$150k - $180kNew build and fit out projects, up to $30mVibrant, energetic and welcoming cultureAbout The Role - Manage the tender process from start to finish - Lead and guide an estimating assistant - Work closely with the directors and have input in company strategy - Develop relationships with clients and key stake-holders Your Background - Commercial estimating experience, ideally 5+ years - Ideally fit out and new build experience - Strong communication skills - Eye for detail- Can build rapport with various people You will receive - $150k - $180k all negotiable depending on experience - Ability to run your own projects how you want to.- An estimating assistant - Opportunity to impact strategic direction Company & CultureThis commercial Builder has built a strong list of clients through many successful projects over the last 15 years. It has grown on the back of a dynamic, professional culture with focus on growing their client base and empowering their staff to ensure retention levels are high.Family friendly environment, they offer flexibility and an enjoyable workplace To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact John Bailey on 0419 344 810
About the role An exciting opportunity within a multinational Media organisation currently exists in order to fill a key role in their finance team. This role will be be responsible for providing accurate and timely financial accounting report and analysis, as well technical accounting guidelines to assist senior stakeholders’ decisions. Furthermore, this role will have direct impact to how the organisation shapes strategies, and will provide exposure to multiple facets of finance and business stakeholders. It will suit someone with an attention to detail, business acumen, agility, and a solution-driven mindset. This role will commence as a 12 month contract with the view to permanency following this initial contract term. The responsibilities Reporting into the Head of Accounting, your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to); Assist the Head of Accounting with multiple finance projects. Ensure accurate and timely delivery of financial accounting data and report, including validation documentation and analysis. Provide basic technical accounting research to support finance risk and opportunity assessment and compliance, including drafting technical accounting memos. Build up effective working relationships to ensure accounting guidelines are addressing emerging business issues / requests; and the financial reporting reflect the true and fair view of a fast-evolving business. Be a key liaison for external auditors and consultants for various requests. Ad-hoc delivery of project work, such including systems updates and testing, as required Review processes and proactively find ways of improving processes from an efficiency and effective financial control perspective The successful applicant will have Ideally, you will be a CA/CPA qualified accounting professional and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills as your ability to interact and engage cross functionally within the business will be crucial to your success. You will be able to work cohesively within a team and also autonomously as well. Additionally, you will have proven experience in large & complex organisation previously, Media is preferred. In addition, a chartered accounting audit background (Big 4/Mid-Tier) will also be considered highly advantageous. Additional benefits Substantial salary package Flexible working arrangements (i.e. work from home) Contract-to-perm role High level of exposure to the group senior leadership team Corporate training & true career development opportunities Ongoing learning & development programs About the client Our client is a multinational Media organisation. They have been branded as an “employer of choice” within their field, and have a dynamic & inclusive company culture. How to apply To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Jamie Burgess at email@example.com or on 0439 014 028, quoting Ref No JB3791.
