About the Company A global health and wellness company who are leader in their space with a focus on innovation are looking for an experienced Safety Manager on a part time capacity in the south east of Melbourne, which will be a pivotal role in ensuring the wellbeing of the team are at high standards. About the Role As the Safety Manager you lead safety initiatives and uphold the highest standards of health and safety across the site. Your role will involve directing the development of the OHS Plan, driving initiatives to reduce critical risks, and actively participating in risk Assessments and Incident Investigations. You will take charge of the Internal Audit Program, ensuring compliance of regulatory requirements, and the maintenance of ISO certifications. You will lead the charge in fostering a positive safety culture with further responsibilities including data analysis and communication of key performance indicators and OHS statistics, providing valuable insights and recommendations to enhance the safety culture, mitigate injury risks, and ensure ongoing compliance. Skills & Experience Strong knowledge of Health and Safety regulations and best practice A Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety or relevant experience. Demonstrated experience with Safety Systems Understanding of OHS current legislation and best practice. Experience in manufacturing or logistics environments. How to Apply To apply online, please click on the apply function. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Emily Gough on 0428057051 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Working as part of the newly deployed People & Culture structure this role is focused on elevating the function the Commercial function leadership. Working across buying, sales, planning and revenue you will own the capability agenda across the group during a time of uplift and business-goal alignment. Responsibilities: Partner with senior leadership to develop and implement effective HR policies and practices that will support the strategic growth of the business. Offer thought leadership regarding organisational and people-related strategy and execution. Educate, coach, and partner with managers on performance management and employee development goals. Provide HR expertise in the areas of feedback, employee relations, development and coaching, compensation, and organisational development. Participate in the continual development of HR programs, such as recruiting, retention, compensation, benefits. Collaborate with the HR team to champion and accelerate a culture of excellence in which people feel engaged and inspired to deliver top business results. Develop people strategies and design approaches for diagnosing and enhancing organizational effectiveness and employee satisfaction. Educate team members on compensation practices, including compensation, performance feedback, performance calibration, and career transitions. Preferred Skills & Experience: Demonstrated analytical thinking, problem solving, and decision making skills. Critical thinker with success in developing innovative solutions to business issues. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written. Demonstrated credibility and integrity in communications to ensure information flows upward and downward. Ability to listen and understand the needs of the employees, together with those of the company. Ability to stylistically adapt communication based on audience. Ability to manage multiple, complex issues and prioritise projects concurrently Provide and demonstrate change management leadership. Coach and influence to achieve business results. Use knowledge of the business strategy or the ability to probe for required understanding of business strategy/context in order to properly align solutions or problem solving approaches. Make decisions that effectively incorporate global context and support necessary collaboration across org/geo boundaries.
Sharp & Carter are looking to grow our fastest growing NSW Business, Human Resource & Talent! We have multiple career level opportunities to join the team Join a growing, values-based recruitment business that offers ongoing career and personal development whatever your experience. Human Resources & Talent focus | Collaborative and experienced team with exceptional training provided. Permanent Position | $80-$100K + bonus + super | Sydney CBD based About us At Sharp & Carter, we aim to provide all staff with an environment which allows them to realise their potential and lead a fulfilling, balanced life, both professionally and personally. A career with us offers you a fun, flexible and supportive work environment, first class professional training and development, a generous remuneration model, and excellent growth potential as we expand into new markets and locations. We are looking for experienced consultants who are looking to elevate their career in an organisation that has a culture of “uncommon care”. About the Role The role of a consultant is a diverse, interactive, challenging and rewarding one. You will be responsible for building and developing relationships within the HR & Talent community. With coaching and guidance you will provide HR professionals with career opportunities that could be permanent or contract. There is no denying you need to be a salesperson at heart, selling your services to our clients, selling our clients to our candidates, then our candidates to our clients! You will need to nurture long-term relationships with clients and candidates by leveraging existing networks and creating new ones through business development, but also be process oriented by closely managing assignments through to successful outcomes. Additional Benefits Transparent remuneration + commission model Structured training and development programs Progressive recruitment environment - autonomy & trust Team based culture - monthly & quarterly celebrations, group PT, yoga, trivia night (+more) Team based incentives Yearly trip – Hamilton Island, Queenstown, Cairns, Port Douglas, Bali, to name a few Sharp and Carter HR is the newest division within the wider Sharp and Carter business, as such we are growing our HR recruitment teams in NSW, VIC & QLD. If you are reading this advert and would be interested in joining Sharp & Carter HR in any of these states, we welcome you to apply! How to Apply Please apply by submitting your CV via the apply feature on this website.
