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  string(4724) "Guru – an influential teacher or popular expert.

Advice, guidance, wisdom, perspective, angle, reassurance, explanation, validity, counselling, direction, help, enlightenment, hints and tips. We all crave and seek it out from somewhere or someone.

Who are your sources and are they correctly experienced, upfront and forthcoming?

It was my Australian 1 year anniversary last month, it was a slap in the face to say the least.

Firstly, the amount I have learned in the last year and secondly it’s been a WHOLE year! That is a whole year without my most loved and cherished ones also known as my information sources or my go to girls and guys.

Boy-o-boy has it been a learning curve. 5ft4 female stood amongst a bustling City of overcharged professionals who all looked like they knew where they were going, I couldn’t even find the local train station! At that moment I quickly realised I had definitely moved to the other side of the world and on a flip reverse time zone that no one I knew was working from. I was on my own, but not in spirit.

The most daunting experience was sussing out a market I knew nothing about and finding a job I had no industry knowledge on.

In short, I went to a few recruiters, interviewed with a mass of agencies in a bid to absorb as much information as possible and in the end I was presented with 2 job offers. I was flattered to say the least but also very confused, slightly crossed eyed and overwhelmed with the whole process.

Vince Ellam – Recruitment Director, boss, friend and colleague of 3 years was (and is) still my go-to a year later.

When I received my offers, weighing up the two was difficult and there was a lot to consider.
  • Business opportunities;
  • Internal support;
  • Team fit;
  • Company culture, structure, strategy, and values;
  • Resources and tools; and
  • Remuneration and pay structure.
Ultimately, which was going to be the best move for me? Given the history of our relationship and the understanding Vince had in the way that I worked and where I could excel he was able to tell me quite candidly about what I need to succeed and quizzed me on each of the companies and was able to advise me the best that he could. He gave me unbiased advice, he highlighted things to me that I hadn’t even thought of, he prompted me to ask questions in interviews that would be integral to my everyday work and most of all he listened to my never ending verbal diarrhoea that I just had to get off my chest and simply say out loud for me to come to a fully satisfying conclusion. Having a mentor in your job search in key. Someone who understands your good and bad habits in the work place, has a clear understanding of where you want to get to, which environments you best exceed in and team fit. Picking your mentor should be easy, a previous boss, colleague, business partner or parent/s (even if we do hate to admit that they are usually right on these matters!). Remember to make full use of your Recruitment Consultant; no one understands their specialist market like they do. We have the inside knowledge on movements, cultures, changes, salaries, mergers and even team personalities. We are not simple CV sending machines nor an interview organiser, our job is far more complex and detailed so we can provide our candidates and clients with correct market information to ensure they are making informed decisions and correct judgements. I truly believe that without that mentor in my life, I wouldn’t be where I am today in a company that fully supports me, provides me with all of the tools that I need physically and mentally assists me daily in my professional endeavours. Who's your guru? Need advice around who to ask, or have any feedback? Tweet me @Farah_CP.   Cox Purtell Recruitment Agency Blog / Sydney / Melbourne / Adelaide" ["post_title"]=> string(12) "Guru Hunting" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(148) "We all crave and seek it out mentorship from somewhere or someone. Who are your sources and are they correctly experienced, upfront and forthcoming?" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "guru-hunting" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2015-07-24 16:19:48" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-07-24 06:19:48" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(40) "http://118.127.43.121/~coxpurtell/?p=555" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" }

Guru – an influential teacher or popular expert.

Advice, guidance, wisdom, perspective, angle, reassurance, explanation, validity, counselling, direction, help, enlightenment, hints and tips. We all crave and seek it out from somewhere or someone.

Who are your sources and are they correctly experienced, upfront and forthcoming?

It was my Australian 1 year anniversary last month, it was a slap in the face to say the least.

Firstly, the amount I have learned in the last year and secondly it’s been a WHOLE year! That is a whole year without my most loved and cherished ones also known as my information sources or my go to girls and guys.

Boy-o-boy has it been a learning curve. 5ft4 female stood amongst a bustling City of overcharged professionals who all looked like they knew where they were going, I couldn’t even find the local train station! At that moment I quickly realised I had definitely moved to the other side of the world and on a flip reverse time zone that no one I knew was working from. I was on my own, but not in spirit.

The most daunting experience was sussing out a market I knew nothing about and finding a job I had no industry knowledge on.

In short, I went to a few recruiters, interviewed with a mass of agencies in a bid to absorb as much information as possible and in the end I was presented with 2 job offers. I was flattered to say the least but also very confused, slightly crossed eyed and overwhelmed with the whole process.

Vince Ellam – Recruitment Director, boss, friend and colleague of 3 years was (and is) still my go-to a year later.

When I received my offers, weighing up the two was difficult and there was a lot to consider.

  • Business opportunities;
  • Internal support;
  • Team fit;
  • Company culture, structure, strategy, and values;
  • Resources and tools; and
  • Remuneration and pay structure.

Ultimately, which was going to be the best move for me?

Given the history of our relationship and the understanding Vince had in the way that I worked and where I could excel he was able to tell me quite candidly about what I need to succeed and quizzed me on each of the companies and was able to advise me the best that he could.

He gave me unbiased advice, he highlighted things to me that I hadn’t even thought of, he prompted me to ask questions in interviews that would be integral to my everyday work and most of all he listened to my never ending verbal diarrhoea that I just had to get off my chest and simply say out loud for me to come to a fully satisfying conclusion.

Having a mentor in your job search in key. Someone who understands your good and bad habits in the work place, has a clear understanding of where you want to get to, which environments you best exceed in and team fit.

Picking your mentor should be easy, a previous boss, colleague, business partner or parent/s (even if we do hate to admit that they are usually right on these matters!).

Remember to make full use of your Recruitment Consultant; no one understands their specialist market like they do. We have the inside knowledge on movements, cultures, changes, salaries, mergers and even team personalities.

We are not simple CV sending machines nor an interview organiser, our job is far more complex and detailed so we can provide our candidates and clients with correct market information to ensure they are making informed decisions and correct judgements.

I truly believe that without that mentor in my life, I wouldn’t be where I am today in a company that fully supports me, provides me with all of the tools that I need physically and mentally assists me daily in my professional endeavours.

Who’s your guru? Need advice around who to ask, or have any feedback? Tweet me @Farah_CP.

 

Cox Purtell Recruitment Agency Blog / Sydney / Melbourne / Adelaide

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