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The End of 2021 – The Beginning of a New Career Landscape

If 2021 has taught us something – you cannot take anything under the guise of “normal” when it comes to the job market. And right now, we are in the eye of a candidate-driven career storm, a job seeker’s delight! See 3 of the top job-seeking trends that recruitment experts predict next year will hold.

Virtual Interviews are still Formal Interviews

Interviews are nerve wracking tests of preparation, motivation, will and professional passion. Interviews provide the time and space for an employer and prospective employee to not only talk about an advertised role, and the responsibilities it holds, but the culture of work and growth strategies to aid a candidate on their career journey, and the

Social media for Job Seekers

As a recruiter, when I come across a good candidate, what’s the first thing I do? I look them up on LinkedIn This gives me a lot of insight on the candidate; things like their work history, their activities, if they have recently changed their job and not updated in their resume. What you do

How to Get Maximum Value from Job Hunting in the New Normal

How to Get Maximum Value from Job Hunting in the New Normal

What does the new normal look like for job seekers? It is a chance to transform any ups and downs of job hunting into self-evaluation for boosting your skills and education. See 3 quick tips to maximise your efforts. The world has been through voluminous changes over the past year, and there is no doubting

“Do you have any questions for me?” – Turning the job interview on its head.

Picture the scene –  you’re mid-interview for a new job: you’ve prepared to answer any question thrown at you; your body language is calm, friendly and approachable; you’re inquisitive, positive and speak fondly of the opportunity presented to you. Then, your interviewer asks you “have you got any questions for me?” Here is the crux

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

benefits of hiring temporary resources

The numerous benefits of hiring temporary/contract resources

Hiring a temp or contract employee can be a highly resourceful and useful solution. They can have numerous benefits to a business, here are some of them: Speed Ever got to the point where the workload has increased out of control to only have more added to your plate? Projects commence, employee absence is high,

how to create a winning linkedin profile

How to Create a Winning LinkedIn Profile

Spend some time this year to create a winning LinkedIn profile that can help build on your personal and professional relationships and enhance your personal brand. See these easy-to-follow tips to get started. People in business typically spend plenty of time and resources in building a company brand and reputation, whether it be for their

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