How to survive and thrive in a recruitment process.

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Interviews and recruitment processes can be demanding and energy sapping experiences, taking time and much effort. Knowing what’s in store and considering every element of the process you’ll be subjected to will be useful in helping you mentally prepare. As an executive, mastering these events will be key to a successful career. Remember, these are skills which can be learnt! Continue reading

Jeff Kennett speaks at lunch in Launceston

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Great hospitality at the Country Club in Launceston on a cold but beautiful day! Jeff Kennett was the headline speaker at an event hosted by the Property Council of Australia. The Hot Topic was: Council Amalgamations and it attracted a rather large audience of a very attentive group of Councillors and Local Government Administrators from across the State. Continue reading

Searchlight launches Coaching Bank!

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Today Searchlight announced that it was launching its coaching bank, specifically designed to assist organisations develop their leadership teams and managers.

We believe in excellence and that it is achievable and within everyone’s grasp.   Continue reading

The Benefits Of A Right Brain Leader

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We all have a brain. What distinguishes exceptional people from the masses is how they use it and which parts of it they develop.

Much research has been done into the left and right hemispheres of the brain and their impact on various aspects of life. While the right hemisphere is more intuitive and emotional, the left is more logical and sequential. Although the assumption might be that the best leaders mostly utilize their left brain, in actual fact the difference between the good and the great is the extent to which they use their creative right brain. Continue reading

Your Industry Is Not Your Life Sentence!

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“You’ve had a great career Simon. You have a deep marketing background and have some impressive achievements on your CV. Having said this, we won’t be progressing with your application. You have only worked in FMCG, we need not-for-profit marketing experience. The two sectors are like chalk and cheese.”

Hiring managers and recruiters say this far too often. However, it doesn’t matter what the sectors are, it doesn’t matter what the pre-conceived ideas of others are, the happy reality is that people change sectors far more often than you think. Continue reading

Demystifying The Psychometric Test

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Psychometric tests are often the Achilles heel of many a promising candidate. When we inform them that they are part of the process, we often hear a sharp intake of breath followed closely by the words…. “What does that involve?”

The field of psychometric testing is highly specialized and as such we invited an expert – Dr Brad Dolph of RightPeople to answer a few of the most common questions that our candidates have. His responses in the text below should be of interest to a wide range of people – from interns to executives. Continue reading