About the RoleWe are looking for a Performance Marketing specialist that will focus on achieving financial growth through optimising media performance across all media channels through the line to drive customer acquisition. Uniquely you will understand digital as well as broadcast media and how they work together to grow a consumer subscription customer base.The ideal candidate will have an analytical mindset but be open to making decisions in the still unknown areas of media attribution, using a multitude of factors including consumer insight, directional sales growth and unexpected insights and results.The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent people skills by being able to influence colleagues and senior executives, while managing and motivating agency partners to go above and beyond. Duties Manage and optimise all media performance working closely with our clients media agency and internal marketing team Develop acquisition strategies and plan media mix to drive sales Using data analysis and experience to drive decision making Optimise a multi-million dollar budget per year to hit ever-improving ROIs Build reports for key stakeholders surfacing results, insights and trends, derived from triangulating data and performance. Make recommendations and inform future acquisition budgets and maximisation Assist in analysis and constant improvement of our pricing and promo strategy Understand and optimise the customer path to purchase end to end Skills and Experience Strong media experience, including acute understanding of the role of different channels to drive business growth Technical understanding of Google advertising products and ad manager, Facebook business manager, Broadcast media measures/planning and buying. Proven Agency management Can demonstrate results from always-on campaign management Experience of optimising marketing directly to sales results is a must Ideally you are from a consumer subscription business, performance media team or an always-on acquisition environment. Benefits A fantastic culture of hard working, creatively minded people who are passionate about the company Be part of this Iconic Global Wellness company, in a key position for the business Fantastic flexibility policy Competitive salary and other benefits such as wellness programs Genuine career progression opportunities with continuous learning and development programs in place About the companyOur client places a high value in treating people right and living their values everyday and their success is centered around their high performing culture. You will join a forward thinking and progressive business that will allow you to grow your career with numerous examples within the team of members being progressed and developed internally.How to ApplyClick APPLY or email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Position An exciting new position has arisen within a national retail company who has strong reputation in their market. Our client is looking for a HR and Renumeration professional to join a highly supportive team and established, growing company on a permanent, full-time basis. This position is based in Western Sydney, however they do a mix of working from home and office.Key ResponsibilitiesReporting directly to the Renumeration and Payroll Manager, your responsibilities will include: Undertake annual renumeration review and analysis Provide recommendations and solutions covering specific areas of remuneration and benefits including salary planning, market analysis, job design, vendor relationship management and other services; Liaise with the reporting and analytics team to improve quality of people reporting, specific people & culture dashboards, compliance requirements, and prepare yearly reports to meet funder workforce data requirements Provide meaningful people and business data by reporting on Job size, Pay point Data, Time & Attendance Data, New Starters and Exit Interviews. Provide metrics and analytics on performance management data Act as the first point of contract for all people enquiries Manage the First Work Right Agreement. Assist with contract generation Assist the manager with other HR Generalist tasks as required. Skills and ExperienceOur client is very much open to providing training which is fantastic. The successful candidate will therefore ideally have some of the following skills and experience: Excellent communication skills Strong analytical skills Comprehensive excel skills e.g. V-lookups & Pivot Tables At least 1-3 years experience in HR administration and reporting role Is inquisitive Ability to interpret data and produce reports. How to ApplyIf your next move aligns with this position, please apply directly using the link below and attach an updated copy of your resume. For a confidential discussion around your career or more information on this role, please contact Kellie-Ann Glassock on email@example.com
North Melbourne location with ample parking Job security in a permanent role $85,000 - $90,000 + superannuation + bonus About our Client Our client is an exciting and fast-growing organisation who boast a close-knit working environment and positive working culture. Due to rapid growth, the organisation are currently looking for a Payroll Officer to join their supportive team on a permanent basis. Duties Reporting to the CFO and working within the finance team, you will be responsible for: Processing the weekly payroll for approximately 200 employees New starters and terminations Award interpretation Processing annual leave, sick leave and adjustments Superannuation processing Payroll tax/PAYG Handling payroll queries Successful Applicant Prior experience within a similar Payroll Officer position Excellent communication and interpersonal skills The ability to work in a team-based environment Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise urgent work Additional Benefits Central inner-city location, walking distance to public transport Friendly and supportive working environment Attractive remuneration package To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Melanie Woodward at firstname.lastname@example.org
What we are looking for: Tertiary qualifications in Architecture/Design At least 2 year in residential drafting Strong technical understanding of building res codes Confidence meeting with clients & running joinery meetings SOme background with Joinery Proficiency with Revit Whats on offer: Stable employment with a leading builder Diverse range of projects across custom & high end projects Excellent salary package on offer Career development & progression into management Work with a successful team Sharp & Carter are currently partnering with a leading residential builder who are looking to recruit Joinery Draftsperson to work within the Interiors team. A great opportunity to work in a successful team and work across all areas of drafting and design.This leading home builder has an excellent brand within the Melbourne market and is well known for providing an excellent culture as well as giving its staff great opportunity for development & progression.This role will be a senior position, you will have the opportunity to mentor and develop junior staff as well as progress into management.For further information please apply online or call Alastair Bray on 0433697422 or email@example.com for a confidential discussion.
