Job Search


Our latest news is detailed below.

Great feedback from a candidate while on holiday

December 29th 2017 As a candidate, I would recommend Julie Parsons: she takes the time to understand the placement company’s culture and skill requirements and each candidate to obtain the best match. At every stage, I was treated as a person and Julie always met her commitments as to when she would follow up. Brenda G, Supply Chain Manager

29 December 2017

Today's candidate testimonial, 21st December.

A lovely way to end the year. "I found the whole process from recruitment through to placement went very smoothly thanks to Julie. I was kept informed of progress and provided guidance throughout the process and was very satisfied with the outcome. I would not hesitate to recommend Julie to either an organisation or a candidate in the future" Jane S, Marketing & Communications Executive

21 December 2017

Candidate feedback, 11th October 2017

"I found Julie to be professional, communicative and very helpful throughout the whole interview process. As a potential candidate and as it was my first time seeking employment through a Recruiter, she made me feel at ease with her friendly approach. It was excellent to be able to gain insight and seek advice from her and her constant follow up was greatly appreciated. Having used Recruiters in the past to hire staff, I was very pleased with her structured recruitment process and felt that....

11 October 2017

11th October 2017 Todays candidate testimonial

Dear Julie, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the smooth & informative process that you provided, from the day I called to enquire about the position of Maintenance Manager, to the day I signed the employment contract. I felt as if I was talking to a friend during the entire process which in turn made me feel comfortable to call you for additional information or just clarification. I have now with this experience passed on your details to many of my colleagues here at....

11 October 2017

Today's candidate testimonial

28th June 1017 I found Julie to be very professional as she recruited me for a new role in Brisbane recently. She understood her clients brief very well, and while warm and friendly, was efficient and direct during our interactions. I hope to work with Julie in the future. Patrick H, Ops Manager

28 June 2017

Candidate Feedback, June 2017

I called Julie Parsons about a vacant role at one of her clients which was advertised on Seek. She quickly questioned me over the phone to gather an understanding of my background. After the discussion she asked that I send her my resume. I sent it through and on the same day she contacted me to set up a meeting with her the following day. In this meeting she gathered enough information from me in 45 minutes to present a profile to the potential employer. Two days after our initial contact,....

07 June 2017

Todays candidate testimonial, 23 May 2017

My experience with Julie from the beginning to the end of the recruitment process was great. Julie has professional yet friendly attitude which made the whole process very comfortable. She is very helpful to any questions and provide swift answers where communication was clear, concise and honest. I would highly recommend Premium Consulting services to future employees and employers. Julius G

23 May 2017

Migration Info for Australia


22 March 2017

New candidate testimonial, March 2016

My experience with Premium Consulting was great. Julie is amazing. From start to finish she was extremely professional in handling the recruitment process. She was patient in understanding my needs and was able to identify my strengths which matched her client's requirements. She always had the answers to all my queries and was very prompt in her responses. She is an excellent recruiter. I would recommend her to any organisation that would like an excellent professional to handle their recruitment....

20 March 2017

Todays candidate testimonial, 7/12/2016

I was recruited through Premium Consulting for the Electrician position I am in today. I found the recruitment process very easy and the questions asked very relevant to the job I was applying for. Julie was easy to talk to and very professional. Thanks Myles

06 December 2016

11th Nov 2016, today's candidate testimonial

Thank you. I am very much looking forward to the new role. I just want to comment on your absolutely professional service provided during the recruitment for this exciting role. Right through the process, from our very first contact, your communication was clear, honest, frequent and positive. These are the traits that applicants hope for in a recruiter and you have truly delivered them. Thank you once again. Glenn C, Plant Manager

12 November 2016

Candidate Testimonial, 29 Aug 2016

While applying for this job, Julie Parsons from Premium consulting made the entire process, from initial contact to contract signing, very smooth, straightforward and uncomplicated. She was always friendly, prompt to reply and had all the answers to any questions I might have had. I would highly recommend her services, as the personal touch helped make the entire process stress free and allowed me to focus on what was important. Luke S Product Specialist, South Australia

28 August 2016

New candidate testimonial, 18/8/2016

My experience with Premium Consulting was great from the very beginning. Julie, you are very professional and always kept me in the loop with the process and whenever I called for an update you were so friendly and got the information as soon as you can to me. You, took the time to really understand my skills, experience and career ambitions. You were fast and efficient which is what secured me the job. I would definitely recommend you and sign up again with Premium Consulting in the future if....

