Plan to succeed

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

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Fearing 9am

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

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Do they need to like me?

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

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Reclaim your life!

I was speaking to my accountant recently who was boasting about his unwavering work ethic. The drive and sacrifices it took to grow his business from a one-man operation to now, having nearly 20 full time employees. There’s no doubt that this is impressive. However, the road to his success meant very rarely taking a

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But they’ll think I’m too old!

I recently went to one of our clients to do an outplacement talk to team of high-performing customer service-based staff who were coming to the end of the project they were hired for. The group was quite diverse, with a veritable mix of backgrounds, gender and ages. After giving an array of insider hints, tips

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Process Vs. Destination

We are attainment machines – always working towards something. Sometimes though, without noticing it, our process becomes our destination. Recently, I was training for the Melbourne (half) Marathon. Whilst I was not crazy enough to attempt the full marathon – I did think the 22km possible. Of course the obligatory purchase of new runners ensued

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To Follow up, or Not to Follow Up…

You’ve just applied for a job online, which is being handled through an agency. The job looks good, but you are a little unsure of yourself… do you ring up and find out more? Is that too pushy? The recruiter might be fielding hundreds of prospective candidate calls – all asking the same questions… You

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