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Office Survival: Celebrating the Small Win

Office Survival: Celebrating the Small Win

Social media is the king of celebrating the small win. Take a quick scroll of your Instagram feed and you’ll be bombarded with users celebrating the most menial parts of their day with gusto: what they ate what they wore where they bought coffee etc. etc. These moments, when skilfully partnered with a subtle filter and witty caption, can collect THOUSANDS of likes. In short, online communities are obsessed with celebrating the small wins that help us navigate life. I…
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Things to consider when job hunting!

Things to consider when job hunting!

Applying for jobs can be a tough gig. As recruiters, we understand this and we try to help our candidates put their best foot forward. There are some things that we can’t do though, so if you’re starting a new job hunt please keep in mind the following things to ensure that you’re building the right kind of relationship with your recruiter and giving yourself the best opportunities. Have you spell-checked your resume? Before you press “apply now” please ensure…
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The Less Conventional Way to “De-Stress Your Desk”

The Less Conventional Way to “De-Stress Your Desk”

In the wake of a new financial year, LinkedIn is suddenly littered with “How to de-stress” articles intended to alleviate the inevitable ‘desk stress’ that follows a never-ending week of deadlines. Common recommendations include ‘taking short, frequent breaks from your desk’, ‘write a to-do list’ and ‘keep a banana handy’. Yes, all very sensible suggestions but how many of us find fruit motivating enough to get us through a tough afternoon? On reflection of a hectic week, I thought it…
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Last week of the 2016/17 Financial Year  | Weekly Wrap Up

Last week of the 2016/17 Financial Year | Weekly Wrap Up

Rusher Rogers’ weekly wrap-up report on what’s happening in the world of Rusher Rogers, our clients, our candidates and the recruitment market. What a week, the last week of the 2016/17 Financial Year and what a year it’s been. Change has been the underlying theme, and not only for Rusher Rogers.  Almost every client that we have worked and partnered with this year has experienced enormous change as growth, technology, focus, market demands and expectations impact the way those entities operate…
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Take Your Doug to Work Day

Take Your Doug to Work Day

A few months ago, we heard from a young job-seeker hoping to build his work experience through voluntary internships. ‘I’m enthusiastic, devoted and extremely pawfessionial’, wrote Doug, ‘I think I could make valuable contributions and really add to your company culture.’  A little dubious but impressed nonetheless at Doug’s ambition, we agreed to a day trial at Rusher Rogers HQ where Doug could prove to us he’d make a worthy addition to our team. 9 AM: A promising start with…
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End of Financial Year | Weekly Wrap Up

End of Financial Year | Weekly Wrap Up

Rusher Rogers’ weekly wrap-up report on what’s happening in the world of Rusher Rogers, our clients, our candidates and the recruitment market. One week to go before we wrap up another financial year and the date that always makes me happy is getting this side of the shortest day of the year on the 21st June. This week has also seen a number of great roles being wrapped up, so congratulations to the successful candidates. As today is National Bring Your…
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How to Win Jobs and Influence Your Recruiter

How to Win Jobs and Influence Your Recruiter

  At the end of an interview, it comes as a surprise to many candidates when as a recruiter, I encourage them to contact me weekly, as long as they’re still available for temp roles. “Oh, I wouldn’t want to be annoying” or “recruiters usually hate being hassled” are frequent responses and, of course, I’m not asking to be hassled unnecessarily. I’m asking my candidates to take time to establish an ongoing rapport with me so that we can both…
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Would A Non-Office Bound Environment Work For Your Business? | Weekly Wrap Up

Would A Non-Office Bound Environment Work For Your Business? | Weekly Wrap Up

Rusher Rogers’ weekly wrap-up report on what’s happening in the world of Rusher Rogers, our clients, our candidates and the recruitment market. We got some great news this week about a little side pro-bono project that Steve and the great people from Baptcare have been working on for some time to assist their asylum seeker community secure work or even just a little work experience.  Many of the asylum seekers have engineering related qualifications from their countries of origin but of…
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Brace yourself… End of Financial Year is coming…

Brace yourself… End of Financial Year is coming…

June marks my 8th month in Australia, having recently crossed the pond from cooler climes in the UK. Aside from the weather, there’ve been a couple of other adjustments I’ve needed to make to my lifestyle: Considerably better coffee Compulsory shortening of most words Barbeques A discussion in the office last week led to the revelation that a very important task was missed from my list: tax returns. Now, I can’t speak for other countries, but if you’re also from the…
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Fair Work Commission Release Annual Wage Review | Weekly Wrap Up

