Iain Pratt | Selection Partners | Executive Recruitment, Melbourne

Getting ready for retirement

Getting ready for retirement. For those in the workforce known as mature age, it’s always been the elephant in the room. The ‘R’ word.  But like death and taxes are inevitable, so is the day we decide to give up working. For some, this is a day they look forward to.  They’re looking forward to doing all the things they see people doing in the…

Your career – it’s a marathon, not a sprint. You may need a coach.

Your career – it’s a marathon, not a sprint. You may need a coach. I’m the first to admit I’m not an athlete or even athletic – and everyone who knows me would agree very quickly. But every day, in discussions with candidates and clients I hear about ‘runway’ and ‘future potential’ and the ‘need to get moving’. They’re not talking about their latest exercise…

How to ensure your skills and experience are appreciated. Communication is key!

It’s something we hear about and see from time to time – really smart people with great technical skills get passed over for promotion, or don’t get the job they were after.  It’s even used for laughs –the popular sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory’ is built on the premise of a group of brilliant young men with no social skills at all and how they…

Why you should read this first.

Before writing this article, I took a few minutes to review the information online that is available on social media portals that provide helpful advice to people considering changing jobs, getting back into the workforce, being approached to consider a new opportunity and first time job seekers.  After delving into all the information available, I came away with sore eyes and feeling very confused.  Here’s…