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Posted on 22nd September, 2019

Chance is a fickle thing, job research is not

Job search is filled with opportunities to worry, stress, and disappointment. Make sure that when you start your job search journey that you understand it could be an emotional roller coaster ride. It shouldn’t be, but often it is! It’s normal to feel some angst, but not too good if the trip is full of it.

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Posted on 20th September, 2019

Facing redundancy made easier, Outplacement services

Outplacement is a valuable service to help exiting employees face their future

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Posted on 18th September, 2019

Looking for work in all the right places

The job market has changed dramatically, yet some of the tried and true methods are still relevant. An example is the old fashioned cold call! So let’s explore five basic ways and flesh-out best approaches for gaining employment using these methods.

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Posted on 17th September, 2019

Hidden secrets from the recruitment panel’s viewpoint

The hidden secrets and reasons why candidates are selected. We constantly hear people say that they were unsuccessful at interview or with finding jobs in Port Macquarie,  so, we surveyed a number of workplaces to address some of the most common reasons employers hire employees. Here is a list with the results, in no particular order. Generally employer’s select someone who will add value to the organisation and to the team effort. Someone who “stands-out” from the other applicants. They look for the following 9 items 1) long term potential 2)ability to work well with others 3)ability to make...
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Posted on 16th September, 2019

Recruitment Agencies, how to use to land a job!

We act as a “go-between” and can facilitate your progress to a shortlist. We do this by carefully assessing your skills, experience and qualifications and how these match up to the advertised position.

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Posted on 15th September, 2019

Resumes written for reading, not rejection.

Many of us need help to write about ourselves! For most of us It’s a challenge to “blow own trumpet”! so here is one way your resume will stand out and be noticed… it’s that “about me” statement that can make or break the reader’s attention… need help? call us now 0265838222

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Posted on 14th September, 2019

Responding to Selection Criteria

Responding to Selection Criteria. It’s a specialised skill and you’re not alone. This article with cover how should you respond and address selection criteria. Firstly, you are required to address each criterion separately, providing enough detail for the panel to assess your abilities in relation to them. While there is no specific word or character limit, the average response should be around 350 -500 words per criterion. The best approach is to 1.Understand the Position description 2. Provide evidence 3. Be positive and specific 4. provide outcomes/results . Understand the Position Description (PD) It’s important to read the whole...
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Posted on 13th September, 2019

Looking for work in all the right places

  Looking for work? Loads of others are also on the search. Make sure you stand out, but also make sure you do use the tried and true methods first. Job seeking activity can become a full time job.  We hope that some of the following suggestions assist you in your search. Most importantly, stand out from the herd and have your application and efforts count! Firstly, the tried and true – the faithful list…. SEEK and my career and on-line recruitment services Networks and connections within your industry and social circles Registering with various agencies for work Newspapers and periodicals Word...
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Posted on 12th September, 2019

Resume writing is a skill.

Writing a winning resume is a skill, and an art. Producing a winning resume that stands-out is a specialised skill, and also an art. You will need to have a resume that works for you. It has to be tailored and specific for the position you seek. Your personality, abilities and talents need to be clearly noticeable. You need to be “different” from all the other cookie cutter style resumes. If you rarely receive a reply to your job applications, there is a strong message and lesson here. Clearly, your resume is not working for you. Resumes are the...
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Posted on 11th September, 2019

Resume writing Services to attract the bees.

Port Macquarie is a wonderful coastal town with a great many assets. It offers a relaxed lifestyle along with picturesque beaches and country access. It’s almost right in the middle of Sydney and Brisbane and has a growing population. The future is bright with a new developments and the commencement of a new University, Charles Sturt in 2016.

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