18 August 2016

Another candidate testimonial, I have been busy

Julie was amazing throughout the whole recruitment process. She was fast acting and really on top of what was going on between myself and the client. Julie was very knowledgeable about the company she was recruiting for. She gives a personal touch to the recruitment process and make you feel like she is only focused on you. I would recommend her services to any employee or employer. Thanks Julie! 14th June 2016

14 June 2016

Today's happy candidate, June 14th 3016

Hi Julie, I would like to thank you for such an excellent job you have done, the feedback I received from my references was outstanding and they both will be keeping you in mind the next time they are looking for employees. They both mentioned that they felt like they were being interviewed themselves! I will definitely keep your details and pass it on when I hear of anyone looking for a consultant. Job well done! Tom

14 June 2016

Candidate Testimonial, 10th June 2016

Julie Parsons was an absolute professional and went above and beyond what most recruiters would do to assist in endorsement of me to the prospective employer . She was more than willing to offer solid advice as well as interacting between myself and my new employer to secure the best possible outcome for all involved. Much appreciated, Brandon B

10 June 2016

Client Testimonial, June 7th 2016

Hi Julie, Thank you again for all of your help finding a replacement candidate. Your efforts to find a suitable candidate and follow up is second to none. If I need any more assistance with filling a position you will be my first call. Craig, Branch Manager

07 June 2016

Today's candidate feedback, April 27th 2016

Premium Consulting delivered a professional recruitment service for me, it was an interpersonal experience I will not forget. Julie was very assisting in the process and answered all my questions and enquiries, also her interview tips and information given is what helped me land the job. Julie has promised both a pre and post relationship with me during the job so this is very reassuring and I know she will be there for my support. I recommend Julie to future clients and candidates as she....

27 April 2016

April 13th, What our candidates say

I would like to say a big thank you to Julie for her help with securing a job this week. This job opportunity came along rather quickly but Julie ensured that I was well informed and comfortable with everything at all times. From having an interview with herself and than with the branch manager all within a few hours it was handled professionally the whole time, as well as the advice and pointers before the second interview she certainly goes above and beyond to help with her friendly personality. Thank....

21 April 2016

Today's candidate testimonial

April 20th, 2016 "Job hunting in a new country seems like a daunting task for anyone who has made a transition into a new geographical location, but the sheer professionalism exhibited by Julie of Premium Consulting made the entire process smooth. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Julie for helping me land a job in Australia" Once again thanks a lot. Aarthi

21 April 2016

Which Factors are Most Important to Candidates?

Qualigence International surveyed nearly 1,000 professionals across all industries to find out what they value most in an employer when looking for a new role. In other words, business leaders will need to do more than offer a higher salary to make people attracted to their organization. There are several factors that attract candidates. #1- Work Life Balance- This is important to know that they will not be spending every waking hour working. Candidates want time for family, hobbies....

16 March 2016

Latest Client Feedback, March 2016

I am pleased to report that Craig is settling in very well and proving to be a very valuable member of our team, another feather in the Premium Consulting hat. Richard L, Vic/SA Sales Manager

16 March 2016

Latest Candidate Testimonial, March 2016

Just a quick note to thank Premium Consulting and yourself for supporting me in obtaining my new role, I very much look forward to joining my new team on the Fraser Coast and have no doubt future employees within the company will also be screened with the same excellence. John M, Operations

