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Step 01 : Why Us?
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What to Expect of the process Ahead & How to Be Prepared.
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Career Planning for 2024
As 2024 fast approaches it is important to take time to review your career planning to ensure continued personal and professional growth. The new year is a great time to consider a career change as the volume of role opportunities peaks in the Jan-Feb period every year. Why would you consider a career change? Not aligned with your current role/team/manager or the overall organisation you work for. Many people experience this at least once in their career and often, multiple times. If you are working in a role that you are not enjoying and/or you don't feel there is any long term future, this might be a good time to review where you would like to be in 2024Need for increased salary - with the costs of living pressures we have found many candidates have been forced to look for another role (despite enjoying their current role) due to the financial pressures that are increases currently in AustraliaSeeking the next step in your career - It might be time to look for the next role that will provide the career growth you are looking for. Your situation might be any or all of the above. If that is you, then it is imperative that you review your current situation and make a plan for your career. Many people leave it too late, reaching a tipping point and then frantically apply for roles hoping to secure a new one straight away, rather than having the time to look for the right roles. With this rush in wanting to find a new role, many miss understanding what they should be looking for, and asking the right questions to ensure the role is right for them. This often leads to accepting the wrong role. How to review and plan your career? Here are practical steps you can undertake to solidify your plans for the year ahead. The main areas you should review are:Your current role - what you like and don't like about: 1. Your role2. Company 3. Team4. Manager What are your main drivers for leaving?Salary increasecareer progressionSeeking a better cultural fit More flexibility/family friendly environment Better formal development opportunities Self-Assessment: Evaluate your current skills, strengths, weaknesses, and career goals. What do you want from your career? Reflect on what you’ve achieved so far and where you want to be in 2024. Identify areas where you need to acquire new skills or enhance existing ones, particularly if you’re wanting to take the next step up in your career. To stay competitive and build on your skills, consider taking courses or certifications.Given the above, what will be your highest priority areas when considering opportunities? Knowing this will help you understand where to make your job seeking efforts. For example if formal learning and development is your highest priority then you should be applying for larger companies that have well documented formal L&D opportunities. From experience we see that candidates who are clear on what their objectives are, are more successful in obtaining a new role in an area of their choosing. This is because they put their job application time and efforts only into roles that align with what they are looking for. Furthermore when they are in hiring processes they stand out more because they are more engaged and because they know that the role is definitely one that they want. When you do receive a job offer, it's important to further review the offer thoroughly to make sure it’s the right next step for you. Don’t feel you have to say ‘yes’ to the first offer you receive if it doesn’t feel 100% right. Some questions to ask yourself are - is this role helping me achieve my career goals? Does it fulfil my highest priorities and reasons for searching for a new role? Is it providing the salary and benefits I am looking for? Is the working environment right for me?Reviewing and planning your career prior to 2024 will help you make strategic decisions towards achieving your career success and goals.Remember, the Reimagine Talent team are always here to help, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
How to respond to recruiters Inmail on LinkedIn (Career advice)
Recruiters, Talent Acquisition teams and even hiring managers often use LinkedIn to find potential candidates. There are two main reasons they might reach out to you about a role - your profile is set to “Open to work”, or your skills and experience you have listed in your LinkedIn profile suggest you may be a suitable match for a role.Regardless of whether you are actively looking for a role, open to considering opportunities, or happy in your current role, it is important to answer honestly and directly. First impressions are key. According to LinkedIn, when you open the Inmail from a recruiter you can respond with:A custom messageA smart reply (Yes, interested, or No thanks) paired with an optional custom responseWhichever you choose to use, we suggest including a custom response starting with “Thank you for reaching out with the opportunity”. From here you can welcome further discussion via email or phone call, or you can ask for more details or any further questions.Why should you reply to all InMails (even if you are not looking for a new role)?It is important to be responsive to InMails (that are relevant to your experience/level of course) because;If you are not interested in the role it is an opportunity to lay a good foundation and connect with recruiters for when you are planning your next career transitionIt helps you stand out. Not many people send a well crafted reply, so it is an easy way to stand out, whether you are interested in the role or if you will be looking for a new role in the futureIt says a lot about you. Most people reply with one or two words or a sentence, but very few reply with a well thought out response. This