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Asbestos purchase and demolition scheme accepted

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Asbestos exposure has been a constant threat to the health of workers and the general Australian public for many years now. As such, every state government is working hard to minimise this threat and ensure that fatality rates remain as low as possible. 

It is then pleasing to report that the NSW state government has accepted all the recommendations…

Social media recruitment: What do candidates need to know?

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Ah, social media.The technology that connects our distant friends and family and allows us to show off our sunny holiday snaps. However, online networks aren't just purely for fun - recruiters are actively trawling these sites for professional reasons.

According to the results of a recently published CareerBuilder survey, the number of employers usi…

DevOps - an emerging trend in IT

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In the last decade or so, organisational infrastructure has been undergoing a change. Businesses are striving to become more agile, doing away with silos.

Traditionally, the IT department was an isolated function - however, this set up is fast eroding making way for a leaner and more connected way of doing this thanks to Development Operations (DevO…

Security becomes top concern among CIOs

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As Australia continues to battle cyberattacks and data breaches, it is becoming evident that Australian organisations are beginning to understand the consequences of no action. 

The International Data Corporation (IDC) reported that security is now the top concern for Australian CIOs across all of its 3rd Platform technology pillars including Big Da…

IT professionals in high demand - report

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There is no doubt that whatever industry you are involved in, digital technologies is having a significant influence on your progress. From the public to the private sector, IT professionals have made key differences in recent years. However, this demand is highlighting a serious skills shortage.

The Australian Computer Society and Deloitte recently…

How to take a stress-free holiday away from work

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Most of us have annual leave coming out our ears. With the thought of being away from the action too much for some, a holiday is something of a distant memory.

However, time away from work is wonderful for so many reasons. A chance to catch up with friends and family, view stunning locations around the world or simply to enjoy the peace and quiet of…

How to ace a telephone interview

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With IT roles becoming available across Australia, it is possible that you'll be applying for a job where you can't actually get to the interview in person. As such, a phone interview is conducted to analyse your suitability.

While this situation removing the sometimes awkwardness of a physical job interview, candidates still need to prepare themsel…

Experience vs certifications: What's more important?

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When it comes to recruitment - businesses usually have their own process to adhere to. However, the person in charge of recruitment probably has a different strategy altogether.

The perfect example of this is the old conundrum of whether a candidate with experience in the industry is better than one with a certification, but no history of working in…

3 interview questions to have a good answer to

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Job interviews are stressful at the best of times. In a room with strangers, being asked personal questions that will decide whether or not you get a job offer.

While it would be great to know what hiring managers are going to ask, most of us mere mortals can't read minds - yet. This means it is important to think about what they could ask and pre…

3 key skills of a software developer

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Software development is a growing and lucrative sector of the IT market. With many businesses depending on quality products to sell to clients, the process is both stressful and imperative.

Get this step wrong and businesses could face significant costs, both in the back pocket as well as to their reputation.

This means that recruiting individuals wi…