The Art of using follow up for the job seeker…..

In this day and age of that being 2018 dominated by social media and technology , please don’t forget to follow up after you click , when apply for your dream job. No doubt you will be applying for numerous jobs at any one time but please take a few moments to put care into your application/s and contact the HR Manager, Recruiter or decision maker as at times for just one position advertised there can sometimes be hundreds of applications and only one job on offer.

Stand out from the job seekers , make a call to the decision maker and re-affirm why you are interested in the particular job and why you are the best candidate .

David Arcangeli 2018

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Tip of the Month – Interviewing

Have you ever had trouble sitting job interviews? I am certain that job seekers still get nervous no matter how many job interviews they attend, which is all a part of human nature. However, I can tell you that in my years of experience, there are a number of factors that I look for in interviewees. I am always drawn to people who can articulate their message and communicate effectively and honestly. This in turn aids my understanding of you as a person and your experiences in the workplace. I like to think of a job interview as an opportunity to build a business relationship with the interviewer. Remember – you’re being interviewed for a good reason, the interviewer is interested to know more about you, not make you feel uncomfortable or give you the third degree. Lastly, good presentation is essential. As the age old saying goes, first impressions always last.

David Arcangeli, Qest Human Resources 12 December 2017

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Tip of the Month – Resumes

I’ve probably read 1000’s of resumes in my time and I’ve come across a range of different operators from a multitude of different industries. However, I am always looking for the same attributes in the resumes of job seekers. Incorporating relevant information and experiences in your resume is always key – think about what the job advertisement asks for and make sure you elaborate on these points in your resume. I am always impressed by the listing of awards and achievements, particularly those that are unique in nature such as community awards or academic achievements. Finally, a brief overview of your hobbies/personal interests can never go astray. This gives me an indication of your character and how you may present yourself not only in the workplace, but also outside of work.

David Arcangeli, Qest Human Resources 24 October 2017

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One door closes another one opens..

In recent times South Australian industries such as automotive, manufacturing and retail have been struggling. Consequently, a myriad of employees have faced or will be facing redundancies in the near future.

Whilst this may be a difficult time for all the employees who are affected, we would like to remind current and future job seekers that there are and will be many opportunities available in the job market. This is a great time for employers to start searching for skilled operators who have experience within your given industry, or on the other hand, find alternative skill sets in new employees that can add to their existing work force.

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Growing your network

Growing your network

The increasing popularity of social media in the business environment is great for job seekers. Websites such as LinkedIn allow users to market their own personal brand and become identifiable by potential employers in their chosen filed.

Job seekers can capitalize on the job opportunities presented by LinkedIn by connecting with organisations in a unique way (by ‘Following’ the content they follow), searching for jobs via the job postings, joining LinkedIn groups to connect with potential employers and simply growing your network by connecting with people within your chosen field. What a great way to get connected!

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Plan Ahead & Reap the Benefits in 2017

As 2016 flies past us and the knowledge that the festive season is quickly upon us, Qest Human Resources would like to take this opportunity to remind you of some of our services that will maintain the momentum of your business into 2017 and beyond.

The festive season typically results in a high number of staff taking leave; therefore it’s time to ensure that you place your HR and recruitment needs at the forefront of the business agenda. Here at Qest Human Resources, we specialise in being your recruitment team ‘externally’. We aim to bring new talent into the work place.

External recruitment involves the assessment of a pool of available job candidates, other than existing staff, in order to fill vacant positions within an organisation. It aims to select the most sufficiently skilled or qualified applicant from outside the current employee pool.

External recruitment enriches the organisation – the pool of talent is usually larger outside the organisation than from within – in turn, ideally increasing the likelihood of selecting the right person for the job. It provides new insights, skills, expertise and personalities that would otherwise be overlooked when hiring internally.

It promotes fairness within the organisation by considering all the prospective candidates for the role and can therefore strength morale. Furthermore, it can promote healthy competition between current and new employees. By bringing in fresh talent from outside the organisation, current employees may feel motivated to work harder and achieve more, in order to obtain greater work benefits. Overall, the organisational benefits of external recruitment are endless! 

In contrast organisations have the option to recruit internally. This involves seeking applicants for positions from among those currently employed. As opposed to picking candidates from the general public, the position is advertised internally with the aim of selecting a candidate from inside the current employment pool.

Internal recruitment requires your own time and effort, as well as the ability to decipher who is or isn’t right for the job. 

While there are benefits to recruiting internally, it can have the potential to hinder creativity and innovation within the organisation as the pool of applicants are generally significantly lower from within the organisation. It may result in conflict, if the process isn’t consistent for all, as employees may feel unfairly treated.

As the end of the year draws nearer, perhaps it’s time to review your recruitment processes. Our external recruitment processes here at Qest Human Resources allow you to focus on your business; we take the extra load off your shoulders. We guarantee our recruitment in 3, 6, 9 or 12 months – the choice is yours.

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Customer Service Representative

This is an opportunity located in the Northern Suburbs of South Australia looking for a person like you to join an established progressive team who need a switched on operator that has perhaps been in work environments that the work involved extensive communication over the phone located in the office to assist Sales Rep’s , Account managers and other relevant business staff achieve overall Company goals.

You will have very good computer skills including Word , Excel, Powerpoint & Access. If you have the ability to communicate with existing Clients as well as at times when the opportunity prevail the ability to generate leads for the Sales / Business developers this will enhance business relationships.

Regular reporting of customer interactions, quoting, processing of orders while at times assisting with the supply of literature , samples as per directions of Sales Representatives and Account Managers, you at times also be working with suppliers, customers , staff and all level of management.

You will be professional to deal with sensitive topics so confidentiality is of the upmost importance, together with your attention to detail, the ability to time manage, multi task as well as work as a team or autonomously as required will be an advantage.

If you have a flexible approach and can do attitude we are wanting to hear from you.

Contact -David Arcangeli at Qest Human Resources or email your application.

If you have a flexible approach and can do attitude we are wanting to hear from you.

For private and confidential discussion please contact David Arcangeli at Qest Human Resources on (08) 8372 7817 or email your resume to david@qesthr.com.au

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Attention to detail.

Attention to detail.

Be on the front foot with whatever step of the recruitment process you are at. Be specific with your cover letter and your resume addressing the criteria and exact person that the communication is going through to.

Remember the little things add up in a tough job market and when recruiters are receiving at least 100 applications for one advertised position make the decision making easy for them, to decide you are the right person to interview.

David Arcangeli, Qest Human Resources 28 Feburary2015

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Essential recruitment 101 – Part 2

Essential recruitment 101 – Part 2

Assessing all candidates applying for the position you have advertised is critical as this may have a huge bearing on your overall appointment of successful staff member. When you leave no stone left unturned, this  will help you optimise your recruitment process and result in selecting the best employee for the job. This is your opportunity to ensure you hire the best possible employee and over a period of time this can help build your business growth and productivity.

David Arcangeli, Qest Human Resources   27 August 2014

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Essential recruitment 101 – Part 1

Essential recruitment 101 – Part 1

Keeping to your game plan is essential in regards completing successful recruiting of staff. Making sure you know from day one what type of operator that you are seeking will help you make clearer to you and your team the requirements of the role you are looking to fill for your organisation.  Establishing a concise job description will also help you to script your job advert as this is where you can establish the duties and objectives that form an integral part of each and every job.

David Arcangeli, Qest Human Resources   26 August 2014

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