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How to future proof your career

How to future proof your career

Associate Director Julian Soames explains that the financial services industry is rapidly evolving with increased AI integration. To future-proof your career in this changing landscape, consider these key steps.

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Can't find a perm role? Try this instead...

Can't find a perm role? Try this instead...

Julian Soames advises utilising contract roles strategically for diverse experiences, networking, and potential long-term opportunities in smaller markets like Melbourne.

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The biggest pain points for job seekers

The biggest pain points for job seekers

​Associate Director Julian Soames highlights the competitive nature of the financial services job market, emphasizing the importance of addressing career growth concerns through education, mentorship, internships, and proactive networking.

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Why is a strong portfolio important?

Why is a strong portfolio important?

Senior Consultant Lucy Cova explains your portfolio stands as a pivotal tool in securing those coveted interviews and job opportunities.

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What makes a strong portfolio?

What makes a strong portfolio?

Senior Consultant Lucy Cova uncovers the key elements that transform a design portfolio from good to exceptional.

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Do I need a design portfolio as well as a resume?

Do I need a design portfolio as well as a resume?

Senior Consultant Lucy Cova explains why a portfolio isn't just a showcase of technical skills, but a visual narrative highlighting creativity and problem-solving prowess.

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What's the current market like for ASIC servicing firms?

What's the current market like for ASIC servicing firms?

Associate Director Julian Soames encapsulates the challenges and opportunities ahead for the asset servicing industry in 2024.

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Challenges facing the ASIC servicing firms: The workplace shift

Challenges facing the ASIC servicing firms: The workplace shift

Associate Director Julian Soames addresses a universal challenge faced by firms beyond financial services—the transformation of work in the post-pandemic era.

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Challenges facing ASIC servicing firms: Transition to T+1 settlement

Challenges facing ASIC servicing firms: Transition to T+1 settlement

Associate Director Julian Soames delves into how asset servicing firms are grappling with the T+1 transition and uncover the strategic opportunities it offers.

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Challenges facing the ASIC servicing firms: The digital asset space

Challenges facing the ASIC servicing firms: The digital asset space

Associate Director Julian Soames sheds light on the evolving landscape of financial services, honing in on the exciting realm of digital asset custody.

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Challenges facing ASIC servicing firms: Declining revenue

Challenges facing ASIC servicing firms: Declining revenue

​Associate Director Julian Soames sheds light on the pressing issue of declining revenue and the innovative strategies employed by firms to fortify their financial outlook.

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What's the current job market like?

What's the current job market like?

While it may seem slow on the surface, it's crucial to recognise that the current job market consists of various "pockets" of activity, each with its own resilience. Often referred to as "recession-proof industries", Senior Consultant Owen Marquis unveils the sectors that continue to thrive despite economic conditions.

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Key pillars to focus on as a data engineer

Key pillars to focus on as a data engineer

Senior Consultant Owen Marquis shares insights from a recent discussion, outlining the top areas to concentrate on: Microsoft Fabric, the end-to-end Azure stack and Databricks and Snowflake.

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How to stand out as a data engineer

How to stand out as a data engineer

Senior Consultant Owen Marquis shares a key strategy that can set you apart from the crowd: showcasing your ability to reduce cloud costs for your organisation through efficient data engineering.

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The time demands of working with multiple agencies

The time demands of working with multiple agencies

Senior Consultant Jasmin Dearing decodes the one-versus-many agency question and unveils a strategy that not only saves your valuable time but also maximizes your chances of landing the ideal candidate.

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Recruiters are here to help, even when the market slows

Recruiters are here to help, even when the market slows

As a recruitment agency, we offer flexible staffing solutions, provide insights into market trends and competitor strategies, and act as a brand ambassador. Our partnerships focus on proactive talent planning for future business needs.

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When is the best time to talk to a recruiter?

When is the best time to talk to a recruiter?

Senior Consultant Jasmin Dearing explains why a 'quiet' period is an excellent opportunity for tech businesses to connect with recruiters.

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Do you really need a cover letter?

Do you really need a cover letter?