About the Opportunity?Work within a leading global construction company that empowers and develops its employees. Gain great commercial experience working closely within a team as a Senior Financial Analyst reporting to the FP&A Manager. This role will require strong business partnering skills as you will be working closely with all levels of stakeholders across the APAC region. This is an exciting high growth company with great opportunity to develop and progress internally. Key Responsibilities Include:Reporting directly to the FP&A Manager. Key responsibilities for the role include (but are not limited to): Manage the Australia FP&A function including financial forecasts (cash and earnings). Responsible for compiling and coordinating the Australia and Global Corporate Cost Centre Business Plans. Management reporting tasks for global regions, including but not limited to budgeting and forecast. Assisting with compiling and coordinating the annual Global Business Plan. Working closely with senior management to understand drivers of business performance and provide business casing and decision support. Responsible for monthly Australia forecasting (cash and earnings) and weekly cash forecasting for Australia and Global Corporate. Manage inventory and cash flow position, maintain strong decision-making financial models. Commercial and performance analysis, ad-hoc financial modelling and project work. Identify risks and opportunities through partnership with financial and non-financial senior stakeholders. Continuously seek and monitor opportunities for process improvement. The successful applicant will have: High level of commercial acumen and ability to assess situations. An aptitude and drive for seeking continuous process improvement and innovation. Great stakeholder management and communication capability. Knowledge or experience within construction would be desirable. How to apply:To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Laura Ruddlesden at email@example.com, quoting Ref No LR271372.
Unique opportunity to join one of ANZ's Most Loved Food Brands as Category Manager Drive category insights across retail & foodservice and unlock category growth | Report to Head of Category Deliciously inspiring culture & rich heritage | $150k - $170k inc super | Amazing Culture - collaborative and high performing About the roleDelicious... mmm... and Tasty! They're the first 2 or 3 words that you'd use to describe this amazing role and that's exactly what it is, an Amazing Category Manager position for one of Australia and New Zealand's most loved food brands. And you could be a part of it...a big part of it. Reporting to the Head of Category, in this strategic and hands on role you will take full ownership of the development and implementation of the whole category and insights strategy. You will drive category thought leadership to unlock growth for this Leading Household FMCG Brand and it's customers. You are a category champion that understands shoppers, has a customer centric mindset, to influence/support internal stakeholders. You will also lead and nurture 1 direct report who is an eager Insights Manager. You understand that their success is your success and you lead with care, empathy and excellence and are a genuine role model to them. This is a 12 - 14 month contract position initially with the view to permanency for the right person thereafter.Duties Develop, implement and review category plans - ensure category growth and become the go-to expert for retailers to grow the category Unlock insights to support the wider team/business by using data to solve consumer and shopper problems & opportunities External stakeholder management - Retailers, Foodservice and QSR Financial management - growth strategies, marketing support budget, category insights and performance reporting Develop and implement promotional calendars in line with category plans Skills and Experience A proven track record of growing a category ideally with FMCG experience in a similar role Strong experience in FMCG Category, Consumer or Shopper Ability to combine strong strategic thinking and analytical ability, thrives on using new knowledge and data to create meaningful and useful intelligence. Problem solving ability & commercial nous - capable of understanding the impact of decision making on the business. Working knowledge of Neilson, AZTEC scan data, Homescan or Quantium Benefits Genuine long term career development potential with continuous support, mentorship and leadership training Onsite parking Attractive salary package | $150 - $170k inc super Flexible working arrangements - 3 days from home 2 days from the office About the companyMy client is a Leading Household name in the FMCG food space. They are known for quality, trust and deliciousness and the customer is at the heart of everything they do!! CultureDue to the scale and speed to which the organisation functions, it is a very fast paced work environment where collaboration and trust is key. This role will also play an active part in the development of the current team culture, into what can only be described as a high performing family. They want people who are positive, passionate and collaborative so if you have the energy, they'll give you the opportunity to shape and grow your career.How to ApplyPlease click on the link below and all applications are confidential in nature.
