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Getting over Redundancy and Moving On

September 18, 2015 11:11 am

Being made redundant is one of life’s big stressors, but it is also a great catalyst for personal change. After the initial shock wears off, it’s time to take a deep breath and start planning your next move. Who knows where it might lead you? We’ve put together a user...

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Interview Etiquette for Employers

September 8, 2015 5:05 pm

There are many ways a job candidate can blot their copybook through rude, sloppy or inappropriate behaviour in an interview. But have you stopped to consider your own interview technique in retail recruitment? Employers and hirers can be so focused on the presentation of their candidates, they forget to assess...

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What Employers Want: Reading Between the Lines of Job Ads

September 8, 2015 5:02 pm

A job ad is like a coded message. Every word is there for a reason, and the ad needs to be studied carefully in order to crack its unique code. This is certainly the case for large, contemporary employers who know their SEO, KPIs, target markets and keyword strategy inside...

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How to Tell if Candidates Have Management Potential

August 14, 2015 1:46 pm

Spotting a manager in the making sounds easy, doesn’t it? It’s actually one of the trickiest hiring challenges you can have. Your candidate might have minimal management experience but massive management potential – not always an easy thing to spot or assess. So how do you approach the search for...

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5 Tips for Improving the Candidate Experience

August 11, 2015 1:36 am

If your retail recruitment process is not as good as it could be, you might be missing out on the best candidates for your job vacancies. Here are five ways to improve the candidate experience, and bring out the best in your interviewees. 1. What kind of job is this...

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Interview Etiquette For Job Seekers

August 4, 2015 4:35 pm

Sometimes, it’s not the most qualified candidate that gets the job, it’s the candidate who makes the best overall impression. Qualifications and experience aside, in the retail industry where interpersonal skills are paramount, an interviewee who seems unconfident or ill prepared is not going to impress. As a job seeker,...

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Retail Salary Guide 2015

July 1, 2015 2:17 pm

Our retail salary guide for the 2015-2016 FY is now available to download. This guide provides a comprehensive review of the latest recruitment trends and salary information in the Australian and New Zealand retail industry. What’s in this year’s guide? In this year’s guide, we have included the following information:...

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Interview Etiquette Tips for Retail Candidates

June 15, 2015 9:32 am

Retail encompasses a variety of jobs, from working on a supermarket checkout to selling prestigious cars. But when you are job-hunting, there are rules of interview etiquette that apply across the board. You want to make a good impression, show that you can handle customers, and conduct yourself professionally. Here...

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How to Evaluate Candidates Post Interview

June 14, 2015 10:56 am

Hiring is a big decision for any retail organisation. A hiring mistake can lead to a lot of stress along with wasted training and recruiting costs, so it’s important that you get it right. Chances are when you are looking to hire a new staff member you will go through...

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How To Stay Positive in Your Job Search

May 11, 2015 3:12 pm

When you are looking for work, it’s easy to get disheartened, especially if you’ve been searching for a long time. The retail industry is fast paced and competitive, and it can take a while to find a suitable role. As with many things in life, a positive attitude can make...

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