The Importance of Negotiation

Negotiating your contract is important. There isn’t a person on this earth that has better intentions for yourself than you. I always say “if you don’t ask the answer is always no”. This saying has helped me achieve a lot of things, from getting discounts at the shops to achieving a work life balance that

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4 weeks notice

Handing in your notice after receiving a new offer is an exciting time. Whether or not it will come as a shock to your current employer, you may be nervous to let them know. Leaving on good terms is vital to maintaining your professional network and ensuring favourable references down the track. While you can

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Is Using an Agency the Right Move?

As Plan B Recruitment is an agency, you might think it is weird that we are writing this article. Truth be told, honesty is the best policy and it isn’t always a common practice in this industry. Recruitment agencies can be a fantastic way to find great candidates on short notice, or within candidate short

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Saying no to bad jobs

When looking for work, there are times where you receive no offers and times where you receive multiple at once. Sometimes these offers and roles are going to be amazing, but this isn’t always the case. There will be times where the only offers you receive are either paying substantially less than you’d hoped, with

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How to stand out as an applicant

Have you been applying for jobs for a while and not hearing back? Some roles will always receive high volumes of applications. There are a few tricks to making sure you’re not overlooked. Brush up your CV. If your CV looks bland, chances are it won’t grab the attention of a recruiter. Make sure you’re

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Thinking about temping?

Permanent work isn’t always possible for everyone. Whether it is due to Visa restrictions, personal limitations or simply a short term financial solution while looking for permanent work, temping is a great way to build experience, skills, diversity and, let’s be honest, income. Whatever the reason behind needing temp work may be, there are a

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The candidate’s offer

The job market has become increasingly competitive for both candidates and organisations. Companies are having to become more and more competitive in their offers to candidates in order to secure the best talent. A few months ago, I was speaking to a friend of mine who works in internal recruitment. She expressed the issues she

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