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New CoreStaff Recruitment Port Hedland Office Now Open

The branch will focus on finding experienced personnel for local clients in Port Hedland, Newman, Tom Price, Karratha, Broome and right across the region, while also providing a local point of […]

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Stand out in an interview with these six top tips

You’ve adapted your resume and optimised your cover letter. The phone call went great and you’ve made it: you’ve landed an interview. Interview etiquette you know, researching the company is down pat. But how do you make yourself stand out in an interview? You might hope that your experience and knowledge is enough to set […]

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CGH GROUP ACQUIRES DOWNING TEAL

CGH Group, one of Australia’s largest privately owned, recruitment and human resources consulting firms, is excited to announce it has entered into an agreement to acquire Downing Teal (DT), a leader in specialist mining, construction and defence recruitment, as of 1st April 2019. Founded in 1966, Downing Teal is a leader in executive search, professional […]

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IWD 2019 – Meet Maxine, Multi Skilled Plant Operator

Meet Maxine, Multi Skilled Plant Operator at Mt Arthur Coal for Robson. I’m a multi skilled plant operator hired to Robson through CoreStaff, Newcastle. I’m currently operating an excavator at the Tailings Dam Lift Project. The biggest highlight for me is being able to work on the rehabilitation of open cut mine sites. I have […]

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IWD 2019 – Meet Tuesday, BDM CoreStaff

Meet Tuesday, Business Development Manager, CoreStaff Darwin. As the BDM it’s my role to make sure our clients are getting the service they deserve and expect. On the flip side it’s also my role to go and seek new business with new clients. My day consists of lots of conversations, some easy, some hard, identifying […]

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Listen Up: How To Listen More Effectively At Work

It’s one of the senses that we take for granted. We do it all the time, all day long. Regarded as important by employers and colleagues alike, it’s a crucial soft skill. But are we any good at it? We’re talking, of course, about listening. Hearing versus listening One of the main issues facing listening […]

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5 Inspiring Quotes To Kickstart Your Work Life This Year

It’s hard to channel that “new year, new me” attitude as you drag yourself back into the office after spending time off for feasting and festivities. Add to that the beautiful sunshine, mocking you as you’re tether to your desk… January is a hard month to kick off the new year in Australia. Rather than […]

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7 life hacks that will inspire change in your routine

As we begin to slip towards the end of the year, it’s not uncommon to feel a bit stuck. The hope and ambition of a fresh start has faded, but the reflection at the end of the year is not yet upon us. It’s the time of year when life can feel a bit sluggish, […]

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The Going Will Get Tough: Here’s How To Make The Most Of Sticky Situations

Your career, much like your personal life and relationships, isn’t always going to be smooth sailing. But going through difficult circumstances that can cause emotional reactions can seem unprofessional. Trying to react to situations as a human and with your job performance in mind is a big task. But managing sticky situations at work is […]

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Working Around The World: 10 Laws That Will Surprise You

All around the world, humans are working. No matter how different our food, cultures or cities, most of us get out of bed, and do a task in exchange for money. The world of work is universal, but there are a surprising number of differenced – even in today’s connected world. Here are 10 of […]

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Romantic Clichés That Could Make You Better At Your Job

Matters of the heart are seldom simple, but over time humans have created a language to make them a bit easier to understand. Everyone knows these romantic clichés. They’re the ones rolled out at a break up, during times of trouble or in the early days of a blossoming courtship. But what wisdom could these […]

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6 Surprising Lessons From The Remarkable Eucalyptus

It’s an icon of Australia, and grows across the length and breadth of our country. Three quarters of our native forests are eucalyptus. As a family, eucalypti vary from short shrubs in scrub, to towering giants in Tasmania. There are countless different species and varieties thriving in all manner of terrain. It may be a […]

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How the magic of childhood is the secret to career success

Ask someone about their earliest memories and it’s likely they remember being told a story. Stories speak to the innermost core of our human experience. They have a tendency to stick with us. The stories you heard as a child likely have influenced you as an adult – but have you thought about revisiting the […]