Associate Director Ming Cheung shares valuable resume writing insights that can help you stand out in today's competitive job market.

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Condense your CV, and stand out

Condense your CV, and stand out

Associate Director Ming Cheung shares valuable resume writing insights that can help you stand out in today's competitive job market.

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4 tips to improve your CV

4 tips to improve your CV

Associate Director Ming Cheung shares valuable resume writing insights that can help you stand out in today's competitive job market.

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What's the current job market like?

What's the current job market like?

Charlie Fitzroy delves into the dynamic Funds Management landscape, explaining we are now seeing signs that the job market may be gradually moving towards a more balanced state.

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What’s the best strategy for hiring managers in the current market?

What’s the best strategy for hiring managers in the current market?

Charlie Fitzroy explains the best strategies to secure top talent for your Funds Management business.

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Tips for candidates in the current market

Tips for candidates in the current market

Charlie Fitzroy deep dives into strategies that can help you stand out in today's competitive Funds Management job market. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting your career journey, these insights are bound to boost your prospects.

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When hybrid working doesn't work

When hybrid working doesn't work

Sydney University’s Program Delivery Manager Ben Irons and Divisional Lead Paul McCann explore the intricacies of the co-working hybrid model.

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The rise of the generalist

The rise of the generalist

Sydney University’s Program Delivery Manager Ben Irons and Divisional Lead Paul McCann dive into the dynamic changes happening in the world of work.

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The nature of work should dictate the flexibility

The nature of work should dictate the flexibility

Divisional Lead Paul McCann and Sydney University’s Program Delivery Manager Ben Irons explore the profound effects of COVID-19 on business dynamics, particularly in the realm of transformation and change management.

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Remote working and the shift in communication

Remote working and the shift in communication

Divisional Lead Paul McCann and Sydney University’s Program Delivery Manager Ben Irons dive into the transformation of stakeholder engagement in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Improve your communication style with "Wendy's lovely list"

Divisional Lead Paul McCann emphasizes the importance of effective communication in the era of hybrid work, where physical presence is no longer the norm.

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Hybrid working: The pros and cons

Hybrid working: The pros and cons

​Divisional Lead Paul McCann and Sydney University’s Program Delivery Manager Ben Irons delve into what hybrid work means and how it's shaping professional lives.

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Ben's 3 tips for a high performing culture

Ben's 3 tips for a high performing culture

​Program Delivery Manager at Sydney University, Ben Irons dives into the core of what employees truly desire in their roles.

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What's been happening in the market?

What's been happening in the market?

Contractors, an invaluable solution to keeping things running smoothly during crucial times. Maternity leave and extended sick leave create staffing gaps that can't be ignored.

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The journey from contracting to perm

The journey from contracting to perm

While permanent roles often remain a mystery until you're fully onboarded, contracting grants you a backstage pass. You'll get the chance to gauge the organisation's culture and determine if it aligns with your values and aspirations.

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Contractor rates are higher for a reason

Contractor rates are higher for a reason

While it's true contracting doesn't come with traditional paid time off; The compensation you receive is tailored to include this consideration, ensuring you're fairly compensated for your commitment.

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4 benefits of contracting

4 benefits of contracting

Want to know the benefits of contracting?

Here are the main four from Consultant, Jessica Gahang.

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What's happening in the market?

What's happening in the market?

​Working holiday visa holders surge, transforming the market. Qualified experts abound, bridging past gaps and fueling a supply-demand equilibrium.

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A solution to coping with extended leave

A solution to coping with extended leave

​Discover how companies are tapping into working holiday visa candidates for short-term contracts and explore new ways to maintain productivity while granting much-needed flexibility.

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Opportunities for working holiday visa holders

Opportunities for working holiday visa holders

​A “plug & play” solution for temporary staffing gaps. With diverse backgrounds – auditing and commercial expertise – they seamlessly step in, from 1 to 6 months.

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Journey to becoming Head of UX

Journey to becoming Head of UX

The Head of UX for Breville Group, Vivid Savitri, shares her extraordinary design journey and invaluable tips for aspiring UX/UI designers.

