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July 27, 2021

How to Secure Your Dream Job With a Tailored Resume

If there’s one phrase that could immediately send a person down a spiral of anxiety, doubt, and stress, it’s this one: “Get a job.” Job hunting is one of the…
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July 20, 2021

Why You Need a Recruitment Firm to Gain Valuable, Lifelong Employees

As a business owner, you want to ensure you work with people who are committed to their job and ultimately, the company. The success of your business doesn’t just come…
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July 12, 2021

The Critical Role of Culture Fit in the Hiring Process

There is a plethora of aspects to consider in the hiring process. Unlike what most people believe, it’s a lot more complicated than just filling vacancies in an organisation.  A…
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July 5, 2021

A Few Tips on How to be Successful in Your Job Hunt

After you graduate from high school or university, one of the logical next steps is to start looking for a job. Job hunting can be a very tiring task, especially…
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June 29, 2021

4 Things to Avoid When You are Changing Employment

When looking for a new job, it is completely normal to feel overwhelmed and intimidated. Regardless of how long you’ve been working, a new routine, new workmates, and new tasks…
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June 22, 2021

4 Crucial Things To Do Before Changing Jobs

Have you been feeling tired of the tedious routine of your current job and are looking for a change?  If Monday-itis is hitting you hard, it can be tempting to…
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June 8, 2021

Signs you’ve got more than Monday-itis

5 signs it’s time to quit your job We’ve all experienced that dreaded feeling, and it’s not unlike the 3-day hangover you got after drinking 7 hours’ worth of cheap…
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March 2, 2021

Planning a major career change?

How to successfully switch industries with this 5-step plan It’s difficult to take the leap into a new career or industry without knowing if it will be the right move.…
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February 23, 2021

Why most people suck at job interviews

Including The Top 5 questions successful people ask in their job interview to land their dream job It is always daunting getting towards the end of the interview and the…
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February 17, 2021

Where are all the jobs?

Discover the 3 most-in-demand jobs every professional services industry needs right now We’ve been hearing a lot about job growth. We’ve seen the reports of un-employment rates declining. But if…
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February 10, 2021

Everything you need to know about Government incentives for hiring new staff

How hiring new staff in 2021 could actually save your business money With a view to getting the economy back on track, we are beginning to see the Government release…
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February 2, 2021

How to write a killer resume

Updating your resume? Decide what stays and what goes by asking yourself this one simple question A well-constructed resume may well be the key to landing your all-time dream job.…
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January 27, 2021

Sick of setting goals you never accomplish?

Here’s 5 top tips from Steve Jobs, Michael Jordan, and Bruce Lee to help you set and accomplish more goals Have you already forgotten or pushed aside an over-ambitious New…
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January 21, 2021

7 highly effective ways you can use LinkedIn to land your next job

Are you unhappy in your current role?  Is this unhappiness motivating you to search for a new job in 2021? As someone who hates seeing people unhappy in their work,…
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January 12, 2021

Lost your job in 2020? 10 top tips to help you bounce back in 2021

Whether you’ve been laid off, or made redundant, losing your job can take a huge toll. When you lose your job, it’s normal to feel lost, upset and completely overwhelmed.…
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December 31, 2020

2021 Look ahead: New job opportunities in Newcastle and the Central Coast for the new year

It is hard to believe Christmas and 2021 are upon us. From a year that has seemed to drag on forever with more traffic stopping moments than you would ever…
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December 16, 2020

8 Sites You Must Know About to Find Your Next Job or Employee in Less Time

Are you working in a job that you dread turning up to each Monday morning? Or have you ever employed someone you thought was going to be the perfect match,…
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December 2, 2020

7 Things You Must Know About “Mastering the Job Search Through Networking”

From the #1 award winning career advice podcast
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November 25, 2020

Find out why ‘Sydneysiders moving to Newcastle’ is much more than just a Covid trend

Many Sydneysiders are rethinking the attractiveness of Australia’s biggest city and have their eyes firmly set on regional cities and towns. And would you believe Newcastle is the second most…
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November 17, 2020

The Top 8 Must-Have Skills All Employers Are Looking For

Plus: How to Perfect Them and Secure Your Dream Job in 2021
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November 11, 2020

Is now a good time to change jobs?

With what’s ahead in 2021, we reveal crucial information all job seekers and job movers must know
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November 4, 2020

On the hunt for your dream job?

7 Simple, yet highly effective ways you can stand out in today’s crowded job market
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October 27, 2020

Ready to put 2020 behind you and start 2021 afresh? You’re not alone.

Why you must act quickly if you want to beat the competition and secure your dream job in 2021
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October 21, 2020

How to use the little known, life changing power of leverage to secure your dream job

Are you always on the lookout for ways to become more successful in life? Do you ever look at successful people and wonder how they manage to achieve so much…
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October 14, 2020

My thoughts on “How to Double Your 9-5 Salary in 12 months”

3 big takeaways from a thought-provoking article on “strategies for staying at your current company or moving on, that avoid the typical advice offered by popular career websites.
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October 7, 2020

Cal’s Quarterly Job Market Wrap

Finally, some good news – I’m pleased to be one of the few reporting that the job market across Newcastle and the Central Coast continues to remain strong.
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September 30, 2020

Should you quit your job?

