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Gen X Wake up Call

Gen X Wake up Call

Certain things people say sometimes jump out at you and jolt your belief system.  So much so that from that one comment on, you do not hear the rest of the conversation, as your head grapples with a completely different point of view you that you had never even considered before but at that moment you heard it, for the first time.  Is this what people really think?  Why didn’t somebody tell me?  Where have I been and why did…
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Have you ever considered how much damage bad interviewing does for your companies brand?

Have you ever considered how much damage bad interviewing does for your companies brand?

So you’ve short listed and are ready to interview 3 candidates for a role with the obvious intention of finding that one great candidate but before you interview please consider this: ARE YOU PREPARED?? Have you confirmed who will be attending the interview and ensured that regardless of whether it’s via an agency, an in-house recruitment team, HR or direct that the the candidates knows the details of the interviewers in advance? So they too can be prepared & research…
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Anzac Day

Anzac Day

What is Anzac Day? ANZAC Day – 25th April – is probably Australia’s most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. What does ANZAC stand for? ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as Anzacs, and the pride they took in that name endures to this day. Why is this day special to…
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5 Easter Traditions from Around the World!

5 Easter Traditions from Around the World!

Easter is once upon us. Around the world, different cultures, countries, communities, and sects have their own traditions to celebrate the Easter holiday. As Catholics and Protestants gather in churches across the globe to commemorate the resurrection of Christ, people everywhere are celebrating in their own ways by eating chocolate bunnies, eggs or bilbies, going on Easter egg hunts and flying kites. Here are some Easter traditions from around the world. Know of other interesting global traditions? Feel free to…
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How to make the most of studying online when working full-time

How to make the most of studying online when working full-time

I don’t know about anyone else but I’m the kind of person who loves to study. Unfortunately I work full-time and cannot afford to go part-time. My solution for this is online study.  The problem with studying online is motivation and finding the time. After working a full week all I want to do is … well… nothing.  The keys things I do to help are: Time Management: It’s extremely important to stick to your schedule. You need to set…
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Is Your Job, Just A Job?

Is Your Job, Just A Job?

It is a common thought that the sole reason for going to work each day is to bring home enough doe, to live comfortably and afford nice things. Don’t get me wrong, earning a good living is imperative, but loving what you do each day and feeling like you’ve achieved something is equally important. I often hear friends, family and candidates say how unhappy they are in their current job. Either because it’s not rewarding, they are bored, they are…
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Want to find good people? Look past their resume!

Want to find good people? Look past their resume!

‘Finding good staff’ remains the number one HR challenge identified by Australasian law firms in the recent ALPMA/Rusher Rogers Legal Industry Salary and HR Issues Survey, yet law firms continue miss out on fantastic candidates because they place too much emphasis on resumes – and not enough on attitude. It can be very frustrating as a recruiter getting your clients to understand that a candidate’s resume is just part of the story, not the whole story.  In this day and age where…
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Invest the Time in Your Talent Management Strategy

Invest the Time in Your Talent Management Strategy

  Tired of being on the back foot when it comes to identifying and managing talent? Do the following comments sound familiar as the first reaction to recruitment at your firm? “Oh no here we go again, let hope that we will be successful this time.” “This is going to cost us a fortune.” “Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope that the right person is looking this time”. After a good number of years recruiting across a broad range…
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11 Things to Avoid Putting on your Resume

11 Things to Avoid Putting on your Resume

  When job seeking, your resume is one of the most important things that you need. After all what is on those pieces of paper could be the difference between getting an interview and landing in the rejection pile. While most job seekers concentrate on what they should include on their resume, very few pay attention to what they should leave off their resume. 1.A crazy objective So you want to be the next CEO of a Forbes 500 company. That’s great if you…
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Looking and Dressing your Best for a Job Interview

Looking and Dressing your Best for a Job Interview

This blog is one for the guys, although girls feel free to share it with those guys in your life who you feel may benefit from the following. As we are all aware that first few seconds when you meet someone make up the biggest part of an overall impression they will make, and it’s this impression that will make a lasting impact. Your resume has been prepared and submitted.  An interview has been arranged and you’ve learnt interview questions by…
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How to get the most out of being a Temporary Candidate.

How to get the most out of being a Temporary Candidate.

