Adelaide’s Affordable Employment Agency

Adelaide’s affordable employment agency, The Recruitment Alternative, recruits everything from Senior BDM to Accounts and Marketing positions, and more. Currently, in Adelaide, the key to finding the right employee for your business can be following a few important steps. Adelaide’s Budget recruitment

Creating a correct Job Brief

Recruitment for the role needs to be thought out and specific. So think about what you need the person to do. Make sure your job brief gives a true and correct example of what the role will entail.  Always share this whole job brief with your recruiter so we get the job done right the first time. “Time is money” and a placement carried out correctly the first time will save you thousands of dollars in the long run.

Pre-Screening Applicants

Also be wary of agencies that just pass on CV’s without conducting interviews. Your Recruitment Specialists should know your company, the vacancy, and the candidate. A Professional Employment Agency will only pass on the best candidates for you to interview.

Interview & Selection

So always act quickly if you get the right candidate in front of you. The recruitment market is competitive. Great candidates don’t stay looking for long. If you get the best candidate through in the first interviews don’t wait. They may not be available a few weeks later when you’re ready to select the successful applicant.

Engage an Employment Agency you can trust

Recruitment is a skill. Having a great Recruitment specialist that can identify a good match is key to retention. Therefore it’s good to understand that effective recruitment has a domino effect in the workplace. Employees see that you make wise decisions. As a result, this positive attitude will affect the quality of your products or services, and ultimately, your customers’ perceptions of your company.

The Recruitment Alternative is Australia’s Low-cost employment agency provider.

Currently recruiting across Adelaide various roles from Admin / Sales Support, BDM, Real Estate roles, and Factory staff.

Contact us on our Freephone line number: 1300 554 893 to book a no-obligation, free consultation for your companies’ recruitment needs.

Melbourne’s Affordable Employment Agency

The Recruitment Alternative is Melbourne’s affordable employment agency. We recruit across all job categories at a fraction of existing prices. Join the SME recruitment solution and save a bucket load on your next recruitment campaign.

Why choose The Recruitment Alternative in Melbourne?

We can save you time, hassle and stress – 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. We take a thorough job brief and discuss our recruitment strategy with you, so you can be at ease throughout the recruitment campaign. You’re in good hands with us!

Our proven methodologies save you money – Hiring the wrong person can cost SME thousands of dollars. Instead, use The Recruitment Alternatives proven methodologies and you’ll recruit the right person each time. We have fantastic customer service standards, head to our ‘testimonials’ page to read what our clients say about us. You won’t be disappointed.

We offer flexible service – You can choose the service level that’s right for your business. Whether you want The Recruitment Alternative to take over your complete end to end recruitment or just a selection of placements. Whatever you choose, you can be assured that you’re receiving the best service and advice. You campaign manager will be there every step of the way.

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                                            Dental Technician              Senior Management to Junior positions 

Project Management                          Medical Reception              Warehousing – Storeman/picker and packer

Human Resources                               Factory Foreman                 Legal Secretary

Another great thing about The Recruitment Alternative is that we operate Australia wide. So not only in Melbourne but Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, etc.  We can offer you affordable employment solutions at a low-cost price point that makes sense. If you would like to find out more about our effective recruitment services contact us today.

Covid-19: Tips For Your Business from The Recruitment Alternative

During this international crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses need to find new ways to adapt until we all through the other end. Some industries such as airlines will struggle, and others will flourish as employment dynamics are turned upside down.

Here are some Tips from The Recruitment Alternative:

  • Online OpportunitiesExplore online opportunities for your business. – E.g. direct to consumer sales via your website, Skype sales call presentations or virtual demos, etc.
  • Contingency Plans – Develop contingency plans. E.g. re-think your marketing strategy, explore alternative supply chains, review cashflow budgets, etc.
  • Work From Home – Set up work from home options for your staff where possible.
  • BudgetsReduce overheads / unnecessary spending and only respond based on credible information.
  • CommunicationHonest and clear communication with staff, supply chains, customers, etc. Don’t make promises you can’t keep.

Recruitment During Covid-19

There is still a recruitment need during this pandemic. With unemployment rates higher than usual, businesses will be inundated with applications. Employers will be under pressure and not have the time to sort through all the candidates adequately. As an affordably priced recruitment agency, The Recruitment Alternative will be able to assist you with your recruitment needs. Without breaking the bank! We will support you throughout the entire recruitment process and we can take care of things such as:

  • Taking a detailed job brief and post job advertisements
  • Filtering job applications against key selection criteria
  • Conduct thorough virtual interviews with candidates
  • Facilitate client and candidate liaison (information gathering, interview coordination, making offers, etc.)
  • Complete detailed reference reports

What our clients say….

