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2021 job offer

2021 Job offers

The current job market, in QLD at least, is different to anything I’ve seen in my career. Granted I haven’t been in recruitment for as long as others, I’ve still seen a few ups and downs. Some that I’ve anticipated and plenty that I haven’t! Currently we are in a really tight and fast-moving employment

Cultural Awareness and Emotional Intelligence

As we continue to work with and around Covid, the need to be more aware of different cultures / different states or regions / countries has become much more important for business and people leaders. We do not need to work in global companies or organisations that cover different regions / states, to possess global

Non-verbal cues while Interviewing

Some studies have shown that people’s first impressions are made based on only 7% of what you say. It means 93% of first impressions are formed by non-verbal content. Non-verbal content includes things like body language, how you dress, how you conduct yourself and your eye contact. So, you’ve fronted up to an interview at

still dont know what you want to be when you grow up

Still haven’t figured out what you want to be when you grow up?

For close to  4 years  I have specialised in contract recruitment and have seen firsthand the benefits it can have for my candidates. Whether you’re a recent graduate or were made redundant due to COVID-19, it can be difficult to find that perfect permanent job. This is where contracting comes in; it can be a

Ready to take the next step in your leadership career

Ready to take the next step in your leadership career?

One of the characteristics that differentiates good business leaders from great business leaders is the ability to consider the future and prepare their teams and companies for a number of different possibilities that may play out.  With uncertainty being as high right now as it has at any point in this current generation, it is

Career Readiness

If you are reading this in Australia, you would have experienced quite possibly the greatest turnaround in talent supply and demand in history. This time last year, we were in Covid lockdown with a predicted unemployment rate of anywhere between 16-20%, the road to recovery was going to be long… very long. But fast forward

What colour unicorn would you like?

What colour unicorn would you like?

The first 4 months of 2021 (yes, we are now entering MAY, how insane is that!) have thrown up some of the most unbelievable and incredible circumstances of any job market that I’ve been involved in. Although my recruitment career only started in 2011, I’ve still managed to see quite a few ups and downs,

Thanks kids, I got the job!

Thanks kids, I got the job!

In life’s long work-life journey, there are times when we are brought to our knees. At the best of times, finding the ‘next thing’ is challenging. Will I be good enough? Do I have enough experience? The right mix of skills? Fit to their needs and mine? And, dare I say it, fit for the

How Self-Care Can Make You More Productive in the Workplace

Making time for yourself and establishing a good routine of looking after yourself can be key in helping you to be more productive in the workplace. You know the old saying ‘There are only so many hours in the day’. This is so true, so why not make the most of your time and achieve