10 March 2016

Latest Candidate Testimonial February 2016

My experience with Julie has been very pleasing and the professionalism was second to none. From our initial contact to accepting my new position it was always a pleasure communicating with Julie, changing industry would not have been possible without your guidance and positivity. I appreciate the effort you have taken with helping me achieve a new stage in my life. Thank you, D Smith

16 February 2016

Latest Candidate Testimonial, Jan 13th 2016

Hi Julie, I just wanted to share how much the job description you described meant to me. The attention you pay to the details of each opportunity was clear to see, because the ones described match not only my interests but my abilities. What you did was really motivating and kept me uplifted in my application. I really appreciate that you had taken such an interest in my job career and I am grateful for the way you stepped in as my personal "career sleuth!" Thank you, Craig C Sales....

19 January 2016

Latest candidate testimonial, Jan 18th 2016

Can I just say, I think I already love it here.. while its only my first day, the culture, the office, everything just feels so nice, everyone is super friendly, and I feel at home already. I wanted to thank you for your work with placing me in this role. You were so lovely and friendly, and I think very intuitive. You read me really well, and were always honest, open, and took the right approach. I appreciate your efforts in locking me down for the role, as you could tell, it wasn't a given....

19 January 2016

Latest candidate testimonial, Jan 20th 2016

My job seeking experience with Julie has been an entirely positive one, and I would not hesitate to recommend her services. Julie has been in regular communication with me throughout the entire recruitment process and this helped me feel comfortable and supported throughout what is usually a very stressful experience. I would like to thank Julie for her professional and friendly approach and assistance in getting a chance to relocate back to the Hunter Valley for a new and exciting role. Colin....

19 January 2016

Today's candidate testimonial, she starts Jan 6th

Julie was friendly and approachable and put me at ease from the outset. Her interview technique was thorough without being gruelling, and even my referees commented on her comprehensive interview style. You can tell she has been doing this, and doing it well, for a long time. From an employer's perspective, Julie must definitely eliminate a lot of uncertainty that can come with employing someone new. From an employee perspective, Julie offered me encouragement and moral support through the....

17 December 2015

Psych testing, it makes a difference in selection

Psychometric testing, or personality profiling is becoming more common place as a tool for recruiting. Once the territory of large corporates, more and more businesses are using testing as part of the selection process to reduce the risk of hiring the wrong person, and to make sure new employees are a good fit. Once new employees are on board, the information can help support the ongoing development and retention of staff. Speak to Julie Parsons about Genesys assessments, trained in use and....

04 December 2015

Good Reference Checking

When it comes to hiring a new employee, it's a tough job. If you hire the wrong person, that mistake can cost the company money and lower the morale of the office staff you already have. Why take the chance of hiring a person who does not fit well in your company when you can have the confidence that the right person got the job? With thorough reference checks, you'll know for sure you have hired the right person. Cv’s and resumes can give the HR department an idea of the job experience a....

02 December 2015

Latest Candidate Testimonial, Oct 2015

Thank you so much for your guidance throughout this process. I was very impressed with how thorough you were in the initial stages. I like that. The turnaround with information was excellent, I knew where I stood at all times. So for this I thank you. I look forward to speaking with you after I've commenced to let you know how things are progressing. Wendy U

13 October 2015

Sept 2015, Latest candidate testimonial

I had a great experience with Premium Consulting. I have always been very doubtful of recruitment agencies in the past as had never had any success from them or have not had the best service provided. I found Julie from Premium Consulting to be very professional and also dedicated to helping me attain a desired position. I felt supported throughout the whole process and the communication was great. I would highly recommend their services. Tunde A

06 September 2015

What are the secrets to getting more job interview

The truth is, there are "no real secrets” that will guarantee you an interview or a job. like anything else in life, it takes preparation and a positive attitude. With the right preparation, you will get interviews and ultimately job offers. The attitude is all up to you. It's pretty simple - your confident will grow if you are properly prepared, your attitude—and optimism—will soar.

