And you can ensure that interesting jobs will find you, even if you are not yet actively looking for a new job. Read more
Jobsites in Belgie - Hoe te kiezen en hoe te gebruiken - Featured - Pauwels Consulting Job Application Academy

How to choose and use job boards for your job search

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25/02/2013
Job boards can be of great help when you are looking for a new job. However, over the years many different kinds of job boards have been created. This raises questions on how to use these job boards.

In this article we briefly discuss the different kinds of job boards and the most frequently used job boards in Belgium. We will also give tips on how to find your ideal job on job boards and how you can be found by recruiters - even when you are not actively searching for a new job. Read more
Tips om Discreet te Solliciteren - Pauwels Consulting Job Application Academy

Job search in stealth mode: How to Keep Your Job Search Discreet

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18/02/2013
So you are ready for a new job. Maybe you are looking for your first job or a job that will suit you better. In the first case you can openly begin your search. In the second case, you may have an employer for whom you want to hide your search. In this article we share tips on how to increase your chances for a job interview while keeping your job search discreet. Read more
Successful job applications - Pauwels Consulting Job Application Academy

The job application process in a nutshell – a brief recap

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11/02/2013
In the past few weeks we have shared tips to help you find your ideal job and to increase your chances of success in the different phases of your job application. This week we bring you a brief recap of our most important tips. Read more
What to do after a job interview - Pauwels Consulting Job Application Academy

First aid after a job interview

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01/02/2013
Phew! Your job interview has come to an end. What a relief! Maybe you are (in)secure, (dis)satisfied or perhaps you have feelings of despair? This is absolutely normal. It is even normal for these feelings to change when mentally reviewing your job interview.

But now it is up to the recruiter and his or her colleagues. Together they will judge your application. In this article you will discover useful tips on how to minimize your stress and optimize your chances of success after the job interview. Read more
Verbal and non-verbal communication during job interviews - featured

10 Tips for verbal and nonverbal communication in job interviews

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29/01/2013
A good preparation for a job interview is half the battle, but your performance during the interview is obviously critical to increase your chances of success. In this article we will discuss 10 tips for a good job interview. The focus will be on the importance of verbal and nonverbal communication. Read more
Prepare for your Job Interview - Pauwels Consulting Job Application Academy

3 Questions to prepare for your job interview

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20/01/2013
Congratulations! Your resume and motivation letter have resulted in an invitation by a recruiter. You are invited for a job interview! And now the idea of being interviewed for a new job is scaring the living daylights out of you. Don’t panic! With the help of 3 simple questions you will be able to prepare yourself for your job interview. Read more
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21 ½ tips for written communication during the application process

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13/01/2013
Congratulations! You have found a job that fits you like a glove! What now? Everybody is able to write a standard resume, motivation letter and email. But how do you ensure that your application stands out positively with a recruiter?

Written communication is often your ‘first foot in the door’ of a recruiter and/or new employer. So the importance of this communication cannot be overestimated. In this article we discuss how you can increase your chances of success. Good luck! Read more
Beschrijf je droomjob in 3 stappen - Pauwels Consulting Job Application Academy

How to define your dream job in 3 easy steps.

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07/01/2013
According to research from Eurostat, Belgium has an unemployment rate of 7.4%. And depending on the sector, 18% to 38% of the Belgian working population is not happy at work. These are shocking numbers considering how much time most of us spend at work.

Are your looking for a job? Or are you looking for a better job? Then why not aim for your dream job? In this article you discover how you can find a job that suits your distinct strengths and ambitions. Read more
Join the Job Application Academy - Pauwels Consulting

Pauwels Consulting introduces the Job Application Academy

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17/12/2012
Job hunting takes a lot of time and effort. Searching for job openings, networking, writing and rewriting resumes and cover letters, preparing, conducting and following up on job interviews... Often with little, no or negative feedback as a result.

Do you want to increase your chances of success? Do you want to land a job that truly suits you? Then the Job Application Academy may be just what you need. As of today we will be sharing practicable tips to help you find and land your dream job. Are you ready? Read more

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