Clients are planning right up until Christmas and New Years Eve – Keep your resume up to date and your shoes shiny!

Many people say every year – you must be looking forward to a quiet wind down over Christmas and New Year at Profiler Recruitment. I’ll be honest. I would be worried if it was quiet – that means that there wont be any change, growth or opportunities for our clients next year and that’s not great for business. Clients often use these ‘quieter’ times to … Continue reading

Count down to Christmas – Roles are filled like Xmas stockings with an interesting observation

Everyone seems to be caught up with the mad rush to Christmas – unlike the year being relatively slower on the job front compared to other years. Not great news for SA and Vic with Holden pulling out of Australia – not a good Christmas present, raising issues around retraining, foreign investment and the future of products and services that can’t … Continue reading

New Financial Year – How do you look?

I always feel somewhat like it is new year starting again when July 1 comes around. All the recruitment assignment and industry sector experience we have had over the last 12 months over a very volatile financial time will gear us up to help our clients and candidates over the next 12 months. It is also a good opportunity on a personal level … Continue reading

Slowing down for the pick up – Short term work still the flavour

Two weeks ago I would have said things were so slow for business and job opportunities, it seemed to be that nothing was moving, businesses were keeping a low profile. It is heartening just right now – services clients are talking about growth, industrial clients are talking up manufacturing. Despite closures of businesses in  some sectors, businesses who worked with these … Continue reading

Mergers, acquisitions, changes, movement at the top – market comment 23 November 2011

There seems to be a lot more activity in the job space one month out from Christmas. Opportunities for candidates looking for work seem to be coming out of the woodwork after a rather quiet couple of months. Roles around this week at Profiler Recruitment have been around OD, Recruitment (that is a good sign) and HR Generalists in the Marketing … Continue reading

Are things that dire? Don’t get disheartened we have gone through slow times before.

I refuse to buy into the doom and gloom  despite how slow things may seem at the moment regarding the job market and economy. Yes there are fewer jobs at the senior level  just right now Yes there have been whole teams exited the business due to restructures, mergers and acquisitions Yes clients are holding off from significant projects – … Continue reading

Profiler Recruitment is celebrating 7 years this month!

Seven years ago this month Profiler Recruitment started the business out of a home office in Port Melbourne. Many of our candidates and clients will remember that time. The job market has certainly been interesting since 2005, with a GFC, two dips in the economy and interest rates dropping. The biggest change I have seen is how candidates use the internet … Continue reading

Does social media make a difference in getting a job? Profiler Recruitment Survey Results

There are ongoing restructures across government, retail and manufacturing (sad news this week about Darrell Lea) this means there will be more people in the job market who may not have entered the job market for many years. Times have changed radically in the job search market over the last five years and most of the change has been online. Not … Continue reading

Your career online – can lead to many new opportunities but can also be career limiting

Last week I wrote about how the market was jumpy with career opportunities in the consulting space as organisations outsourced and tenders were won and work is coming in. This week I am even more aware of how people’s career movements can be jumpy for different reasons . Promoting your professional career movements online when you get that new job is great … Continue reading

Lying on LinkedIn can cost you your job and future – 3 top tips to confirm a potential candidates identity

Lying on LinkedIn or on any communication channel about your resume and background is not cool. Yahoo! CEO Scott Thompson (after a push) resigned this week over a cv ‘error’ after it was discovered he brandished an IT degree to get the top job. It has been interesting watching the rise of LinkedIn where everyone posts their cv from work … Continue reading