01 September 2015

Changes in Supply Chain

Back in 1964, Bob Dylan's song "The Times They Are A-Changin' " captured the feeling that the world was entering a period of rapid transformation. The industries of Logistics, Supply Chain and Manufacturing have all felt this in a major way. Through massive advances in technology, expansion growth in the global development of economies and the reach of multinationals to new markets, the advancement of third world countries. All these factors and more have created an enormous pressure and appetite....

26 August 2015

Latest candidate testimonial, Aug 2015

I recently emigrated from the UK to Australia to begin a new role with a great company in Tasmania. The recruitment process was long (approx. 5 months), but Julie provided me with everything I needed throughout. From the initial contact about the job, right up until I moved to Australia, Julie was a beacon of support, insight and professionalism that has been difficult to find in my previous experiences with other recruiters/head-hunters. Julie gave me a well-rounded overview of everything....

23 August 2015

New Candidate Testimonial, Aug 12th 2015

I want to say thank-you for your professional guidance and care in assisting me to secure a position within a few days of initial consultation. To say I am excited and looking forward to starting is an understatement! You certainly have a people - centric approach that goes beyond just matching skills and experience to a job specification as you certainly identified the key criteria I was looking for in my next role. The professional yet friendly service and helpful recruitment support....

13 August 2015

Another recruitment split with NPA partner

Today we finalised an NPA split placement for Service & Sales Coordinator position for a Healthcare company in Acacia Ridge. The process was quick, the client is happy, the candidate is delighted. I love my professional NPA partners

09 July 2015

Latest Candidate Testimonial

I am extremely happy with the services provided by Premium Consulting. Julie has been very supportive throughout the process and always had an eye for details. Her expert guidance went a long way to be well prepared for the interviews which resulted in a successful outcome. On top of that, the follow-up was incredible; there was no point where I was left in the dark. Five stars to Premium Consulting. Neil S, June 2015

18 June 2015

Candidate : how we do International Recruitment

"Over a 6 year period I've had the pleasure of dealing with Julie on a professional level on two separate occasions as she has arranged the interview and recruitment process leading to eventual overseas job placements in both instances. Her attention to detail, persistence, enthusiasm and willingness to go above and beyond the norm to ensure that no obstacle couldn't be overcome was key to both job offers being made. I would have no hesitation in recommending Julie to anyone looking for....

08 April 2015

April 2015, New Client Testimonial

I first met Julie when I was recruited by Premium Consulting approximately 15 months ago for my current position. The global manufacturing company I work for has utilised Premium consulting’s services several times over the last few years for their recruitment of management and sales personnel. Over the last month I have had the pleasure of working with Julie to find suitable staff for my manufacturing team. Within days of receiving our brief I was receiving resumes and a short list of candidates.....

07 April 2015

Latest Testamonial

My name is Michael Smith. I work for a global metallurgical supply company, with its Australian headquarters based in Sydney. When in Australia, I work remotely from Cairns. I am the Director of our Indonesian and Philippine operations, and consequently spend a good deal of time in both regions. I have worked with Julie Parsons at Premium Consulting for several years now, on a variety of projects. While Julie is based in Brisbane, I have never found it an inconvenience to contact her....

23 March 2015

New Candidate Testimonial

Aaron provided me with a professional high quality recruitment experience. I was personally impressed with his genuine integrity and realisation of what he promised. Aaron demonstrated excellent professional knowledge and capability in achieving results for all stakeholders." Facilities Manager b

30 April 2014

New Client Testimonial

Aaron has provided the business with an efficient and timely recruitment solution. He has a huge network of connections and has an in depth knowledge of the local market. He follows through quickly and efficiently and always communicates any changes or ideas to improve recruitment projects. I would highly recommend Aaron to any business looking for professional assistance with sourcing the best people." HR Manager – Global Manufacturing Business

23 April 2014

Resume Tips!

These are the resume details that could help you stand out amongst a sea of applicants. This list of tips unveils what a recruiter is thinking about resumes when you apply for a job. 1. The mass resume: When looking at a resume a recruiter can tell whether their job posting is just one of many for a candidate. The resume can, and must, be tailored for every position. Often, the job title does not even match the recruiters posting. Or worse, the job title has been....

