I’m excited about the year ahead & have set goals for Plan B higher standards of service quality to both our clients and talent pool. To reach these new heights, I’ve been lucky enough to find one of Melbourne’s brightest young stars in Recruitment – Kate Smeaton. She only started this week, and already she’s
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
Different working holiday makers divide their work and holiday differently. Some travel the country, picking up jobs on their way round; an excellent way to cover a lot of Aussie ground whilst funding the travel. Some work in chunks of weeks or months, build up a bed of cash and then travel carefree for another
My friend from university had been considering getting a Working Holiday visa and coming to meet me down under, but spent a good few months talking herself out of it. I managed to corner her to find out exactly what was so offputting to her, and she said she was scared of leaving all her
My first days in Melbourne were indescribably exciting: an adventurous glimpse into my new life. Life admin tasks like opening a bank and superannuation account and a phone contract (I highly recommend Commonwealth Bank and Optus respectively) were overshadowed by the thrill of learning new place names, figuring out where to go grocery shopping, navigating
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,
After a brilliant first month of frolicking and exploring what seemed a significant portion of Australia’s stunning east coast (actually a tiny speck on the map) my funds were non-existent and I started job seeking. Working Holiday 417 Visas specify that the holder may work for a maximum of 6 months for any one employer.