Meet people2people: David Mclaren

Our ‘Meet people2people Series’ introduces our readers to the vibrant team which makes up people2people. Today’s interview is with David Mclaren, a consultant with our Senior Finance Recruitment team in Brisbane. Born and bred in the UK, with multi-cultural parentage including an English mother, Irish father, Scottish wife and now so called Aussie daughters, I [...]

By | April 30th, 2017|Meet people2people|Comments Off on Meet people2people: David Mclaren

What No to Do in a Job Interview

You applied for the job a week ago and have just received a phone call asking you to attend an interview! Nervous? Excited? Probably both. This is it. Your dream job or a step in the next direction. Whatever the reason, you’ve got to nail this interview. So here’s what not to do… Don’t be [...]

By | April 26th, 2017|Job Hunting|Comments Off on What No to Do in a Job Interview

Getting Yourself Noticed In A Sea Of Local Talent

So you have just touched down in sunny Australia, with your whole life condensed into a backpack. Maybe this is the first stop on your adventure of a lifetime. Maybe your first time away from home? Or maybe you came via South East Asia, had the time of your life, overspent on bucket cocktails and [...]

By | April 23rd, 2017|Job Hunting|Comments Off on Getting Yourself Noticed In A Sea Of Local Talent

457 and Associated Visa Reforms – What You Need to Know

The surprise announcement by the Prime Minister regarding the axing of the 457 Visa program has created a great deal of uncertainty for employers and foreign workers. Apart from the gazetted list of new occupations, there has been no new legislation or official policy guidance notes released by the Immigration Department. Our team at FCB [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Business|Comments Off on 457 and Associated Visa Reforms – What You Need to Know

Young Men Have a Lot to Learn About Discrimination

Firstly, I have to say…if you are going to interview a group of 23 – 24 year old university students in a pub, you are going to get some bawdy answers to your questions.  There is nothing like the comradeship of your peers with beer to loosen the tongue and let sheer crap come out.  [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|Business|Comments Off on Young Men Have a Lot to Learn About Discrimination

Tips for Discussing your Sales’ Targets

By way of introduction, I’m the specialist in sales recruitment here in Sydney – meaning I’m interviewing sales candidates, daily. As part of my standard interview structure, I ask my candidates two questions about all of their sales roles: What were your sales’ targets? And what percentage of those sales’ targets were you meeting? These [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Job Hunting|Comments Off on Tips for Discussing your Sales’ Targets

Your Social Media Content is Your Brand – it Doesn’t Go Away

As a Mum of 2 sons who have just started to post on social media sites, yesterday evening I reinforced a lesson to them.    Think carefully before you post, even on private settings.   There are no guarantees – your post  will be out there on the web somewhere and if someone is prepared to look [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|Career|Comments Off on Your Social Media Content is Your Brand – it Doesn’t Go Away

How to Ace a Video Job Interview

We constantly hear about how technology is influencing the way we do things – particularly our connections and interactions both personally and professionally. Businesses are constantly looking to implement new systems and technology to speed up processes and reduce costs. This is now filtering to recruitment, in particular, adding video interviewing to find the right [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|Job Hunting|Comments Off on How to Ace a Video Job Interview

Internal Recruitment vs Agency Recruitment

Up until recently, I have I’ve spent my career in top tier law firms, initially as a legal secretary and then in Human Resources (mainly in recruitment roles). I’ve learnt a myriad of skills that are proving to be rather handy in outsourced (Agency) recruitment. My Manager recently asked me if I had experienced any [...]

By | April 9th, 2017|Business|Comments Off on Internal Recruitment vs Agency Recruitment

5 Reasons Why People Resign

Staff turnover. It’s a dreaded word, especially if it seems to be increasing at your company. But your organisation is a good place to work, isn’t it? Or so you might think… Here are five reasons why people resign. Management They say that employees don’t always leave an organisation, but often a manager. Management style [...]

By | April 5th, 2017|Business|Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why People Resign