07 April 2014

NPA Award!

Whilst attending a NPA conference in New Orleans, Julie was presented with this NPA award. The award is in recognition and appreciation for four years of outstanding service on the NPA Board of Directors. Well done Julie!

17 March 2014

5 tips for your first day at work

Walking into a new workplace for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience. But by keeping a few simple tips in mind the first day can be turned into a positive experience and an opportunity to create a great first impression. Get prepared for the first day Any background reading that can be done before you start will help you get a grasp of the job. Have they introduced any big changes lately? Do they talk a lot about their corporate culture? Doing some....

10 March 2014

New NPA Article!

Click on the link below to read this NPA article starring Julie Parsons as their guest blogger! Work Smarter, Not Harder, and Stop to Smell the Roses

17 February 2014

When you can’t beat your competitors, join ‘em!

Click on the link below to read this great NPA post about Agency Recruiters and Split placements. Agency Recruiters: When you can’t beat your competitors, join ‘em!

09 February 2014

New Candidate Testimonial

"I recently experienced a successful recruitment process into a senior executive position facilitated by Premium Consulting. Throughout the process I was thoroughly briefed and prepared by Aaron Yule regarding his client’s needs and expectations. This support went a long way to my successful appointment in that I was able to adequately prepare and concentrate my efforts on the right research and examples to draw upon throughout in my career. In addition to Aaron’s specific interview preparation....

04 February 2014

Facilitating A Respectful Workplace Culture

Organisations that embrace respect for people as one of their guiding values outperform their competitors in almost every area. They attract and retain better talent, they innovate faster, they serve and satisfy their clients more effectively, and they adapt to changing economic and competitive climates more quickly. Further, leaders who embrace respect as a core value facilitate these advantages. They are more trusted, more influential, and more effective at fully leveraging their organisations'....

12 September 2013

How To Resign From Your Job

One of the most overlooked parts of the recruitment process is the process of resigning with one employer to take up post with the new employer. When the general excitement of landing the dream job has passed, the candidate must now navigate the potentially rocky post offer road to arrive safely in the new job on the first day. Here is a useful resignation guide for candidates, which can help to more effectively handle the resignation process prior to taking up a new post elsewhere. Written....

05 September 2013

5 Things To Consider Before Accepting A Job Offer

Before you get too excited, take some time to evaluate your offer. This job could potentially become a long-term career so you want to make sure that the role and the company are the right fit for you. Here are a few things to consider before accepting the job offer: 1. Know the basics. If you don’t already have it, ask for a copy of the job description and review all of the expectations and responsibilities. 2. Consider career growth opportunities. Always be honest in asking yourself:....

12 August 2013

Why Use A Recruitment Consultancy Company?

Recruiting staff is an essential part of any business and is costly if not done properly. When the right people are chosen for the job, trained well and treated appropriately, these people not only produce good results but also tend to stay with the organisation longer. In such circumstances, the organisation's investment in them is well rewarded. An organisation may have all of the latest technology and the best physical resources, but if it does not have the right people it will struggle....

25 July 2013

Need Some Tips for Workplace Happiness?

How happy are your employees? We’ve all heard theories that happy and engaged workers = increased profit, and that is certainly the truth, but how do you ensure your staff are feeling positive, enthusiastic and energised? Here are some tips: 1. Celebrate the successes. People tend to get a task finished and immediately move on to the next one. Stop and notice what your employees have achieved and give them a pat on the back. It could be anything – meeting a deadline or reaching a financial....

26 June 2013

NPA Conference in Sydney!

Julie and Aaron are flying down to Sydney today for the NPA Global Networking Meeting in Sydney. The conference will include a variety of training and educational sessions, plenty of networking, and lots of fun!

