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Whether you are returning to the workforce or seeking a new opportunity, interviews can be an incredibly overwhelming experience. An interviewer is going to make initial assumptions of your character based on the way you conduct yourself. Below are our top 5 tips to ensure that you make a lasting impression. 1. Arrive on time and dress the part Plan your schedule so that you can arrive 10 – 15 minutes early. This shows the...
As a mother the thought of returning to work after parental leave and leaving your little ones can be overwhelming. There are many factors you must consider to ensure your return to the workforce is a successful one Below are Working Mothers Connect’s top tips for a smooth transition back to the workforce: 1. Preparation & Planning Adequate preparation and planning are key and we suggest you begin thinking about your...
In today’s competitive job market it is important to put forward a resume that ultimately showcases your skills and achievements in an effective and professional way. Most employers & recruiters will decide within 5 – 10 seconds if they will go forward with your application. First impressions do count. This article will present 5 ways to get your resume noticed by recruiters.   1. Tailoring your resume to...
The future of workplaces is vastly changing. The most sought after benefit is “flexibility in the workplace.” Whether your employees work reduced hours, part time or from home, there are huge benefits to consider for your organisation. Happier Employees Recent evidence suggests that employees that are given this flexibility are generally seen as happier, positively engaged workers and are less likely to burnout. Many...
Working Mothers Connect – Connecting Australian & NZ Mothers with family friendly employers. About us Working Mothers Connect is a digital platform connecting Australian and New Zealand mothers with flexible opportunities and partnering them with family friendly employers. The concept was inspired by the many challenges faced by women returning to work after having children.  As of July 2018 JustMums Recruitment...
Over the past decade, the media and the government has done a great job of emphasizing the importance of super, especially for women. As you’d no doubt be aware, women typically retire with far less super than men, so much so that women of retirement age are the fastest growing cohort of people to be considered at risk of becoming homeless. So given all the airtime the issue has been receiving and various initiatives to change...
Diversity is one of the values that Broadspectrum lives by, as was on display yet again through their support for the Queensland Resources Council’s Indigenous Awards. The awards, which are given out annually, are used to promote and celebrate Indigenous participation and achievements in the Queensland resources sector. Broadspectrum’s subsidiary company, Easternwell, not only attended the awards but sponsored them in line...
Broadspectrum has long been known for their ambitious push for gender diversity, but recently they have broadened their focus on equality to include an Indigenous hiring target. The program, which is called the ‘Indigenous Employment Parity Initiative’ (IEPI), will see Broadspectrum aim to employ another 450 new Indigenous employees by 2020. Although only launched relatively recently, the program is already enjoying...
Who doesn’t love events?!? Whether you want to be inspired by the latest and greatest ideas, ignite a passion, or see your life-long idol perform, the thrill of attending an event is hard to match. But the event is never just about who or what you’re seeing or doing. Great events are made possible by even greater venues, so if you’re looking for something truly special, here are 5 of the world’s best event venues:...
If retirement seems like something that will happen in the very distant future, it’s easy to let planning for it fall by the wayside.  But given that women regularly retire with significantly less super than men, it’s important to do whatever you can to make your super work for you. But how? One of the easiest (yet most overlooked) ways of making your super work harder is to consolidate it into one account. Doing so...
On average, we all have approximately 7 different jobs over our lifetimes, but for many of us, if you include casual jobs, it can be a lot more! And one of the challenges of this is keeping up with what happens to our superannuation. If you’ve lost track of your super, you’re not alone! Australians have collectively over $14 billion dollars in lost, inactive or unclaimed super. And if you’re not keeping track of your...
International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is Australia’s newest and arguably most prestigious event and entertainment precincts. There’s no surprise, then, that ICC Sydney is hosting some incredibly exciting conferences and events this year. So you can get your slice of the action, here are 3 absolutely unmissable events at ICC Sydney that are coming up soon:  TEDxSydney: Renowned worldwide for introducing...