Is Your Career in a Rut?

As we approach the New Year, it is important to reflect on the year that has been and the year that is to come. Reevaluating your career can be very confronting, you may find that you are perfectly happy where you are, or that you are falling behind on a plan you set yourself. Regardless,

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Building a Career Plan

Career plans are a great tool that are often undervalued, overlooked and forgotten. No matter what stage you are at in your career, having a plan can help provide clarity and guide you when making tough decisions. Whenever you set out on a new path, having goals that are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-based)

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Job Hunting This Holiday Season

Some people will say it is far too soon to be talking about Christmas. Usually I would agree, however in the recruitment world, it is perfect timing. As Christmas approaches, the job market changes considerably. Organisations either increase efforts or postpone their recruitment of new starters, leaving job seekers in an awkward limbo. Many companies

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Business casual

Business casual has become the new norm in terms of how to dress for a job interview or around the office. Gone are the days where you knew to wear a suit to an interview, welcome to the era where vague, cryptic dressing instructions cause waves of anxiety. It is an issue we all face

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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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