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Main changes in the UX/UI industry

Main changes in the UX/UI industry

​The Head of UX for Breville Group, Vivid Savitri delves into the captivating shifts in design talent and perceptions worldwide.

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Stand out as a UX/UI designer

Stand out as a UX/UI designer

​The Head of UX for Breville Group, Vivid Savitri unravels the intricacies of assessing design talent. Whether you're just starting or a seasoned pro, the benchmarks vary.

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Career development in UX/UI

Career development in UX/UI

​Whether you're into deep research or visual interactions, finding your design vertical is key. The Head of UX for Breville Group, Vivid Savitri shares how to align interests with reality and elevate your skills.

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Starting a career in UX/UI

Starting a career in UX/UI

The ​Head of UX for Breville Group, Vivid Savitri guides you through tailored advice for taking that step.

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The 4 downturns in the market

The 4 downturns in the market

Principal Consultant Greg Forster reflects on the impact of four market downturns, including the recent pandemic, on the interview process.

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What's changed in the interview process?

What's changed in the interview process?

Discover why aligning with an organisation's values is crucial for long-term satisfaction and success.

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Showing and getting to know the culture in an interview

Showing and getting to know the culture in an interview

From in-person meetings to grooming and cultural questions, learn how to stand out and align with organisational values.

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How to showcase yourself in an interview

How to showcase yourself in an interview

Discover how this simple adjustment can effectively highlight your individual contributions and make your responses more impactful.

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How to move from an operations role to front office: Tip 6

How to move from an operations role to front office: Tip 6

Principal Consultant Charlie Fitzroy explores the power of upskilling and how it can enhance your interpersonal abilities for a successful transition.

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How to move from an operations role to front office: Tip 5

How to move from an operations role to front office: Tip 5

Discover the significance of cultivating strong connections when applying for roles that can bring you closer to the front office.

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How to move from an operations role to front office: Tip 4

How to move from an operations role to front office: Tip 4

Discover the advantages of reduced competition, as fewer candidates apply for contract positions, increasing your chances of securing the role.

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How to move from an operations role to front office: Tip 3

How to move from an operations role to front office: Tip 3

Associate Director Julian Soames shares essential advice on positioning yourself within organisations that have a vibrant front office environment.

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How to move from an operations role to front office: Tip 2

How to move from an operations role to front office: Tip 2

Associate Director Julian Soames explores the advantages of targeting smaller organisations that are eager to nurture and train candidates with potential.

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How to move from an operations role to front office: Tip 1

How to move from an operations role to front office: Tip 1

Hear about the dynamic career trajectory of professionals who start in the unit pricing space and progress into performance analysis.

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What's happening in the cybersecurity market?

What's happening in the cybersecurity market?

As a member of the Melbourne cybersecurity community since 2002, Associate Director Ming Cheung has witnessed the field's evolution.

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How do you find the right talent?

How do you find the right talent?

Finding skilled cybersecurity professionals can be challenging, Associate Director, Ming Cheung reveals an effective strategy.

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What advice would you give to job seekers right now?

What advice would you give to job seekers right now?

Associate Director Ming Cheung offers valuable advice for candidates cross-selling into cybersecurity.

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What are you seeing in the market?

What are you seeing in the market?

Senior Consultant Lucy Cova shares her post-pandemic observations. Despite the return to office work, remote interviews still dominate the tech industry.

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Improve your interview process - alternatives to testing.

Improve your interview process - alternatives to testing.

Discover fresh approaches to getting to know candidates better with Senior Consultant Lucy Cova.

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Is technical testing turning away potential talent?

Is technical testing turning away potential talent?

Discover the effects of lengthy technical tests on candidates with Senior Consultant Lucy Cova.

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How have interview processes changed?

How have interview processes changed?

Discover the latest interview process trends with Senior Consultant Lucy Cova. Exploring how companies are reimagining their approach.

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Why your shortlist should include a 'wild card'

Why your shortlist should include a 'wild card'

Explore the potential of the "wild card" approach in hiring as it uncovers hidden gems with the right skills and attitude, regardless of industry fit.

