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Recruiting in a Talent Shortage

Recruiting in a Talent Shortage

Despite the obvious challenges and reflections of 2020, we were lucky here in Australia, and ended the year in pretty good shape. 2021 has forged ahead with encouraging vigour, but there is certainly talk about talent shortages. We are currently experiencing one of the highest reported talent shortages in the past decade, with 46% of

Looking for a new job? Differentiate yourself with a video resume!

With 2021 well and truly into full swing now, the Australian job market has a quiet confidence about it.  Sure there are still many uncertainties, and there are various industries that are yet to recover (the travel industry is just one example), but it’s certainly a better situation than what most of 2020 was able

contract recruitment

Contracting in an ever-changing landscape

We’ve all read our fair share of COVID-19 recruitment blogs over the past few months. I had a laugh when I saw some of the articles from late 2019 and even early 2020 predicting some of the trends that we were likely to see throughout this year. Who would have ever predicted just how disrupted

A secret to getting noticed when applying for jobs

To say the job market will be competitive through the rest of 2020 would be like saying a marathon is merely a walk in the park – a significant understatement. If you are having trouble getting that first interview, chances are that your job applications aren’t standing out enough. So what can you do about it? Here’s

How to give yourself a better chance of landing that dream job

How to give yourself a better chance of landing that dream job

2020 has been a strange year in many ways. Some of us planned to buy a house, travel overseas, have a wedding, or simply find a new job after graduating university. Unfortunately, for a lot of us, we were forced to put our 2020 plans on hold (at least for now). From a recruitment perspective,

job search fatigue

6 ways to combat job search fatigue!

Another long day of applying for jobs. ANOTHER generic, vague rejection email. You’ve been looking for a new job for what feels like an eternity. You’re getting burnt out, you’re getting frustrated and are growing weary of competing with hundreds of other applicants. You are desperate for something soon – your sanity and bank account

How to find a job and get it

Are you finding the job search process frustrating and demotivating? The uncertainty in the employment market due to the Covid-19 pandemic means many people are unsure what to do right now.  Where are the jobs and how do I get one?  My team and I are regularly asked these questions.  So, here are some ideas,

The competitive world of talent acquisition – have you got the fundamentals setup for success?

I was a competitive club swimmer all through my schooling life. At the beginning of every year, we had a bunch of new talent join the team, all of whom had been headhunted from other top high schools around Australia. Our school poached them as they held record individual swim times and were added to

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