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Blogs in Job Search

Easter Hidden Treasures

Evaluating the Easter eggs (hidden benefits) in your job search

​With the first long break of the year upon us, most people have spent time and effort planning a holiday and looking forward to a break from work during Easter. If you have been looking for a job ...

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Telephone Interview

Telephone interview – 5 tips to perfecting your skills

​It’s surprising how many candidates underestimate the importance of telephone skills in the job application process. Professional recruiters deal with hundreds of job seekers and often comment on ...

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Valentine’s Day career advice – Similarities between a date and an interview

​Much like a romantic date, attending a job interview requires the right mix of making a good first impression, dressing to impress and selling yourself appropriately. While you’re likely to receiv...

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Job Offers

How to evaluate multiple job offers

​​When it rains, it pours! As the saying goes, you may find yourself in such a mindset when you’re going through the job search process. Keep getting multiple rejections, and when you finally get ...

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How to search for jobs in 2024

​In the dynamic job market of 2024, navigating the job search process requires a strategic approach. This blog will guide you through the essential steps to maximise your chances of landing your dr...

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Award Winner On Stage

The Art of Selection: Lessons in Recruitment from the AFL Draft

​Recruitment is an art that extends far beyond the corporate realm. In the world of sports, particularly in the Australian Football League (AFL), the annual draft serves as a prime example of how m...

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Job Searching On Computer

Job search obstacles in technology – The importance of persistence and planning

​Losing a job is difficult for anyone and requires some self-reflection and careful planning to get back into a suitable role. You could find yourself in a scenario where you have completed the ba...

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Spring Carnival Blog (1)

Spring Carnival Fashion – 3 things job seekers can learn from racegoers

​For some, the Spring Carnival season is not just about racing, it’s more about fashion! From the latest trends in colours and styles to the most outlandish head gear. While there’s no need for job...

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Legal Interview

How to prepare for a legal interview - A Junior Lawyer's Guide

​Being a lawyer can be challenging and securing your first full time legal practice role is an important milestone in your career. However, the first step towards this goal is facing the interview ...

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How To Prepare For A Technology Interview

How to prepare for a technology job interview

​Landing a technology job in today's competitive job market requires more than just a strong resume. Technology job interviews can entail rigorous and demanding assessments, yet with proper readine...

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Spring Cleaning

Give your resume a spring clean – updating your resume

​So you’ve done a clean up of your room, your closet and perhaps even updated your book collection or playlists. It’s a good feeling when you’ve got things cleared out and organised. But when’s the...

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Post Job Search

How to follow up after a job interview

​Next to being informed about landing a job, many candidates find the end of an interview and the relief of doing well to be the second best feeling. Given all the preparation and stress that goes ...

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Mental Health Blog (2)

Maintaining wellbeing during your job search

​The process of searching for a job is one rigged with highs and lows. It is a difficult process for many reasons, the loneliness, lack of supervision and structure, and the unpredictability of suc...

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Developing your network

​It is estimated that a large portion of the jobs that are filled are done so via the hidden job market, that is “word of mouth”. The major advantage of penetrating the hidden job market is that yo...

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Grand final footy – 3 things candidates can learn from footballers

​If you live in Melbourne, it’s hard to escape the excitement of the AFL Grand Final. For many fans, after devoutly following their team through the cold winter months, finals footy puts a spring i...

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Whats Next Blog (1)

How do you know when it’s time for a new job?

​There is a theory that most jobs have an expiry date – that what you felt so passionate about and enjoyed doing on a daily basis in the beginning doesn’t last forever. You may have already experie...

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Negotiating your job offer: How to handle the salary question

​There comes a moment in the interview process when you realise that the interviewer is selling you on the benefits of working for their organisation. You find that you no longer need to “sell” you...

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Resume writing – five essential tips to follow

​One of the most valuable things about a resume is the process of writing it. Here are a few tips worth following when putting your resume together.

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Living and working in Karratha

​Karratha is the powerhouse of the Pilbara and a focal point of the Oil, Gas and Mining industry in Australia. It is a place where you can find dynamic employment opportunities and a high standard ...

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Interview Panel

Job Interview Rehearsal – How to practice for your interview

​Practice does make perfect! If you have an interview coming up, the best preparation is to practise how you would speak in the interview. Even if you don’t have an interview lined up, but are sear...

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Reference Blog

Need a reference? Avoid this crucial mistake

​Many job seekers make the mistake of confirming their referees well after commencing their job search. It is important to resolve the issue of references at the start of your job hunt so that this...