The Organisation Our client is a large Australia retail business who pride themselves on encouraging a healthy work life balance for their employees, and have values built on honesty, respect and trust. The role of the Payroll Officer will be to take ownership of a high volume payroll with the assistance of a Payroll Manager and payroll team. Position Description Reporting directly into the Payroll Manager, your duties will include: Payroll processing for staff including pay adjustments, leave forms Prepare and reconcile fortnightly payroll Processing of annual, long service and personal leave Processing new starters, terminations and payroll adjustments Proving accurate information in response to employee queries Other duties as requested Candidate Profile The successful applicant will have proven experience in a similar Payroll Officer role as well as the following attributes: Ability to hit the ground running Prior experience in interpreting EBAs and awards Strong attention to detail Excellent time management skills What's on Offer Brilliant Richmond offices - with working from home flexibility Excellent work/ life balance Temporary role with view to permanent To discuss the role further, please contact Daniel Close on 0431 284 815 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About the RoleIn this role you will be charged with the up-keep of up to 20 childcare centres. This is an autonomous role with the opportunity to run yor own day. The role will entail weekly inspections of the centres as well as general carpentry. Skills and Experience Qualified in Carpentry Maintenance background preferred yet not essential Excellent communication skills Fantastic organization skills The Company and Culture The client boasts a dynamic working culture that thrives on interaction. The company having a specific focus market creating a niche working environment for employees. Growing on the back of a dynamic, professional culture with focus on empowering their staff to ensure retention levels are high.
The Company Sharp and Carter have partnered with a privately owned property development business with over 20 years’ experience across the Australian market. The organisation is going through a period of development and growth and are therefore looking for an energic and eager to learn assistant accountant to join them on this journey. The business prides themselves on their professional, inclusive and friendly culture. The Role Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: Review of bank reconciliations prepared Bookkeeper; Month end journal entries; Fixed Asset Register maintenance; Reconciliation of all balance sheet accounts; Assistance with technical accounting issues; Assistance with tax compliance (BAS reports and lodgements, FBT, Payroll Tax); and Liaison with external auditors (outgoings and financial audit). The Candidate You will be tertiary qualified in a relevant accounting degree and have aspirations to complete or be part way through your CA/ CPA. You will have 1 - 3 years professional experience as well as basic knowledge of accounting standards. Exceptional communication skills, with proven ability to demonstrate initiative and have good attention to detail are essential. How to Apply To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Mia Di Giambattista at email@example.com
About The CompanyOur client is an ASX listed organisation experiencing incredible growth. They continue to expand and have recently won a number of key accounts. Due to this growth, an opportunity for an Senior Financial Accountant is available to join their team in a permanent capacity.The Role | Reporting into the Finance ManagerSpecific duties will include, but not limited to: Preparing monthly cash-flow reports for both actual and forecast periods, explaining key variances where required. Preparing monthly management accounts and supporting schedules, explaining the key month on month variances. Assisting the Finance Manager in the preparation of monthly invoicing, liaising with consultants, Business Heads to discuss actuals against Forecast figures. Manage the half year and full year audit process Monthly BAS reporting Preparing of annual statutory accounts. Performing monthly GL balance sheet reconciliations Ad hoc support as required. Candidate ProfileTertiary qualified in a Commerce or Accounting degree, with a CA or CPA qualification. Ideally you started your career in the Big 4 , Mid tier or a large complex organisation. Interpersonally you are bright, engaging, comfortable with building strong professional relationships across an organisation, and you are capable of working autonomously when required. Your MS Excel skills are strong and most importantly, you will be eager to learn at every opportunity.How to ApplyTo apply online, please click on the appropriate link. Alternatively, to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact Lucy Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attractive salary paying $80,000 + Super Located close to home in the Northern suburbs | Onsite parking Work within a supportive and collaborative team About the company Our client is a highly successful national organisation that has shown rapid growth with plans for greater expansion. This firm is currently looking for an experienced Payroll Officer to permanently join their high performing and supportive team. With excellent staff benefits, a fun and dynamic environment, this role will be an exciting opportunity for those looking for their next challenge. Duties Reporting directly to the Payroll Manager your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: Processing a payroll for 500+ employees Lodgment of superannuation and tax Entering new employee details Continuously update employee database Interpreting appropriate EBA’s Calculate termination and redundancy packages Maintaining a high level of customer service when responding to queries Skills and Experience The successful applicant will also have the following attributes: Previous experience in a similar Payroll Officer position Excellent communication and interpersonal skills A passionate and positive ‘can do’ attitude Strong team player and ability to work collaboratively, as well as autonomously Exceptional organisational and time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines Sound analytical and problem-solving skills Ability to multi-task Benefits Permanent role with fantastic employee benefits Join a rapidly growing market leading organisation. Free car parking on site Collaborative and enjoyable team environment Attractive salary paying $80,0000 + Super How to Apply To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Ryan McNaughton at email@example.com
