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4 Unique Interview Questions for 2021

Posted on Aug 31, 2021

Job interviews very often follow a formula, regardless of industry. They include a large number of common questions that are designed to gain insight into the character and suitability of the interviewee. Questions such as: “Tell me about your strengths and weaknesses?”, “What has been your toughest career challenge?”, “What are your major achievements?” and […]

Rethinking Your Career During COVID-19

Posted on Aug 27, 2021

If you’re currently in lockdown, there’s a good chance that every day is feeling a bit like Groundhog Day. Let’s face it, things can get a bit dull and boring when we have to stay at home most of the time. As a result, many people are feeling listless and are rethinking their career. But […]

6 Pillars of Stability in a Lockdown – Our Recruiter Insights

Posted on Aug 24, 2021

Here at ALRA, we interview hundreds of Australians every week. As a result, we’re well aware of the challenges and pressures people are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some are handling it better than others, and whilst everyone’s situations are inherently unique, there are some common threads that have emerged for those doing better […]

How a Mentor Can Help Develop Your Career

Posted on Aug 19, 2021

Developing your career with the help of a mentor is more popular and beneficial than you might think. Many successful businesspeople have gained from the guidance of someone who is a few steps up the career ladder from them. For instance, Stephen Spielberg is a mentor to J. J. Abrams, Steve Jobs mentored Mark Zuckerberg […]

How to Help Prevent Ageism in the Workplace

Posted on Aug 18, 2021

Unfortunately, there are still some workplaces in Australia where ageism exists. While discriminating against a person due to their age has been illegal in Australia since 2004, in practice it still occurs. Although employees can be discriminated against if they’re perceived by employers as being too young, the majority of ageism is against older Australians. […]

Career Paths for Valuation Graduates

Posted on Aug 16, 2021

If you’re a recent graduate about to embark on a career in valuation, you’ll know that there are multiple paths you can take. You may have already mapped out your ideal career trajectory. Perhaps you’ve got an interest in valuing retail or industrial spaces and you’re hoping to land a job within one of the […]

How Much Personal Information Should You Share on LinkedIn?

Posted on Aug 12, 2021

According to research by Global WebIndex, 53.6% of the world’s population uses some form of social media. Deciding how much of our personal lives to share online isn’t always easy. This is especially the case when determining what to post on professional platforms such as LinkedIn.  How it Started Unlike other social media sites of […]

4 Things to Consider BEFORE you Leave your Job…

Posted on Aug 10, 2021

The decision to change your job is a big one and it’s something we’ve all considered at some point. Moving jobs can be a healthy step forward in your career. However, leaving your current job is not always the best choice. So, it’s important to ask yourself some key questions to establish what the right […]

How the Job Seeking Market Has Changed

Posted on Aug 9, 2021

If you were to rewind five years, SEEK would have been perhaps the best indicator of all work available in the Australian market. SEEK was the preeminent employment marketplace used by companies, recruiters and workers.  While still a very significant player in the employment industry today, SEEK’s influence has diminished somewhat. Let’s take a look […]

How to Hire Talent in Uncertain Times

Posted on Aug 5, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world last year, there was a pervading uneasiness for companies and employees. Many companies were in defensive mode and weren’t hiring new staff, or worse, they were cutting jobs. The resultant mood for many employees was understandably fearful.  Countless workers found themselves unemployed and demoralised at the lack of […]