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Education – Does this make you a successful business man or women?

We are told every day that we must study hard at school if we want to be successful in life – if we go to University that we will be very successful in our career etc. Well what do you think? Having gone to University myself – I have never used my degree in any

Privacy: Who know’s what?

I actually started to write the blog today while sitting in a lounge at the Sydney Airport. I was actually going to write the blog today on the importance of career management and not letting a spike in salaries be the determining factor in changing jobs. However, this can wait until another day. I have

Counter Offers

Congratulations, you’ve just accepted an offer for the job you’ve been chasing for months. It’s the career move you have been looking for! Great career progression, training and development and the list goes on. Your dream job! The right move…. But wait… All of a sudden the months of hating your job, the feeling of

Take control of your job search

Searching for your next role whether it be temporary or permanent can be a full time job in itself. Whether you use an agency or go direct to the employer, you need to be on top of your applications and your behaviors throughout your job search. Going on six years in recruitment I have had

Pre-employment screening and Reference Checks

In the Recruitment world pre-employment screening and reference checks are part of the job – but how successful are they? Having myself been stung twice in the two months leading up to Christmas with fantastic verbal references being supplied by the candidate and then completed by myself – only to find out on an “off

Psychometric Testing – Will it help or hinder the job process?

A lot of people (especially recruiters) cringe at the thought of psychometric testing being a standard part of the job selection process, however from the employers point of view psychometric testing can be a cost-effective, valid and objective way of getting the right person for their job. The information from these psychometric assessments can supplement