15 May 2013

5 Things You Should Be Doing If You’re Unemployed

Applying to jobs you’re not qualified for (which 50% of job seekers reportedly do!) is counter-productive to your job search. Competition is too fierce. Even qualified applicants aren’t getting callbacks. So, stop applying to so many jobs and allocate time each week to becoming more hirable. Click here to read the full article

09 April 2013

New Award from NPA

We were very pleased to receive this in the mail today from NPA HQ in the US. These awards recognise the split jobs success in our world wide recruitment network. Having done this in a shared-fee environment makes it even more noteworthy and is a testimonial to our ability to work effectively with others to create mutual success.

09 April 2013

Candidate Testimonial

“Aaron has also been very helpful, and has put my husband forward to a couple of really solid roles. So, I wanted to let you know that we highly endorse Aaron, and also thank you for putting us in touch with him.” Karen - March 2013

04 April 2013

Candidate Testimonial

"Applying and going through the process of obtaining employment is very stressful and frustrating at times, however applying and going through Premium Consulting was a pleasure and the whole process was handled professionally and politely. From being short listed to the phone interview and in person interview then finally getting the call that I was offered the job was a great experience." Jo - March 2013

04 April 2013

New Candidate Testimonial

"Aaron was instrumental in getting me my current position. He listened to what I was after in my career and looked for and found a position to meet those skills in the wage range I was after. Appreciate his professional assistance" Vic Cunningham

21 November 2012

Sponsoring Young Talent

We are very honoured to have recieved a thank you plaque in appreciation of our sponsorship to the Goodna Under 9's Team.

24 October 2012

Working in Australia

Working in Australia is a great opportunity. This document will outline all you need to know from current salaries within the supply chain, procurement and manufacturing industries, to tax file number, banking, superannuation and of course Visa and Immigration Regulations. Click on the link below to download the document: http://www.premiumconsulting.com.au/documents/PremiumConsulting_WorkinAustralia.pdf

20 September 2012

Our Latest Placements

We are looking forward to helping our clients again with their recruitment needs and wish all the best to the successful candidates. Here is a list of our latest placements: - Warehouse Manager - Procurement Manager - Operations Manager - QSE Coordinator - Sales Engineer (x3) - Cost Controller - National Logistics Manager - Regional HSE Manager ...- Procurement Officer - Operational Buyer (x3) - Data Analyst - Demand Planner - Technical Manager - Production Leader

11 September 2012

We welcome Julio to our Team!

Search and selection is what we do, but it’s not always quick or easy. After a comprehensive search project we have selected our new Recruitment Consultant, Julio Bray-Formas. Originally from Chile, South America, Julio has an extensive financial and business background and local experience in the recruitment industry. He looks forward to learning more about our industry, contributing to our team and working with our valued clients, candidates and NPA partners. juliobray@premiumconsulting.com.au 0424....

28 August 2012

New Candidate Testimonial

"Julie, Thank you so much for helping me gain employment, myself and my family are new in Australia and the job you placed me in is really interesting and enjoyable your knowledge and advice has helped me a lot not only in getting this position, but in many areas of life in Australia which will help us settle in. You are truly an Oracle knowledge and have since recommend you to my wife too." Darren, Sales Coordinator

08 August 2012

New Candidate Testimonial

"Julie, Thank you for all the help and support with the job search. Your excellent knowledge about the industry, easy approach and exceptional mentoring skills made the journey of getting a job smooth. I would be more than happy to recommend your agency. Its been a pleasure having your acquaintance." Nagesh Production Leader

27 July 2012

New Candidate Testimonial

"I found the recruitment process with Premium Consulting to be commendable. The whole recruitment process was undertaken in a professional and friendly manner, delivered with careful planning and communication for all the necessary stages. I would use their services again." Aaron M. Regional Technical Manager

25 July 2012

New Client Testimonial

Hi Julie, "Just wanted to thank you for candidates for the Regional Technical Manager for the East Coast. I’m really pleased with the process. We started looking for One recruit, but we ended up employing Two as the quality was so good. Understand it is difficult working with the our APAC business with demands and clarification from many locations, but I feel we have a really good result here. Thanks for the support." Shane Gleeson GSM APAC

25 July 2012

NPA Partner Testimonial

“We collaborated in recruitment projects for our European client, and made successful placement at Brisbane. Julie and Premium Consulting have demonstrated high determination in accomplishing the difficult cases and made our Client satisfied with the service.” Taufik Arief, Managing Director

25 July 2012

NPA Placements!