is achievable to do if you are only replying to the InMail's regarding roles that are clearly relevant to you and provide enough information, showing that the sending recruiter has done some research to appropriately select you for their list.This is a good example of how to reply to an InMail where the candidate is not interested in the role they were sent:How to respond if you are not interested in the roleRather than ignore the recruiter, thank them for connecting about the opportunity and suggest either you will contact them if your circumstances change, or that they are welcome to check back with you in future. For example:“Thank you for reaching out with the opportunity. Whilst the role sounds interesting, I am happy in my current role. However, I will certainly contact you in future if I want to make a change.”Perhaps you are open to looking at new roles but this one wasn’t right for you. In this scenario you could respond:“Thank you for reaching out with the opportunity. This role isn’t quite right for me but I am interested in…(share details of the role type, company, industry and any other relevant information). Here’s my updated CV. I welcome the opportunity to discuss my skills and experience further for any other roles you have available now or in the future.”How to respond if you are interested in the roleRespond to the recruiter as promptly as possible if you are interested in the role. You can ask to speak via phone for further discussions, or you could reply asking for the job description or further details about the role and/or company. For example:“Thank you for reaching out with the great opportunity. I’m interested in the [job title] role with [company name] and interested in [hearing more about the opportunity, learning more details about the role and next steps in applying for the role. I’d love to know what [company name] are specifically looking for in this role and why you thought I’d be a good fit. I’m open to having a phone conversation with you to discuss this opportunity further and can be contacted on [mobile number]. Thank you, [your name]How to respond to a LinkedIn message from a recruiter professionally: Be sure to open every message you receive to see if the opportunity is right for you. If it’s not, decline in a professional manner but ask them to keep you in mind for other opportunities. If you’re interested, let the recruiter know you’re open to further discussions. Remember, the Reimagine Talent team are always here to help, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.Register With UsSearch JobsAsk A Question
5 benefits of using a Supply Chain recruiter as a candidate
Why Work With a Supply Chain Recruiter?Applying for roles and using a recruiter can provide you with numerous benefits and advantages:In-depth understanding of the Supply Chain sectorIt is invaluable to work with a recruiter that specialises in the industry you are in (e.g. Supply Chain) as the recruiter will then have an in-depth understanding of the industry, available roles, salary and benefit benchmarking and more. All of the benefits mentioned in the blog will be magnified when you are working with a recruiter who is experienced and understands the roles and industry they are recruiting.They know what to ask a hiring manager to understand the roles and collect valuable information They are able to more accurately provide advice about roles including your fit with the organisation and skills required to succeed in the roleThey know who the good companies are to work for (and those who may not be) Access to wider range job opportunitiesMany roles don’t make it to being advertised on job search websites before being filled. Recruiters have insider knowledge on roles available now and in the immediate future, and have strong relationships with HR teams and hiring managers. Meaning they can directly put you forth for job opportunities you wouldn’t have otherwise found out about. Expert guidance through the recruitment processWe are here to guide you and be in your corner through the recruitment process. We can help you stand out to hiring managers by support with updating your resume and highlighting your skills and qualifications, preparing for interviews, and making a great first impression. Provide invaluable career adviceAs a Supply Chain specialist recruiter we have in-depth knowledge of the current supply chain jobs market to help you find your dream role (read more about the 2023 current supply chain job market here). We can provide you with valuable insight into the job market such as salary benchmarks, role expectations, industry trends and hiring processes. We also know what employers are looking for, and can help you position your skills and experience in interviews. We can also help you negotiate salary and benefits.Find your dream roleAs recruiters, we have more detailed information about the role including responsibilities and expectations in the role, what skills and strengths will support you to succeed in the role, what challenges might present in the role, who was previously in the role, what your reporting manager/s are like to work with, what the team and company culture is like, and more. We also take the time to get to know you on a deeper level including your career goals, your strengths and areas for development, and your work styles to identify positions that will be the best fit for you.You stay in our databaseEven if you aren’t hired for the first role you apply for, we keep you in our database for future roles. Because we know your career goals, what you’re looking for, and what roles you’d be best suited to, it helps speed up the process so you’re not spending hours looking for and applying for roles all the time. We have been able to place candidates that we first met with 2 years prior who were not looking at the time. Or equally we have been able to help candidates immediately who really needed support in leaving a less than ideal role/workplace culture. We do 2 further things differently at Reimagine TalentTalogy Caliper profileAt Reimagine Talent, we use Talogy Caliper profile tool to eliminate bias, and provide a value-add experience for you as our candidate. We believe Talogy Caliper profile provides a deeper insight into behavioural and skill work preferences, and to match candidates with a manager and in a team they would thrive in. The right match process allows you to make a sound career decision and ultimately enables you to be successful long term in your role.The Caliper Profile is a personality assessment, created by Talogy, a global organisational psychology firm and validated by over 50 years of research. The assessment measures strengths, motivations, and areas of opportunity as it relates to the workplace.