• On notice! Your responsibility when ending an employment relationship

    Our Director Virginia Brookes contributed to the REINSW article this week. Terminating a working relationship can be awkward, but in people management positions it’s part of the job.   Hopefully it’s not something you have to do regularly. However, if it is necessary, you should know your rights and responsibilities.    So, how much notice must be given when b...

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  • People Skills Are Worth Paying For!

    Virginia Brookes, knows what kind of skills contribute to industrious offices. Based in Sydney, the Director of the boutique real estate recruitment agency shares her top tips when looking to recruit staff into a real estate team. 1. Hire people who aren't afraid of people The most important piece of real estate is being a people person. Virginia says, “I think face-to-f...

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  • The Do's And Don'ts Of Social Media

    It’s very easy to have a love hate relationship with social media, it’s a great way to keep in touch with friends and loved ones and also act as a promotional tool to keep in instant contact with a captive audience of potential clients. People buy off people so the trust can be instant when someone sees that a friend recommends a product or service but it can also swing the ...

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  • What Should You Be Asking Your Potential Employee

    The best interviews are always the ones where you can find common ground and rapport with a Candidate immediately and they are very open about sharing their work history, their achievements and even some of the low points in their careers, the answers they give can really allow you to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses and whether this Candidate can be a good fit for your tea...

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  • 3 top ways to keep your employer pleased in your work

    Aiming to keep your boss happy isn’t about being the favourite and always being a yes person, it’s about showing genuine interest in their business and leadership skills. Here are three ways to do this ‌ Meet your deadlines – Deadlines are in place for a reason and generally act like a domino effect when one deadline isn’t met or is pushed out it flows onto the team. Manag...

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  • 4 Ways To Improve Your Resume

    Many of us have been in this position before – applying for multitudes of roles on job boards and receiving little reply! In many cases, this might be due to your CV lacking in important information, relevance to the role, or not selling you properly. The first step to securing your dream role is to get your CV noticed in the mountain of applications your potential employer ...

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  • 3 questions to ask yourself when you are considering a counter-offer

    Receiving a new job offer is a very exciting time in your career, but it can also be daunting. Resigning from a role can be very difficult and there are often times when an employer will counter-offer with a higher salary in a bid to make you stay.  If you find yourself in this situation, there are at least 3 questions that you should ask yourself before making a decision...

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  • How to deal with changes in your career plan

    At some stages throughout your career you will find that everything is not moving forward the way you planned or expected. Sometimes this will be for reasons out of your control and if you can relate to some of my reasons below there are some ways to help steer your career back on track. 1. There appears to be no room to progress in your current place of employment. Have...

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  • Finding the right fit in a changing market

    Agents across the country are encountering a slower market than that which has existed for the last five years. This is particularly true for Sydney agents. Those who have been in the industry long enough know this is a correcting market and are familiar with the tougher conditions. However, new agents – or those who began their career when the market was at its peak – mi...

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  • How to Climb the Property Management Ladder

    So you've finally landed a role in Property Management.... Where do you go from here and what are your options? Leasing / Property Officer - so you've landed your first role in Property Management and you’re learning the ropes - this is now your first real chance to see where your strengths lie and what you enjoy. Do you enjoy the administration side and problem solving p...

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