The Position Reporting to the Finance Manager and working within a team of talented finance professionals, you will be responsible for providing a range of accounting functions, primarily focused on financial accounting and reporting. You will work closely with other members in the accounting team and broader business with a collaborative approach to achieving financial reporting outcomes. Key Responsibilities Month end & year end preparation, ensuring close and reporting timeframes are adhered to Prepare all monthly & quarterly acquittals accounting Monthly and year-end financial statements and reports Statutory reporting, including BAS, FBT and imputation credit returns Accounting for all financial instruments under IFRS 9 Preparation of monthly P&L, journal entries, accruals and BS reconciliations Skills and Experience CA/CPA Qualified Technically strong with knowledge across accounting principles and standards High level interpersonal and communication skills Proven track record in a financial accounting role previously (NFP experience would be a distinct advantage but not necessary) The Organisation Sharp & Carter are proud to partner with this mid-sized not for profit organisation who provide critical support services to people impacted by cancer. They offer a friendly down to earth, collaborative work environment with a strong leadership team in place. Head office is situated in Brisbane CBD with a flexible and mature minded approach to work arrangements. How to Apply To apply please use the link below or for a confidential conversation contact Daniel Careless on 0411 955 700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
OverviewPermanent job opportunity based in South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.A remote working arrangement is available.Key Responsibilities Security Management Understand and evaluate customer and internal requirements regarding security. Act as point of contact for security during the development of a project. Manage and enforce internal security engineering processes during the development of a project, including, but not limited to, Threat and Risk Analysis and Security Concept. Threat and Risk Analysis Coordinate the cross-discipline team to accurately define and understand potential security assets and threats. Escalate issues that may hinder the objectives of analysis. Support the development team in spotting and evaluating vulnerabilities. Conduct the proper and complete documentation of the analysis, and align this with internal and external stakeholders. Security Concept Collaborate with the cross-discipline team to accurately specify and implement a security concept for the project. Define system level security requirements for the different phases of product development i.e. design, development, manufacturing and warranty. Conduct the proper and complete documentation of the security concept, and align this with internal and external stakeholders. Interact with global teams and client Accomplish the product development and design of new products, components or systems. Consult senior engineer or line manager as required. Contribute to the successful introduction of products into production and assist the cross functional team to achieve the project goals. Drive the definition of performance specifications or functional requirements for new projects and testing methods according to customer requirements. Contribute to the development or enhancement of business systems & processes to improve the Quality/Timeliness/Cost of development activities and outputs. Education & Experience Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering discipline, Computer Science or Cyber Security, which is recognised in Australia 5+ years of experience with the design and development of electronics components and embedded systems, preferably in an automotive manufacturing environment Practical experience and knowledge regarding: Embedded microcontrollers and systems Software programming in C Embedded hardware and systems design AUTOSAR In-vehicle network communication protocols Ethernet communication protocols OTA Cryptography and its applications in real-world products and/or services Ideally, some experience in some (or all) of the following: Security Risk Analysis or Threat and Risk Analysis Security Concepts and Requirements Project Management Vulnerability Management Systems Engineering or Requirements Engineering Security Engineering or Systems Security Engineering To apply online, please click on the appropriate link. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Vincent Cote Boucher at email@example.com
Our Client Located in the South East, our client is a growing Australian business. They boast a high performance culture which rewards success with excellent career opportunities, and offer staff a fun and flexible work environment. The business is seeking a dynamic and motivated Bookkeeper / Accounts Administrator to join their team on a full-time permanent basis. Commence immediately!Position DescriptionWith team fit and culture a priority, the business is seeking an experienced and motivated Bookkeeper to join their team on a full time basis.You will be responsible for but not limited to the following duties: Accounts Payable Accounts Receivable Fortnightly payroll for 17 employees Month end reporting Cash flow management Bank reconciliations and banking IAS & BAS lodgment Administration maintaining files and records Provide support to the wider business where required End of financial year duties The Ideal Candidate Profile Previous experience in a similar all round accounts position comprising payroll, accounts payable and receivable Ability to confidently work autonomously, as well as in a close knit team Honest, reliable and dedicated worker Excellent verbal and written communication Exceptional organizational and time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines Superior attention to detail and ability to multi-task Additional Benefits Support and training on offer Flexible working arrangements Parking on site, for any work in the office Job security! Attractive remuneration Opportunity to expand your skillset as the business continues to grow How to applyTo apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Candace Page via email Cpage@sharpandcarter.com.au
