Why temping could be the perfect solution

The job hunt often begins enthusiastically. Your first online search yields a long list of results and it’s difficult to decide what to apply for first. Things look promising! But if you aren’t one of the lucky ones who strike out early, it’s probable that your motivation for completing endless job applications will dwindle. And

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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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Welcome to 2017

Whilst any day is a good day to make a change or a resolution, there is always a flurry of activity come the New Year. No doubt, as 2017 ticked over, many of you made a vow to join the gym, to start eating healthily, to spend less money, to spend more time with loved

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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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Happy Birthday To You!

We had a birthday over here at Plan B this week! Happy birthday to John who turned a wonderful 32 (and then some)! To celebrate we decided to check out a local eatery – SMÄK Food House. SMÄK is a health inspired cafe with a minimalist vibe and a focus on sustainability. They aim for

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The Recruiter/Barista Relationship

One can’t overstate the fact that we Melbournians are quite particular about our coffee.  When you break it down, it’s the bean origins, the temperature, the volume, the texture, the flavour and above all else: the person who makes it for you.  I know that if I visit a cafe where I’ve had a connection with the

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