Position descriptionThis is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Accounts Payable Officer to join an established national business and work within an accounts payable team. This role is an end-to-end accounts payable role and is requiring someone who can begin either immediately or on short notice (e.g. in January). The company is located in Western Sydney and the company is flexible with working hours and arrangements, allowing 2 days work from home. There is plenty of parking onsite. Our client has a superb company culture and supportive management team. They look to promote staff internally before recruiting externally and encourages career growth and development. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Matching, batching and coding a high volume of invoices Preparation, allocation of costs to correct G/L accounts, and payment of weekly bills Reconciliation of bank and supplier reconciliations Handling the AP mailbox Coordinate the accounts payable system, including vendor details, record of payments and filing systems Management of relationships with suppliers and handling queries Undertake ad-hoc project work as required. Current project: SAP Concur AP automation The successful applicant will have Prior experience within an end to end Accounts Payable role High attention to detail Experience using a large ERP system is essential e.g. SAP, Oracle, Dynamics, JDE, Pronto. Intermediate Excel skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills The ability to multi-task and meet deadlines Be reliable and committed to the role. The CompanyOur client is well-established business. An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Accounts Payable Officer to join their team. This role will suit someone who has worked in a team environment previously. Our client has an excellent work culture - we have received excellent feedback from employees who we previously placed and are still within the business. How to ApplyPlease submit your CV via the prompts provided. Sharp & Carter often have a range of positions available that may not yet be advertised. If you feel this opportunity is interesting yet not quite right, then we recommend still putting in an application via the link below, that way we can contact you to find out more about your career goals and aspirations, and we will ensure you stay updated and aware of exciting new vacancies in the market.
Engagement Specialist Company Overview: Our client is a dynamic and innovative company dedicated to entertainment and media. We are passionate about media and committed to creating a positive impact. As we continue to grow, we are seeking a talented and enthusiastic Engagement Specialist to join our team and play a pivotal role in enhancing our relationships with clients, customers, and stakeholders. Position Overview: As a Marketing Engagement Specialist, you will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to cultivate meaningful connections with our target audience. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure a seamless and positive experience for our clients, customers, and partners. The ideal candidate is a proactive and creative individual who is passionate about building strong relationships and driving engagement. Key Responsibilities: Client Relationship Management: Build and maintain strong relationships with clients by understanding their needs, addressing concerns, and ensuring satisfaction with our products/services. Email Marketing: Set up, test, and execute emails, sms sends, push and in-app notifications in Adobe Campaign Standard Customer Engagement: Develop and implement strategies to enhance customer engagement, including outreach campaigns, feedback mechanisms, and loyalty programs. Stakeholder Communication: Effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders, ensuring clear and consistent messaging that aligns with the company's brand and values. Event Planning and Execution: Organize and execute events to foster engagement, including webinars, workshops, and networking opportunities. Feedback Analysis: Collect and analyze feedback from clients, customers, and stakeholders to identify areas for improvement and implement changes accordingly. Collaboration: Work closely with marketing, sales, and product teams to align engagement strategies with overall business goals. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Business, or related field. Proven experience in client or customer engagement Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Strong organizational and project management abilities. Creative problem-solving skills and a proactive attitude. Familiarity with CRM software and engagement analytics tools. Benefits: Competitive salary and performance-based incentives. Health, dental, and vision insurance. Flexible work hours and remote work options. Professional development opportunities. A collaborative and dynamic work environment. How To ApplyClick the apply button now or email your resume to Miriam O'Connell at Moconnell@sharpandcarter.com.au
