Why choose The Recruitment Alternative in Brisbane?

The Recruitment Alternative is Brisbane’s affordable recruitment agency. We recruit across all job categories at a fraction of existing prices. But why chose The Recruitment Alternative in Brisbane? Here are just some reasons why you will enjoy working with us on your next recruitment campaign.

Outstanding Customer Service

Here at The Recruitment Alternative, we pride ourselves on our customer service. In fact, we conduct frequent quality control checks to ensure our levels are top notch! Our clients score us on average a 9 out of 10. Here is what Sandra Catt (Practice Manager) from Zonaras Consulting Pty Ltd had to say about our services:

“I thought that there must be a “Catch” as the fee was so reasonable. Finally, we have found a recruitment agency that we can afford. A first-class service was provided and saved me hours of work. I would definitely use The Recruitment Alternative again.”

Proven Methodologies

Recruiting staff can be incredibly time-consuming and stressful. It’s not uncommon for business owners to spend hours of manpower recruiting for one role. It is far more cost-effective to get us to do the groundwork for you. And you’ll save yourself a load of stress too! Hiring the wrong person can cost thousands of dollars and waste time. Let’s work together to help you save and we’ll recruit the right person for you.

Our partnership approach allows us to get to know the culture of your organisation. We will work closely with you to build a relationship of integrity, trust and commitment. We offer flexible service levels that you can choose from to suit your business. Whatever you choose, you can be assured you are receiving the best service and best advice.

Budget Friendly Solution

Many agencies will tell you what you want to hear and charge you through the nose. The Recruitment Alternative Brisbane are different. We offer affordable, honest recruitment solutions tailored to your needs. You no longer have to pay high recruitment fees to find a great candidate!

The Recruitment Alternative consistently sources great candidates for its clients at budget prices.

Check out our low-cost recruitment fees:

  • AU$2200 plus GSTfor roles with remuneration under AU$100K
  • AU$2800 plus GSTfor roles between AU$100K and AU$150K (AU$150k inclusive)
  • AU$3400 plus GSTfor roles over AU$150k

What industries do we recruit for?

As a generalist recruitment agency, we have experience across the board! Here are just some of the various positions/industries we have successful recruited in time and time again:

Administration                                     Sales                                       IT – desk support/consultants/developers

Engineering                                           Marketing                             Graphic Design

Accounting                                            Lawyer                                   Senior Management to Junior positions

Project Management                          Medical Reception              Warehousing – Storeman/picker and packer

Human Recourses                               Retail                                      Legal Secretary

Another great thing about The Recruitment Alternative is that we operate Australia wide. We service Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth etc.  We can offer you affordable recruitment solutions at a low-cost price point that makes sense. If you would like to find out more about our services contact us today on 1300 548 546.

Career goals for the New Year!

Have you given a thought to what you would like to achieve in the New Year of 2018? With New Year’s Resolutions being the focus of January, why not start considering your career goals now.

Here are The Recruitment Alternatives top 5 tips for achieving your career goals in 2018……

Figure out your passion

Is there something that you absolutely love? What’s the one thing you are most enthusiastic about? We all have something that we are drawn to or that we love doing. So why not turn your passion into a career. You may be passionate about a range of thing such as:

  • Creative arts – photography, painting/drawing, design, acting, film etc.
  • Technology – coding, app development, website development, editing etc.
  • Outdoors – fitness, building things, travel, nature conservation, climate change etc.
  • Social – working with youth, helping people, sales – real estate/retail/travel, child protection etc.

Life is to short, so why not figure out the one thing that you enjoy the most. Whether it’s to be a Journalist, Personal Trainer, Lawyer, Accountant, Graphic Designer – find your true calling and create a career that gets you out of bed in the morning and excited for the day. Nelson Mandela once said, “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

Make a plan

Once you’re ready for change, make a plan and be smart about it! You cannot achieve your career goals running head first with no plan what so ever. As the saying goes, ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’. Write out a list of goals, ways to achieve them and a general time line. A good question to ask yourself is “where do I see myself in 1-2 years’ time and even 5 to 10 years’ time”. To achieve what you want out of your career will take time. So be patient, realistic and don’t expect overnight success.

Get out of your comfort zone

As Neale Donald Walsch said, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Be willing to step outside your comfort zone once in a while, to take a worthwhile risk to succeed. If you want to become a Human Resources Manager and need to go back to school then why not do it? If you work in Administration and want to do Project Management, then get ready to do it! You could then ask for that promotion or leave that boring job, it may seem scary for a little while but totally worth it in the end.

