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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

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,

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

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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