6 good selection criteria response examples

6 good selection criteria response examples

Applying for some positions can sometimes require submitting more than a resume or curriculum vitae and a cover letter. There’s every chance a company might ask you to respond to selection criteria. A selection criteria means you need to demonstrate your...
YOLO? 5 confusing workplace acronyms explained

YOLO? 5 confusing workplace acronyms explained

We admit that YOLO might not be a common acronym you’ll come across when a client sends you an email or your boss wants to talk to you about next year’s budget. But there’s no denying that office culture has created so many confusing workplace acronyms that it can be...
How to negotiate salary: 30 tips you need to know

How to negotiate salary: 30 tips you need to know

As the old saying goes, if you don’t ask — you don’t get. The problem is many people don’t have the confidence to ask or negotiate salary. In fact, studies show failing to negotiate salary when accepting a job offer costs over a staggering $600,000 in salary...
Character reference letter sample and tips

Character reference letter sample and tips

Many organizations ask candidates to provide a character reference letter. Also known as a personal reference, it’s a request so the company can get a sense of what the applicant is like. If you’re listed as a reference on a resume, such as a colleague, friend or...
Communication skills for workplace success

Communication skills for workplace success

If you thought excellent communication was essential before, then the coronavirus pandemic that has forced many teammates to communicate virtually has turned the importance up a notch. To stand out from your competition, land your dream role and actually succeed in...
Sample letter of request and reasons for writing one

Sample letter of request and reasons for writing one

A letter of request is a document you write to ask another person or people to accept your request or demand. They’re brief, concise and polite — but knowing where to begin is often the difficult part. It’s why many stare at a blank screen for a while, as they’re...