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Market trends 2023

Market trends 2023

The competition for top talent remains fierce in the post-COVID era, with employers facing high standards and limited flexibility in candidate requirements.

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How to stand out as an employer

How to stand out as an employer

In a candidate-driven market, hiring decision makers need to shift their focus from what candidates can do for them to what they can offer.

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Are you hiring for company culture or team fit?

Are you hiring for company culture or team fit?

Discover the importance of redefining cultural fit in the workplace and challenging unconscious bias.

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How important is team fit

How important is team fit

Gain insights into the impact of unconscious bias on talent acquisition and the changing dynamics of team culture.

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How to get a hiring managers attention

How to get a hiring managers attention

Divisional Lead Paul McCann highlights the importance of concise communication in summarising one's experience for interviews.

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Why being concise in an interview matters

Why being concise in an interview matters

Divisional Lead Paul McCann and Senior Consultant Owen Marquis emphasise the significance of clear and concise communication skills in the job market.

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How to make  your CV more concise

How to make your CV more concise

Divisional Lead Paul McCann advises focusing on results rather than excessive detail on a resume.

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Why you might be approaching your CV wrong

Why you might be approaching your CV wrong

Senior Consultant Owen Marquis shares the key to crafting an effective resume that grabs the attention of hiring managers.

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How to showcase yourself in your CV

How to showcase yourself in your CV

Senior Consultant Owen Marquis stresses the significance of showcasing results on your resume.

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Why less is more important when editing your CV

Why less is more important when editing your CV

Divisional Lead Paul McCann emphasises the significance of the "less is more" approach in resume writing.

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How to stand out in the market

How to stand out in the market

Divisional Lead Paul McCann provides insights on how candidates can stand out in a competitive job market.

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The draw of the big four

The draw of the big four

Consultant Jessica Gahang discusses the common misconceptions people may have when entering a big four organisation.

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How to job search when leaving the big four

How to job search when leaving the big four

Consultant Jessica Gahang shares her insights on what works best for first movers from Big Four organisations.

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Career advice career path and mentorship

Career advice career path and mentorship

Consultant Jessica Gahang highlights some valuable resources to tap into, including recruiters, Financial Controllers, Finance Managers, and alumni networks.

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Automation testing market trends for 2023

Automation testing market trends for 2023

​Senior Consultant, Lucy McDonald explains what the current market trends are for the automation testing space.

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The changing landscape of automation testing

The changing landscape of automation testing

​Senior Consultant, Lucy McDonald discusses what the automation testing space looks like for 2023.

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Top tips for candidates in 2023

Top tips for candidates in 2023

Senior Consultant, Lucy McDonald shares her advice for candidates currently looking for new opportunities within the automation testing space.

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The solution to the current candidate shortage

The solution to the current candidate shortage

​​Associate Director, Julian Soames talks about the current candidate shortage and the solution to the problem.

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Changing the narrative when hiring

Changing the narrative when hiring

Julian Soames discusses that to increase an organisations chances of hiring the right talent, they need to update their narrative around what they are looking for.

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Defining mid-career

Defining mid-career

​Associate Director, Julian Soames defines what Mid-Careers look like within Banking & Financial Services.

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2023 market trends

2023 market trends

​Associate Director, Julian Soames shares his insights and market trends for 2023 so far for Banking & Financial Services.

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Growth is key to retention

Growth is key to retention

Associate Director, Julian Soames explains why offering learning and development to employees is the key to long tenure.

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Creating a positive culture, breeds greater success

Creating a positive culture, breeds greater success

Associate Director, Julian Soames shares his thoughts on why organisations should be creating modern, positive cultures within the Banking & Financial Services industry.

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What organisations should offer candidates in 2023

What organisations should offer candidates in 2023

Associate Director, Julian Soames discusses what organisations should now be offering candidates in order to attract new talent into Banking & Financial Services.

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Unlocking data through your tech team

Unlocking data through your tech team

Senior Consultant, Owen Marquis talks about the benefits of organisations investing in their data teams to improve performance.

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The rise of the hybridised role

The rise of the hybridised role

In this session, Technology Divisional Lead, Paul McCann talks about the rise of the hybridised role.

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