Rules for living & inspiration for change, from globally renowned psychologist Jordan Peterson
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September 23, 2020

The Day You Learnt How to Earn More Money and Become More Successful: Just By Being Happier

Incredible insights from interviews with 450 of the world’s most successful people
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September 16, 2020

The Life Changing Lesson on How To Be More Successful

From a Good Bloke worth $300M
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September 9, 2020

7 People Who Successfully Changed Careers Late in Life

Have you heard of the yellow car phenomenon? It looks a little something like this… you think about buying a car of a particular colour, yellow is used as an…
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September 7, 2020

Facing redundancy due to COVID-19?

Try these unusual tips and handy resources to help you navigate uncertain times… If you find yourself worrying about job security during COVID-19 – you’re not alone. As the economic…
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September 1, 2020

The three major factors any employee can leverage to secure the most in demand jobs in 2020

Did you know the average time we spend in a job is now just 3 years, 4 months? Before you think ‘ungrateful Gen-Yers,’ let me assure you this shift in…
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August 10, 2020

Why the best candidates don’t always get the job…

(…and a simple, yet highly effective tactic you can use in your next interview!) Do you ever wonder, as do I, how it is that some people come to be…
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August 6, 2020

Exodus to Newcastle: Why Kalyn and COVID-19 Have People Moving North in Pursuit of Better Opportunities and Lifestyles

Ask any born and bred Novocastrian and they will tell you - Newcastle has long been Australia’s best kept secret. A thriving regional economy, an abundance of high paying jobs,…
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July 20, 2020

The EOFY that will be remembered

A heartfelt thank you from Callan Dooley It is hard to believe the clock has already struck EOFY. It feels like just yesterday we were watching on in horror as…
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June 30, 2020

Cal’s Monthly Employment Market Wrap

New Financial Year, New Opportunities Despite the immediate impacts of COVID-19, I’m pleased to report the job markets across Newcastle, the Lower Hunter and the Central Coast continue to remain…
How limiting beliefs are the only thing holding you back from the job and life you wantCareer Change
June 24, 2020

How limiting beliefs are the only thing holding you back from the job and life you want

The simple three-step process used by Tim Ferriss, author of ‘The Four-Hour Workweek,’ to conquer all Have you ever wondered, as have I, what is required to pursue everything you…
How to fast-track your move from employee to business owner in 2020…Business Ownership
June 16, 2020

How to fast-track your move from employee to business owner in 2020…

…without the usual risks There is no doubting it, having the title of ‘business owner’ is a lure for many.   Why wouldn’t it be? To experience the freedom of no…
The most avoidable reason people will lose their job in 2020Career Change
June 10, 2020

The most avoidable reason people will lose their job in 2020…

…and how you can avoid becoming a statistic. Do you remember the first time in your life where you felt unvalued?For me it was the day I was left out…
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June 3, 2020

How to improve your worth by 50 percent (according to Warren Buffet)

By now, many of us have begun to grow tired of reading about the likely prolonged and painful economic impact of the pandemic.  Business closures, job losses, rising unemployment rates…
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March 17, 2020

The insider’s guide to nailing your next job interview

Are you looking for ways to get an edge over the competition when preparing for your next job interview? Coastal Recruitment Group discuss three of the most asked and important…
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March 2, 2020

Standing out from the competition

...many of the best candidates are losing out on their dream job / role as a result of not focusing on the right things when it comes interview time.
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February 24, 2020

In Newcastle it’s not what you know it’s who you know

The lucky job-seeker who landed a $200k+ position he never knew existed When it comes to finding your dream job, the age-old expression of ‘it’s not what you know, it’s…
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February 17, 2020

How a former city slicker replaced his morning commute with a morning surf

Tom’s life work balance Whilst my work as a recruiter isn’t exactly glitz and glamour it is most certainly rewarding; the kick that I get out of watching people make…
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February 10, 2020

Warren Buffet: thoughts on sex and doing work you love

This week I wanted to share something with you that requires little in the way of prefacing - a few thoughts from arguably the greatest money maker of all time,…
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February 3, 2020

The entrepreneurial myth

"For the business owner to create something truly special, a business which delivers on their original objectives and motivators, it is necessary to create more time and space to work…
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January 28, 2020

Why fear is the only thing holding you back – Part 2

The good news is we can train ourselves to overcome fear; and whilst there are many tried and tested approaches you can turn to, there is one technique that has…
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January 20, 2020

Why fear is the only thing holding you back – Part 1

In the world of recruitment, I have absolutely no doubt why business owners and employees alike experience fear when contemplating change.
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January 13, 2020

5 questions to determine if it is time for a new job

Now is the opportune time to sit back and evaluate whether your current employment is supporting you to achieve your desired life.