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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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How can you help employees deal with the Christmas rush?

​Our forums on Employee Wellbeing revealed the many challenges faced by both managers and employees with regard to workplace stress. In the article below, WorkPro shares some tips on how to effecti...

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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 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 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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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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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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5 Tips for Working From Home

​​Follow these simple tips to ensure you’re working safely and effectively from home.

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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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Celebrating 5 years as a Disability Confident Recruiter

​Under the expert guidance of the Australian Network on Disability (AND), in 2016 DFP took part in one of AND’s flagship programs, Disability Confident Recruiter (DCR). Our commitment to the progra...

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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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Multiculturalism

Encouraging diversity in the workplace

​If you happen to tune into your local news station around a topic of diversity or multiculturalism, you’re more than likely to pick up a political sound bite about how well Australia does diversit...

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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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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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Flexible work practices – building a culture of flexibility at work

​The workplace is constantly changing and evolving, with increasing online solutions allowing for workplace mobility and an awareness of the importance of work/life balance, more than ever before t...

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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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Power napping – A key to employee wellbeing

​Many organisations have started to realise the importance of sleep health for their staff and the benefits of an integrated wellbeing program and its effects on employee productivity. While it may...

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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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Wellness

Wellness at work – 3 steps to a better you

​Wellness wasn’t always a way of life for me. Like most people, I found it hard to incorporate food, exercise, mindfulness with a demanding career and an active social life – until a change in pers...

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Building A Network Blog

Developing your network

​It is estimated that in this current market, a majority of  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 m...

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Building Resilience Blog

How to build resilient teams in your organisation

​Building resilience has been a hot topic within many businesses for a while now. As organisations continue to realise the benefits of having team members who can handle stress, successfully underg...

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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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Caring Manager

How to address presenteeism in organisations

​As organisations continue to focus on reducing absenteeism, presenteeism remains a problem that’s unaddressed. With the cost and occurrence of presenteeism being higher than absenteeism, why aren’...

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The Power of the ‘Face to Face’

​In this age of technology and ever present communication mediums, the idea of taking the time to have an in-person, real life face to face meeting can seem dated, time consuming and antiquated. 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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Wellbeing Article Blog

Workplace wellbeing strategy: getting it right

​With a growing emphasis on employee well-being in the workplace, HR  departments are expected to design and deliver an effective workplace well-being strategy. DFP CEO Robert van Stokrom shares in...

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Strudwick HR changes to DFP Recruitment

​Coinciding with the 5 year anniversary of acquisition, Strudwick HR is now trading as DFP Recruitment, providing a wider range of services across the Goldfields region including:Comprehensive offe...

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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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How to handle unconscious bias at work

​A few years ago when Youtube launched the video upload feature in their app, they were surprised to notice that 5-10% of videos uploaded were appearing upside-down. How could there be a knowledge ...

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Accomplishment

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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Stage Fright – Overcoming Interview Jitters

​You’ve got through pre-screening and the telephone interview stage.  Now it’s time for the formal interview.  Often qualified candidates reach this stage comfortably, only to be overwhelmed by the...

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2016

​Best wishes to you all our clients and candidates.

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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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Disability Employment – DFP Recruitment is a Disability Confident Recruiter (DCR)

​DFP Recruitment is the first labour hire recruitment company in Australia to become a Disability Confident Recruiter (DCR).  The Australian Network on Disability (AND) presented DFP with the DCR c...

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WA miners get back to work

​The below article was published by Kim Macdonald of The West Australian on September 9, 2016. Demand for WA resource workers has jumped more than 16 per cent in the past year, according to nationa...

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Gender equality – ideas to generate innovation and commitment

​On July 20 2016, DFP and the Gender, Leadership and Social  Sustainability Research Unit (GLASS) at Monash University, conducted a forum on progressing gender equality in the workplace. The forum ...

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Tired At Work

Presenteeism and the cost to your organisation

While Absenteeism can be obvious and easier to measure, presenteeism is subtle and difficult to pin point. Presenteeism is when an employee is physically at work but is not being productive. Or as ...

