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
It would be a revelation to none to say that the Internet is how employers are meeting and assessing potential employees. While the majority of Australians will troll Seek and other job boards to find new opportunities, it is worth noting that perhaps the most powerful tool at your fingertips is your social media accounts.
As a recruiter, when you are working on a role with an accounting firm and you open a CV that expresses interest in becoming a Veterinary nurse, you immediately question whether the applicant has even looked at the role. If a passion for the industry is essential, you may have just lost yourself that job.
You’ve probably heard the general points made about your Resume. Are there spelling mistakes? Is the grammar questionable? Is it too long? Why did you choose that photo? But it’s often it is the ‘one percenters’ that can be interpreted by recruiters in ways you might not have thought of. I’ve chosen four common ones,
A month into a new year, it’s only natural to reflect upon where we’ve been and where we’re going. For some of us, this is a relatively straight forward exercise – we continue doing what we’ve been doing, in the good faith that this will be a constant for the foreseeable future. However, for those
Some people tell stories of how they are in their dream job and that every morning they wake up excited to go into the office. While this fairytale may come true for a lucky few, the truth is, work is work and there are going to be days where you want to hit snooze for
Planning and preparing for a job interview has many advantages, the key one being that you’re more likely to ace the meeting and come out as one of, if not the preferred candidate. As a recruiter, I conduct and receive feedback on interviews constantly and have gained a strong understanding of the biggest interview prepping
What’s worse – the fear of long term unemployment, or the fear of expectation & responsibility that comes with a new job after a long stint of unemployment? I recently interviewed a candidate who I had known of for a while as a friend of a friend, who I wanted to help as he had
Everyone wants to be liked, and whilst popularity amongst peers might seem more fitting when describing a school yard, we are now know realising that likeability can be just as important in a work context. And whilst it’s important to get along with your colleagues, it’s the relationships with clients, suppliers and customers where this
Short-term temp assignments (1-2 weeks) are often great for getting some cash-flow in quickly. They are similar to merchant fishing jobs for locals where you can take a small boat out to sea for a couple of weeks, catch the required amount of fish for the fishmonger, and come back to shore – mission complete,