Yearly Archive: 2015

Put Your Best Foot Forward With a Resume Rescue

December 17, 2015 | General Are you like me and addicted to renovation shows on TV?  The Block, House Rules, Renovation Rescue – you name it, if it’s about renovating ANYTHING, even wardrobes, I’ll watch it!  I guess I really like seeing potential realised.  And it’s a bit the same with careers and resumes.  I guess you could call me...
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Looking for a New Job in the New Year?

December 10, 2015 | General Are you heading towards the Christmas holiday period clinging to sweet relief that you will soon be on leave from work? But then what? You take a short break while your office is closed and then drag your sorry self back into the work come January. Perhaps a career change is on the cards. If you think...
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SHOULD I LOVE MY JOB? WHAT IF I DON’T?

December 4, 2015 | General How many Aussies like their jobs, do you think? According to Roy Morgan Research at the end of 2013, 32.5% of Australian workers are very satisfied with their jobs and 42.9% are satisfied – that’s 2/3 of the full-time workforce.  Interestingly, the data indicated that the happiest employees are those who receive recognition for their...
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Do your employees take sickies on a Monday?

November 26, 2015 | General Do you find your employees struggle to find motivation at the beginning of the working week? Is it perhaps even common for your employees to ‘chuck a sickie’ to avoid coming into work? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you like many other employers may be struggling to engage your employees. In...
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Career Coaching Geelong – Is it Time for a Career Health Check?

July 23, 2015 | General Our faithful Holden Adventra is turning 10!  Not only has she carried us safely where we have needed to go for 250,000 kms, she carries memories of wonderful family holidays loaded up with camping gear, trips to Melbourne for many Christmases and even managed to fit a 3-seater Chesterfield in her cavernous interior.  Every time we turn...
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Is there a future for Geelong Engineers?

April 8, 2015 | Career Choices, Career Coaching, General, Getting A Job, Getting Back To Work, Redundancy Geelong has been the subject of a declining manufacturing sector for some years now and the recent closure of Alcoa and its ripple effect is now being felt across the region. Behind the scenes of new industry growth, capital expansion, plant improvements or day-to-day maintenance is the Engineering sector. These companies provide qualified engineers to...
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Keep staff engaged!

March 4, 2015 | General There are lots of examples of great companies and their highly motivated employees: Apple, Microsoft, and Google are a few that come to mind. Companies on the “Most Admired Company” list have one thing in common: motivated employees and no HR consultant needs to tell us that. These employees readily tell anyone that they love...
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Micromanagement: The ‘buzz’ word of recent years -how often do you hear team members complain that they are being micromanaged in their workplace? So, how do we stop it…?

February 11, 2015 | General Working as a recruitment consultant I meet employees every day with a story to tell of bad management, the resounding and resonating fact that stands out day after day is that bad management, more often than not, equates to micromanagement – and that is one of the main drivers for people to leave an organisation. Therefore, for...
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Star Candidates – Perth

February 11, 2015 | General Harvest Recruitment’s Perth Office has uncovered some hidden gems.  A Senior Project Engineer, Senior Contract Administrator and Site Manager’s who are all ready to start work immediately, or at short notice. Senior Contracts Administrator Tertiary qualified in Construction this candidate brings 10 years’ experience in contracts administration in the commercial construction sector working with Tier 1...
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