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  1. Things you need to know when negotiating your salary Carolyn Loton 12-Dec-2018
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  3. How to Network Effectively Sara Eriksson 28-Nov-2018
  4. Economic Outlook for 2019 from Shane Oliver Sara Eriksson 23-Nov-2018
  5. Win that Role – Tips for Successful Interviews Sara Eriksson 20-Nov-2018

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“Moir Group has the ability to provide constructive advice. They have a clear understanding of their subject matter and provide practical alternative solutions, which greatly assist in resolving issues.”

Domenic Chiera, Chief Financial Officer, Lake Maintenance

 

“I can confidently recommend Moir Learning as a great resource to assist someone entering the job market. As a new immigrant, Moir Learning Services took the time to review my CV with me and offer suggestions on how to better align it to the Australian style. They also offered feedback and advice to help me better myself in the marketplace. They were a pleasure to work with.”

Katie Zuzek, Senior Project Accountant (contract), International HR and BPO

 

“After spending time with Moir Learning Services, to go through my resume and LinkedIn account, I have learned techniques in maximising their use and I have gained more confidence in my job search. I’m highly recommending this session to anyone who has just come back into the job market.”

Belinda Beattie, Senior Commercial Finance Manager, Apple

 

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Julie McDonald, General Manager, Community & Corporate Relations, St Vincent de Paul Society – NSW

 

“I completed a CV/LinkedIn session with Moir Group and it was absolutely brilliant.  I've come away with the confidence that they are up-to-date and professional.  I would recommend this session as a worthwhile investment for anyone re-entering the job market.”

David Kneeshaw, General Manager, Finance and Business Operations, Intercompany and Stock

 

“It is excellent to work with an organisation that is able to adapt to our needs so willingly and effectively. The facilitators are always professional and committed to ensure that all participants involved are provided with personal attention. Feedback from participants of each workshop is outstanding. Moir Group displays a capacity to reach out to the disadvantaged; they offer compassion to individual needs and provide real practical advice to our service users affected by homelessness, or at risk of homelessness. ”

Caterina Giuliano, Program Manager, St Vincent de Paul Society NSW Support Services Ozanam Learning Centre

 

“The people at Moir Group understand our requirements and consistently provide quality finance and accounting people to our team.  I would recommend Moir Group to those who are looking for professionalism and transparency in a recruitment partner.”

Mark Roberts, Director , Human Resources, amaysim Australia

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Kim Van Der Poel, People Advisor, Dalkia Energy Solutions

 

“With the understanding and knowledge Moir Group have acquired of our business over the past 2 years, they are capable of meeting our exact requirements and we can always rely on them for high quality candidates. They are not only reliable and efficient, but, very friendly to work with. If asked, I would recommend Moir Group’s services.”

Raheel Irfan, Group AP Manager, Idameneo Pty Ltd

 

“Moir Group have consistently introduced quality candidates to our organisation. Their experienced team and willingness to understand the client ensures the right people are employed and gives me every confidence in returning to Moir Group for recruitment advice and assistance.”

Chris Mamarelis, Chief Financial Officer, The Whiddon Group

 

“Moir Group assisted Steadfast in the recruitment of multiple roles. I enjoyed working with them and they delivered excellent outcomes and displayed a high level of professionalism and integrity at all times”

Rosalie Lau, Group Financial Controller, Steadfast Group

 

“I thoroughly enjoyed working with Moir Group. Their style is professional and thorough and they worked hard to source some excellent talent for our business.”

Sandra Cittadini, Senior HR Manager, SunRice

 

"We needed to build a quality team in a short space of time and Moir Group were key in assisting us. They listened to our needs and presented the right people to help us develop the culture we had begun building. As a result the transition has been an overwhelming success.”

Gary Margetson, Head of Shared Services, News Corporation

 

"We have been working with Moir Group for over 12 months now and have filled a number of senior roles. Their feedback, preparedness to challenge, as well as provide sound advice, has been invaluable to us. They constantly sought to understand our needs, to refine that understanding and to ensure we were able to continue moving forward. Their service throughout the process was exceptional.”

Carol Pegler, Director of Human Resources, Bard

 

“Integrity, professionalism and the desire to find the right fit between candidates and prospective employers - it was a pleasure to experience these attributes with Moir Group. Their commitment to finding the right role with the right cultural fit was second to none and I’m looking forward to maintaining my relationship with the Moir Group well into the future. The Moir Group does indeed stand out from the rest.”

Paul Wiggins, Global Financial Shared Services, Fosters Group Australia

 

"Thank you very much for helping to deliver outstanding candidates for this role. In comparison with other agencies, working with you was pleasant, professional and provided a great outcome." 

Stuart Rennie,Church & Dwight

 

"Moir Group handled this process in an exceptionally professional way." 

Craig Adams, Chief Financial Office, Clarendon Homes

 

"I will definitely stay in touch with Moir Group, I hold your company in very high regard and appreciate that your employees are genuine people who care about others, not just the outcomes."

Michelle Adam, Finance Manager, Woolworths

 

"I have dealt with a number of recruitment agencies, but by far Moir Group stands head and shoulders above all of them. I have found the engagement experience with Moir Group to be ground-breaking, new and so refreshing."

Hamilton, Candidate

 

"It was an absolute pleasure working with the wider Moir Group team and please be advised that I have recommended Moir Group amongst my network from both a candidate and client perspective."