“Using The Recruitment Alternative was a very easy, simple process. You provided simple engagement, you listened, and you delivered–it just worked! I cannot recommend The Recruitment Alternative highly enough.”

Andrew Bennett – Director, Insurance Connect

The Recruitment Alternative operates Australia and New Zealand wide. Across Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, 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.

Spark Your 2020 Job Search – Tips From The Recruitment Alternative

If you want to spark your job search efforts in 2020, you’re not alone. A career change is often near the top of everyone’s New Year’s resolution list. January is one of the best times to start this hunt. To put yourself in the right position for that perfect opportunity, you need to start preparing now. Here are some tips from The Recruitment Alternative to help you on your way:

Update Your Resume

The purpose of a resume is to help you secure an interview with a prospective employer or recruiter. In this fast-paced world, we live in, employers and recruitment consultants often view hundreds of resumes. It’s important to showcase your expertise and suitability clearly.

Set Goals & Make Plans

Once you have decided on your new goals it makes sense to make a clear plan. To ensure you can reach your career goals, making a plan that takes you back to the basics. In conjunction with refreshing your resume, be sure to tweak your cover letter and build a professional online presence. Make a list of companies to target in your search and set realistic daily job-seeking activities. In your plan, you can dot point the next few steps such as preparing for an interview, negotiation tactics, etc.

Pick Up The Phone

Don’t solely rely on establishing your online presence and sending online applications, a personal touch never goes unnoticed. Once you have applied for a position contact the recruiter or business directly to follow up on your application. You can prepare some intelligent questions to ask about the position to help you stand out from the crowd and build an initial rapport with the hiring manager.

Research Businesses

With a ‘cultural fit’ being the deciding factor in many cases it makes sense to research companies with a focus on their culture as much as possible prior to an interview. This will help you to understand their values and if they align with your own goals. Check out their social media platforms as well for further insight.

Be Sure To Know What You Want

This may seem obvious however a lot of candidates aren’t sure what they are looking for. So when it comes to the interview process they are not as confident as they could be. Even when they are made a job offer they change their minds in terms of salary, position expectations, etc. If you know what you want you will not waste your time or anyone else’s time. Of course, sometimes it can be hard to find the ‘perfect’ job that meets all of your expectations. A good place to start is to consider the top three or four most important aspects of the next job you’d like before you apply.

Seeking a new job is always going to require exceptional effort on your part. Following these suggestions along the way should help you to move toward a successful search in the new year. Be sure to check out The Recruitment Alternative’s job board for new employment opportunities. Also, take a look at our job seeker help centre for more tips and suggestions to assist you on your job-seeking journey.

How To Write A Great Resume

Resumes are critically important documents. It doesn’t matter how good you are, if you cannot produce a good resume, chances are you won’t even get to an interview, let alone win a good job. Here are some tips on how to write a good resume:

1. Make it easy to read

Dot points are very good in this regard. Difficult to read resumes can often find themselves in the waste bin, especially if the reader has lots of other applications.

2. Keep formatting neat and consistent

Try to make every page as consistent as possible. Avoid obvious poor layouts like starting a new heading at the bottom of a page.

3. Change your resume to suit the job you’re applying for

Lots of people have many years of experience under their belts and cannot include all of it on a single resume. Leave out the irrelevant bits and include all the things you’ve done that are relevant to the job you’re applying for.

4. Get your spelling right!

Many employers will not interview people who cannot be bothered to check their spelling and show poor attention to detail.

5. Do not exaggerate

You’ll just be wasting your time and others’. Remember people do reference checks. Our resume template below has been designed to provide you with a structure which will allow you to include all your employment details in a logical and easy to follow format. All you have to do is fill in the blanks.

Be sure to check out The Recruitment Alternative’s job board for new employment opportunities. Also, take a look at our job seeker help center for more tips and suggestions to assist you on your job seeking journey. 

5 New Year Resolutions For Job Seekers

It may seem like a cliché to make a list of resolutions for 2019. But the New Year is actually the perfect time to commit to actions that will positively affect your career. Over the Christmas break, you’ve probably had some time to reflect on the previous year and are eager to shed bad habits and start over. Saying you’re going to do something is the easy part. If you’re really serious about finding your dream job this year, here are some great resolutions from The Recruitment Alternative to try and keep:

“I Will Make A Plan”

Once you have decided on your new goals it makes sense to make a clear plan. To ensure you can reach your career goals, making a plan that takes you back to the basics. Refresh your resume, cover letter and build a professional online presence. Make a list of companies to target in your search and set realistic daily job seeking activities. In your plan, you can dot point the next few steps such as preparing for an interview, negotiation tactics etc. 

