June Parker | Selection Partners | Executive Recruitment, Melbourne

HR & Technology: Combining both worlds

Given we are in ‘full employment’ by industry standards, finding good people with the right skills will continue to be challenging for organisations and recruitment firms.  The way we do this and how we communicate with potential talent is key to how our organisations are viewed, the brand we have and the candidate experience. Technology is going to be a massive help to HR professionals…

What makes a good salesperson?

Today’s sales world is so incredibly different than it was ten years ago, or even five. Today’s salesperson works in an extremely complex and fast-paced global environment with tools like the Cloud, laptops, iPad’s, iPhones, social media and apps that allow you to connect anywhere at any time of the day or night. You can easily be in Melbourne working with a client in Brisbane or London.    To…

Are cover letters worth the effort?

When providing career coaching, I am often asked how valuable cover letters are in the application process. I know what needs to go into a ‘good’ cover letter and how much time and effort that entails, so I always want to give an answer that will provide some value and guidance, as many believe the cover letter sits between them and their new role!  Firstly…

2018 Post-holiday Blues

If your festive holiday break feels like a distant memory and you need some encouragement to get focused for 2018, these 7 ideas may help you.  1. Set goals. Even if you’re not in the habit of setting goals, make a point to identify where you are now and where you want to be by the end of the year. This may involve career goals, learning…