Fair Work Commission Release Annual Wage Review | Weekly Wrap Up

Rusher Rogers’ weekly wrap-up report on what’s happening in the world of Rusher Rogers, our clients, our candidates and the recruitment market. This week saw the Fair Work Commission deliver its annual wage review. The new rates will apply from the first full pay period commencing after 1 July 2017: http://employsure.com.au/blog/fair-work-commission-annual-wage-review/ It’s always interesting to get feedback from candidates around their interview experience dealing with Rusher Rogers, and while we try to accommodate all needs we are not successful with…
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Feedback: The Breakfast of Champions

Feedback: The Breakfast of Champions

If feedback is the breakfast of champions then working in recruitment can sometimes feel like a starvation diet. Recruiters represent both the candidate and client. They’re a sounding board for clients who are looking for their perfect hire and an invaluable resource for candidates seeking a new opportunity. Neither party can succeed in their ‘transaction’ without us, yet so often we are starved of crucial feedback! This is the face I make when I ask for feedback but, instead, receive…
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The Perm. Job Market Can Change Overnight | Weekly Wrap Up

The Perm. Job Market Can Change Overnight | Weekly Wrap Up

Rusher Rogers’ weekly wrap-up report on what’s happening in the world of Rusher Rogers, our clients, our candidates and the recruitment market. Well we are almost at the end of the financial year and winter has well and truly arrived. We are at a time in the year where many businesses reflect on the year that was, and are busy finalising budgets for the 2017/18 period ahead. So what sort of a year has it been? For many of our clients…
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When you’ve met the perfect candidate, why do you need a comparison?

When you’ve met the perfect candidate, why do you need a comparison?

I have a romantic notion about finding the perfect candidate; it’s like searching for your soul mate. Your perfect candidate, like your soul mate, needs to have the right skills and expertise for the ‘role’ plus similar values, beliefs and motivations. Would you look deep into the eyes of your significant other and ask if you could put things on hold to review a few other candidates, you know, just to be entirely sure they are the right match? No?…
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You’ve submitted your resume … so what’s next?

You’ve submitted your resume … so what’s next?

Whether the role you’re applying for is being managed internally or through an agency, communicating with the hiring manager is a daunting but crucial part of the application process. Rather than hiding behind emails or just waiting ‘patiently’ for a response, pick up the phone to demonstrate that you’re interested and engaged in your job search as well as ensuring that applying for the position is time well spent Why call? Introduce yourself Humanise your resume Build rapport But don’t…
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Temps: Make sure your resume rocks!

Temps: Make sure your resume rocks!

When each job ad can attract hundreds of applicants, sifting through to find the most promising candidates can be a daunting task for a recruiter. Each time I begin, I remind myself of the time and effort it takes to put together a resume; behind each is a candidate who hopes to convey all their skills and strengths in just a few pages of A4. The thing is, when challenged with the task of identifying a handful of the most…
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Don’t get caught out by an unexpected resignation this Summer break

Don’t get caught out by an unexpected resignation this Summer break

LinkedIn data shows that the peak activity for resignations is during December and January. If you get an unexpected resignation over the holidays don’t  wait until February to look for a replacement, Rusher Rogers can take away the stress to provide a shortlist for interviews as soon as you are back at work. Call us on 03 9682 7044 anytime
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Tips for staying organised at work!

Tips for staying organised at work!

By nature, I can get quite stressed quite quickly but the key to not getting flustered when the pressure hits, is to ensure that you can organise your priorities and get the most important things done first. See tips below: 1.      Write a to-do list: Have a list next to you where you can jot down anything that comes up that you need to get done. Once it is written down, you can remove it from your mind and keep focused…
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Innovative Business Models for Non Profits

Innovative Business Models for Non Profits

In a sector that is made up of over 600,000 not-for-profits, contributes 8% to GNP and employs 10% of the national workforce, there is nothing like significant change in the funding landscape to drive innovation and the Akolade conference that I attended earlier this year highlighted that while there are many organisations on the front foot when it comes to funding innovation and  diversification, I sort of expected more participants as the conference was rich with ideas both new and old, shared…
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Doing reference checks? Do it right.

Doing reference checks? Do it right.

When conducting reference checks to finalise a role within an organisation, it is important that organisations understand what their legal obligations are, as failure to do so can be very expensive. Interviewing and spending time with a candidate is vitally important. But conducting a thorough reference-checking process is also a vital indicator of success/failure when looking at a candidate. When a candidate provides referee details to you as part of their application process, they have given you permission to contact that…
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“Hold the Door!” and other simple interview tips that require no preparation

“Hold the Door!” and other simple interview tips that require no preparation

For those of you familiar with Game of Thrones, you will be aware of the episode that projected one simple phrase into infamy. Yes, “hold the door” struck a chord with fans and the seemingly innocuous phrase will never again hold the same meaning. However for me, it struck a different chord and reminded me of a recent conversation with a colleague. My colleague was rushing to the elevator for an interview when annoyingly; the person in front of her didn’t hold the…
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