“I Will Work Positively With Recruiters”

Working with recruiters can make all the difference in your job seeking journey. They can offer you fantastic advice, prepare you for an interview, provide you with feedback on your resume, negotiate on your behalf etc. It’s important to always respond in a timely fashion and, be open and honest with your recruiter. Don’t waste your time or a recruiters time by applying for positions you are not qualified for. Always read job ads carefully, recruiters act on behalf of employers so being professional at all times will help you to stand out from the crowd. 

“I Will Build And Maintain A Professional Network” 

In today’s job-seeking market, an online presence is a very important step on your job seeking journey. Make sure your LinkedIn and Seek profiles are current. Make new connections and continuously cultivate existing connections. Use social media, there are many jobs seeking groups and other such networks to connect with. Don’t forget other tools such as the good old telephone, to stay in touch with friends and colleagues. Take advantage of industry events and other networking opportunities to meet new people in your field.

“I Will Remain Positive”

You may not find overnight success when job seeking. More often then not these things take time so it’s important to remain positive and don’t pass up on good opportunities when they arise. Reward yourself regularly for small victories and take on feedback. While you’re working on goals specific to job hunting, it also makes sense to enhance your work-related skills. Look for opportunities to better yourself and help improve your job prospects. 

“I Will Think About The Kind Of Job I Really Want”

If you’re going to take the time to look for a new position, it should be something you really want to do. In other words, determine what will make you happy and what exactly you want from a new position. Is it a higher salary, more flexibility, added responsibility, and authority etc. A work-life balance is one of the most important and trending things to many job seekers. You will save a lot of time by knowing what you want, what you will compromise/negotiate on etc. 

Seeking a new job is always going to require exceptional effort on your part. Following these suggestions along the way should help you to move toward a successful search in the new year. Be sure to check out The Recruitment Alternative’s job board for new employment opportunities. Also, take a look at our job seeker help center for more tips and suggestions to assist you on your job seeking journey. 

Happy New Year! 

Benefits of goal setting

Are you someone who regularly sets goals? Perhaps you’ve never given it much thought, or you might know and see the value in goal setting, but don’t actually schedule in the time to do it.  Setting both personal and professional goals is a great way to set you up for success in these areas and offer a number of benefits. If you are looking at making a significant career change from say administration to IT, or just looking for a new opportunity in a similar industry, setting goals can be a great way to get you to take action.

Let’s take a look at 3 key benefits of setting career goals:

Clear Focus and Intention

It’s one thing to have goals, but do you have them written somewhere where you can regularly revisit them? Having your goals written down and broken into small, short term ones and medium to long term, gives you something to focus on. When you can are clear about what you want, you become more focussed on achieving it.

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible” ~ Tony Robbins

Inspired Action

Having a clear vision and something tangible to work towards gives you the drive and motivation to take action towards making it happen. Let’s say you are looking for employment as a receptionist. You are unhappy in your current job and you want to transition into a new role. You are more likely to take steps towards this goal if you write it down and then break it down into small manageable tasks. It can be overwhelming to look for a new job but if you write down a list of things you need to do in order to make it happen, you can work through it step by step.

Aids Motivation

When you map out your goals and can visualise the end result, you will be more motivated to do the work. When setting your goals, ensure they follow the ‘SMART’ principle: that is, goals that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely. If you follow this approach, it will help to combat overwhelm and keep you on task when you feel like giving up.

Remember to celebrate your wins along the way as you achieve each milestone and goal. As you write out your goals, think about how you will celebrate once you have achieved it. This will help keep you motivated and on path.

At The Recruitment Alternative, we offer Jobseekers valuable tools to support you on your employment journey. If your goal is to write or update your resume, or refresh your interview skills, we have some great resources on our website via our Job Seeker Help Centre. Come and take a look around: www.therecruitmentalternative.com.au/job-seekers

Resume Writing Tips

The purpose of a resume is to help you secure an interview with a prospective employer or recruiter.  In this fast paced world we live in, employers and recruitment consultants often view hundreds of resumes. It’s important to showcase your expertise and suitability clearly.

Here are some resume writing tips to consider:

Relevance

  • If you are applying for a variety of jobs in various fields such as administration, sales and accounts, consider having a different resume for each position.
  • Pick out the key duties and responsibilities from the job ad. If your experience is a match, be sure to highlight this.

Consistency

  • List your education and previous employment information in reverse chronological order.
  • Check spacing between each section and each page.
  • If including information in Bold or Italic, ensure these are consistent throughout.
  • Include subheadings to separate the sections and have these clearly labelled.

Detail

  • Highlight relevant training, education, professional skills and even personal attributes.
  • Address gaps in your employment history.
  • Be sure to include any career breaks.

If you would like a sample format, you can download a copy of a Resume Template via the Job Seekers page on The Recruitment Alternative website.

