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Stenhouse Recruitment Services

Frequently Asked Questions

Stenhouse Recruitment assists our client with Temporary staff in Brisbane and interstate in addition to assisting with Permanent staffing requirements.  We work with some of Brisbane's largest employers and nationally work our NPA Worldwide affiliated agencies to source staff locally, nationally and internationally. 
Stenhouse Recruitment is a specialist recruitment agency in Brisbane.  We can assist you find jobs in administration, accounting, human resources, secretarial including Personal Assistant and Executive Assistant and middle management positions.  To assist you, we load your resume in our database whereby your details will be fully searchable for suitable positions as they arise. As soon as a position becomes available we discuss it with you and invite you in for an interview.  We also suggest that you sign up for our Job Alerts on our website's home page, Just below the Job Search.  This will ensure you do not miss any opportunities. 

The short answer is that you need to tailor your resume and cover letter to the job to which you are applying.  One resume or cover letter is not suitable to every position you apply for unless you are applying for the exact same job over and over.  Every advertisement will have specific company requirements and you need to tailor your cover letter to sell your experience to the job and ensure your resume also highlights the key attributes and skills the company is looking for.  Don't make the employer "hunt" through your resume for the information they need.  Lay out the information clearly and highlight the skills and experience you know (from the advertisement ) that the employer is looking for.  A full article on Creating a Killer Resume is available here.

It can be so confusing with so many to choose from.  Stenhouse Recruitment uses a variety of job boards for different jobs.  I have provided some details on some of the larger job boards below. 

SEEK:  Largest job board in Australia and covers most positions across most industries up to executive positions

MyCareer: Second largest job board in Australia.  Is growing in jobs in Brisbane, however traditionally have had more focus in the southern states

CareerOne:  Popular in Brisbane given that it is linked to the CareerOne section of Saturday's Courier Mail.  Has some great career advice also.

Industry specialist sites:  There are a number of sites that specifically focus on industries such as IT, Engineering and Accounting.  For more information contact us and we can assist.

New Technology
There is also a new emerging technology that you should be aware of in your job search.  MyCareer has launched a new product call HeadHunter.  You register on HeadHunter and it more accurately matches you to your ideal job and will let you know when the right job is posted on the site.  It will also directly provide a match to the employer who is advertising the job saving you time.  LinkMe is also a site that you can provide your details and let the employers find you!  Why not give them a try.  Both sites have confidentiality options for you so you are free to release full details once you know who is asking for them. 

There are many reasons why any resume will or will not "hit the mark" when applying for jobs.  Here are some pointers below;

  1. Ensure you are applying for positions that closely match your experience.  If you are applying for positions a number of levels above your current position or seeking a change in career, you need to clearly articulate why you would be suitable for the position to which you are applying.  Outline the specific qualities and experience you bring to the role to "sell" yourself above the other candidates who would appear to have more of what the employer is looking for.  You need to make it easy for employers to understand.
  2. List your jobs commencing with the most recent first, provide accurate dates and list all the tasks you have performed in bullet point format.  It is also helpful to provide reasons for leaving in your resume as this assists in answering a recruiter or employers questions when they are reading your resume. 
  3. Ensure your resume does not have any errors.  Proof read your resume or better still get someone you trust to do this for you.  Every day we receive  resumes with errors and the majority of employers place a large emphasis on accuracy and your Resume is the only way you can demonstrate this.
  4. Make sure you are contactable.  Ensure you have voicemail either on your home phone or mobile so that you are easily contactable.

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