Tim Howells, Software Controller, Microsoft

 

"The feedback, advice and enthusiasm Moir Group exhibits is absolutely refreshing. Hugely impressed with Moir Group."

Chris McFadden, Candidate

 

"A quick note to say thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement. Various conversations with your team and their positive attitude and willingness to explore options with me simply reinforced to me that you understood that its about people's lives and not just the numbers."

Tendai Des Moyo, Chief Financial Officer, Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW

 

"Thanks again for your personable professionalism and delivering on the promise of the Moir Group brand.

Wayne McCusker, Managing Director, Church & Dwight

"Moir Group thank you so much for your superb professional advice and warm encouragement. I'm very grateful"

Cherry Liu, Candidate

 

"Moir Group is great and I thoroughly enjoyed working with you as a company. You are very good at what you do, always have a good understanding of me & our business and are great people to deal with.

Kristian Mertens, Chief Financial Officer, Norman Disney & Young

 

" Moir Group is the best agency in Sydney without a doubt, your professionalism and kindness is rare these days." 

Alessandra Rizzo, Commercial Analyst, Inghams Enterprises Pty Limited 

 

"Moir Group really stand out in comparison to other agencies, you work together as a team and genuinely are passionate about finding people a job. The fact that I felt this when I first met Moir Group and still feel it now means it must be an important part of your culture as a whole, it sets you apart from all other agencies. Moir Group are by far the best!”

Steven Davies, Candidate

 

"Angela has been a valuable resource and support in bouncing ideas off in a competitive job market. She has a depth of knowledge, shown great empathy and I have found her advice to be relatable and grounded. I would highly recommend Angela to someone seeking advice in their job search."

Linda Lukban, Candidate

 

"I'm glad that I have met the right people! Job satisfaction  = fulfilled life - says it all.." 

Annake Dippenaar, Candidate 

 


Moir Recruitment News


Win that Role – Tips for Successful Interviews

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Today for many roles, technical competency is considered a given, and differentiation based on this alone is more and more difficult to achieve. To have landed an interview is in itself a win. It indicates that the company is willing to invest it’s most limited of resources – time, in getting to know you and establishing if there is a great match. It is an opportunity that you will want to leverage. It an opportunity to win the role.

Lisa Elias and Ola Dabbagh-Roberts recently held a lunch time learning event for our valued candidates to help them leverage the valuable opportunity an interview provides.  It focused on some key areas:

Building on your personal brand

Candidates need to think about what they want to project within the interview. What they want to reinforce, what messages and feelings they want to leave the interviewer with. Personal Brand is built up over time and is a combination of your online presence, your CV, the interactions you have and the interview.

Mindset - How our thinking influences our performance at an interview

Our mindset and thinking are key to being able to confidently leverage the opportunity in an interview.  It influences our language, our confidence, about what makes us a valuable prospect. If we arrive with a fixed mindset, we are likely to demonstrate a lack of positive energy about how we can add value.

It is natural to bring a level of nervous energy into an interview because it is a situation that can potentially illicit a stress response in our brains. As a result we can forget what we intended to say, or at worst, draw a blank. Be human - own it, ask for time to consider your response. 

Some questions may also feel uncomfortable. Stay calm and focused and respond confidently and with a growth mindset. This tells a potential employer that you haven’t stopped learning and there is still room to grow.  Ahead of the interview – take time out to do something that makes you feel good, breathing is great and works on mind and body.

Building trust

Building trust throughout the process is achieved by being authentic through the various stages. In an interview, it is about three things;

Credibility – What we say, Reliability – there is consistency between words and actions, and Intimacy – the personal connection you form.

Active Listening is essential to building trust and starts with having a clear intention to listen. It means paying attention, and demonstrating your understanding of the information through acknowledging and paraphrasing.  Keep questions relevant and appropriate.

Effective Preparation

To really maximise the opportunity of your interview, show the interviewer that you have really prepared. Do your research on the company, the industry, the role and go the extra mile.

  • Ensure you have put though into specific examples that you are proud of and clear about.

    • what makes you excellent ?

    • why you want the role ?

  • Think about what you might ask the interviewer.

    • Why the role is available ?

    • What the current initiatives are that you may be contributing to ?

    • How would you describe the culture ?

Delivering clear and confident responses

Aim to “Say it once and Say it well” to ensure you maintain the attention of your interviewer. Make sure responses are:

Relevant – tailored as much as possible to their needs. Why is your skill gong to help them achieve their objectives ?

Clear – You deliver responses that are very easy to understand and your messaging doesn’t create confusion or doubt.

Brief – Include one strong example and good evidence of your achievement or capability and then stop.

Demonstrate confidence and engagement through your positive body language, your eye contact, handshake, posture, personal presentation. If you arrive nervous, take a minute as you wait to breathe and be present.

As the interview ends thank the interviewer for their time and the opportunity. Ask for feedback and leave confident that you have done your best.


We plan to schedule several of these sessions during 2019. For any enquiries please contact moirevents@moirgroup.com.au and ask to be invited to the next first 90 Days event

As always, if we can assist with any accounting/finance recruitment needs in your business on either a temporary or a permanent basis we would be delighted to do so. We cover all roles from junior entry roles up to Group CFO.

Written by Ola Dabbagh-Roberts, Learning and Development Manager, Moir Group

P: 02 9262 4836

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