Click the following link to be redirected: https://www.therecruitmentalternative.com.au/job-seekers/#

LinkedIn Profile Tips

LinkedIn is a very popular professional networking platform, where job seekers and employers can connect. As a job seeker, it can be tough to find a job on your own. Creating a LinkedIn profile gives you an advantage, especially against candidates who do not have an account.

What can you do to improve your profile?

Some employers look up their potential employees online, so why not have a professional profile for them to view? LinkedIn is basically an online extension of your resume. You can build your profile to be a positive reflection of your skills and experience you can offer a new organisation. Especially if you are applying for Marketing, Social Media or other such positions that would utilize online tools such as LinkedIn. Here are some tips on how to fine tune your LinkedIn profile:

  • Professional Profile Picture – Don’t have a party shot or a blurry selfie, ensure you display a clear, current and well-presented image of just you.
  • Updated Information – If you’re going to have a LinkedIn profile be sure to keep in current. If an employer is comparing your resume to your profile and notices discrepancies it’s not a good look as a future employee.
  • Positive Endorsements – On LinkedIn other professionals can ‘endorse’ your skills and leave feedback on their experiences with you. Having this positive feedback helps back up what you have listed on your resume.
  • Network – Take some time to build your professional network, endorse others, leave feedback and they could return the favor. This helps support your profile and increases your exposure to potential opportunities.
  • Proof Read – On a professional plat form correct grammar and formatting is highly important. Always proof read and even triple check yourself!
  • Follow Positive Influencers – Following relevant influencers on LinkedIn helps to put a range of interesting content in your feed, which you can then share with others when you think it adds value. It also helps to give context to your LinkedIn profile, demonstrating your passion for what you do.

Always be mindful of what you post online and use social media platforms to your advantage, not your disadvantage. If you are looking for a new position The Recruitment Alternative is current recruiting across Australia and New Zealand. Click here to access our jobs board and while you’re there pay our job seeker help center’ a visit for some more tips and hints.

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.

Administration Jobs in Melbourne

Are you looking for an Administration job in Melbourne? If you are in the middle of your job search you will know that a lot of companies are looking for administrative positions. That’s really good news, but it also means that a lot of candidates will be applying which means competition.

How to stand out from the crowd in Administration?

Having an outstanding resume is the best possible reflection you can offer a recruiter. It’s so important for you as a candidate to make your resume stand out. Be sure to include:

A strong opening statement or summary – What makes you unique? What can you offer an organization that someone else can’t?

List your key achievements – Perhaps you successfully handled all administrative functions when a new company was starting up. Noting this will make an impression far better than just a basic work history. If you have done something impressive why not show it off?

Add ‘key words’ – Many Recruitment Consultants and companies scan resumes for specific words and phrases. Try to use some of the language that is in the job ad, as long as it accurately reflects your background. For example, if a Recruitment Consultant or employer is looking for someone who can handle multiple phone lines, you should use the wording “multiple phone lines” in your resume instead of saying you “answered phone calls.”

Note down any program proficiencies – by listing you have previous experience with a program such as MYOB gives you an edge on your resume. The more skills you have to offer the more appealing your application will be

As a job seeker, you can’t afford to ignore the digital extension of your professional self. Prospective employers, recruiters and companies will most often than not search for you online. If you have a LinkedIn profile, it’s very likely to be the first result they find. If you have an account take some time to freshen it up, if you don’t have one we strongly recommend you set on up! To optimize your profile be sure to:

  • Add a current, clear and professional profile picture
  • Write a ‘grabby’ headline that sums up your skills, experience, highlight specialisations and what you can offer. Here is your chance to publicly share how you’re different!
  • List any links to things you may have worked on previously as examples of your work. Update your employment history to focus on your achievements and projects that you have worked on.
  • Add professional skills and have others endorse you (that can confirm your skills) and this will boost your profile.

Prepare, prepare and prepare some more!

There are so many things to prepare for its easy to get overwhelmed. Remember to keep in mind the following:

Look the part – personal presentation is very important. If you’re attending a job interview for an administration position you wouldn’t dress as if you’re going to the gym or for a night out. This may seem obvious but you would be surprised!

Research the company – know who you are applying to so that you can tailor your resume and be a step ahead if you are invited for an interview

Stay organised – if you are in the process of job seeking you will of course be applying for more than one position. By keeping a note of who you have applied with will help you when you receive a call to discuss your application. You can also prepare answers for interview questions and relaxing techniques for nerves during interviews

What industries do we recruit for?

As a generalist recruitment agency, we have experience across the board! Head to our ‘jobs board to find your next career opportunity. While you’re there pay our ‘job seeker help center a visit for some more advice and tips. We also connect to job seekers and clients via our ‘Facebook page so head over and give us a like to keep in touch with the most current job opportunities available in Melbourne.

Another great thing about The Recruitment Alternative is that we operate Australia wide. So not only in Melbourne but Sydney, Brisbane, 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.