About the roleReporting to the Customer Service Manager, you will manage all inbound customer-related inquiries. You will be given the opportunity to provide exceptional Customer Service and work with both key internal and external stakeholders. This is a forward-thinking and dynamic team environment where you will be able to further develop your skillset and progress your careerResponsibilitiesReporting to the Customer Service Manager, you will have the chance to support and enhance the experience of members. This will include but will not be limited to; Answering and responding to all calls and queries Updating and maintaining internal databases Implement and adhere to company processes and procedures Communicate across various touch-points Liaise with internal-external stakeholders Project support Provide service information to members The Candidate Minimum 12 months experience in a customer service role Exceptional written and verbal communication skills Experience using systems SAP, Salesforce or Pronto is highly advantageous Strong organisational skills Ability to build rapport with stakeholders Must be immediately available The Benefits Multiple roles available | Immediate start Contract to permanent and permanent opportunities Flexible working arrangements Join a reputable market leader To apply, please click the appropriate link below or for a confidential discussion contact Faith Rayner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harley Thomas, Finance & Accounting Partner at Sharp & Carter has delved into the hot topic of the ‘Great Resignation’ that is on the tip of everyone’s tongues for the upcoming year. See below his take on this theory and what it could mean for you and your business. Have you heard of the term “The Great Resignation” or “The Great Attrition”? While many are predicting the next 12 months will see a significant spike in the number of workers quitting their jobs, and consequently an increase in workforce turnover rates, our observation is that this phenomenon is already well and truly upon us in the Finance & Accounting employment market. The closure of international borders has driven extremely tight conditions in the labour market and availability of immediately available talent. This has both coincided with, and compounded, a significant churn cycle already underway. Whereas many candidates put job searches on hold through all the uncertainty of the Covid economic downtown and prioritised the security of a stable job over the next challenge or step up, it is evident that the tide turned on this front earlier this year. The perceived risk of moving companies has dropped considerably. With an effective backlog of these candidates reengaging with a job search, along with those who would have been in the market this year in any case, this churn cycle is being fuelled further by the tight contracting market. Whereas in more “normal” market conditions we might see 1 in 3 permanent vacancies being filled by someone currently not working, for example a talented expat, migrant or returnee from a stint overseas, this number is more like 1 in 10 now. Put another way, this means that while ordinarily there might be a 66% chance another permanent vacancy is created when a job is filled, in this market it is more like a 90% chance. Therefore the “multiplier effect” of the churn cycle is far greater, and the chain reaction of permanent vacancies created is greater and lasts longer. So, what does this mean for employers?A key takeaway from our August webinar hosted by business journalist and commentator Kate Mills was that many professionals are expecting to feel, or already are feeling, less connected with the companies that employ them since Covid forced the rise of remote work. Indeed, our research shows that 58% of all employees said that the deterioration of trusted human relationships at work was their number one concern about the post-Covid workplace, with another 24% saying it was the reduction in innovation and creativity due to reduced personal interactions.Employers need to understand that while tightness in the labour market is driving up salaries of Finance & Accounting professionals, it is a sense of connection and personal interaction many are feeling they are missing after months and months of the isolation of working from home full time. Those businesses that fail to grasp this and instead try to address the issue of staff turnover and improve retention through remuneration alone will potentially see a costly failure of this approach in the longer term. Though not specific to the local market or Finance & Accounting function, an excellent analysis from McKinsey of what this means for businesses and how they can in fact turn the “Great Attrition” to their advantage by focusing on the factors that are really driving employee mindset and intentions can be accessed via this link. If you are keen to understand further insights specific to your market, then please reach out to us here.
