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Swiping right on your career: how job hoppers are the Tinder generation of the workforce

By Kinexus on 11 July 2019
Disclaimer: this article is not so much about being “single and ready to mingle” as it is about workforce trends and changes in the Australian Defence Industry. If that’s not what you were expecting, we’re sorry to disappoint, but we think you’ll find it super interesting anyway! We are living in the “Tinder Generation” of workforces. It might sound like a strange analogy, but it works. As a society, we have a stronger sense of entitlement and choice than ever before – thanks to the rise of technology, and the sense of instant gratification that comes with it. Everyone always has one eye open for the next opportunity. Will the next swipe be better? Could another job be better?
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3 ways Defence companies are losing out on great talent

By Kinexus on 27 June 2019
The Defence Industry is a tough market for talent. Ask any recruitment consultant and they'll tell you the same thing: quality candidates are thin on the ground. With massive projects like SEA1000, SEA5000, LAND400, and JSF – just to name a few – all going on at the same time, the Australian Defence Industry is growing fast. While this is exciting, the fact is we have more open jobs to fill than skilled candidates to fill them with. To put it mildly, it’s a candidate-short market; and it’s only going to get tighter over the next 5 years. As recruiters for the Defence Industry, we’ve seen companies lose out on excellent candidates in many different ways. I’m going to share with you the top three, and hopefully it won’t happen to you.
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10 Tips for Interviewing for a Role in Defence Industry

By Kinexus on 11 October 2018
Job interviews are one of the most important stages of any job application process. Interviews help a prospective employer build their knowledge of you and get a sense of whether you are a good fit for their organisation. This is particularly important in Defence Industry, where collaboration and cohesion are key to project delivery. How you come across in an interview represents what an employer can expect from you moving forward, so it’s imperative you put your best foot forward from the very start. To make the most of the current and upcoming opportunities, follow these ten tips for interviewing in Defence Industry.
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Four Vital Interview Tips for Defence Industry

By Kinexus on 26 April 2018
As Defence Industry grows and searches for the talent needed to deliver its upcoming projects, it is increasingly becoming a candidate’s market. High-quality applicants are getting responses more frequently when looking for work. But don’t be fooled, that doesn’t mean you will be able to walk into any role you like. Defence Industry knows what it wants from its candidates and isn’t afraid to wait for the right person to come along. That might be you; but if you don’t know how to conduct yourself in an interview, you might miss the opportunity. There is a lot of information out there on how to do well in interviews, from preparation tips, to how to answer common interview questions; but Defence Industry is a complex beast with its own requirements. To avoid disappointment and ensure you are putting your best foot forward in any Defence Industry interview, follow these four key guidelines.
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The 7 Interview Tips You Need to Know

By Kinexus on 16 August 2016
Just because you have all the right experience for a role, doesn’t mean that you will secure it over the competition. Cultural fit and personality matches aside, it will be the job seeker who articulates their experience best who will have a huge advantage.
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How to Answer Illegal Interview Questions

By Kinexus on 16 August 2016
A friend of mine went for an interview recently. When I asked her how it went, the word she used was awkward. What do you mean it was awkward? Well, the interviewer asked me how old I was…then if I had kids….then if I was planning on having kids… As I rolled my jaw up off the ground and tried to wipe the look of disbelief that had steadily planted itself across my face I splutter out – she said what? We all prepare for the commonly asked interview questions. But what do you say when someone asks you an illegal question? The ones they aren’t supposed to? You know, – how old are you? What’s your religion? When are you planning on having kids?
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