The OrganisationOur client is a highly regarded employer of choice with a strong market presence in the health industry. They are determined to continue being market leaders and pride themselves on excellent service to the community. In a dominant market position and with an appetite for growth this is a great opportunity to join a true market leader. This newly created role is seeking a driven and experienced Assistant Accountant to join their high performing Finance team. The Role | Reporting to the Finance ManagerSpecific duties will include, but not limited to: Assist in the preparation of month end reporting Complete daily bank reconciliations Posting journals and accruals Accounts receivable GL reconciliations Ad hoc duties and projects as specified by the Finance Manager Skills and Experience The ideal candidate will be tertiary qualified in an accounting or business degree, with a proven track record of academic success. You will have aspirations to complete or have started your CA or CPA and have 1-3 years professional experience as well as basic knowledge of accounting standards.Great 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. For further enquiries, feel free to contact Steph Dawson at: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the role: A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Senior Financial Accountant has arisen in an exciting multinational organisation. This role for someone who is forward thinking and confident in driving change in a transformative environment. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the timely completion of month end tasks, and maintaining accurate and compliant financial records. This is a great opportunity for someone who can work autonomously and is looking to take the next step in their career. Key Responsibilities (include but are not limited to): Liaise with areas of finance to lead the month end close process Take ownership on the provision calculation and analysis Act as the primary contact for statutory audit Prepare balance sheet reconciliations and corporate reporting packs Assist in quarterly tax packs. Maintain the Fixed Asset Register and prepare cashflow forecasts. Ad-hoc requests & reporting Talent identification and development Requirements: Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or a related field At least 5 years of experience in a finance role, with experience at a senior level advantageous Strong analytical skills and attention to detail Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a team player mentality Strong Excel knowledge and practical application A strong desire to learn, develop and progress within this opportunity Our client will consider a chartered accountancy or commercial profile About the ClientOur client is an instantly recognizable name residing within the retail industry. Join a fun and collaborative environment and be supported in your pursuit of growth! How to ApplyTo apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Claudia Freiha at email@example.com
Based in the North-East with onsite parking and close to public transport Work for an instantly recognisable business at the forefront of their industry Fantastic career development and company culture in a permanent role What’s on offer & about our client:The opportunity to work for a well-established market leading organisation, at the forefront of their industry, on a full-time permanent basis in Heidelberg. Be part of this excellent continued 'growth story' and make a difference within their business. The business offers a collaborative and supportive work environment, that have built a strong working culture with an excellent leadership team. The business places an incredible succinct dual focus on both their employees and customers, to ensure they are at the forefront of their operations, and pride themselves on providing high quality services. This role will be suited to someone who has a passion for both accounts & billing duties, enjoys maintaining relationships with varying stakeholders, and making a difference!Overview of key responsibilities:Reporting to a supportive Team Leader, this role is critical to supporting the business and customers. Your responsibilities will include but not be limited too: Billing processes from start to finish in adherence with company policies Liaise with Medicare, health insurance funds, TAC and Veteran Affairs to ensure correct billing Timely and accurate processing of invoices Communicate with customers via telephone, electronically or in person in relation to product or service enquiries Establish patient payment plans accordingly Early identification and appropriate classification of patients with eligible health fund or third-party coverAllocation and receipting of payments Set up new customers and accounts Supporting the wider accounts team Opportunity to be involved in continuous improvement initiatives Additional ad hoc tasks as required What our client is looking for:The successful applicant will have experience in similar role, as well as the following attributes: Strong interpersonal skills and relationship building abilities Impeccable communication skills The ability to liaise with a multitude of stakeholders Strong attention to detail and excellent time management skills Ability to confidently work autonomously as well as collaboratively Highly beneficial to have prior industry experience in aged care, hospital or healthcare (though not essential) What you can expect in return: Office located in Heidelberg (close to public transport and onsite parking) Job security in a permanent role and commence as soon as you are able 5 weeks annual leave per year Join a close knit and supportive team environment, with excellent training provided Join an industry leading business Attractive remuneration dependent on experience (circa $60,000 - 70,000 + super) Be part of a successful company and 'make a difference' within their business, among a collaborative team How to apply:To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Emma Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Company We are thrilled to have been engaged by a well-established Manufacturing business in WA in their search for a knowledgeable and skilled Accounts Receivable Officer. Located in