The CompanyConveniently located in the heart of the South Eastern suburbs work for a globally recognized Australian business who take pride in the range of services they offer. Due to organic business growth they are now looking for a candidate to join their Accounts Receivable function, in a full time permanent Accounts Receivable / Administrative position. They are open to many years of experience or little experience, what matters most is your working attitude and willingness to learn. Position Summary Reporting to the Accounts Payable Supervisor your role will include but not be limited to the following duties: Management of the Accounts Receivable process, including sales invoicing/management of debtors Management of cash payments (processing and recording payments) Management of company credit cards and expense reimbursements (administration and recording) End-to-end responsibilities for maintaining the Target & DC Expense Tracker (including raising monthly purchase orders,reviewing and approving invoices and dealing with supplier and operation queries) Any other ad-hoc items as directed Ideal Candidate Proven experience in a similar role - 2 years, does not need to have been end to end Accounts Receivable. Strong interpersonal skills are a must as you will be working within a team Highly developed analytical and problem solving skills An ability to work under pressure and organize work priorities to meet deadlines Positive attitude and willingness to learn and develop within the company Benefits Permanent full time within a growing business Work in a team with fun and friendly personalities Mulgrave office location, with flexible work from home arrangements offered! Training and development offered $50,000 - $58,000 +Super How to ApplyTo apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Candace Page via email firstname.lastname@example.org
About Our Client Our Client plays one of the most important roles in public and private transport in Australia; if you’ve ever taken a bus ride or taxi you will have on doubt used their services. With operations in five states and over 4000 employees worldwide they are the leader in land transport operations. They offer their employees a relaxed and collaborative environment with full flexibility-something that was already well established in their culture long before working from home was prevalent. About the role Reporting through to an accomplished General Counsel and Executive leadership, you will be a key senior member of the legal team, with one direct report. This role is as diverse as it comes, and no two days will be the same. Some of the activities you can expect to play a role in are: Provide legal advice on management and compliance with the terms of the existing operating contracts across Australia. Provide legal advice on all aspects of the renegotiation or retendering of operating contracts Management of acquisition and disposal of new and existing entitiesProvide advice on the interpretation of and compliance with legislation relevant to operations Contribute to the development, implementation and monitoring of internal policies, guidelines, procedures and processes Manage the procurement of specialist external legal advice as required and liaise with recipients to assist in the interpretation of external advice or consequences of that advice Manage litigation, including instructing external counsel Assist in monitoring and ensuring organisational legislative complianceProvide advice on compliance with legislative obligations in respect of OHS and environment issues. About You You will ideally be at the 8+PQE level and have some great skills to bring to the table based on your in house and/or private practice experience. More than that you will enjoy a working environment where you have a high degree of stakeholder interaction in a fast moving industry with lots of moving parts. Some of the attribute which will assist you in enjoying this role to the fullest are: Pragmatic, solution orientated and energetic, displays personal initiative and attention to detail and a high level of organisational, planning and time management skills Demonstrated experience and skills in and knowledge and understanding of corporate and commercial legal matters Demonstrated ability to establish productive partnerships and working relationships to maximise business outcomes Ability to undertake investigative research to obtain, clarify and validate information that may require explanation and interpretation A high level of initiative and demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment in advising senior managers and others on sensitive issues Demonstrated ability to ensure all activities of the business comply with the relevant acts, legal requirements and ethical standards We know you will have some questions about the intricacies of this role, and we are excited to speak to you and answer your questions. For a full position description and an informal confidential chat please reach out to Adam Kumaraswamy on 0414 223 338. *This role is exclusive to Sharp & Carter Legal
