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 still have sand between your toes? Maybe you even ‘found yourself on a little island paradise!
Whatever your situation, there comes a point in every backpacker’s journey where it’s time to get serious and recharge the bank account from which you’ve been draining for the last few months. Read More »


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 Smart Visa has however curated all available information to cut through some of the ambiguity and misinformation circulating at present. Read More »


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.  We know this is true, we have all been there. Read More »


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 two questions let me know how experienced/senior a candidate is and they also give me an indication of a candidates’ performance. Read More »


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 hard enough in the future, it will be found. Read More »


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 candidate amongst the (potentially) hundreds of people who might apply. At people2people, we recently utilised video interviewing to help place over 60 candidates within a very tight time frame. Read More »


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. Read More »