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DFP is nominated for 2016 Telstra Business Awards

Being considered for an award is an honour in itself; being nominated by your peers for one is just amazing! The recognition of being a finalist in the 2016 Telstra Business Awards is humbling and ...

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Elvator Pitch Blog

Perfecting your Elevator Pitch

Think of the powerful impact a commercial can have on you while you are watching television and how you can be drawn to that product. Your personal commercial, commonly referred to as the ‘Elevator...

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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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Gender Equality

What does it take to achieve gender equality in the workplace

​In 2015, Actress Patricia Arquette used her Oscar winning speech to highlight the need for urgent action to address Gender Inequality, not just in Hollywood but throughout industries in America. L...

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Prices stable but mining jobs hit record lows

​The following article was published by Paul Garvey from The Australian, commenting on recent job performance in the Mining and Resources sector featuring the DFP Mining and Resources Job Index.The...

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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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Wellbeing Part 5

How to prevent a workplace well-being program from failing

​With a growing emphasis on employee well-being in the workplace, HR  departments are expected to design and deliver a workplace well-being strategy. Here’s the final part of the list put together ...

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Wellbeing Part 4

Workplace well-being programs – An ongoing dynamic process

​With a growing emphasis on employee well-being in the workplace, HR  departments are expected to design and deliver a workplace well-being strategy. Continuing with the list put together by the Gl...

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The DFP Recruitment – Latrobe City Community Fun Run and Walk 2016

​The DFP Recruitment – Latrobe City Community Fun Run and Walkis a terrific community event, proudly raising funds for Gippsland Rotary Centenary House (GRCH). An essential cancer support service, ...

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Wellbeing Part 3

Dealing with the challenges of a workplace well-being strategy

​With a growing emphasis on employee well-being in the workplace, HR  departments are expected to design and deliver a workplace well-being strategy. Continuing with the list put together by the Gl...

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Wellbeing Part 2

How to create workplace well-being programs

​With a growing emphasis on employee well-being in the workplace, HR  departments are expected to design and deliver a workplace well-being strategy. Continuing with the list put together by the Gl...

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Workplace well-being – 11 guaranteed ways to fail

Organisations continue to understand the positive impact gained from placing an emphasis on employee health and engagement in their managerial process. DFP’s recent forums on employee well-being ha...

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Flexible Working

The benefits of workplace flexibility for your organisation

​You may have already heard quite a bit about workplace flexibility and the positive impacts it creates for an organisation. You may also be wondering why your organisation hasn’t caught up to this...

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The importance of workplace gender equality

​At the beginning of October, the Workplace Gender Equity Agency (WGEA) launched the GEI3 Pay Equity data for 2014-15 accompanied by the 2015 pay equity report card, as well as a case study from th...

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Employee absence levels 2015

​The Direct Health Solutions (DHS) Absence Management Survey is an in-depth analysis of the levels, causes and management practices of unplanned absenteeism in Australia. Now in its 8th edition, th...

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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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Measuring and Improving Employee Wellbeing

​Our upcoming forums on Employee Wellbeing aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of the key factors that drive wellbeing at work. The below case study by FBG Group, highlights the importance...

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Resilience Blog

How do you build resilience into your organisation

​“Letting it go”, “willingness to try and willingness to fail”, “openness to change”, “challenging the status quo” – these were just some of the ideas shared by participants about what resilience m...

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DFP wins McLean award for Workplace Safety

View COO Kate Coath’s acceptance speech on behalf of DFP Recruitment.

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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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Interactive index – DFP Mining and Resources Job Index

​The April edition of the DFP Mining and Resources Job Index shows the National Job Index declined by 5.7% to 56.62. In the last quarter, the number of vacancies advertised has now fallen 16.7%. Th...

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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 dfp.com.au., 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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First Bounce

​As we approach the start of a new AFL season (you beauty), what can you compare it to in business?As a member of our organisations Leadership Team, the expectation could be to compare it to the co...

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