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Is your job search for permanent employment taking longer than expected? If you answered yes, why not consider working as a temp while you search for your dream job. There are many reasons why companies may consider employing temporary staff including covering extended sick leave or annual leave, assisting with special projects, increased workloads or there is always the possibility they are trialling candidates before employing them on a permanent basis. I often meet candidates who...
I’d like to think of myself as being quite an organised person. Being the only dedicated admin staff member in the Ballarat office means that it’s crucial for me to structure my tasks and manage my time effectively in a way that allows me to be available to provide administrative support to every member of the team when needed, sometimes at short notice. I’ve found that with some simple preparation you can easily streamline your day in a way that allows you to work...
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Here we go AGAIN, filling the “unfillable” position! I am sure every recruiter, every SME owner and every HR professional has experienced this. That ONE role within the organisation that you are convinced is 'jinxed' as you find yourself recruiting for this role time and time again. As a recruiter, in order to deliver value to my candidates and clients, it is my responsibility to have complete clarity on what is happening in the market on a daily basis. Who is hiring...
Never fear, the STAR method is here! You finally got it! It’s the interview, the interview for your dream job! It’s hard to stay cool calm and collected on the day, you never know what questions your interviewer will throw at you, I myself was thrown a few curve balls by a consultant recently. So what better way to prepare yourself for the big day? By interviewing yourself beforehand with the STAR method! Yes you read correctly, interview yourself, find the flaws in your...
My grandmother – a very wise woman with over 90 years of life experience (none of it in recruitment!) – was often the provider of sage advice in our family through ‘trueisms’. One that resounds is  “speak as you find”( meaning make your own judgments about people rather than simply passing on gossipy or unfounded opinions) and “fancy words don’t make  fancy deeds”. It is important to remember with outplacement that it is not a...
What is the most important factor of applying for a job? With so many important components all coming together (resume, experience, qualifications etc), I have to say that the interview is the pinnacle of all of these things coming together.  I have been in the recruitment industry for 6 years now and I am consistently impressed, confused, surprised and shocked after interviewing potential candidates.  The interview is your chance to stand out from the crowd (cliché I know, but...
Now I am writing from experience here, have you ever been in the position where you are under the pump at work and you need to recruit for a new employee? An employee may resign and you have found yourself late at night slapping an advert together and placing it in the local paper and SEEK so you can replace the employee as quickly as possible to ease your increasing workload? Do you find yourself rushing to fill the position and it feels like Groundhog Day because you are filling that role...
We all know someone who “knows someone”.  You know.  I'm talking about the moment when you are at a dinner and the casual chat turns to investments and negative gearing and how they are looking to invest in another ‘doer upper' in an up and coming little spot. Their accountant has really set them up - only a few years ago this would've been a pipe dream but now they have two under their belt and are onto a third. One thing leads to another and...
With the changing face of employment in Geelong, many organisations, particularly in the manufacturing space, have restructured or downsized. An Outplacement service provides support to employees during their transition to new employment and reflects the contribution people have made to the business. The Outplacement process offers support and respect as the position and person part ways.   Where to from here? Losing a job can be a stressful experience, but it also offers a wealth...

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