Administration Jobs In Melbourne

Are you looking for an Administration job in Melbourne? If you are in the middle of a job search you will know that there are a lot of companies looking for Receptionists, Personal Assistants, Administration Officers, Legal Secretaries, etc. That’s really good news! However, it does also mean that a lot of candidates will be applying for the same jobs, which means competition.

How to stand out from the crowd?

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 basic work history. If you have done something impressive why not show it off?
  • Add ‘keywords’ – 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 has excellent customer service experience or switchboard operation experience be sure to note this in your resume
  • Note down any program proficiencies – by listing you have previous experience with a program or software such as MYOB or Microsoft Suite, 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!

Always Remember To Prepare!

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

Industry Research

Administration jobs are a part of almost all types of industries. If you’re unsure of what business you’d like to work for take some time to research where the industry demand is, if there is an area that you have an interest in, etc. It is also important to know ‘your worth’ so that if the salary is discussed you know what your expectations are. Researching the salary expectation for your industry will provide you with a general guide of what to expect. If you’re bringing a truckload of experience to the table don’t be shy to ask for a fair amount.

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 centre 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 Brisbane, 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.

Business Development Jobs in Brisbane

Are you looking for Business Developmentjobs in Brisbane? If you are in the middle of a job search you will know that there are a lot of companies looking for business development managers or sales representatives. That’s really good news! However, it does also mean that a lot of candidates will be applying for the same jobs, which means competition.

How to stand out from the crowd in BDM?

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 generate leads and cold call prospective customers be sure to note this in your resume if you have the experience.
  • Note down any program proficiencies – by listing you have previous experience with a program such as Salesforce 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 a Business Development 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 Brisbanebut Sydney, Melbourne, 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.

Tips for recruiting in a candidate driven market

There are always ebbs and flows in the labour market. As an employer, there are times when there are no shortage of candidates to choose from to fill a vacancy. There are, however, times when there are more jobs than candidates. During these times, candidates are in a solid position to seek an increase in salary as well as negotiate other benefits, which often sees them taking a job with one of your competitors.

Here are some tips from The Recruitment Alternative to assist you when recruiting in a candidate driven market.

MOVE QUICKLY

With candidates having an abundance of jobs to choose from, they are often interviewing for more than one role at a time. If you interview a candidate and deem them suitable for the role you are looking to fill, it’s advisable to move quickly. Decide whether you would like to offer them the position or continue with the recruitment process. Candidates are often offered a role upon the conclusion of an interview. You do not want to risk losing them to the competition because you have been too busy to get back to them.

BE FLEXIBLE

When there are more roles available than people looking for work, you may need to consider being flexible with your offerings. Be prepared to possibly increase the salary on offer. If a candidate is interviewing for a number of positions, employers may offer an increased salary and benefits to secure them. You may also need to be flexible with the years of experience or education levels of the candidates.

USE A RECRUITMENT AGENCY

Take the stress out of finding talent for your business and engage in the services of a Recruitment Agency. It’s important to note that while a Recruitment Consultant will do all the groundwork in sourcing potential candidates, you will still need to be flexible and move quickly in order to secure the best person for the role and for your organization.

The Recruitment Alternative exists to provide low cost recruitment excellence that is a budget option for employers. The Recruitment Alternative provide services across Australia and New Zealand. 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.

Phone Interview Tips

Phone interviews are more important than you might think. Whether it’s a scheduled call or ‘on the go’ you must be prepared to respond appropriately. Here are some tips from The Recruitment Alternative to help you land a second interview.

Receiving the Call

If a recruiter or employer has contacted you for a phone interview, should treat it with the same importance as you would a ‘face to face’ meeting. Which means you need to be prepared!

  • Ensure you are in a quiet location where you won’t be interrupted or distracted
  • Use a reliable phone that has good reception
  • Have your resume and cover letter in front of you – a recruiter will have your application in front of them as they are conducting the phone interview. Don’t risk blanking or making something up when they start asking specific questions
  • Get ready to take as many notes as required – these could help you if/when you’re successful to the next stage of the application process

During the Phone Interview

How you conduct yourself and respond to questions during a phone interview will determine if you progress or not. Thinking about your tone of voice is very important. In a face to face interview it allows to you make an impression based on several visible factors. Such as body language to help convey your interest and enthusiasm about the role. Thus, over the phone the tone of your voice and how you respond is extremely important. You should sound clear, engaged, upbeat and friendly. This is particularly important for Reception, Sales Consultant or other such roles where your phone manner is critical.

Some other things to consider are:

  • Listening – You will obviously be asked questions as this is an interview, however it is important to listen and respond correctly. This is a great opportunity to show a perspective employer or recruiter you are a great listener. Let the interview guide the conversation and respond accordingly
  • Don’t dominate the conversation – You don’t want to give the wrong impression by over answering or waffling on when responding to a question or making a comment. Be direct and to the point
  • Be ready to answer questions – Being prepared with adequate responses to standard questions will give you an edge. Take some time to think about how you would respond to questions regarding salary, your availability to start this position or attend an interview, why you are leaving your current position etc.
  • Prepare questions – Along with note taking, have a list of pre-prepared questions or even questions you noted down during your conversation to discuss with the interviewer

 After the Phone Interview

After the phone call, send an email thanking them for the interview. Make your final impression before entering the next stage of the process. You may also consider following up on the progress of your application after an appropriate amount of time has passed.

Phone interviews are becoming more and more common in the recruitment process. That’s why it’s important to know how to use them to your advantage! They are also often used to screen out basic incompatibilities which is why they should be taken seriously.

For more information including further tips and advice head over to our ‘job seeker help center’. The Recruitment Alternative are currently recruiting across Australia and New Zealand. Roles at all levels in Accounting, Digital Marketing, Administration, Warehousing and IT – just to name a few! Why don’t you pay our ‘jobs board’ a visit, your next career opportunity could be a click away.

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.