The Job Market for 2022

The Job Market for 2022 Follow the trends. By Jacquie Liversidge Get a quote from us In 2020, we watched as new clients joined our ranks the like of which we would not have seen otherwise. Qantas leaders with 20+ years’ experience. Pilots. Self-employed publicans and resort managers. Trades. We watched as chefs and front of house personnel fled the industry, we helped nurses move from hospitals to COVID-centres and we worked with clients to get transitionary roles with the Australian Taxation Office,…

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Applying Ikigai To Your Career

Applying Ikigai To Your Career Strike the perfect balance. By Sophie Whitfield Ikigai as a conceptApplying Ikigai to your lifeWhat do you love?What are you good at?What can you be paid for?What does the world need?Revitalise your careerMaking that changeHow many times in the morning have you hit the snooze button when your alarm goes off?Surely, we are all guilty of it – right? But what is the reason?Are you not passionate or motivated to do your current job?Do you dread going to…

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Your Foreign Sounding Name
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Your Foreign Sounding Name

Your foreign sounding name And how it affects your job hunt. By Jacquie Liversidge Your resume is fantastic.You have made all the right decisions.Perhaps you have engaged us and we have sent you into the job market with the best material we can produce to win jobs.Your work experience is from overseas, but this doesn’t actually matter so much.Or, at least, for me it wouldn’t. I am Australian, I am white and my name is a regularly used Anglo name.I know that were…

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Discrimination in Hiring Practices
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Discrimination in Hiring Practices

Discrimination in Hiring Practices The Religious Discrimination Bill 2019. It's not law, and it's hurting you already. By Jacquie Liversidge It’s finally happened.I’ve been waiting to see the ways in which the Religious Discrimination Bill will affect potential candidates. Not yet enshrined in law, it has not yet passed through both Houses of the Parliament, and already those seeking to discriminate have jumped on its potential with fervour.Today we received a call with an enquiry pertaining to a very unusual clause in a…

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Applying for Australian Government Jobs – State by State

Applying for Australian state government jobs Tas Gov, VPS, NSW Gov, WA Gov, ACT Gov, QLD Gov, SA Gov and how they differ. By Jacquie Liversidge Applying for Australian Government Jobs - State by State In this article, we'll detail the requirements for each state. Read ahead to your state with the links below if you prefer.TasmaniaVictoria New South WalesAustralian Capital TerritoryQueenslandNorthern TerritoryWestern AustraliaSouth Australia By this point, I’m sure you’re familiar with the STAR approach for selection criteria response. If you’re not, go…

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The Coronavirus and your Confidence
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The Coronavirus and your Confidence

Coronavirus and your confidence In a world where wages equal worth. COVID JOBS By Jacquie Liversidge From a government mandated distance, I just spoke to the woman serving me at the grocery store who explained that she was new to the role at Coles. Congratulations, I said, with real enthusiasm. She explained that she had been looking for a job for months. She got a job in our regional municipality. A job selected for praise by our highest ministers in the last week.How…

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Failing at Engaging Your Audience

Failing at engagement Reunions, networking, relationships. We've all been there.Here's how to avoid it. By Jacquie Liversidge I sit here in this moment reflecting on the overwhelming failure of a 10 year reunion to engage its audience. An audience who all have something in common. In terms of audience engagement for an event, this event should be reasonably straight forward on the surface level to unify its attendees.Who out there dreads networking events? Hands up. My hand is up so far I am typing…

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Demonstrating your worth: Selling yourself in your resume

How to sell yourself in your resume By demonstrating your worth. By Jacquie Liversidge How to really sell yourself in your resume Getting a job is just about putting together a resume that just sells yourself, right? Skills and all that? Not quite. Absolutely fundamental to getting work anywhere is demonstrating your worth to the organisation. Let’s break that down. The business you are applying to is likely just that—a business. Unless it’s a government tribunal or administrative service, the place you are…

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How To Get a Job – 5 things you can do to stand out

How to get a job 5 steps that will help you every time. By Jacquie Liversidge How to get a job in 5 steps (even if your application wasn't very good)For after, or during the submission of your application.Find out how to write your resume and cover letter in these links.What you'll find in here:The OverviewStep 1: Call themStep 2: Give them somethingStep 3: Show that you want to know themStep 4: Follow upStep 5: Drop off a paper copyWhat this demonstratesAn exampleClosingResources…

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Questions to ask before an interview

Questions to ask before the interview It's not the responses you get. It's all about the questions you ask. By Jacquie Liversidge As I've written about before, the digital age has ushered in a time of job application havoc-- employers face completely irrelevant and generic applications submitted through the likes of SEEK, Indeed and LinkedIn, which allow candidates to upload their application and apply for many roles, often with no effort involved at all.This has the effect of employers very quickly scanning applications,…

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Employment Services VS Recruitment Agencies

By Jacquie Liversidge Employment Services VS Recruitment Agencies For newcomers to the country, or just newcomers to using a third-party for getting work, navigating which provider to use, what they offer and who they service can be difficult.There is a number of important differences between employment services and recruitment agencies in Australia.Firstly, employment services are privatized government funded contracts which can either be not-for-profit business or for-profit.Jobactive is the primary stream, a responsibility of the Minister of Employment administrative by the Department of…

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Why SEEK sucks

Why SEEK kind of sucks And it's the preferred job board for professional roles. By Jacquie Liversidge Most of us have never had to upload a job to SEEK, so most of us get to avoid the frustration that is one of the preferred online job board for employers.SEEK is a little bit narrow in the parameters that you are allowed to work with. So jobs that might actually permit lots of flexibility in location and hours don’t generally tend to list this…

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Why your career doesn’t matter unless…

Why your career doesn't matter unless... By Jacquie Liversidge A nihilistic line to open today’s article up on, but, it’s not all bad news.Whether you are an astronaut, an accountant, a customer service representative, an ICT specialist, a long-term volunteer, a mother, a teacher—you all have something in common:Absolutely nothing you have done will benefit your chances in the job market if you don’t spell it out on your resume.At this stage you might be thinking, “sweet, my most recent and most important…

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