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  • Monthly Market Review April 2024

    Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 by Kieran MoranNo comments

    Resilience and Innovation behind CQ’s growing jobs market In Central Queensland, keeping tabs on the job scene is serious business. Every month, Connecting Industry Talent conducts surveys with over 1,000 employers, giving us the lowdown on what's happening in the employment arena. This data isn't just valuable for job seekers; it's essential for understanding employer needs and market trends. ...

  • Even Better Living in 4,000 weeks

    Posted on Sunday, April 7, 2024 by Kieran MoranNo comments

    Time Management for Mortals There’s a self-help book that’s becoming increasingly popular and you may have heard friends or colleagues’ reference or recommend it: ‘Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals’, authored by Oliver Burkeman. Burkeman explores the idea that the average human lifespan is 80 years, which equates to roughly 4,000 weeks, and argues that understanding the concept can ...

  • Tips for negotiating your next job offer

    Posted on Thursday, August 3, 2023 by Kieran MoranNo comments

    Congratulations! You've made it through the job application process, aced the interviews, and now you have a job offer in hand. Negotiating your job offer is a crucial step to ensure you get the best possible deal and start your new job on the right foot. Here are some helpful hints, tips, and pitfalls to avoid when negotiating your next job offer: Hints and Tips 1. Research is Key: Before ...

  • Managing for growth

    Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 by Kieran MoranNo comments

    At Connecting Industry Talent, we are privileged to work alongside many different companies and gain insight into their differing workplace cultures. Increasingly we see many moving to a culture that embraces a ‘growth’ rather than ‘fixed’ mindset. Usually, we think of this being a characteristic in individuals, but when I see whole teams adopting this approach to working, their results are ...

  • 20% pay rise for these Aussie workers

    Posted on Monday, October 31, 2022 by Kieran MoranNo comments

    New employees are getting a 19 per cent premium added to their starting salaries, new research by Robert Half has found. According to the recruitment agency, 93 per cent of Australian business leaders are paying a salary premium to stay competitive when recruiting for in-demand roles, which has caused tension between new hires and existing employees. “Talent shortages have put pressure on ...

  • Validating your recruitment decisions

    Posted on Monday, October 10, 2022 by Kieran MoranNo comments

    The face of advertising and recruiting is rapidly changing. With the current jobs market scarce on candidates, it can be compelling to simply hire to plug a gap. However, hiring when you’re desperate is a tricky predicament; remember it’s a long and complicated process manage the situation if someone turns out to not quite fit the role! If you find yourself in the dilemma of hiring on the basis ...

  • Which job offer should I accept?

    Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2022 by Kieran MoranNo comments

    In today’s job market it’s not unheard of to find yourself in the position of receiving multiple job offers. Whilst this is a great position to be in, the decision of choosing which offer to accept can be daunting. Simply going for the one with the highest pay, whilst tempting, shouldn’t be your only deciding factor. Before going into the nitty-gritty of making your decision and handling it in a ...

  • What makes a good job advertisement?

    Posted on Sunday, August 21, 2022 by Kieran MoranNo comments

    Competition is tighter than ever when it comes to recruiting for your business. One of the key elements to ensuring you attract the right candidates is your recruitment advert. Bear in mind, a well thought-out advertisement not only attracts the attention of the right candidates, it can allow candidates who aren’t suitable to self-elect out of your hiring process, saving them and you time and ...

  • Queensland skills shortage critical

    Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2022 by Kieran Moran1 comment

    Queensland's skills shortage is accelerating alarmingly, with more than 40,000 workers urgently needed to halt the growing crisis which is suppressing the economy. The issue is due largely to the mining boom in the state's north luring workers, with almost every sector being affected, though manufacturing and technical trades are being hit the worst. According to business lobby groups, even ...

  • Job Interview Fundamentals

    Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2022 by Kieran MoranNo comments

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard any candidate or job seeker telling me that they love attending interviews. While they can be daunting, just following some basic preparatory steps can help relieve the stress and ensure a really successful interview. It goes without saying, but first impressions count! Cover off the basics of dressing appropriately and presenting yourself in a clean and tidy ...