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8 Tips to Working from Home in a Covid-19 World.

Posted on Mar 27, 2020

At ALRA, working from home has always been a part of our business model, so in terms of shifting in what has become a very new dynamic for many people, we haven’t felt too great a change. A lot of people however are finding it difficult to make the shift and that’s likely because working […]

5 Ways to Mitigate Career Choice Regret..

Posted on Feb 6, 2020

One inevitable part of life is that at some point, we will make choices that we regret further down the track. As the expression goes, “we’re only human” and let’s face it, some bad choices teach us valuable life lessons that we may not have learnt otherwise. That doesn’t mean however that we can’t try […]

5 Really Common Interview Mistakes (you probably don’t even know you’re making..)

Posted on Nov 19, 2019

When we don’t get the job or even asked back for a second interview, we all wonder the same thing, “what went wrong?”. Sometimes the answer is actually nothing, you may have performed the perfect interview and have just been unlucky enough to come up against someone that was that little bit better for the […]

Master the Art of Interview Body Language with These 8 Steps..

Posted on Sep 24, 2019

Whether or not our brain is conscious of it, our bodies speak their own language. This language conveys what we’re feeling, thinking and our level of interest in the spoken conversation. It’s common for people to practise answers to potential questions or memorise particularly important segments of their CV prior to an interview. What many […]

Happy at Work? Now Could be the Best Time to Leave…

Posted on Sep 5, 2019

It may seem counterintuitive to say that the best time to leave your job is when you are super happy in it, but in our experience, that may well be the case. We know that our brain doesn’t always react well under stress and yet, we often don’t think about moving jobs until there is […]

14 Common Interview Questions – What is Your Interviewer REALLY Asking…

Posted on Aug 27, 2019

Interviewing can be intimidating, but if you’re prepared, you’ll feel much better going into it. We’ve combined our experience, industry resources and candidate feedback to come up with a list of commonly asked interview questions, what they’re REALLY asking and the best ways to respond. . COMMON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS 1. “So tell me a bit about yourself…” This is […]

8 Interview Tips & Tricks for Introverts

Posted on Aug 13, 2019

For even the most confident of extroverts, an interview can be intimidating. If you’re an introvert for whom selling yourself does not come naturally, going on a job interview may feel downright terrifying. The good news is that the workforce is not made up of only extroverts. Introverts hold their own in every industry out […]

How Often Should You Change Jobs?

Posted on Aug 1, 2019

Whilst each industry and individual is different the research (and our experience) seems to indicate that the answer to how often you should change jobs depends on where in your career’s lifecycle you are sitting. There is one constant however across the board – that 12 months is regarded as the minimum time a person […]

Job Hunting & Think you’re NOT in Sales? 4 Reasons you Should Think Again…

Posted on Jul 25, 2019

Your career to date may not have had a “sales function”- i.e. a section of your role that is directly responsible for bringing in money for the business, but now that you are hitting the job market, it is time to switch mentalities. You are now in sales. “And what am I selling?” You may […]

The 8 Steps you need to Smash that Phone Interview

Posted on Jul 16, 2019

Phone interviews are a more and more common first point of screening for companies and recruiters alike when on the hunt for a candidate. They require less time and organisation than a face to face interview and generally provide greater accuracy at the face to face interview stage. For candidates however, a phone interview can […]