With 2019 fast approaching, it is a time to reflect on the year that has been and look forward, with anticipation, to what is to come as we ring in the New Year. Often, this is the time when we start to re-evaluate and set new goals for what we would like to achieve. These can be short or long term goals and often these will include the prospects of an exciting new career opportunity.
Looking for a job can be a stressful time and choosing the right recruiter (should you choose to work with one) is essential to ensuring that your job search runs smoothly and that your stress levels remain intact. Choosing a recruiter to work with is not an easy choice, and let’s face it, there are quite a few to choose from (some good; some not so good), so it pays to do your homework and find someone you like and trust, who values your career and has your best interests at heart. Below is a guide to assist you to make the right choice.
The uncomfortable question around salary expectations is one all job seekers find daunting, so you are not alone! We wanted to run through a few calming points the ease your mind when caught in the position of discussing your expectation and your worth.
“I made contact with Dyanne Gerard Personnel through LinkedIn when I was feeling somewhat dissatisfied in my former job, though not actively looking for something new at that stage. My consultant, Sharon Galpin, provided the exact service that I needed at the time – we began things with a casual chat, where she let me know what I could expect in the market and assured me that she would be able to help me find a role that would suit my skills, experience and qualifications. She was as good as or even better than her word – she stayed in regular contact with me but was never forceful as some recruitment agents can be, which was like a breath of fresh air! Six months on, I am in a job that I enjoy, part of a supportive and cohesive team, in a firm with a culture that epitomises the ideals that I discussed with Sharon at our initial meeting. One very satisfied candidate here!"Kathy. W, Senior Legal Assistant
“I have a long standing relationship with Dyanne Gerard Personnel dating back to 2005. This is because they have always been, and continue to be outstanding in providing expert recruitment services and understanding client needs both from the employer perspective as well as from a candidate's point of view. They have placed me in various legal roles in private practices over the years, but more recently, were able to place me in an in-house role at one of the largest medical companies in Australia within only a few days of having applied! Their knowledge of the market, extensive experience and efficient services solidify their position as a leader in the recruitment market. I recommend them to all job seekers and employers alike."Ivy. L, Senior Legal Secretary (in-house)
“My experience with Dyanne Gerard Personnel recruitment agency has been pleasant. In particular, the agent that I worked with was professional and friendly, and most importantly, she kept me in the loop on the progress of my job application without me needing to follow up with her all the time. My agent has also touched base with me after a successful placement to ensure all is still going smoothly in respect of my new job."ZL, Paralegal / Candidate
“If you are truly serious about taking your career to the next level, you need look no further than Dyanne Gerard Personnel. Thanks to both Meg Poulter and Sharon Galpin I have now secured the perfect in-house role which wouldn’t have been possible without their dedication and persistence. I felt valued as both an individual and as a candidate and I think this is a rare quality amongst recruiters these days. Dyanne Gerard Personnel will ensure that they match you with roles which best suit your skills, personality and needs. They also have a good selection of roles which are exclusive and won’t be advertised through other recruitment agencies. The position I secured is one such role."Carmel. S, Personal Assistant