The RoleAs the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Analyst, you will report directly to the Finance Manager and play a pivotal role in supporting the organisation through providing meaningful analysis and insights around business performance. You will also act as an effective finance business partner to several internal stakeholders, as well as assisting operational managers with financial planning, contract margin improvements, capital expenditure, cost control and project controls. The duties of the role will include, but not be limited to the following. Analyse costs, variable contributions, margin results and the project actual performance compared to the budget/forecast plans controlling income, cash flow and expenditure Analyse financial and project information, identifying opportunities/risks and recommending improvements Maintain the data integrity of the contract financial data Assist with the preparation of the contact management reports including; budget and forecasts utilisation reporting, cash flow forecast and any other ad-hoc analysis as requested Assist with monthly reporting requirements packs for key stake holders, variance analysis and commentary Consolidated reporting of results -Profit & Loss and cash flow management. Analyse and managing the financial results including performance, position and cashflow. Run the month end process in an efficient and timely manner, complying with time schedules as per set deadlines Collate, prepare reporting and presentation of the financial outcome, and projections with insightful commentaries for all contracts/projects under remit Conduct financial evaluations on existing projects, carrying out business modelling and risk assessments Assist with various project related issues Ensure compliance with internal financial and accounting policies and procedures Ad hoc duties and projects as they arise *Please note that this role will commence as 0.5 FTE throughout Nov - Jan. From Feb - April, the role will be full-time before reverting back to 0.5 FTE in May/June. The Successful ApplicantIdeally CA or CPA qualified, this role demands excellent communication skills, proven stakeholder management experience and a desire to improve existing analysis tools and reporting. The successful candidate will have proven Business Analysis or Management Accounting experience gained in a medium to large corporate ideally within a fast-paced environment and have advanced Excel and raw data manipulation skills. The OrganisationOur client is an ASX listed organisation with operations throughout the globe. To Apply To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Jason Tran.
Organisational Profile We have partnered with a specialised business within the logistics and manufacturing space. With almost 20 years experience in their field they span Australia wide. Located conveniently in the Bayside area, they are looking to have a Bookkeeper join their team temporary for a minimum 3 months.*Immediately available or 1 week notice period applications only please* Position Description My client is seeking an experienced and motivated Bookkeeper to join their team. You will be responsible for but not limited to the following duties: End to end process for Accounts Payable End to end process for Accounts Receivable Payroll process liaising closing with the external Accountant Monitoring debtor and creditor payments Ensure all industry payments are processed and lodged according to guidelines Bank reconciliations Management of emails & correspondence helping tidy and maintain the system and data Advising on system improvements Reporting Cash flow management Ideal Candidate Previous experience in a similar Bookkeeping role - minimum 5 years Experience interpreting EBAs Experience with XERO is ideal - Must have Impeccable verbal and written communication skills Ability to meet deadlines and work effectively within a team environment Excellent ability to multitask with strong attention to detail What's on Offer Great Bayside location Full time role with flexible hours Parking on site Great salary on offer! How to apply To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Sam Bearham-Jones at SBJones@sharpandcarter.com.au
About the role Looking for a highly capable and self-directed Data Administrator to take ownership of this exciting temporary role. The successful applicant will be accustomed to a fast paced and dynamic environment, and will be used to working autonomously. This role requires full time hours and will provide quality support to a tight-knit team. You must have access to a car, and be available to interview and start immediately. Responsibilities Playing a key support role within the business, your role will be varied and include but not be limited to: Data entry Coordinating a high volume of email communication Liaising with key internal and external stakeholders Formatting documents Updating and maintaining internal databases Writing internal reports Responding to queries from fellow employees Ad hoc duties as required Skills / Experience Computer literate to intermediate-advanced level including (MS office suite & internet) - in particular, Excel and Microsoft Word Ability to work within a high volume environment Exceptional written and verbal communication skills Proactive, flexible approach to completion of work Strong organisational and administrative skills Ability to prioritise workloads, meet deadlines and manage a varied workload, in a busy professional environment About the client Based in Melbourne CBD, this organisation is a highly regarded and reputable business working in the Retail Industry. This is a temporary role that requires an individual who will bring a "can do"attitude to a tight-knit and friendly team. To apply please follow the link below or for a confidential discussion please phone Holly Isherwood on 0459 699 108.
