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  string(3719) "We are well and truly post-GFC and observing the market since, I have noticed many organisations evolve and change significantly in the way they do business and compete for market share. Since the market hasn’t bounced back to having an abundance of business, organisations are drastically changing the structure of their business in order to beat competition.

This has included many role restructures, redundancies and HR restructures to maximise profit, promote culture change and embrace new forms of technology.

In my experience, the organisations that think outside the box are the ones who will stand the test of time.

Like evolution, it has taken a dramatic event to force a species to evolve and adapt to its new surroundings to ensure its survival. The species that don’t adapt die out, and this is the same for organisations across all industries.

Don’t get me wrong, I believe Australia is the place to be if you’re looking for a successful career. There is so much opportunity and success to be had, however gone are the days where it will just come to you.

Like the successful organisations that have evolved and adapted to their new surroundings, we as individuals must do the same.

I still meet candidates every week that are leaving current positions because their company isn’t ‘doing anything’ for their career. I often hear complaints about a lack of succession plans and the expectation of a promotion within the first 18 months of employment. This attitude and way of thinking died with the GFC and it’s time to think differently.

It’s time to stop expecting people to take care of our careers and take ownership of our own. The best people are employed by industry leaders because they are the best at what they do.

Attitude, drive, passion and motivation – you may be surprised to hear these personal attributes that are hard to find.

I encourage you to ask yourself, what makes you different to everyone else? What unique offering can you bring to the table? Why should an employer hire you?

As a Recruitment Specialist I am highly aware that competition is fierce; I can think of 20 people who claim to offer the same service as I do. There is opportunity out there for the taking but again, you need to take that extra step in order to succeed.

Have a look around – take full advantage of opportunity where ever you find it. My grandfather always taught me, it doesn’t matter what you do, be the best at it.

If you’re a street sweeper, be the best street sweeper. If you’re an Architect be the best Architect. If you’re a Chef, be the best at your craft.

If you expect to have your career handed to you on a silver platter, I have a reality check for you – it’s not coming. In today’s world, we must go out in search for success and by being open minded, innovative, passionate and hard working.

Don’t be afraid of change – go with it. Make yourself indispensable and work hard for every win. This will ensure you stay ahead of your competition and guarantee success throughout your career.

 

Cox Purtell Recruitment Agency Blog / Sydney / Melbourne / Adelaide"
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We are well and truly post-GFC and observing the market since, I have noticed many organisations evolve and change significantly in the way they do business and compete for market share. Since the market hasn’t bounced back to having an abundance of business, organisations are drastically changing the structure of their business in order to beat competition.

This has included many role restructures, redundancies and HR restructures to maximise profit, promote culture change and embrace new forms of technology.

In my experience, the organisations that think outside the box are the ones who will stand the test of time.

Like evolution, it has taken a dramatic event to force a species to evolve and adapt to its new surroundings to ensure its survival. The species that don’t adapt die out, and this is the same for organisations across all industries.

Don’t get me wrong, I believe Australia is the place to be if you’re looking for a successful career. There is so much opportunity and success to be had, however gone are the days where it will just come to you.

Like the successful organisations that have evolved and adapted to their new surroundings, we as individuals must do the same.

I still meet candidates every week that are leaving current positions because their company isn’t ‘doing anything’ for their career. I often hear complaints about a lack of succession plans and the expectation of a promotion within the first 18 months of employment. This attitude and way of thinking died with the GFC and it’s time to think differently.

It’s time to stop expecting people to take care of our careers and take ownership of our own. The best people are employed by industry leaders because they are the best at what they do.

Attitude, drive, passion and motivation – you may be surprised to hear these personal attributes that are hard to find.

I encourage you to ask yourself, what makes you different to everyone else? What unique offering can you bring to the table? Why should an employer hire you?

As a Recruitment Specialist I am highly aware that competition is fierce; I can think of 20 people who claim to offer the same service as I do. There is opportunity out there for the taking but again, you need to take that extra step in order to succeed.

Have a look around – take full advantage of opportunity where ever you find it. My grandfather always taught me, it doesn’t matter what you do, be the best at it.

If you’re a street sweeper, be the best street sweeper. If you’re an Architect be the best Architect. If you’re a Chef, be the best at your craft.

If you expect to have your career handed to you on a silver platter, I have a reality check for you – it’s not coming. In today’s world, we must go out in search for success and by being open minded, innovative, passionate and hard working.

Don’t be afraid of change – go with it. Make yourself indispensable and work hard for every win. This will ensure you stay ahead of your competition and guarantee success throughout your career.

 

Cox Purtell Recruitment Agency Blog / Sydney / Melbourne / Adelaide

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