North Perth, our client is looking to grow their AR function to support the organisation through a period of sustained growth. The Role The successful candidate will run their own ledger, from applications through to collections, and will deal with a broad range of customers of varying sizes. As the business continues to expand, this individual will liaise with internal stakeholders to improve communication and daily processes. This opportunity will offer variety, autonomy, flexibility and with the business growing exponentially, this is an excellent time to join. Duties will include, but not be limited to: Manage new and existing customers Ensure timely collection and allocation of receipts Ensure a high level of customer service and professionalism to all staff, debtors and clients Complete reconciliation of billing batches to funds received; Process claims and investigate abnormal claims Monitor the accounts receivable email account daily, actioning emails as appropriate Support for various month end duties including reconciliations and journal posting Skills and Experience 2+ years in a similar AR environment Understanding of Excel to an intermediate level Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills Unparalleled attention to detail Excellent verbal and written communication skills What’s on Offer Hybrid working environment Chance to enhance your skills working on dedicated projects Extensive wellness initiatives and community focus days How to Apply To apply online, please click on the appropriate link. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Michael McVeigh at email@example.com.
About the role In the Customer Service team, you will play a pivotal role in attracting and retaining customers by providing exceptional service. Your responsibilities include recording account information, resolving product or service issues, processing orders, and maintaining financial accounts. In this role you will be working in a team of 4, reporting into the Customer Service Manager and you'll be onsite Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm.Benefits Weekly fruit deliveries Birthday gift cards $200 yearly for your Health & Wellbeing On-site Physio fortnightly Two company celebrations a year Awards & recognition Key Responsibilities Maintain customer accounts by recording account information. Resolve product or service problems, ensuring customer satisfaction. Process customer orders and adjustments. Manage incoming calls and emails. Process customer returns. Liaise with internal and external customers. Provide accurate and complete information to customers. Handle complaints and provide timely solutions. Keep records of customer interactions. Answer questions about warranties or terms of sale. Skills and Experience 2+ years proven experience in a Call Centre or Administrtation role Excellent phone manner and communication skills Have a can-do attitude and be adaptable Be a team player Great attention to detail About our Client Based in Thomastown, our client are a prominent provider in Wearable Supply and Managed Services, they specialise in delivering uniform solutions for various sectors. Across the whole organisation there are 300 employees with 130 based from Thomastown. This organisation have some great employeee benefits and pride themselves on their collaboratice and diverse culture. To apply please follow the link below or for a confidential discussion please phone Sarah Gee on 0423011669SGee@sharpandcarter.com.au
Movember is the leading global charity changing the face of men's health. They exist to stop men dying too young by tackling some of the most complex health issues facing men today - mental health, suicide, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer. While they raise money throughout the entire year, Movember is certainly their biggest month where they call upon men far and wide to grow a mo and raise money for their cause. We are so proud to be a part of and continue to raise money for Movember. So far, our Sharp & Carter team has raised over $4284 and counting. A great effort by all! An awesome success story to highlight is our very own Lewis Ironside who is a Senior Consultant in the VIC Supply Chain & Engineering Team who has raised a massive $1415! Lewis has been spectacularly rallying around the cause and ensuring he can raise the most amount possible before the month is up. A huge well done to Lewis and all our other participants from S&C raising money for the cause!Movember places a strong emphasis on fostering a supportive and safe environment for everyone to be able to speak up when they are not ok. Beyond the visible impact of the iconic moustaches that sprout during this month, Movember serves as a powerful catalyst for open conversations around men's health, particularly mental health, and prostate cancer. This initiative aligns seamlessly with our core values of care and trust and spotlights our dedication to a broader sense of well-being that enhances our company culture. Our collective efforts have brought us closer to transforming the landscape of men's health, focusing on crucial issues like mental well-being and combating prostate and testicular cancer. Every conversation, every donation, and every act of support counts in these final days. Together, we have the power to make lasting change and inspire healthier lives. Let's embrace this last week with unwavering commitment and passion as we continue to change the face of men's health. We have a dedicated page for all our Movember participant mo-updates and their personal donation pages linked HERE. To learn more about Movember and ways to contribute/ get involved head HERE.
