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You know you’re a recruiter when…

1. You ask a lot of questions You’re curious by nature, which means you’re attentive. You enjoy making assessments about individuals and determining candidates’ suitability for the roles you’re recruiting. A candidate’s suitability for a role is dependent upon several variables. How would this person fit into the team/organisation? How likely is this person to

You Can’t Wear Trackies in the Office

This national lockdown due to COVID-19 forced many companies to change the way they operate very quickly and with very little warning. People had to adapt overnight and change the way that they work. Now that restrictions are slowly easing a lot of companies are having to transition BACK into working from the office. This

Top 5 myths about the job application process…debunked

Let’s be real. Applying for a job can be stressful, and feel like a full-time job in itself. To maximise your chances of success, some careful thought is required. Are you using the right keywords in your search? Are you setting your search using the right filters? Are you tailoring your cover letter to suit

HOW GOOD IS YOUR BEST? Tips to bring your “A” game now

If ever there was a time to be at your best, it is now. Life is tough at the moment and it is swinging punches at us with a fury like never before.  We can curl up and be pummeled or bring our “A” game and start punching back.  Of course, I mean this figuratively

Looking for work? Here’s two useful tips.

“Jason, how many careers exactly have you had?” Even though I was speaking to someone I had known for over 20 years, I didn’t initially know how to answer this question. Although my career has been relatively stable, I’ve still managed to transition between areas of expertise including Sales, Marketing, Advertising, Recruitment, Automotive, Geolocation Technology,

2020…Business as unusual

If someone had told me eighteen months ago that I’d be working and living in a new city, I wouldn’t have believed them. I was happy enough in my routine, I was comfortable with where I was at. As 2019 began to draw to a close,  I chose to reflect on the year. Was I satisfied

Climb Hurdles To Benefit From Change

So far, the beginning of this year has been full of change for me. I have moved into a new soccer team; my partner has decided to progress with a new career; and last weekend, we moved into a new house. I do not mind change, however, if there are too many things changing in

Career Tips – Ensure Your Skills Remain Transferable

In October 2017 I wrote Evolution is Unstoppable, an article demonstrating how customer loyalty doesn’t last forever.  Loyalty is challenged when people have the luxury of choice… often the new options are better, faster and cheaper.  At that time, Holden had just ended its Australian motor vehicle manufacturing and the once mighty “Roaring Lion” was

Dad/Life/Work Balance

For my wife and I, having our first child was a brilliant moment in both of our lives. February 10, 2019 was a heck of day, actually, so was the night of the 9th! From this point on my wife and I embarked on a challenging year with new and diverse obstacles. My wife and