Category Archives: How To Guide

How-To-Guide for Redefining the Candidate Journey: Step 4 – How to Get Ahead in Your Job Search through Reference Checks

Read this simple (but complete) guide to understanding how to select the best referees to support your job application, the purpose of reference checks, the POPI (Act) permission, and pitfalls of background checks. Three Actionable Reference Selection Tips: It’s polite and professional to ask for their permission to be listed as a reference contact. Confirm […]

How-To-Guide for Redefining the Candidate Journey: Step 3: How to Master the Video Interview

For several months in 2020, face to face meetings were not permitted (well at least not during the L5 and L4 lockdown periods). Virtual interviews have become increasingly popular over the years, but this is yet another stage in the recruitment process that has changed drastically due to the pandemic. In Step One: we dealt […]

How-To-Guide for Redefining the Candidate Journey: Step 2 – Which Job Sites to Use When Applying for Vacancies

Step 2: Redefining the Candidate Journey

With a plethora of online job sites and company job boards calling out “CLICK HERE TO APPLY”, do you really know which one might work for you? Hire Power is here to tell you that we are going to share with you (for free),  our new, wholistic How-To-Guide.  With more than thirty years’ worth of […]

Where do Executives and Senior-level Job Seekers Scout for New Job Opportunities

With a plethora of online job sites and company job boards calling out “CLICK HERE TO APPLY”, do you really know which one might work for you? Traditional job-hunting activities no longer work.  The world we live in has changed irrevocably, calling for a more creative and agile approach to finding your next role. Hire […]

Where do Candidates at Mid-level in Their Career Apply For Jobs Online?

With a plethora of online job sites and company job boards calling out “CLICK HERE TO APPLY”, do you really know which one might work for you? Hire Power is here to tell you that we are going to share with you (for free), our new, wholistic How-To-Guide.  With more than thirty years’ worth of […]

Where Do First-time Job Seekers Apply Online?

With a plethora of online job sites and company job boards calling out “CLICK HERE TO APPLY”, do you really know which one might work for you? Hire Power is here to tell you that we are going to share with you (for free), our new, wholistic How-To-Guide for Job Seekers.  With more than thirty […]

Hire Power’s “The Resource” | January 2021 | The Kickstart Edition

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Hello all! To those whom we have not had a chance to speak to personally in January, we wish you and your families every success and good health in 2021. Our year has kicked off at warp speed and our mailboxes overfloweth with CV’s from applicants at every level (thanks to the negative effects of […]

7 Elements to Introduce into an Executive Resume

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“Fluid” does not begin to describe the state of the global labour market in 2021.  Without rehashing the turmoil that the past 12 months has lashed upon global economies, some managers and executives find themselves fighting job security or worse still, a job lost. In 2021, it is no longer about who is most qualified. […]