In today's competitive job market, it is crucial to establish a distinctive personal brand that sets you apart from other candidates. Personal branding refers to how you promote your skills, personality, and experience to potential employers or clients. Whether you are in the process of shaping your professional image or starting from scratch, it is essential to understand its impact on differentiating yourself as a competitive candidate. 1. Authenticity and Uniqueness The first thing to understand is that your professional image is a unique fingerprint that distinguishes you from the sea of candidates. It not only showcases your qualifications and skills but also your personality, values, and the distinctive essence you bring to the table. It is a powerful tool that enables prospective employers to see the depth and breadth of what you offer to an organisation, often pre-qualifying you as the ideal candidate for the role. 2. Building a strong online presenceAnother reason to develop your personal brand is its ability to enhance your online presence on platforms such as LinkedIn, blogs, and websites. A thorough and personalised LinkedIn profile is a fantastic way for employers to understand your professional journey and expertise, often elevating your status as a potential candidate. Personal blogs and websites provide a creative space to highlight interests and expertise, creating a deeper connection with employers. 3. NetworkingNetworking and connection are other benefits that result from a strong personal and professional identity. It not only helps you connect with like-minded professionals but also opens opportunities for expanded job roles. By authentically conveying your unique value proposition, you attract compatible employers, leading to a successful and fulfilling career path. 4. Long term success:Your professional persona and brand not only help you secure a job but can also contribute to long-term success within a workplace. By attracting the right cultural fit during the hiring process, you are more likely to thrive in your role, experience higher job satisfaction, encounter fewer conflicts with colleagues, and ensure sustained achievement in your position. Personal branding is not just a tool to secure a job; it’s a way to attract the right job that aligns with your work style, values, and personality. By effectively communicating who you are and what you stand for, you increase your chances of finding the correct cultural fit, fostering greater job satisfaction, and achieving success. To learn more about candidate insights click here
Interview feedback is one of the most helpful and constructive things you can provide a candidate after their interview. This feedback is especially critical when the candidate does not succeed within your job-hunting process. But why is it important? And what sort of feedback can you provide to improve a candidate’s chances of securing their next role? Keep reading our suggestions below. 1: Improvement of soft skills One of the most important parts of the interview process is your conversational skills and ability to hold a dynamic discussion. Many candidates learn how to improve their conversational skills while within their job search, so passing on feedback re their soft skills can exponentially improve their chances of securing their dream job. Feedback around soft skills can be:- Practice answering typical interview questions.- Be prepared as you can be by knowing your resume back to front.- Present your personality and talk about your strengths and weaknesses.2: Resume improvementResume’s can be a big reason why a candidate may not be securing any jobs. Providing feedback on their resume and ways in which to improve / better ways to put forward their experience and skills will help them to put their best foot forward. 3: Interview structure An interview structure is well known within the recruitment world, however for a candidate newly on their job search, knowing the process of an interview may be something they have little to no idea on. Some feedback you can provide is to advise a candidate to practice interview scenarios and read up on how their particular industry structure interviews.4: Suggestions and tips for the future. The best piece of feedback to provide is a piece of feedback that is specifically for the candidate. Whether that be around their interview answers or even the industry type they are interviewing for. Shaping their career goals for the better can point a candidate in their optimal direction and can ultimately lead them to a career that is fulfilling for years and years to come. To gain more employer insights click here
