Canva CV templates – a recruiter’s perspective

As recruiter I review 100s of CVs. Many of them are excellent, however many I see are filled with information that is irrelevant to the role being applied to or don’t provide enough information. Others have great content but are just really poorly laid out. Full of errors in spelling and grammar that distract from … Read more

Leadership and Culture – The 13 Day Jobs of Marilyn Jones

Recently, I was invited to speak at an industry masterclass on culture and leadership, being asked to draw on my own experiences and share them with the audience. While I’m happy to chat to others about their careers, I am not a great ad libber when it comes to talking about myself so in preparation … Read more

3 big Whys to consider in your job search

I am fortunate to be able to recruit some amazing positions for companies in science, health and technology. Companies that are developing new drugs and devices, or companies supporting those that are. Overall, I see that things are picking up in the health and technology sector as far as new positions go, which is great, … Read more

Are you self-sabotaging your job seeking success?

Biotech communications expert and Director of BT Novo, Paris Brooke, interviewed our Executive Director Marilyn Jones recently on the latest tips in recruitment and putting your best self forward. Their short discussion (<15 minutes) covers some interesting and helpful topics including: unadvertised roles and where to find them, the role social media plays in recruitment, how to remain top … Read more

Referees – a key part of the recruitment process

Checking references is an important part of the recruitment process. It enables your potential employer to confirm the information you provided in your CV, your achievements and results and just as importantly the ‘soft skills’ you brought to the organisation like your communication style and work ethic. So, if references are a critical part of … Read more

ZOOOOOMM – How has your day changed?

I used to be in the CBD at least 3 times a week – taking the train, going to seminars or training or visiting clients, and like many others, I would leave home early in the morning and be back after dark. Now I get up, have breakfast and then exercise (if I am motivated … Read more

Evidence, your Honour

It’s tough times at the moment and our thoughts are with you all and in particularly if you are out of work. COVID has presented difficulties for many sectors and for many recruiters there has been a downturn in jobs and letting go of staff as well. Fortunately, I am personally starting to see a … Read more

Infer or not to infer…

With the end of the year in sight, we would like to share a few key things to think about over the coming weeks that might be inferring things about you to potential employers and preventing you from achieving your dream job. You are unemployed or looking for a new job. Your life revolves around … Read more


I was reading an article online recently in the Sydney Morning Herald by journalist Jill Stark talking about the paradox of choice. It was about Netflix having too many choices, and that it can lead to anxiety about making a decision, building to a crippling sense of buyer’s remorse on choosing the wrong program to … Read more