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Jobseekers – do your homework on prospective employers!

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013 by wilbart 3 Comments

How many times have we heard the comment “I should have completed more research on the company I just joined – it’s not what I expected at all”. It is critical as a searching candidate looking for your new career opportunity to do your research on companies you are thinking of joining. Too many times […]

4 Things NOT To Have On Your CV

Posted on: September 16th, 2013 by wilbart No Comments

As we said in our previous blog, your CV will often determine if you get that all-important interview. Here are things you SHOULD’NT have on your CV: 1. Don’t divulge your age. Like it or not many recruiters and employers are ‘ageist’ – don’t make it any easier for them to discount you before they’ve […]

Not Getting that Job Interview? Applications to Advertised Positions

Posted on: September 10th, 2013 by wilbart No Comments

  Some candidates lose sight of the importance of resumes and their relevance to you succeeding in achieving a recruitment consultant/client interview. How many times have you asked yourself “why didn’t I get an interview” when I have the necessary background and experience for the role as outlined in the advertisement Too many times, resumes […]

Job Candidates – Beware Your Social Media Profile

Posted on: September 2nd, 2013 by wilbart 329 Comments

It is ‘regulation’ for recruiters and employers to now check the LinkedIn profile of prospective employees.  They will want to see a professional representation of the candidate – so the LinkedIn profile needs to be every bit as professional and consistent with what appears on the CV.  Indeed, the LinkedIn profile may in time even […]

Why pay external recruiters high fees for your more junior roles?

Posted on: June 5th, 2013 by wilbart No Comments

The norm in Australia is (still!) for external recruiters to charge their Clients a % fee of the candidate starting salary package.  This is often overkill if you are looking to fill roles with (say) a salary package of $100k TEC or less.  For these more ‘junior’ roles, it can usually be more cost effective […]