Dolly Parton once sang about the 9 to 5 work week, a week of day to day in and out of rolling office doors, but now those days are long gone after Covid-19 changed up our working world forever. Employees no longer look at their work week with an eye of distain knowing they don’t have a say about whether or not they want to come into the office. Employees now look at their working week in terms of a dialogue with their employers. We have seen over the past 2 years that although working from home has had its tough points, most employees have enjoyed the autonomy and casual working style in their day to day. Because of this, going back to a full work week almost seems impossible, both from a lifestyle point of view and a mental health point of view. Businesses are now having to navigate a new working world with new employee wants and needs. So, what is the best way to navigate this? Simple. It’s having open and honest conversations. Chatting with each of your employees and delving into what suits them will make the new working world seem less daunting. Ask them questions such as:1. What have you enjoyed about working from home? And the reverse of that, what haven’t you enjoyed?2. What can we do to help your transition back into the office?3. If you could design your perfect working week, what would it look like to you?This type of dialogue will give your business and its employees the best foot forward into a post Covid ‘working from home’ world. It will not only assist your business to retain and attract talent, but also support greater productivity, engagement and overall wellbeing.
Managing a team whilst working remotely requires a different approach to managing when in the same physical space. We’ve provided some points below to help you drive outcomes, maintain engagement, productivity, motivation, and teamwork whilst managing a team remotely. 1: Clearly communicate expectationsTo allow them to deliver effectively, you also need to be clear about what is expected of them, so they can confidently get on with their tasks, working productively and effectively. Establish clear expectations from the onset. 2: Use collaborative toolsWe are fortunate to be living in a world where there are unlimited technological tools that can be used to increase efficiency, productivity and improve the organisation of tasks. Use this to your advantage to stay connected with your team. Platforms such as Slack, Google Docs, Microsoft Teams and Trello are great to keep track of tasks that both you and your employees are working on. 3: Recognise and encourage a healthy work life balanceAs a quality leader, you should promote a positive work-life balance and encourage employees not to overstretch themselves. Reiterate the importance of switching off after work hours and do not encourage the blurring of boundaries. This may include limiting you’re out of hours emails and communication, so your staff don’t feel the need to mirror your actions. 4: Maintaining engagement and productivity levels among teamsIt is important to check in throughout your teams work weeks to make sure they are feeling engaged and therefore productive. Working from home takes it tolls and sometimes checking in and asking the question ‘how are you feeling’ can do wonders in make sure your team feels heard and seen. 5: Providing resources throughout WFH periodsProviding a plethora of materials your team can utilise is of high importance throughout the WFH period. With your team not being able to reach out in person to people as quickly as they could in the office, making sure your team has easy access to all resources to help them complete their tasks is a great step in making WFH feel more comfortable.
