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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 money 4) relevant resume 5) relevant work experience 6) creative problem solving 7) adaptability 8) enthusiasm 9) good cultural fit Long-term potential Employers want to see your long-term future within  their company. They need to see you are motivated and excited about  the company’s future direction and your role in it. Demonstrated ability to work well with others We spend a lot of time at work. There is nothing worse than someone who cannot get along with others. Ability to make money Hiring managers want people who can prove that they will add value the company’s profits NOT increase its costs without benefit to them. Relevant résumé Your résumé is  your very own personal  sales flier.  It is a reflection of you in the eyes of the reader. Is it “selling” you well? Not sure? Get a second opinion from an expert. Relevant work experience Experience levels generally allow a person to hit the ground running without a lot of hand-holding. Many managers do not have time to mentor and train people on the basics. Creative problem-solving skills Employers seek someone who know how to tackle challenges and opportunities in a way no one will find in a textbook. Adaptability in handling a variety of projects They seek someone who isn’t shy about asking for additional work. Someone who volunteers to take on extra work, even if it means putting in additional hours. Enthusiasm and initiative If you show consistent enthusiasm and take initiative on the job, you can count on being noticed and rewarded. Don’t just meet  the criteria of a job description, go above and beyond what is required to help the business succeed. Good cultural fit Recruiters are pressured to find the right match for a company. Applicants are under pressure to creatively differentiate them and demonstrate a desire to succeed, make sure you research the company and ensure that you actually “fit” the culture also! In conclusion,  preparing for these 9 criteria can help you get ready for your next interview that will land you your  next job Ivana Agapiou – career advise and resume writer...

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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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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 of Mouth and knowledge of possible up coming vacancies, ask around! Cold calling and unsolicited resumes to employers of choice Advertise your skills through social media channels Update and fine tune your resume Connect with key players through Linkedin Once you have exhausted the list for sourcing work, consider carefully how and when you will approach the vacancy. Is your resume up to scratch? does it sell you well? Do you need to obtain a second opinion? What stands out about you in your resume? Is it a memorable one? Have you linked your resume to the job your seeking? What is the local demand like for jobs and can any of your work skills be transferred to suit the market? If this is all too daunting, why not consider consulting with the experts and seek advice on your current and future prospects? Eather Recruitment offer a suite of services to suit your individual needs! Call us to find out what we can do for you   Ivana Agapiou resume writer 0404056278              ...

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Resumes mean a lot! Is yours good enough? what is enough?

A good Resume is only one that gets you to an interview – otherwise write a better one!

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3 tips to finding a job in Port Macquarie

Finding a job in Port Macquarie is a challenge – we offer these 3 main tips to help you assess and review your application strategies

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Looking for staff in Port Macquarie or within Regional NSW?

Finding and keeping skilled staff in small regional areas can be a challenge. Learn to read between the lines in a resume. Many metro candidates have specialised in a certain role, and if you can read “transferable” skills, you may have found a great candidate! Don’t assume they don’t know how to wear several hats!

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The Hidden Job Market

Are you in the job market? Have you noticed just how only a few jobs are advertised in the Print media? Have you also asked yourself why? one of the main reasons for the scarcity is that on-line & the hidden job market has taken over!

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Employment Agency Vs Recruitment Agency.. what is the difference?

We often field requests from job seekers who have very high expectations of what a recruitment agency can deliver for them. There is a distinct difference between an Employment Agency and a Recruitment Agency.

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Do the job you love! Love the job you do!

Ask yourself: If you could do anything for 8 or 9 hours a day for the rest of your life, and money was no object, what would you really do?

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Top 5 FAQ’s on Recruitment and Job Services

Here are the top 5 frequently asked questions of our Agency. Recruitment is not job placement and we are hopeful that this post will help clarify any confusion and assist candidates and employers utilize our services

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Unsuccessful in obtaining that job…

It just may be your resume that is letting you down!!     Here are a few tips to working your way through the disappointment of not being successful in obtaining that job! There are varying levels of unsuccessful… your application may have been culled at the written stage, or at the interview stage. Either way, it will have an impact on you. Sadly, all too often, many employers and agencies don’t even inform you of the outcome. Applying for a job is an emotional, financial and an investment in time – all valuable! You will have quite a bit of “buy-in” and your care factor and anticipation rating is usually high. Let’s assume you made it to interview and you really gave it your all! You walked away feeling confident, but sadly, you got “the” dreaded call that announced you have been unsuccessful. What can you do to lessen the trauma? Here are some strategies that may help. Ask what you could have done to improve your application Don’t get angsty, negative or nasty with the messenger, remain polite and courteous NEVER call to “have a go” ask yourself first “what is the point?” “ What will be achieved by upsetting them?” Remember that all interviewers perceive candidates differently and often they make final decisions (rightly or wrongly) based on gut feel. Sometimes feedback is minimal if not, completely absent, just soldier on and know that you were successful at obtaining an interview and that means that many were not. Research has shown that out of 100 applications, there will only be 4 or 5 that make it to interview – so you were chosen! Sometimes candidates more accustomed and experienced at being interviewed pipped you at the post, this does always mean that they are the better applicant. Practice and fine tune your interviewing skills! Treat yourself.. spoil yourself…eat a chocolate – whatever floats your boat call a friend – debrief and most of all – RELAX! Lastly and most importantly, send a thank you card or letter…. This will form a further positive memory of you! Ivana Agapiou Eather Recruitment and Labour...

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5 Tips for hiring great staff!

Looking for the best employees for your business? here are 5 quick tips on how you can attract and keep them!

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Aligning your professional image with the real you – be authentic

n the past years, there have often been cases of fraud in the banking industry, which have led to a considerable loss of image for banks. Are bank employees by nature less honest people? Or does the business culture in the banking sector favor dishonest behavior? New findings indicate that the business culture in the banking sector implicitly favors dishonest behavior.

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Traditional jobs a thing of the past?

Traditional style jobs are becoming almost redundant, yet, still many people seek the same type of jobs, search for the same types of vacancies and have great expectations of permanency, a job for life.

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Work that resume to get “that” job interview! Resumes Port Macquarie

So, you have what you think is “a cracker” of a resume and you’re sending this resume out to a variety of jobs and …. nothing… …no interview requests, and if you are lucky, you get a “sorry, you have been unsuccessful” reply… There is a strong message and lesson here… your resume is not working for you!

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