Stephanie Bressan's Blog – June 2011 Archive (4)

How to impress at your next job interview

One of the MOST stressful parts of looking for a new job is the interview!


If you have been successful in getting shortlisted to the interview stage, you need to take just as much care (if not more!) of how you handle the interview. The interview is not just about the actual appointment itself - your performance at the interview is what can make or break you!
The interview is your opportunity to shine! It is your chance to showcase your skills, abilities and your…

Added by Stephanie Bressan on June 24, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

What industry should you be working in?

At the end of the financial year, it's a good time to take stock of the industries that are going strong and contributing to employment growth!


The Qld Office of Economical and Statistical Research Information Brief for the March 2011 quarter has reported that Health Care and Social Assistance had the largest percentage increase in employment - up a healthy 5.7%.…


Added by Stephanie Bressan on June 17, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Recruiters: how to ask for a retainer

Last week we discussed the fact that most Australian recruiters are being paid on a "Contingency" basis when they are proving "Retainer" services, ie: they are putting forward a number of suited candidates for the client to choose from, but the client doesn't end up picking any and therefore doesn't pay ANY fees to the recruiter.


In reality you have already done the work! You have already screened…

Added by Stephanie Bressan on June 10, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

The return of the retainer

It's time recruiters fully understand the service they are offering their clients. Many of us are working on a Contingency basis (ie: only being paid for a successful placement, irrespective of who is put forward for the position); as we think this is what the client wants - in reality a contingency based payment is really only favoured if you are putting forward 1 candidate, if you are working for the candidates best interest.


If you are indeed working for…

Added by Stephanie Bressan on June 3, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments


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