Networking aids you to cast a wide net of contacts that can positively impact you with your career path and build important relationships that can help you access job opportunities. The more you network the more you will grow and learn how to make lasting professional connections. Networking is no longer based purely on meeting people. In this new world people are connecting via virtual events, webinars, and online conferences. There are limitless options out there to help you start growing your network tree. Because we know the importance and power of networking, we have collated some tips to help you network effectively and where to go to build connections.1: Connect with the right peopleIt is important to network with people who are within your industry. Creating a network that helps you to open doors in your industry means your chances of securing an amazing opportunity is that much higher. 2: Utilise LinkedIn Social media is an excellent way to easily and quickly connect with networking opportunities. LinkedIn is the professional social media platform and is the best way to connect with industry leaders and send direct messages about your interest in their career journey. 3: Use your resume as a talking point for adviceUtilising strong talking points when networking is important to strike up conversation and develop connections. Asking advice on how to best write up your resume is an easy way to chat with an industry leader you admire and hope to learn from. 4: Follow upAfter building connections, the way you maintain them is by following up. After meeting someone at a networking event etc, follow up either on LinkedIn or via email with notes about hoping to cross paths in the future to learn more from their experiences. This shows dedication and eagerness to learn. 5: Seek out networking events – live and virtual A great way to build connections is by signing up to relevant industry networking events, conferences, workshops or webinars. There are many websites available that can help you locate and register interest for such events. Getting on the front foot and signing up to these events is the best way of building a strong network.
"What are your salary expectations?" This is the question many previous job seekers that have gone through a job interview process would have heard before. This question can create panic and fear in candidates who are worried about asking for 'too much' or 'too little' and being taken advantage of. But don't worry, this question is not a trick to try and trip you up.A Helpful Tip to Answer:It is important not to be afraid to ask the recruiter what they think you could get in the market realistically with your skillset. Additionally, as long as you can justify your salary expectations, don't ever be afraid just to say it outright.In recruitment, success is measured when both parties are happy (the candidate and the client you are recruiting for). Often recruiters ask the question to balance it out and get a salary that you would be happy with and a salary the client can realistically pay based on their budget. So, if you ever get asked the question and don't quite know how to answer it, turn it into a discussion where the recruiter can help you rather than feeling as though you are on trial.More often than not, employers and recruiters will be happy to help you and discuss similar roles they have recently recruited or hired for and discuss those rates. Connect with us! If you’re curious about current opportunities available or want to know more about market rates for salaries relevant to your experience, reach out to us here.
Unsure of what to expect in your second interview? We’ve got you covered!Receiving a second interview is a positive sign. It shows you have impressed the employer and they now want to learn more about you and how you could take on the specific role and have impact. Be prepared for more detailed questions relating to all aspects of the role. While capability-based questions will most likely have come up in the first interview, your second interview questions will cover more specifics.Your second interview will also present you with more pressure and most likely more people in your interview. We suggest finding out exactly who will be in this second interview so that you know who you will be speaking to and what roles they play in the company. Having this knowledge will help you shape your answers and stand out whilst presenting as prepared and dedicated. The second interview is about finding out if you will fit in with the company’s dynamic. Be prepared for questions regarding your interpersonal skills and how you manage working relationships with colleagues. This is to gauge if your personality and technical skills could be a good fit. This is not only an opportunity for the company to find out if you will slot in well but it is a time for you to see if you feel comfortable working there, the culture, and what they would expect from you. Be prepared to ask questions. You will most likely have more opportunities to engage with your interviewer. Because of this, you will be expected to ask more comprehensive questions than you did in your first interview. Lastly, be prepared by being prepared. Have your questions ready, know your resume back to front and have a solid idea of who you are talking to and the company you wish to work at.
