How do I seek counsel at work?

How do I seek counsel at work?

Asking questions (within reason) is to be expected within a working environment. None of us know everything, have the confidence to know that no questions is a wrong question.

 

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How to succeed at your interviews: Helpful interview questions

 

Generally, questions surrounding strengths and weaknesses are often asked. Be prepared to discuss why you are leaving your current role or why you are looking for another job. Salary expectation are often asked towards the end of the interview.

 

 

 

For more information contact Simone Allan, Director at Mondo Search on 1300 737 917 or email: simone@mondosearch.com.au.

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How often am I expected to use examples in my answers?

When a question is asked that requires an explanation of how you undertook the task/work at hand. I.e. have you ever trained a team of more than 10 people? That would be a good time to explain when and how you did so.

 

For more information contact Simone Allan, Director at Mondo Search on 1300 737 917 or email: simone@mondosearch.com.au.

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Is it frowned upon to reschedule an interview?

 

 

It is preferable not to, however, if you are ill or have a very serious personal issue that arises, that is understandable.

 

 

 

For more information contact Simone Allan, Director at Mondo Search on 1300 737 917 or email: simone@mondosearch.com.au.

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Building Resilience at Work

 

During these unprecedented times, it can be tempting to sit it out and freeze any decisions for your team.  Depending on your industry – as some have most definitely been hit harder than others – it might very well be an excellent opportunity to review your business strategy and the team that you have in place to achieve it.

Have you noticed that some of your people are in a constant state of overwhelm and are less productive than usual?  Or potentially you’ve noticed that some members of your team have risen to the challenge and are looking for opportunities to improve the business through the COVID crisis?

Perhaps your decision to freeze any staffing decision making is causing unfair stress on your highest performing team members? 

We have not had a recession in 28 years so we have found finding an Aussie case study not so relevant so we have included this inspirational story:

 

Case Study:

“Todd Sachse, of Sachse Construction, a $120 million general contractor, made a bold move in 2009 as the 2008 crash hit.  He decided to buck the trend of the industry and to not downsize in the shrinking market.  He believed that the recession would not last forever, so he viewed it as an opportunity to achieve two objectives.  He wanted to hire new talent that wouldn’t otherwise be available. Plus, he wanted to maintain the vast majority of his staff when the recession ended. (…) As a result, Sachse Construction grew 200% during and coming out of the great recession.  During the same time, many other general contractors went out of business or shrank to less than half their previous size.” pg 6, Rocket Fuel, Gino Wickman and Mark C. Winters, Benbella Books Inc 2006

Now is a similar time!  Now is the time to make those hard calls. Now is the time to look for incredible talent. We are seeing some incredible people, who at no fault of their own are out looking for a new career opportunity. They are ready and willing to make a HUGE contribution and are open to contracting so you as an Employer can try before you decide to make a long term hire.

Wouldn’t it be good to look back on these COVID times as a time you made smart hiring decisions that led to amazing outcomes?

by Zoe Shacklady

 

 

For more information contact Simone Allan, Director at Mondo Search on 1300 737 917 or email: simone@mondosearch.com.au.

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Structuring interview responses

Listen closely to what the interviewer is asking and don’t waffle-Answer the question that is asked. If you are unsure ask the interviewer to repeat the question.

 

 

 

For more information contact Simone Allan, Director at Mondo Search on 1300 737 917 or email: simone@mondosearch.com.au.

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