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
The relationship with your recruiter when you are a temp is an important one. They hold the keys as to whether or not they’re going to put you forward for any roles that come in. The better your relationship is, the higher the likelihood that you will be at the top of their speed dial
When you are temping, like any job, there are certain things you need to adhere to and things you shouldn’t do. However it’s worth noting if you are with a good agency (like Plan B Recruitment for example), then you’re already going to have all the information you need and will have an idea of
The average employee receives 121 emails per day and sends roughly 40. That is a huge amount of information that we are expected to not only read but also understand, interpret and respond to. Anxiety, stress, lack of focus and confusion are all common side affects of a never ending influx of emails. In the
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
Spending 38 hours of the week in an office is a reality most people endure, whether you are passionate about your work or simply in need of a pay check. Either way, the chances are that you will want to feel fulfilled and productive during this time, a feat not easily achieved. Maintaining a work
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,