‘Ready for Success’ Coaching programA key difference and something we are proud of is our 'Ready for Success' program. Designed to support successfully placed candidates in their first critical few months of employment. The purpose of the coaching is to assist you in the transition to your new role. The sessions have some framework but there is also an element of tailoring the coaching to you to assist in areas that you feel might help with your transition. The coaching is also to ensure we are supporting you in every way we can to be successful.Ready for your next steps?Our recent blog article "What You Need to Know About the Current Supply Chain Job Market" provides details on the current job market.At Reimagine Talent, connecting talented candidates with dream jobs is what we do. Our team are always here to help and we’re passionate about helping you find the right next step in your career, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.If you're looking for a new role, please register with us via the Expressions of Interest job ad.
What you need to know about the current supply chain job market 2023
What you need to know about the current supply chain job market 2023Supply Chain job market trends in 2023 in Australia are showing a softening across the market. This has been influenced by some large international companies being more conservative with hiring and holding off on releasing roles to hire.However, overall there is still demand for supply chain expertise and talent. The 2023 Australian supply chain job market remains positive, with Seek currently advertising over 8,000 jobs in the supply chain industry across Australia. Seek also suggests a predicted job growth for Supply Chain managers of 3.5% over the next 5 years.Peter Walsh, CEO of Australian Industry Standards (AIS) states in a recent report that, “Supply chains are a key cog in every business and a major contributor to our economy. The supply chain industries that support Transport and Logistics, Aviation, Maritime, and Rail provide essential services in the movement of services, goods, and people across Australia. These industries together employ over 679,000 people across its different sectors and generated annual revenue of over $179 billion from 2021-22.”The impact of digitisation on supply chain jobsOne of the key challenges currently faced by supply chain companies is a shortage of employees with the skills required in roles that have adopted the latest digital technologies. The follow on from the pandemic is still causing unprecedented needs in digital transformation in all sectors of supply chain. Business leaders in Australia suggest this is expected to continue to increase at least over the next three to five years. This has prompted supply chain companies to adopt new data analytics and digital technologies to meet the demands and changing needs of the industry and consumer environment. Digital transformation has certainly made the supply chain industry more agile and resilient, however, this has created a skills gap shortage.Upskilling, reskilling and training has never been more important. The World Economic Forum has reported that since the pandemic, on average, 40% of workers will require reskilling and 94% of businesses have indicated that they expect their staff to acquire new skills.What does this mean for supply chain talent when looking for a new roleSupply chain companies are looking for multi-skilled candidates to adapt to the changing landscape of supply chain. Companies are also looking for learning ability and aptitude to learn quickly.According to a report by Australian Industry Standards, “the top three technical skills in demand (in supply chain) are digital skills; the operation of new systems and emerging technologies; and STEM skills.” And the “top three non-technical skills are communication; flexibility and adaptability; and problem solving.” For candidates, this means developing competencies and experience with the digital supply chain, as well as human skills that can’t be replicated by technology, will be an attractive asset on your CV and improve your career longevity.Reimagine Talent founder and recruiter, Tabitha, shares her top tips for supply chain candidates:Look for opportunities in your current role and workplace where you can gain exposure and experience in different skills, particularly in digitisation and transformation. Where can you put your hand up for learning opportunities?Look for opportunities for upskilling. It may be within your current workplace or a short course or certification. Some supply chain industry bodies are also proposing new apprenticeships in specific roles to address skills shortages.Ensure you present yourself with the key skills that are in demand - showcase your diverse skills in your CV and at interviewJoin an association like the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA), this gives you great exposure to networking and passive upskilling. They also have a fantastic mentorship program. If you’re looking for new career opportunities, our recent article “Best free resources to assist you with your job search” will help you with the information to improve your job seeking strategy.
