Category Archives: Recruitment

The most common job interview questions and how to answer them


WE’VE all been there. You turn up at an interview, mindlessly babble through a series of awkward questions and come out hoping you’ll get offered a job.

But with a little bit of thought it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here’s how to answer the most common interview questions.


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Stay afloat in new jobs climate

HESE sectors show enough promise to keep us from the depths of joblessness

Australia’s unemployment rate has passed 6 per cent for the first time in over a decade, and thinking about future job prospects can be daunting.

Thankfully, there are some strong tailwinds behind other industries expected to pick up the slack left by traditional manufacturing and mining.

If you’re wondering about your future, now is the time to proactively plan ahead and find the right training to fill the gaps.

Here are some of the top areas for future employment.



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Get yourself hired with these interview tips


Job interviews are arguably some of the most important meetings you will ever have in your life. The outcome of an interview can greatly affect your career trajectory, whether it means you continue along your planned path or start a new one to find a more fulfilling occupation.

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Giving girls the code to a life in computing and engineering

shutterstock_3729817An organisation encouraging young girls to develop an interest in computer science and engineering aims to bridge the gap in the number of women and men employed in computing fields, whether as engineers or developers.

Girls Who Code is a New York-based non-profit with the aim of providing an education in computer science to 1 million young women by 2020.

That target is driven by figures suggesting just 0.8 per cent of women graduating from American colleges received a degree in computer science and another claim that even fewer girls of high school age in the US are interested in studying computer science in college.

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Recruiter sees changes in IT teams

Hudson Asia Pacific registers downward pressure overall on hiring intentions for ICT

There’s been declining sentiment for hiring and investment in IT since the federal election was announced in January, but with a new government taking the reins that looks set to change, according to Tim Davis, director ICT at recruitment firm Hudson Asia Pacific.

New figures released by the firm this morning found that IT outstripped other areas when it came to hiring sentiment, with 31.1 per cent of hiring managers intending to increase ICT headcount. However, this still represents a 3.1 percentage point drop from the previous Hudson Report: Employment Trends.

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BRW Young Rich list 2013 names Australia’s youngest millionaires

TECHNOLOGY and sports are the hottest industries for young Australians who want  to rake in the cash, with the sectors dominating the 2013 BRW Young Rich List  released today.

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