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DFP Project Job Index – March 2018

A summary of demand for jobs in the project management sector for the month of March 2018.

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What is a proper handshake?

A good handshake is one of the keys to making a strong first impression. Make sure you get it right!

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The Benefits of an Internship

​To intern or not to intern? That is the question. At least it used to be the question among students on the cusp of graduation. Sadly the value of the internship seems to have changed as evident b...

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Time for a new job? How to find the job of your choice

​You’ve come to the realisation that you’re over your current job! Be it a lack of advancement, unhappiness with the company or simply unmotivated by the work, it’s time to face the reality that co...

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How to handle a long distance job search

​Due to globalisation, job networks and opportunities are more accessible compared to 10-20 years ago. Depending on your lifestyle and willingness to commute, many opportunities that were beyond co...

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Behavioural Interview

How to answer behavioural interview questions

​Many candidates are often spooked by behavioural interviews, ruining their chances of landing a role they’re more than qualified to perform. In reality though, there’s nothing to be spooked about ...

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How to find your next contract

​The end of financial year period can be a stressful time, not just for finance and payroll departments, but also for those finishing up contracts or looking for new work. Contractors looking for t...

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Video Job Interview

How to prepare for a Video Interview

​With so much of how we communicate changing over the last few years, it’s only natural that the interview and hiring process also reflects these communication changes. Over the last few years, vid...

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Arriving Early Blog

Why you shouldn’t arrive too early for your interview

When it comes to interview preparation, most job seekers would attest to the many articles they have come across emphasising the importance of arriving on time for their interview. Being late to an...

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Job Search Plan Blog

How to set up a job search plan

Searching for a job can be a very lengthy process. While you go through the process, you want to make sure your efforts translate into success, not to mention keeping your sanity in check. Here’s w...

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Job search obstacles – How to prevent losing your mind

​Like most activities in life, your job search is likely to consist of highs and lows, peaks and valleys, successes and failures. It is important to guard against discouragement and inactivity.Losi...

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Mining economy showing signs of recovery

​The following article and image have been re-produced from the West Australian, published on Monday, 13 March 2017.Slim pickings for rock kickersBy: Josh ChiatThe rest of the mining economy seems ...

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Transferring your accomplishments to your resume

​One of the keys to a successful job application is a detailed listing of accomplishments in a candidate’s resume. Not only does this allow your resume to stand out, but it also helps you by provid...

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Positioning your references for success

​It is important to resolve the issue of references at the start of your job search so that it will not cause undue anxiety. Typically, your former employers and associates will not intend to say a...

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What do resume readers look for?

Many candidates often submit resumes that are 4-5 pages in length entailing a detailed history of their past. While it's clear that they have put in the work towards producing a good resume, it's u...

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1st Impressions

First impressions-presenting yourself for job interview success

​Employers are looking for people who are self confident, who know what they can do, and who are able to express themselves clearly, in person or in writing. People who know how to dress and act ap...

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Marketing Yourself - The Importance of Networking

You've put in many hours of work to arm yourself with the best resume and cover letter that you can imagine. Proud of how you are represented on paper, you are ready for the next job fair or interv...

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No Show

Running late for your interview? Think twice.

​It is said that getting to the interview stage is often half the battle won in terms of securing a new job. Now you have the chance to show off your skills and experience and put forward your case...

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Perfect Job

Finding the perfect job

The perfect job can be more elusive than you think.So you’ve managed to find an opportunity that you feel could be the perfect job. If only your salary expectations were met! It’s not often that yo...

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Career Transition

How to get your career back on track after a redundancy

​Organisational restructures or redundancies is an extremely difficult experience, not just for the individual, but also their family and friends. With the pressures associated with global competit...

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Job Search

5 steps to a stress-free job search

​“Looking for a job is a full time job in itself!” A phrase often heard from job seekers who have had a tough experience or those trying to be supportive of a job seeker and offering words of encou...

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Matching your skills to the job interview

​In order to have a successful interview, it’s essential to direct the interviewer to your strengths. When thinking about how to answer interview questions, keep a simple idea in mind:Match needs n...

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The Importance of References

​DFP CEO Robert van Stokrom talks to Perth radioon the importance of references and police checks in the recruitment process.

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Introducing the new DFP website – A more personalised experience

​The new DFP website helps you stay connected anytime, anywhere.DFP Recruitment is excited to introduce the new, a website responsively designed to adjust to your device and platform. T...

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What do great athletes and great candidates have in common?

​Recently a friend of the family was looking for some help in finding a job after being made redundant. He also happened to be a gifted athlete who had the opportunity to compete at the highest lev...

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