Lost your mojo? You’re not alone…

It happens to all of us… and it’s bloody scary. First it’s a little set back… a candidate backs out after accepting a role… or a client calls to tell you they’ve offered to someone else’s candidate… nothing BIG… nothing earth shattering. And then it happens again… you buckle down and remind yourself of the

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Recruitment advice for my younger self…

‘Run for the f&*king hills!!! I mean it… step the hell away from this godforsaken career choice you stupid… stupid boy! Don’t fall into it… Don’t give it a try… Don’t believe it when you meet that education recruitment consultant who tells you that you would make a better recruiter than teacher… not to mention

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When Recruiters are Sick…

So I’ve been off work for a week today! I had a cold… that progressed to flu… that scurried on to pneumonia… Pneumonia!!! I know right… 1868 wants its disease back. Anyway, facts are I am bored shitless. I am confined to bed, with no voice and a box and a half of empty tissues

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2 things… Do them… Do them Now!

Down here in this part of freezing Australia 2 things happen this time of year. We finally pass the winter solstice. Days will become longer and we can kid ourselves that they will become warmer too… ahem… that’s not an invitation for our Queensland friends to bang on about their year round beach weather… or

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5 things Recruiters must stop doing… now.

We’re an oft maligned bunch right… usually unfairly. I mean the stuff people say about us – mainly by job seekers – is inaccurate, insulting and sometimes bordering on defamatory. We are not the hideous monsters they make us out to be… the blood-sucking leeches who would sacrifice their grandmother for a placement. That’s not

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Success begins with an ‘I’

Not such a catchy title right? But this is one of the most important bloody blogs I’m likely to write this year… Ask yourself a question… When was the last time you truly innovated at work? We all crave for that point of difference to take to the market, but what is yours? Please don’t

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Polishing the Turd…

One of the biggest mistakes recruiters make is trying to polish the turd. I agonised with whether or not I should use the word turd in the title of a professional blog post. It conjures images of… well… turds. And turds aren’t professional right? But as you can see, I managed to get over my

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What Makes a Good Recruiter?

Valid question right? Good Recruiters… really good recruiters are a rare specimen indeed. They possess a unique skill set that differentiates them from others in the industry… and makes them more valuable than Valerian Steel… So what are the traits and skills that define a Good Recruiter? Read on… Consistent Billings – Yes it’s important…

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Recruitment… it’s so Hot right now!

WARNING – Blatant Advertising Ahead… Halleluljah brother! Praise the Lord! Guess what recruiters? After months… no years… of negative posts… predictions of the demise of the recruitment industry… recruiters being blamed for everything from the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby to global warming to the rise of Donald trump. Our time has come! Yes! Dust

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I Quit…

Easy to say… hard to do. Well to be honest it’s not even that easy to say. Resigning is ranked in the top 3 most difficult life decisions… just after marriage and buying a house. It’s a big deal for most people, particularly if you like the people you work with. But… let’s take it

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