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Expand Your Search For Application Success!

The benefits of a multi-channel job search!

Job seekers are spoilt for choice with new technology and platforms to assist them in their job search. With the abundance of choices available, many job seekers focus exclusively on online job boards and overlook the benefits of a multi-channel search, which includes connecting with a specialist recruitment agency.

 

What are the benefits of online job boards?


Job boards are a good way to start your job search, giving you the opportunity to review the numerous positions available in the market and allow you to explore your options, preferences and interests. They provide a good baseline for initial research into the market and available opportunities.

 

How can you differentiate yourself in a congested market?


Developing a relationship with a specialist recruitment agency is an effective way to broaden your search by adding another job search avenue. Great recruiters will actively search through their current opportunities to identify suitable roles. Engaging with a recruitment consultant is a powerful way to extend your job search as you have the opportunity to engage on a personal level. It also gives you a chance to review your options and refine your interview skills.

A quality recruitment consultant will stay in contact with you regarding the status of your application. Having a professional recruitment consultant representing you also enhances your value and increases your chances of success in the recruitment process.

Whether you are comfortable in your current role or are seeking exciting new opportunities, our team of professional and reliable recruitment consultants can help you!

PKL Recruitment specialises in permanent, temporary and contract recruitment in business support and call centre roles across all industries.

About the Author – Shannon Lippert
As PKL Recruitment’s New South Wales Branch Manager, Shannon is responsible for both the Temporary and Permanent Divisions. Since joining the PKL Recruitment team in 2013, Shannon has always lead from the front, guiding and growing the Sydney PKL Recruitment Branch to be one of the most successful recruitment teams in Sydney. Contact Shannon directly on shannon.lippert@pkl.com.au or on LinkedIn.

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

Is it time for a Career Health Check?

Did you know only 20% of people are working in their dream job? 

Are you one of the lucky 20%? If not, it may be time for a career health check!

Assessing your current role is a natural step as you consider your career advancement. It’s important to review your current role and perform a career health check every few years. Start thinking proactively, even if you are not quite ready for the big leap. A simple way to start the process is by researching companies and networking within your industry to increase your exposure to new opportunities.

A career health check doesn’t have to wait. It can be an on-going activity that explores if you are enjoying your work and if your current role is accelerating your career or just paying the bills. 

Key considerations for an effective career health check include: 

  • Access to training and new skill development 
  • Opportunities for promotion and career advancement 
  • Business expansion and associated growth opportunities 
  • Industry growth trends and the potential impact of economic fluctuations  

When performing a career health check, you need to be clear about your career aspirations and be willing to make a change if necessary. There is no point in identifying gaps in your current role if you are unwilling to do anything about it. It may also be worthwhile discussing career progression with your employer as they may be willing to invest in your development if they value the contribution you make to the company. 

Whether you are comfortable in your current role or are seeking exciting new opportunities, our team of recruitment consultants can help you! We are dedicated to taking the time to get to you know you – your career aspirations, skills and requirements – to ensure that we can source the right career opportunity for you. Visit http://pkl.com.au/find-a-job to search our current opportunities. 

About the Author – Fleur Mumford
Fleur Mumford in the Victorian State Manager for PKL Recruitment with more than 18 years of recruitment experience. Building a strong, dedicated and fun business culture motivates Fleur, who consistently strives to achieve success.  

For more information about PKL Recruitment and to explore your career opportunities, contact Fleur today via LinkedIn orfleur.mumford@pkl.com.au

The Top 3 Benefits Of Temporary Employment

Finding your feet in the current job market can be challenging, however temporary work can provide immediate employment and provide opportunities for the future. Here are three reasons how a temporary role can help build your career and provide great growth opportunities.

1. Flexibility   


One of the most attractive benefits of temping is flexibility. Being able to choose your work hours based on personal preferences means you can maximise your income earning potential while enjoying the benefits of more personal time. You can use your free time to relax, exercise or ramp up your job search. Either way, you are getting the best of both worlds.

2. Experience


Another benefit of being a temporary employee is the opportunity to gain valuable new experiences. Temporary roles have greater flexibility than permanent roles and the opportunity to use and acquire ‘transferable skills’ is generally greater. Temps often have the opportunity to work across different industries, acquire new skills and add new experiences to their resume. 

3. Networking


Finding the right role in the future is as much about who you know as what you know. Developing a broad network across industries, companies and levels of management is one of the most effective ways to build your personal brand. Temping is a great way to quickly establish or build your network. This is especially true for candidates who have just arrived form overseas or moved interstate.


Knowing how to network is a critical skill for any employee and being a temp allows the freedom to move from company to company or across departments whilst making valuable connections. 

Temporary jobs can be a huge career boost providing you make the most of the opportunity. The potential for growth and professional visibility is huge. It is also an excellent entry point into the workforce for people just starting their career. 

If you are interested in exploring this career opportunity to benefit your future prospects, see http://www.pkl.com.au/find-a-job or contact our Sydney agency on (02) 9232 4980 or our Melbourne agency on (03) 9608 0333.