Interview With Madeleine Wade, Digital Specialist at QIC

Interview With Madeleine Wade, Digital Specialist at QIC

Meet Madeleine Wade. She's a Digital Specialist at QIC in Sydney. Madeleine started with temp work with Majer Recruitment after returning from her travels in Europe. 

When the opportunity rang with QIC, she leapt for Sydney and hasn't looked back since. We discuss the day in the life of Digital Specialist and what she's learned along the way in her career path to get her to where she is now. 

how to nurture a growth mindset for success

how to nurture a growth mindset for success

“In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.” Carol S. Dweck

Interview With Lee-Anne Davie—Executive Assistant and Side Hustler

Interview With Lee-Anne Davie—Executive Assistant and Side Hustler

Lee-Anne Davie is an Executive Assistant to a Vice President level executive in a mining firm in South Brisbane. As an Executive Assistant, Lee-Anne assists with correspondence, diary management, travel, communication, event management, administrative tasks, and generally anything required to support her boss and her legal team. 

what a sleep deprived brain does for you at work and ways to improve sleep

what a sleep deprived brain does for you at work and ways to improve sleep

Working hard to get that raise? Or better yet, that promotion? Excellent work performance actually begins at home, in the comfort of your own bed. While exercising and eating a balanced diet play a significant role in your overall health, we tend to underestimate the importance of a good night’s rest.

10 things you can do to improve your mood at work

10 things you can do to improve your mood at work

Every individual contributes to cultivating a healthy working environment. If you can keep your energy levels high and your mood in check, not only will you have a productive work day, but that energy and positivity have a way of filtering into every other aspect of your life. So even if you feel like your current work situation is meh, we’ve brought you a list of things you can try to brighten your mood. 

leadership: are you cultivating a positive work environment for your team’s success?

leadership: are you cultivating a positive work environment for your team’s success?

In a leadership position, it’s your responsibility to listen to your employees’ needs and make space for fostering a healthy work environment. Employees are, after all, the heart of the company and the best ambassadors for your brand. Taking care of the environment will not only improve the overall mood at the office, but will increase employee loyalty, work productivity, and team relationships.

top 5 free project management apps

top 5 free project management apps

We all know the feeling of being time-poor while working on a big project and collaborating on a project with multiple members can be a tricky juggling act. If you want to focus your time on actioning tasks rather than organising the details and make the best use of everybody’s time, consider a project managing system.

3 pointers for developing your personal brand

3 pointers for developing your personal brand

When your personal brand is well put-together, people will want to connect with you. Polishing your personal brand opens opportunities for your career or business making it the best networking tool at your disposal.

improve your active listening skills to better your leadership opportunities

improve your active listening skills to better your leadership opportunities

Listening is an art. Epictetus, a Greek philosopher wrote: “We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” Good listening skills are essential if you want others to listen to you. We’re receptive to the people who also give their attention to us and in effect, these good listeners are also the people who are listened to when they speak--it’s the golden rule of communication.

how to create an excellent candidate experience

how to create an excellent candidate experience

Employer branding has been a hot topic in the recruitment world and it goes hand-in-hand with the candidate experience during the hiring process-- a recruiter’s top challenge. According to Recruiting Brief, 80-90% percent of professionals say a negative interview experience can change their mind about a role or company.

what can you learn from the myers-briggs type indicator (mbti) 

what can you learn from the myers-briggs type indicator (mbti) 

One of the benefits of taking the time to answer this questionnaire over a BuzzFeed “what kind of pizza are you?” quiz is that many recruitment agencies and employers implement some type of Myers-Briggs testing to determine if their candidate is suited for the company and role. Personality assessments can be a helpful tool in understanding your personality and that of others at the workplace and at home. 

how to effectively interview introverts

how to effectively interview introverts

We all have the potential for success in different ways. Don’t make hiring judgements about one’s career performances based solely on introvertedness or extrovertedness. Look for skill, competence, and character. A team with a diverse set of thinkers offers the best environment for fostering growth and innovation.

iwona węgrzyn on relocating from poland to australia & her best networking practices to set you up for success in a new city

iwona węgrzyn on relocating from poland to australia & her best networking practices to set you up for success in a new city

We caught up with the gorgeous Iwona from our talent pool we had the pleasure of placing a few months back in her current role as human resources coordinator with Queensland X-Ray.

She shares some great advice on how to use Linkedin to set you up for an interview if you’re planning to move to another city and shares her amazing story of moving to Australia from Poland.

is your employer branding strategy attracting the best talent?

is your employer branding strategy attracting the best talent?

Regardless of the scale of a business and its great consumer reputation, today’s employers are forced to overcome a new obstacle when it comes attracting the best talent, and that is to nail their employer branding strategies in this competitive market. 

how to advance your networking skills at your next holiday event

how to advance your networking skills at your next holiday event

Holiday parties are the optimal networking opportunity. Whether you’re looking to grow your business by hiring staff, looking for work, or seeking to advance in your current company, networking is crucial in planning your success in the new year. We want to help you make the most out of your celebrations by sharing our best networking practices.