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8 Remarkable Lessons From Spending 88 Days In A Dairy

This is an adapted post from freelance writer and contributor to CGH Group blog, Hannah Ballard. You can read the original in full here, and learn more about her journey on her website. Whilst countries like Canada and New Zealand offer two year Working Holiday Visas to under-30s, Australia is a bit different. To stay […]

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The Perks of Coffee Breaks: 7 amazing secrets from special places

“I know my coffee, my mother’s coffee, and the coffee of my friends. I can tell them from afar and I know the differences among them. No coffee is like another, and my defence of coffee is a plea for difference itself.” When Mahmoud Darwish wrote so lovingly of coffee during the bombardment of Beirut […]

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Productive procrastination: counting down to the weekenD

It’s been a good week. You’ve been efficient. Your to do list is done. But suddenly… it’s Friday afternoon. It’s too late to start a new project – but too early to start watching the clock. So how do you keep busy enough to make the time go by, without looking like you’re stalling? Well […]

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10 Valuable World Cup Rules That Will Encourage Job Success

It may come around every 4 years, but with the Socceroos only entering the FIFA World Cup for the fifth time in 2018 – and only having made it out of the initial group stages once – soccer in Australia doesn’t inspire the same passion as the footy, cricket or rugby. But despite their failures, […]

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How To Be A Cover Letter Chameleon

Just like you should adapt your resume for each job you apply for, you should also change your cover letter too. Your cover letter (or, more commonly, email) is the first impression you give to a recruiter. That impression matters. Without a good cover letter, your carefully adapted resume might not even be read. Make […]

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Fail Hard, Fail Fast, Fail Spectacularly: How To Fail To Success

Fail hard, fail fast, fail spectacularly: how to fail to success Failure: it’s not what you strive for. It’s the opposite of success. It means you’ve done something wrong. Or so you thought. In Silicon Valley, the cradle of innovation, failure is celebrated. An industry built on success, celebrates failures. Why? Failures are not the […]

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Moving On Up: How To Relocate For Work Successfully

Moving house, getting a new job, starting afresh. These are some of life’s most stressful life events. So to combine them, by moving for work, can be pretty overwhelming. There’s the excitement and nerves. The astonishment at how much stuff you own. The fear of your enormous to-do list. But moving is a marathon, not […]

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7 Tips To Make You A Better Communicator At Work

We live in an era of communication. Developments in technology, like phones, email, and the internet, mean we can be connected all the time. But being constantly “on” and “connected” is harming our ability to actually communicate with one another. And communication skills are key, in life as well as at work. But there are […]

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How To Deal With Office Politics Like A Pro

First it was kids being kids. Schoolyard arguments. Then it was the pressure of university. The tension of new relationships, new responsibilities. It’s been many years, but the feeling of being left out, ignored or generally disliked still lingers. From ten-person startups to ten thousand corporates, office politics are a common fact of work. The […]

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Save The World From Your Work Desk This Earth Day

Whether you’re a recycling rookie or eco-warrior, Earth Day (22nd April 2018) is the perfect time to reflect on how to be better for the environment. In the face of such huge problems, trying to make a difference alone can feel overwhelming. We’ve got some tips on how you and your company can do your […]

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Work to the Beat: How Music Makes the Workplace Better

Whether it comes down to blasting the latest chart-topping pop tunes or keeping it to strictly classical melodies, the pros and cons of playing music in the workplace are often up for debate. Is it nothing more than an annoying distraction? On the contrary, there is overwhelming evidence to support the view that playing background […]

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The Childhood Words of Wisdom That Will Make You a Better Job Seeker

What words of wisdom can you recall from your childhood? Think about those age-old sayings that might have been tutted to you by your parents after skinned knees or sibling disputes, like “two wrongs don’t make a right”. The most influential sayings from our younger years still have a lot of insight to depart on […]

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