  So you’ve signed up with an agency for temporary work…now what? Here is a few key pointers to help you be at the top of the temp list when an assignment becomes available! Let your consultant know of your availability. I cannot express enough how important this is. You only need to do this once a week. You can do this by email or by phone. If you can’t get through to the consultant you deal with just let…
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10 Tips for Effective Job Hunting – How to get the most out of your job hunting efforts

10 Tips for Effective Job Hunting – How to get the most out of your job hunting efforts

    Looking for a new job can be hard work and knowing how to navigate your way through a myriad of job boards, recruitment agencies and HR departments is enough to drive any sane person completely barking mad!! Here are a few tips that will hopefully cut down your frustration levels and allow you to place your efforts more valuably and effectively with people and organisations that will get you closer to securing the job of your dreams. 1:  Stop applying…
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2014 – Your Year To Change!

2014 – Your Year To Change!

  After all the celebrating, eating, drinking, catching up with loved ones over the Christmas and New Year break, and now the kids are back to school, the thought of returning to your dreaded job for another year can see you kicking and screaming in desperation for another 2 weeks holiday! The start of a new year usually means making New Years’ resolutions. It also means assessing your job situation and how you’re are going to make changes for the year ahead….
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10 Essential BBQ Tips to ensure your Australia Day BBQ is one to remember

10 Essential BBQ Tips to ensure your Australia Day BBQ is one to remember

In the immortal words of Peter Allen “I still call Australia home”. After all, there’s no better feeling than beating the Poms in the cricket thus reclaiming the Ashes, or taking on the world and winning (1983 America’s Cup ring a bell) to swell that pride. I actually have a mate who cries when the national anthem is played and l’m sure if his wife allowed him to he’d wear green and gold for every occasion. “Down Under” by Men…
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Your Interview Starts with the Receptionist

Your Interview Starts with the Receptionist

  You may not be aware but as soon as you walk through the door, your interview has just started. Being a receptionist myself, I find it surprising how many people do not realise how important it is to treat the receptionist as you would treat your interviewer. Do not assume I am “just a receptionist” and my opinions don’t matter, I think I speak for most receptionists that it is quite the opposite. We are generally very observant and…
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The little mistakes made when applying for a role

The little mistakes made when applying for a role

2013 was a hard year when it came to looking for a job. ERE reports that “Although it varies with the company and the job, on average 250 resumes are received for each corporate job opening. In addition, out of every 1000 people who view an online job posting, 100 people will apply, 4 – 6 will be selected for an interview, 1 – 3 will be invited for a final interview, 1 will be offered the job, and 80% of those…
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Australia is rated best place to live and work for third year running

Australia is rated best place to live and work for third year running

Australia is the best place in the world to live and work, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The UK, by contrast, comes 10th in the OECD’s Better Life Index, behind the US, Canada and the Scandinavian countries. Britain did, however, fare better than Germany and France, which were ranked 17th and 18th respectively. Read more….
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SIMPLE WAYS TO GET MORE ENERGY AT WORK

SIMPLE WAYS TO GET MORE ENERGY AT WORK

As our lives get busier, more and more of us struggle to get through the day without feeling tired or drained. You hit a wall half way through the day then rely on caffeine hit to recharge for another few hours, then back to feeling sleepy and lethargic.  Small changes in your lifestyle can do a wonder of good for your energy levels! I have a few basic tips to a more productive fulfilling day. DON’T HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON:…
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Etiquette Guide for the Office Christmas Party!

Etiquette Guide for the Office Christmas Party!

Once again it’s time for the Office Christmas Party. Being a veteran of many a party, some better than others (well mostly better). I thought it timely to share what l have learnt and read over the years. I therefore present to you the Etiquette Guide for the Office Christmas Party. Clothing: Take a conservative approach. After all these are your work colleagues, they may not have socialised with you outside of work hours. So best to leave that little red slinky…
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The Perfect Handshake

The Perfect Handshake

Over the year’s l have shaken many hands, whether it be in business, socially or on the sporting field. And l have experienced every shake from the limp dead fish to the bone crusher. So what makes a perfect handshake? And why is it so important to get right? A handshake is more than a sign of friendship. It can say a lot about you. Usually within the first 1.5 – 2 seconds of shaking each other’s hand the participants…
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