Gone are the days of setting up a simple and generic LinkedIn profile to tick a networking box and have a presence. Today, a strong LinkedIn profile can provide a greater chance of being seen and sought after by employers or recruiters.We’ve pulled together 5 tips to help you optimise your LinkedIn profile and position yourself for success.1: Choose a professional profile pictureIt is important to choose a high quality picture that is appropriate for LinkedIn. This means a picture that showcases you in professional clothing, facing the camera to highlight your face and not holding anything such as a drink in your hand. It is also crucial to choose a picture that features only yourself. You do not want to confuse potential employers by having multiple people in your profile picture. 2: Use a tagline underneath your nameWrite up a tagline that quickly and effectively summarises your capabilities, industry experience and holds meaning for your target audience. Also, incorporate keywords. For example, if you are looking for a job in the finance and accounting space, write your tagline as ‘Financial Accounting with FMCG and ASX Listed Experience’3: Write up a detailed summaryIn your summary section, you want to outline your industry experience, transferrable skills, and the organisational structures you’ve worked within. This is your time to go into more detail about what you know and how you can utilise your expertise. 4: Outline your job descriptions and dutiesWhen listing your past roles make sure you add descriptions about the skills you acquired and tasks you performed while working there. This helps employers to understand your capabilities and experience. 5: Update your LinkedIn settingsMake sure you change your settings to ‘open to opportunities’ if you are in an active job search. This helps employers to find you easily when seeking out candidates. Download your Comprehensive Job Seeking Guide HereFor more information to assist in your job seeking journey and help you secure your next career, download our guide by entering your details below:
Interview nerves are a natural yet difficult emotion to navigate. As a potential employee, you are in the spotlight, presenting your best self which can be intimidating.We have compiled the below tips to help you navigate the stress and nail your next interview. 1: Practice makes perfect If you find yourself getting nervous in interviews, it is best to sit down with a trusted friend or family member who can ask you some of the likely questions you will be faced with on the day of your interview. 2: Your resume is your cheat sheet Your resume is what the interviewer will be looking at for talking points. Make sure you know exactly what is on your resume and the skills you have listed! If you know your resume back to front, you can feel assured that you will know what your interviewer will be asking. 3: Eat a healthy meal beforehand and drink lots of water The best version of yourself is the healthiest version of yourself. Eating some healthy snacks before your interview gives you the best chance to feel energised and focused.4: Give yourself a pep talkPositive self-talk is the key to navigating your nerves. Nerves will always emphasise the worst outcome of a situation, so it is important to debate those thoughts with a positive mantra whenever you feel yourself doubting your abilities. 5: Remember that nerves are the sign that you care about the job! Nerves are a signal that you care about performing well, showing the best version of your skills and potential. Reframing your nerves and using them in a positive light can help you to overcome your stress.
Cover letters are still an essential part of a job application and can differentiate you from other candidates. A cover letter is essentially a marketing document used to pitch yourself and your relevant experience highlighting why you are the best candidate for the role.We have 5 tips to help you to write the best cover letter tailored to each opportunity.1: Address who you are speaking toYour cover letter should always formally address who it is speaking to. This creates a tone of respect throughout your cover letter.2: Be concise and outline how you can fulfil the job role (use keywords)A job role will outline the basics of what the role requires. In your cover letter, choose a few of these important requirements and explain how you can fulfil them, linking to examples of your previous experience. Also use keywords that the job poster has used.3: Add personalityYour cover letter allows you to write in a tone that showcases your personality. Use words you usually use and include real-life examples.4: End with a call to actionYou want to end your cover letter with a call to action. For example, end your cover letter by outlining your interest in the role and your eagerness to speak with someone from the company very soon.5: Proofread!The last thing you want is a spelling or grammar mistake in your cover letter. Run your cover letter through an online spell check and have someone proofread to ensure every word and sentence is correct.Click here to download our comprehensive guide on job applications, including advice on resume and cover lettering writing and optimising your LinkedIn profile - https://bit.ly/3qYR000
Navigating the job market in a COVID-19 world isn’t easy. Even when eased restrictions are in place, we are finding that employers are still favouring video interviews despite having the ability to conduct face-to-face interviews due to convenience. We have some simple tips to help you nail your next online job interview: 1: Preparation is key Make sure you have double-checked your interview start time and checked that your computer and internet are set to go! 2: Dress to Impress! Make sure you are dressed professionally from head to toe. Not only will this ensure you look great, but it will help you feel ready to present the best version of yourself.3: Check your surroundingsEnsure you have your set up in a quiet area with good lighting focused on your face. You want a potential employee to be able to see and hear you clearly! 4: Enunciate! Computers can be glitchy at times, so speak slowly and clearly to ensure every word is heard. 5: Look straight into the camera when speaking Looking straight at the camera will help to keep your interviewer's attention.