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Passive Job Searching

Passive job searching is anything but passively minded. To passively job search is to maintain a state of openness and readiness should bigger employment opportunities present themselves, or if you unexpectedly find yourself out of work. This is not to say one is unhappy in their current position or looking to change it for any 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 »

The Right Way To Apply For A Job

Once upon a time, applying for a job was a reasonably straight-forward process. Submit your cover letter and resume in response to an advertised position and wait by the phone in hopes of an interview. These days, however, constantly increasing competition has forced job seekers to adopt additional tactics to stand out and be seen, Continued »

How To Search For A Job Effectively

Job searching these days is more overwhelming than ever before with online employment sites in abundance, LinkedIn a never-ending network pool and job apps and social media at every turn. It’s easy to see why people are daunted by the prospect.  However, there are techniques and strategies to narrow your stream of focus and find only Continued »

How To Make A Good First Impression

Making a good first impression is vital in most areas of life, but it is arguably never more important than where job interviews and the workplace are concerned. Not only is the amount of time to impress limited, there are usually others around you competing for that time; and where there is competition, there are Continued »

How to impress your interviewer

  So, you’ve passed the resume test and beaten countless others to the interview post! Very nice work, but while you might look great on paper, the real test begins in the flesh with the interview. By now we all know that eye contact and a firm handshake are imperative formalities when trying to impress Continued »

Adzuna Australia is hiring!

Join Australia’s most exciting recruitment start-up and change the way Australians find their next job! Adzuna.com.au is a young, hungry start-up on an exciting growth journey to disrupt the online recruitment sector (backed by Fairfax in Australia). Launched in the UK in 2011 we are now live in 11 countries around the world!  Adzuna is now Fairfax Media’s Continued »

Resume Writing Tips

By Ross Larkin Certain aspects of writing a good resume are debatable, like maximum number of pages, style or design. These three keys to a steadfast resume, however, are essentially non-negotiable. Catching your reader’s eye Communicating quickly Selling yourself The first two points are actually tools to enable the third. In fact, any element from Continued »

How to write a cover letter

By Ross Larkin Writing a cover letter can be one of the most difficult aspects of job searching – even more than the dreaded job interview. Sure, you might possess the most impressive, skill-laden resume in the world, yet it won’t mean a thing if your cover letter isn’t right. Why? You need to communicate Continued »

Adzuna announces next stage in international expansion!

Adzuna and Fairfax join forces! This week we announced an exciting partnership with Fairfax Media Limited, which will help grow your favourite job search engine even faster 🙂 Happy Days! Adzuna.com.au will be linked right across the Fairfax network including Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and Australian Financial Review. To consolidate it’s global presence, Adzuna Continued »