Professional skills are an essential part of any successful career and developing them is crucial for candidates who want to improve their job prospects and advance in their chosen field. Whether you are looking to build on your existing skills or acquire new ones, there are plenty of ways to develop your professional skills and become a more competitive candidate in the job market.1. Identify the skills you want to develop:The first step to developing your professional skills is to identify the areas you want to improve. Consider the requirements for the job you want, the skills you need to excel in your current position, and the areas you want to grow in. Once you have identified your skill gaps, you can start developing a plan to close them.2. Take online courses and attend workshops:Online courses and workshops are a terrific way to develop your skills and stay up to date with industry trends. Many reputable online platforms offer a wide range of courses and workshops, from technical skills to soft skills like leadershiP and communication. Attending workshops and seminars is also an excellent way to learn from industry experts and network with other professionals.3. Read professional books and articles:Reading professional books and articles is another way to stay up to date with industry trends and improve your skills. Look for books and articles written by experts in your field and choose topics that align with your career goals. Reading can also help you develop critical thinking skills and expand your knowledge base.4. Seek mentorship:Mentorship is an excellent way to develop your skills and gain insight into your industry. Find a mentor who is experienced in your field and who can provide guidance and support as you navigate your career. A mentor can also offer valuable feedback on your work and help you identify areas for improvement.5. Practice your skills:Finally, practice is crucial for developing your skills. Look for opportunities to apply your skills in real-world situations, whether it is through volunteering, taking on new projects at work, or joining a professional organization. The more you practice, the more confident and proficient you will become.Developing your professional skills takes time and effort, but the rewards are well worth it. By taking the time to identify your skill gaps, taking courses and workshops, reading professional books and articles, seeking mentorship, and practicing your skills, you can improve your job prospects and advance your career. Remember, investing in your professional development is an investment in your future success.
In today's competitive job market, having a strong skill set and an impressive resume are undoubtedly crucial elements in securing your dream job. However, many job seekers overlook one invaluable aspect that can make a significant difference in their career trajectory: the power of nurturing professional relationships and securing strong references. In this blog post, we will explore why cultivating meaningful connections and leveraging strong references are essential steps towards a successful career path.The digital age has made networking more accessible than ever. Whether through social media platforms, industry events, or professional associations, there are countless opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals, mentors, and potential employers. Building genuine and meaningful relationships can prove to be instrumental in several ways.Here are some ways to expand your references:1: Networking:Networking can lead to discovering unadvertised job openings and unique opportunities that might not be visible through conventional channels. A strong professional network can give you a competitive edge when applying for positions, as employers often prefer candidates who are recommended by trusted connections.2: Interacting with professionals from diverse backgrounds:This exposes you to various perspectives and approaches. This cross-pollination of ideas can enrich your skill set and make you a more valuable asset to employers, as you bring a broader range of experiences to the table. Moreover, nurturing professional relationships can offer emotional support during challenging times in your career. Having a network of supportive colleagues and mentors can boost your confidence and help you navigate through tricky situations, providing valuable insights and encouragement.3: Nurturing:Through this networking and nurturing of professional relationships, you can then utilise these connections to build strong references on your resume. A strong reference can vouch for your skills, work ethic, and character, giving prospective employers confidence in your abilities. Hiring managers often rely on references to verify the skills and qualifications you claim on your resume. Positive references from previous employers can validate your accomplishments and reinforce your credibility, adding weight to your application.Additionally, strong references can help bridge gaps in experience. If you are transitioning to a new industry or have a gap in your employment history, their endorsement can reassure employers that you are the right candidate, despite any potential concerns. When seeking references, reach out to individuals who know your work and can speak positively about your abilities. Request their permission and provide them with the necessary information about the position you are applying for, ensuring they are well-prepared to endorse you effective
We delved into the mind of a recruiting expert and sat down with Bridgette Meaden, Business Support Partner in Victoria to gain her five insights into the ever-evolving trends and predictions shaping the recruitment landscape.See below her recruitment forecast:1. Salaries have stabilised due to an increase in immigration and a shift in market conditions2. Continual demand for industry alignment across all business support roles3. Flexibility remains the key driver for candidates. Followed by work life balance4. Mid-level administration candidates remain in high demand5. An increase in temporary recruitment due to economic uncertainty and hiring freezesTo get in touch with Bridgette or any of our other consultants in the Business Support field click here#sharpandcarter #recruitmenttrends #employerinsights