Best free resources to assist with your job search
Learn where to find the information you need to plan your career and improve your job seeking strategyLooking for new career opportunities can be a challenge, especially if you are looking at transitioning to a new career path. It can feel a bit daunting to say the least. Luckily, the Reimagine Team have sort out some useful resources to make the process a little bit easier.Of course, we are always here to help, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to have a chat! Career PlanningWhat is a career plan and how do you develop one? Linkedin Learning’s free How to Develop your Career Plan course is a quick (25m) course to help you understand what a career plan is and how to develop and implement yours in an achievable way.Expert Advice on the Job Hunt ProcessJenny Foss, Career Strategist, presents a free course via Linkedin Learning, exploring fundamental aspects of the job hunt, such as crafting and optimising your cover letter and résumé, finding job listings, utilising recruiters, professional branding, interview preparation and negotiating your salary.Finding Jobs: 6 Quick TipsRecruiters: Register with a recruiter, such as Reimagine Talent, and become part of the talent pool to be first to hear about jobs that might not even be advertised yet!Register With UsLinkedIn: a great tool to proactively search for advertised jobs via LinkedIn Jobs search. You can also enable the #OpenToWork feature on your profile to attract potential employers and recruiters.Network: Reach out to friends, colleagues, past university facilitators, and even previous recruiters and let them know you are looking for work.SEEK: Is a well-known website to search for job opportunities, where you can also save your job search criteria and setup email alerts for roles that might suit you. Another way to use SEEK is to register and update your account profile visibility, allowing potential employers to view your résumé and contact you with suitable opportunities. Alternative job search sites include SimplyHired; Glassdoor; CareerJet; Jobactive; CareerOne; Adzuna and Jora.Industry Specific: Many professional and trade associations have online job boards where members and industry groups can list career opportunities in the sector niche they represent. Furthermore, industry-specific search websites can be useful for a targeted approach, such as EthicalJobs.com.au for the not-for-profit sector.Prospective Employers: Check the ‘careers’ section of company websites regularly or make direct contact with an expression of interest.Résumé & Application Preparation If you are searching for a job for the first time or you haven’t updated your résumé in a while, it’s important to get the basics right first! Next, its time to make it shine with Reimagine Talent’s 5 CV Tips.Want to learn more about résumé preparation? Prepare to Apply for a Job (Section 3) of LinkedIn Learning’s A Career Strategist's Guide to Getting a Job course is a great resource to review in just 10 minutes.Does the job ad have Key Selection Criteria? Some job applications require you to make statements about your knowledge, skills and experience against a list of criteria to highlight your suitability for the role requirements. Key Selection Criteria can be intimidating if you are not practiced at responding to them, but they are crucial to address in order to be considered. This guide provides clear steps on how-to address Key Selection Criteria.Interview - Preparing & Negotiation As a candidate, the interviewing process can sometimes appear to be a somewhat mysterious and nerve-racking undertaking. While it might feel like a crystal ball might come in handy in these situations, being as prepared as possible is your best option. Importantly, remember all other candidates are nervous and your interviewer has been in your position before too!Type of interview: There are different types of interviews including screening; informal; formal and group interviews. To understand more about the purpose and structure of different types of interviews, we recommend reading 'Interview Tips’.Do you fumble and get stuck in interviews? 