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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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The importance of timely constructive feedback

The importance of timely constructive feedback

A lot of people forget don’t they?  They forget what it’s like to be looking for a job.  They forget how vulnerable you feel when your every move is being analysed by potential employers.  You are on show, you cannot afford to make a wrong move, you are putting on your best show, all-day-every- day, no time to relax, on-the-ball, present and always on the front foot.  It can be exhausting!! Did I turn up too early? Was I a…
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Innovative Business Models: Adapt or Perish?

Innovative Business Models: Adapt or Perish?

I attended the Akolade conference last week in Sydney which focused on innovative business models for Not-For-Profits. There was approximately 200 attendees, some of whom made up the army of speakers, the remainder represented the broad cross-section that is the not-for-profit sector, from welfare to health and everything in-between.  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, given the current funding landscape and pace of change,…
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DOXA University Pathways Program

DOXA University Pathways Program

Susie and Sarah presented Resume and Interview tips to year 11’s that are participating in the DOXA University Pathways Program. The University Pathways Program is a holistic initiative that provides young people with the resources, skills and experience to succeed in university and embark on a professional career.  It is especially aimed at students who might be experiencing disadvantage and could assist them to achieve their full potential. Offering their expertise in resume writing and interview preparation it was very successful…
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Rusher Rogers’ Video Screening and Interviewing System

Rusher Rogers’ Video Screening and Interviewing System

Save time and money while improving your candidate quality No limit on how many people you interview:Using the Rusher Rogers Video Screening and Interview System you can interview as many people as you like even at at the time of application. Plus you can use the same system for initial screening or full interviews. No limit on the number of questions: You can determine the exact question and how many to ask. You can set a time limit on how long the answers should…
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New Year, New Job! Infographic

New Year, New Job! Infographic

The start of a New Year usually means making New Year’s resolutions. It also means assessing your job situation. It is a great time to sit down and put pen to paper on what you want to achieve this year, what you want to do, what you want to earn and where you want to work.
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What does it take to make a Successful Placement?

What does it take to make a Successful Placement?

When it comes to recruitment, there is clearly a right and a wrong way to make a placement. Success comes down to control of the process, together with open, honest communication and understanding. It needs a relationship of trust and commitment between all parties: employer, candidate and recruiter. This sounds really straight forward, so why do so many recruitment exercises fail? The following are a few key tips as to how to keep a recruitment exercise on track: Point 1…
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So you want to Temp?

So you want to Temp?

The world of temping is an exciting one indeed! Whether you want to temp while you are looking for a specific permanent role, or you have no idea about what career pathway to take so you want to experience as many different industries as possible to assist you in your career decision. With temping becoming more and more popular, what are the key things that you can do to stand out and be the high performing temp that everyone wants?…
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A Quick Guide to Acceptable Workplace Behaviour

A Quick Guide to Acceptable Workplace Behaviour

As a recruiter you get exposed to all sorts of things and one thing is for sure, people never fail to surprise me in what they think is acceptable behaviour in the workplace. So I have decided to provide you with a little cheat sheet re the basics, that is, what you should and shouldn’t do at work: Separate Lives. Try and keep your personal and professional life separate. We all have stuff going on at home, some of it…
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Corporate Speak

Corporate Speak

Having trouble understanding what’s being said? Well you are not alone! According to one of my candidates, we now ‘pivot’ from one role to another. Not a week goes by without being exposed to the latest corporate buzzword, a constant evolving twist on our language that rivals that secret code shared by our teenage children.  The trick is understanding what it all means, and learning to navigate your way around all this office jargon. Every industry sector has their fair…
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The best talent is right in front of you… but you let it get away.

The best talent is right in front of you… but you let it get away.

Getting the right Key Selection Criteria You reviewed the applicant resumes, conducted the interviews, made your decision and hired a candidate for the job. It’s a pain, when you’ve got your normal day job too, but you did it. Well done! The trouble is, you may not have hired the best candidate and you don’t even know it. It’s not really your fault. You’re not a recruiter or an HR Manager but you are a manager who needs to hire…
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