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How To Find A Job You Love

Are you stuck in a job that leaves you feeling uninspired, numb, or trapped, thinking “surely there’s more to life than this?” If you feel like you’re wasting your skills, education, experience and potential, don’t let that feeling become the norm. Don’t listen to the voice (or people), who say “you should be grateful you Continued »

The Art of Negotiating a Higher Salary Offer

The job market is improving and demand for skilled employees is picking up. Employers are working hard to attract the right candidates, which puts new and existing employees in a good bargaining position. High staff turnover hurts a business hard – so employers could be more open than you’d think to negotiate a higher salary Continued »

Job Interview Advice: How To Survive 5 Awkward Situations

There’s potential for awkwardness in every social interaction, but being asked personal questions by your potential new boss takes the cake. The job searching path is littered with tricky convos. Survive the awkwardness and turn hard-to-navigate moments into interview gold with these tips. Awkward moment 1: You need to explain a past firing If you Continued »

How Do I Choose The Right Candidate For A Job?

Hiring is a high-stakes and stressful activity. With high onboarding costs and the cost of a bad hire estimated at 30% of their first-year earnings, this is something you want to get right from the start. If you don’t want a big dent in your revenue it’s essential to choose the right person. Here are Continued »

1 in 3 jobs are in risk of automation by 2030

1 in 3 jobs are at risk of automation in Australia by 2030. As with the improvements in technology, more and more manually repetitive tasks are being replaced by robots and automation. Jobs at Risk Butcher Labourer Machine Operator Driver Cashier These examples are more prevalent when companies like Tesla, Uber and even Dominos are Continued »

Highest paying jobs in the world

Different jobs motivate people for different reasons. Some look for rewarding careers for altruistic motives – regardless of the pay (teachers and nurses, anyone?). Others follow their dreams in business and medicine that see them well rewarded for their work. A lucrative salary means you have the skills that take years to acquire. Well, not Continued »

Lights, Camera, Recruitment!

Technology is an essential part of any good HR Consultants tool belt. So it should come as no surprise to us at Apply Direct, that there has been a huge increase in the use of video interviews or ‘Skype’ interviews being conducted. In fact, many recruiters are using online video interviews instead of a phone Continued »

Best Practices For Career Growth

Walking the line between best and worst practice in terms of career growth is a very fine one. Some people try too hard while others don’t try hard enough. Here are some tips on getting the balance right. When it comes to the workplace, good relationships are often as important as being good at what Continued »

4 Habits of Unsuccessful Event Managers

Everyone has bad habits; it’s part of being human. If you’ve been working in the events industry for a while then you’ve probably developed some bad habits you find yourself repeating at every event you run. If you are looking to make 2015 your best year yet then why not consider cutting some of the Continued »