About the RoleWith a strong presence across the ANZ market, our client is an ASX Listed, purpose-led business and a genuine leader in their industry sector. The Brand Experience Manager will oversee how our clients brands are represented on-site through marketing collateral, signage, spatial design and any other customer touch points. The role will support the Head of Brand Experience and the wider Marketing team to ensure collateral is consistent and national standards are implemented consistently on a local level. Key Responsibilities Review all on-property collateral for brands and oversee a refresh of their design under new brand standards Review how the brand is expressed in spatial design, in particular imagery on walls and posters Provide advice and guidance to the business to ensure brands in each state deliver on the brand value proposition Provide customer experience leadership for our brands to ensure the service delivery meets customer experience standards Identify opportunities for local promotional activities to ensure local delivery is at standard Understand how competitors’ brands are improving the customer experience and use learnings to enhance our clients brands Identify potential national brand partnerships that support our brands attract new customers and retain existing ones Identify brand merchandising opportunities Successful Candidate You will have proven experience within a similar position and be passionate about truly helping customers. This is a purpose led organisation which provides the opportunity to make a real impact. Specifically, you be attributed with the below skills and experience: 3+ years experience working in brand experience Experience within B2C Service based organisations preferred such as; Healthcare, Hospitality, Tourism, NFP and For-Purpose Highly organised with attention to detail and a high level of skills in Microsoft Office products Strong written and verbal communication skills Solution focussed and goal oriented with ability to multi-task and prioritise. What’s on Offer In return, you will join a high performing team in a well-established ASX Listed organisation with ambitious growth plans. You will receive a competitive salary and have the opportunity to take your career to the next level. How to Apply To apply please use the Apply Now link or for a confidential conversation please contact Michael Barry on email@example.com
About the role Our client has an opportunity for a motivated Senior Marketing Manager to join their organisation and help enhance their Marketing strategy for a portfolio of projects they are currently undertaking. Reporting to the Marketing Director, this is a varied role which will use a variety of marketing channels. Key Responsibilities: Driving the development and implementation of the marketing plan Develop campaign strategy, that clearly articulate project and campaign objectives Managing and mentoring a team of Marketing and Digital specialists Driving community involvement & interest in development projects Focus on Lead & Demand Generation activities predominately through digital channels. Working closely with internal digital, sales and architecture functions Contribute to the evolution of the organisations brand and helping grow its awareness. Skills & Experience Proven experience managing a team of marketing/communication professionals Ideally have specific experience within the property development sector. Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills Highly motivated and a “doer” rather than a delegator - hands on role Expert understanding of contemporary marketing practices and through-the-line marketing communications. Ideally hold a business or marketing degree Benefits Salary band between 120-150K Base + Superannuation depending on experience. Well-known property developer with great reputation. Fantastic projects! CBD Fringe Location. Hybrid working model split between office and home. Passionate team & culture across the whole business Work with an highly regarded Marketing Director About the Company Our client is a reputable property developer with over 20 years’ experience across the Australian market. They boast a number of landmark development projects, and have the capability to operate across both the residential & commercial markets. Culture The business is run by a very experienced team who are well-versed in the industry. They have now built a successful business over the past 20-odd years through bringing in passionate people into the company. Hence, the culture is typically made up of hard-working & passionate employees with the common goal of success. How to Apply Click APPLY or email Giorgio Xindaras at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Troon Group are a private development, investment and management group who possess a rich history in the property development market across a variety of asset classes including commercial, Industrial, and big box retail. Boasting an exciting national portfolio of assets as well as an exciting pipeline of new projects, Troon are seeking to bolster their existing development team with the addition of this newly created Assistant Development Manager position. The Role This role will see you work closely with the Senior Development & Asset Management team and gain exposure to the full development lifecycle on multiple mixed use commercial developments. Your role will cover analysis, feasibilities, financial modelling, management of consultants/design, Leasing and construction delivery through to settlement. This is a rare opportunity to learn from a successful and experienced group of development professionals with a proven track record. About You This role will suit a candidate coming from a property or valuation background where you have ideally gained exposure to Institutional or commercial/industrial developments. It is anticipated you will have a minimum of 3+ years of professional experience, ideally with tertiary qualifications in Valuation or Property related field. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of the development lifecycle and preferably have experience with valuation/transactions or property analysis. With all roles in Development, excellent written and verbal communication skills and an enthusiastic attitude are non-negotiable. On Offer This is an opportunity to join a successful group who will give you the opportunity to learn and develop into a well-rounded Development Manager. Work across the booming sector that is Commercial/Industrial/Large format Retail assets Excellent mentorship and opportunity for career progression Exposure to entire development lifecycle Permanent role with a CBD Fringe location Strong salary package plus phone, laptop **N.B. The starting date for this role is flexible based on the candidate’s availability (Dec – Feb) ** Next Steps To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. For a confidential discussion please contact: James Shiells – 0411 256 983 – email@example.com ref code: #LI-JS2