We delved into the minds of recruiting experts and sat down with Lee Ruddy & Adam Kumaraswamy, Legal & Compliance Partners in Victoria to gain their five insights into the ever-evolving trends and predictions shaping the L&C recruitment landscape.See below their recruitment forecast:1. Concern among the legal community regarding artificial intelligence and what that could mean for the Legal & Compliance jobs.2. A rise in contractors to get around headcount in more challenging economic times.3. Working from home and flexible work is still top priority for all level lawyers.4. Given change in macroeconomic conditions, remuneration across the board didn’t increase in line with the uptick over the last couple of years. Lawyers expressed their displeasure in regard to this.5. With steep annual budget targets to be achieved, some firms/practice groups are focusing more than ever on billables and even going as far as putting pressure on junior lawyers to undertake business development.To get in touch with Lee or Adam click here#sharpandcarter #recruitmenttrends #employerinsights
We delved into the mind of a recruiting expert and sat down with Haylea Smith, Human Resources Manager in Brisbane to gain her five insights into the ever-evolving trends and predictions shaping the recruitment landscape.See below her recruitment forecast:1. Industrial relations is a skill in demand at the moment in both generalist and specialist roles. Organisations are needing to be more creative with their employee benefits and improving their EBA’s in service sectors like hospitality, education and health care.2. Seeing less hybrid working arrangements, this is stabilising back to 1-2 days work from home in most sectors, less so in manufacturing and retail environments.3. A shortage of candidates up to the $110K level, candidates are in high demand and salaries have driven up due to this, making it difficult for clients to determine budgets before going to market direct or through agencies.4. HR titles are inconsistent across all states making it difficult for candidates to understand where they fit into the current market; recruiters have become valuable to candidates who are exploring the market after long tenure in their roles.5. Diversity & Inclusion is a bigger focus in roles at the moment – particularly for organisations who are seeking to strengthen their relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people and under-represented groups in workforce.To get in touch with Haylea or any of our other consultants in the Human Resources field click here#sharpandcarter #recruitmenttrends #employerinsights
We delved into the mind of a recruiting expert and sat down with Caroline Evans, Technology, Projects and Digital Director in Victoria to gain her five insights into the ever-evolving trends and predictions shaping the recruitment landscape.See below her recruitment forecast:1. Slowdown in the jobs market at the end of 2022, driven by an economic slowdown, caused by rising interest rates, global inflation, supply chain issues, a global tech market crash, etc.2. We started to see the impact of this economic slowdown in the first quarter of 2023, with organisations reducing their spending. This was due to a more cautious approach being taken by organisations, driven by low levels of consumer and employer confidence, amid fears of a potential recession.3. Increase in corporate restructures (meaning more redundancies) and fewer new roles being created.4. Fewer people making a career move, and in turn, fewer roles have needed to be backfilled. These factors have all led to a perfect storm: a decrease in the number of vacant roles, and an increase in candidate competition.5. Highest growth areas in tech: Data & AnalyticsInformation & Cyber SecurityAI, Machine Learning & AutomationOracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)To get in touch with Caroline or any of our other consultants in the Technology, Projects and Digital field click here#sharpandcarter #recruitmenttrends #employerinsights
We delved into the mind of a recruiting expert and sat down with Tim Wallis, Talent Manager in Brisbane to gain his five insights into the ever-evolving trends and predictions shaping the Executive recruitment landscape.See below his recruitment forecast:1. Many CEO/Executive/GM level positions, across a diversity of industries, are hitting the market.2. Achieving a healthy work-life balance is a key consideration. Candidates are still looking for positions that offer flexibility, reasonable working hours, and support for their personal well-being.3. Many executive candidates are interested in roles that have a positive impact on society and demonstrate a commitment to corporate social responsibility.4. Executives often gravitate towards industries or organisations with strong reputations and exciting challenges.5. Executives are attracted to sectors that align with their expertise or offer opportunities for innovation and growth within their preferred interests.To get in touch with Tim click here#sharpandcarter #recruitmenttrends #employerinsights