6 Interview Skills That Will Get You Hired provides strategies that will help answer interview questions with poise, precision and professionalism. Additionally, whether you have ‘botched’ an interview or just want to follow up, what should you do? LinkedIn Learning’s A Career Strategist's Guide to Getting a Job course (Section 4 – Interview Like a Pro) is a great go-to guide for these scenarios.Entitlements, Salary and NegotiatingIf you have been successful in being selected as a preferred candidate, congratulations! We know you are taking a little sigh of relief…. but before you sign on the dotted line, you still have some important steps to take. Its time to talk about the nitty gritty of salary, working arrangements and negotiating. We know this might fill you with dread, but we’ve got you covered and have gathered together some great resources to guide you through the process. Firstly, the ‘money talk’, a must read to help you tackle this area with confidence is our Founder, Tabitha West’s 5-minute read, How to talk about money in the recruitment process.Next, money isn’t the only negotiable aspect of your work agreement to consider, and particularly in the post-COVID landscape many employees are more commonly seeking flexible working arrangements. Fair Work has published a best practice guide for Flexible Working Arrangements. Here you can read about types of flexible working provisions, legal requirements and more.If you are a woman (or man for that matter) seeking to negotiate your salary or working conditions, Security4Women have created an invaluable negotiation checklist.Finally, all employment in Australia must meet the standards set out by Fair Work. Read, Before Starting Employment, to find out about your rights and responsibilities.Remember, the Reimagine Talent team are always here to help, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.Register With UsSearch JobsAsk A Question
A Mother’s Guide to Getting Back into the Workforce
My situation is slightly different from the norm. My husband and I had a role reversal. It started with our first Luka who is now two, where my husband took 6 months off when he was born. He is lucky enough to work for an employer who offer 14 weeks paid paternity leave. We have since recently welcomed a little girl in February and my husband is taking over 12 months off to be the primary carer. This said I do work from home so we of course work as a team to care for our little ones. There are a few things I have learnt over the past two years on being a mother and running my own business (all of these will also be relevant to you if you are employed):When becoming a mother it is more important than ever to either 1. Be doing something you are passionate about (when you love what you do, it adds to your energy rather than drains you), or 2. that you are very good at and you find most of the role comes naturally (this means it won’t take up too much of your physical or mental energy)You can't ‘have it all’ - you can’t be wildly successful and always present for your children. The reality is you have to choose where you place your priority. I thought I could do both equally well but in reality one will always take priority over the other. This has been one of my biggest challenges as I am naturally very driven and have high energy so I always have to be doing 3 things at once. I’ve learnt the importance of slowing down since having children.It is important to work for an employer that truly provides flexibility and understanding when it comes to work life balance and is very supportive, or of course like me work for yourself! When finding out I was pregnant with our second, I decided that this time I wanted to do things differently and really thought more consciously about the three things I’ve shared above. It's not an either/or situation when it comes to motherhood and a successful career, but you need to pick one to ‘master’. This time I have decided to master motherhood. This doesn’t mean that I won’t be continuing working. It doesn’t mean I won’t continue to service and support my clients and candidates with full focus and attention. But I have decided what my priority is, my children, and everything else comes second 80-90% of the time. I have made conscious decisions about taking on work and the type of work I am doing. Prioritising your family whilst returning to work is something you can also do if you are employed. You can discuss with your manager before going on MAT leave what your plan is, and what options are available for your return. Some examples of options may include: Switching from full time work to part time (e.g. returning 2, 3 or 4 days instead of 5, or working half days).Exploring other roles within the team or company that will enable you to have more mental space for motherhood (for example if your previous role was very intense).Expectations around when you would like to return to work after maternity leave.Asking if you will be able to have more flexibility in your hours or work location (e.g. work from home options).If you are planning / soon to have a family, or planning on returning to work after a baby, start asking yourself questions like:Will my current role or career complement my journey into motherhood? If money or career status was not my main driver, what would work look like as a mother? Will my current employer be supportive in my journey? Be patient with yourself. They call it a “transition” for a reason. It’s important to be kind to yourself, and know that you’re doing the best you can with what you have at the moment you’re in.Register With UsSearch JobsAsk A Question