About the role: Management & coordination of subcontractors Manage multiple projects at a time Scheduling weekly work programmes Providing clear leadership and direction to the site team Attending and contributing to weekly site management meetings. Ensuring the safety of all personnel on site, including holding regular toolbox meetings and a solid understanding of OH&S processes. Your background: Trade qualified (Carpentry) Minimum 2 years' experience in the construction industry Demonstrated experience in subcontractor management, site supervision and an understanding of safety systems Ability to lead and push the job forward to ensure the completion of the project is on time and on budget Reliable, hardworking, strong work ethic and an ability to work as part of a team Excellent communication skills along with the ability to build good working relationships with subcontractors and trades. The Company & Culture 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.A well known custom home builder with an excellent reputation for delivering high quality works across Melbourne.The business will offer you excellent opportunity for progression as the business continues to grow. To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Alastair Bray on 0433697422
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.
5 Great Questions to Ask In your Next InterviewWe have rounded up 5 thoughtful questions that will help you stand out when your next interviewer asks you the infamous question, ‘Do you have any questions for me?' 1: How would you describe the culture? This question is a great way to talk about and understand the company dynamics and how colleagues interact with each other. 2: What are the qualities needed to succeed in this role? It is important as a potential future employee to understand the dimensions needed to fit the role. As a prospective employee you want to be assured you feel confident that you can fulfill the needs of the role. 3: What do you feel was missing from the last person that fulfilled this role? This question can help you quickly gauge the type of qualities the company is looking for in a person to fulfill this role. 4: What do you think is a challenge I could possibly face in this role? What tools would be available to me to help me overcome a challenge? If you’re considering the position, it is important to know that when faced with challenges in the role, you have a supportive network around you to help you overcome them. 5: What qualities are you looking for in a candidate to take on this role? Not only is the employer looking to find if you are a good fit for the company, but you as an employee need to also make the decision if you believe you are the right fit as well.
Your personal brand summarises who you are. It’s your personal style and the values and skills that you have to offer. It helps recruiters and prospective employers better understand who you are, what you can do, and your competitive advantage. But how can I build my own personal brand? 1: Prioritise Your LinkedIn ProfileYour LinkedIn profile is often the first place any employers or recruiters will look to see the most concise information about you in an easy to read format. Ensure your profile is optimised and has up to date job information, experience, professional pictures and a cover photo to help you stand out from the rest. We suggest adding a short description of your role duties below each job position as well, so that potential employers can quickly gauge your experience. We have a helpful article detailing further steps to take to ensure your Linkedin profile is in excellent form - How to Position Yourself For Success.2: Develop Your Interests and Passions Your personal brand must align with and reflect your likes and interests. Prospective employers like to find out more about you through your passions and interests. This will help employers to better understand if your personal branding aligns with their company, culture and if you’ll be the ‘right fit’.3: Research your Desired Industry and Follow the ExpertsConnecting with thought leaders in your chosen industry can help you to build relationships and learn from the steps that helped them achieve their career goals. Share any of their articles aligned with your personal beliefs and passions on platforms such as LinkedIn and from there, you can begin to create your own posts and publish your own content outlining your achievements and work. When building a personal brand, your goal is to show your authenticity and commitment to your chosen industry. 4: Embrace NetworkingNetworking helps you to build your circle of contacts that ultimately can lead you into your next job. The more connections you make and the more value you can provide in your interactions, the more likely you will be remembered. Great platforms for networking include industry events, conferences and online via LinkedIn. 5: Create a Personal Website to Display your Folio (if applicable) A website is an easy and simple way for prospective employers to see your experience and work. This is especially important for any roles in a creative field, as being able to display your disciplines in an easy to digest format will set you above the rest.