Author name: Chris Dosser

Founded Career Skipper to share learnings and remove the pain points from applying and interviewing over 50 jobs.

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This step by step guide will show you how to get solid job references that are likely to impress even the most discerning prospective employer.

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Learn when you should (and definitely shouldn’t) admit that you are nervous during an interview, as well as how to overcome those nerves.

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Can adding glasses to your outfit make you look smarter and convince an interviewer that you’re the one for the job? Here’s are our rather bizarre findings.

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Does enlisting the help of a recruiter boost your chances when searching for a job, or is going it alone equally as advantageous? Here’s the lowdown.

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Sometimes an elevator pitch is all the time you have to make a good impression on the new boss. Here’s a few tips for how to impress your new CEO in seconds!

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When completing a job application or updating your resume – how liberal can you be when describing your past employment before it counts against you?

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When, if ever, might it be good etiquette to take notes into an interview, and how can you avoid creating a bad impression? We summarise our findings here.

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Are black jeans too casual an item to wear to an interview? When making first impressions should you stick to the trusted shirt and trousers combination?

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Is it a good idea to proceed with an interview if you have a black eye? Or will its presence count against your efforts to be hired? Our thoughts are here.

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How soon after accepting a new role is it acceptable to ask for a raise? Are there any circumstances where this might be a bad idea? Here are some tips.