Accept failure and reject procrastination

Failure isn’t necessarily a bad thing like most people think. More often than not failure is a great learning experience. Let’s face it, we all make mistakes but it’s how we respond to those mistakes that makes us who we are. Do we pick ourselves back up and try again or wallow in sadness? The quicker we learn to accept failure the quicker we’ll learn to succeed.

Now that we have accepted that it’s ok to fail we need to reject procrastination! It’s one of the reasons why some people don’t achieve or do well. The whole “I’ll do it tomorrow” or “I’ll do it next year” or “I just don’t have the time” are such common phrases. If you really want it, then find a way to make it work. Not fritter away time, remove distractions, stay focused, organised and be productive!  Never put off for tomorrow what you can do today.


In today’s modern world there are an incredible range of opportunities out there. You don’t necessarily have to go back to school to learn a new skill. Did you know Steve Jobs never went to University but successfully ran Apple now worth well over a billion dollars? Richard Branson who founded Virgin Group (which is worth well over 4 billion dollars) dropped out of high school at age 16. Michael Dell founder of Dell computers dropped out of University and went on to be one of the youngest and most successful CEO’s on the Fortune 500 list. Rachel Ray is now a successful cooking TV Show star/author/business woman but never attended college. Doesn’t have a formal culinary training or qualifications but now earns over $50 million.

Self-education is an important life skill to master. Don’t expect things to come easily, it takes time, research, watching tutorials etc. We learn all the time and it can’t always be on a schedule laid down by a curriculum. Some things are easier than others to learn but sticking to it will gradually make things that once seemed difficult at first become second nature.

It’s never too late to implement change, establish your goals and a plan to make them happen! If your goal includes looking for a new career head to our ‘job seeker help center’ for more information. While you’re there why not pay our jobs board a visit – your next career opportunity could be a click away!

The Recruitment Alternative are currently recruiting across Australia and New Zealand. Roles at all levels in Accounting, Digital Marketing, Administration and IT – just to name a few! As a generalist recruitment agency, we offer affordable recruitment solutions at a low-cost price point that makes sense. If you would like to find out more about our services contact us today on 1300 548 546.

Resume Writing Trick or Treat? Tips from The Recruitment Alternative

Halloween is approaching, don’t get ‘tricked’ and let the next job you apply for slip away. Whether it is in retail, human resources, warehousing or accounting, here are some ‘treats’ from The Recruitment Alternative. We are Australia and New Zealand’s multi-award winning low cost recruitment agency here to help you win the next career opportunity in your chosen industry.

Job seeking is competitive, so why not do everything that you can to ensure you stand out from the crowd. This starts with your resume, below are the top 5 ‘treats’ from The Recruitment Alternative when preparing your resume:

  1. Don’t just list your responsibilities, also include your achievements. How you made a difference and contributed to the development of your department and or organisation. For example, if you are a Marketing professional, did you increase revenue and supply low cost solutions to your employer? If so, note these down! Employers want to know how you will be an asset to their organisation.
  2. Avoid using unusual font styles, sizes, layouts or colours. However, Graphic Designers may explore this to demonstrate their skills and experiences but should always ensure a professional resume is presented.
  3. Only include relevant information such as your work history, Education (qualifications) or licenses, achievements, a personal statement and skills/abilities. For example, positions within the Warehousing sector where a forklift license is often required, should clearly be noted on your resume otherwise it will be assumed you don’t have one.
  4. Address any obvious gaps in your work history with a brief explanation and ensure spelling/grammar is correct on both your resume and cover letter. If you’re apply for an Administration position and state that you have a ‘high attention to detail’ but have errors in your resume it proves quite the contrary.
  5. Ensure that your resume is aesthetically pleasing to the eye and flows correctly – mismatched content is confusing and unprofessional.

Don’t get ‘tricked’ by not being prepared, as any recruiter or hiring manager can tell you when shortlisting applicants your resume must meet most or all of the criteria in the position description. An employer doesn’t want to read what you think about yourself, they want to read about your results and demonstrated strengths. Your resume is a showcase of your abilities as a future employee both with layout/design and content, so why not take the time to make it stand out!

We recruit for all job categories ranging from Sales, Engineering, Reception, Customer Service and more, in both Australia and New Zealand. Our in-house recruitment experts have access to a large candidate database which allows us to provide our clients with the best possible service at a price that makes sense. For more information head to our ‘job seeker help center’ and why not pay our jobs board a visit – your next career opportunity could be a click away. Good luck!!