Interchange Bench Blog

Project: Core Strength

Posted on October 28, 2020 by Anita Ziemer
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It’s no longer candidates who are nervous at interview; it’s now hiring managers who are anxious about identifying the character traits they’ll need to survive and thrive beyond the impact of COVID-19. This is as true for Boards and CEOs as it is for recruiters and line managers.

In this … Read More

Has COVID-19 derailed your career?

Posted on October 20, 2020 by Geoff Slade

Renata Bernarde interviews Geoff Slade for The Job Hunting Podcast

Renata Bernarde, career planning expert and creator of the online coaching program, Job Hunting Made Simple, talks to Geoff Slade about how the global pandemic is affecting the careers of corporate professionals. Geoff shares what he has seen and … Read More

Wear It Purple: We are the change

Posted on August 26, 2020 by Diversity Council Australia
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The theme for this year’s Wear It Purple Day, to be held on 28th August is: ‘We are the Change’.  Beginning in 2010 as a youth response to global stories of bullying, harassment and suicides of rainbow young people, Wear It Purple Day has since transformed into an international … Read More

3 surefire ways to stand out in a crowded job market

Posted on July 30, 2020 by Hayley Zeinstra
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In the current market where unemployment is at 7.4% and underemployment is at 11.7%, as a recruiter I am constantly speaking with candidates who are looking for new roles.

At the same time, I’m speaking to our existing clients regarding their needs and building new relationships with employers who are … Read More

Did you fall into recruitment?

Posted on June 26, 2020 by Samantha Cotgrave
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If we don’t see ourselves as Professional Services Consultants, then why should our clients?

I finished my tertiary study as an Economics Graduate with many options for a career, yet can’t imagine any other role could have given me the sense of purpose and satisfaction that my 20-year career as … Read More

How facing off against the unknown led me to certainty

Posted on May 6, 2020 by Jason Molyneux
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Standing at a sheer 1986 metres tall and casting a shadow over the Alpine National Park, Mt Bogong (the local Aboriginal name for the mountain roughly translates to The Big Fella) holds the rugged crown of the highest mountain in Victoria, Australia. Mt Bogong proved its status as a … Read More

Diggers. Shining a light on our current hardship.

Posted on April 22, 2020 by Samantha Cotgrave
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My grandfather was a Digger – a Navigator for the RAAF in WW2 in New Guinea and the Coral Sea. He saw the best and worst in men, fighting on both sides. He rarely spoke of it, but when I was nine years old, he took our whole family on … Read More

This will be a thing. Face masks in the workplace.

Posted on April 16, 2020 by Anita Ziemer
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I had never understood face mask wearing in public. To me, face masks indicated a cultural misunderstanding, a weird convention I couldn’t grasp. Were the wearers suggesting our pollution levels were up there with Shanghai’s, were we particularly foul mouthed, or were they themselves escapees from some infectious sanatorium?

I’ve … Read More

From little things… Easter, a time for renewal

Posted on April 7, 2020 by Samantha Cotgrave
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It was while waiting to cross at the lights on Spring Street last week, standing (suitably) apart from a couple on my walk home, when I overheard one say, “Things will really get bad when Bunnings closes.”

I wanted to step closer and join that conversation. Unable to, I’m thinking … Read More

Perspective on pandemic panic requires hope and resilience

Posted on March 31, 2020 by Catherine DeVrye
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Yes, we indeed live in unprecedented times – but haven’t there always been unprecedented times in human history?

There is no room for corona complacency during this current medical and economic crisis. Yet, in spite of cancelled travel, cancelled conferences and investment losses, I find myself safely at home, extremely … Read More