We have just made two NPA placements with an Indonesian NPA Partner for a Swedish firm with HR in Asia and jobs in Brisbane, truly International. It's amazing what NPA can do. To understand what our NPA membership means to you simply go in the "Clients" tab or look at the link below: http://www.premiumconsulting.com.au/page.asp?ID=261

16 July 2012

Office Tour

Want to see our office? To see the pictures, go to our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Premium-Consulting/151599852710 or our Google+ page: https://plus.google.com/s/premium%20consulting#115167103570844801523/posts

11 July 2012

Premium Consulting on Google+

We are very exited to share with you our brand new Google+ Page! Please click on the link below to support us and to be updated with the latest news, pictures and vacancies. https://plus.google.com/s/premium%20consulting#115167103570844801523/posts

11 July 2012

Testimonial from our new NPA Partner

A warm welcome to Rebecca, our new NPA Partner. She came in the office last week to be introduced with the NPA systems and here is what she said about the Premium Team: "I'm new to NPA and was a little stuck with a few things on splitzone however the wonderful team at Premium Consulting came to the rescue! A huge thanks to Julie Parsons for allowing me to come into her offices. I was trained by Alex Jarossay who is a superstar – extremely knowledgable and helpful so many thanks!! I....

28 May 2012

Follow us on LinkedIn!

We now have a Company Profile on LinkedIn, the professional network website. Click the link below and press the "Follow this Company" button to be updated with our latest news, services and more! http://www.linkedin.com/company/premium-consulting

12 April 2012

Watch our Director on Youtube!

Click on the link below to listen to Julie Parsons explaining what NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network, is and does. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfHHhPVlGkQ You can also view the video on our Facebook Page. Simply type "Premium Consulting" in the search bar to "Like" and "Comment" on the video.

15 March 2012

7 Trends for Global Recruiting

A summary and interesting read from a paper written by Dave Nerz, the President of the NPA Network. The future of global recruiting will undergo significant changes between now and 2020. The influences of technology, demographics, and the global business climate will shape the future of recruiting over the next 10 years. The following trends will define the future of global recruiting. Trend 1: Job Search is Evolving Technology is changing the nature of job searching by candidates.....

13 December 2011

How to prepare a great CV!

Over the last 10 years people have become confused by whether a CV should be one page, two pages or longer, whether it should be chronological or functional or skills-based, where and how they should summarise what they have to offer and which ideas are valuable amongst all the sources of advice in books and on the Internet. Take a deep breath; these are the only rules you ever need worry about. What MUST appear in your CV: * WELL STRUCTURED information about your experience, skills, knowledge....

01 September 2011

The key to a successful employer brand

The key to a successful employer brand is... Promoting an organisation as a "great place to work" is a whole-of-business, strategic concept that requires a far more stringent approach than many employers are accustomed to providing. This is where most organisations fail, because they leave managing the employer brand solely to the human resources or marketing department. Your employer brand is reflected through the behaviours and actions of leaders and if the behaviours don't reflect....

30 August 2011

Employee Onboarding - Tips for Clients

Employee onboarding is a critical aspect of talent management. The onboarding process is designed to help integrate a new employee into the organisation’s culture and develop their skills and training needs. Good onboarding can drive employee retention. The four fundamental principles to ensure onboarding are: 1. Onboarding should highlight to new employees how their job aligns the organisations mission and vision. 2. Onboarding must connect to the culture, enabling new employees to....

01 June 2011

Does the office have a future?

It's an important question to ask. In the post GFC climate, companies are running a lot leaner with fewer staff. The lines between contractors popping in and employees are blurring. Furthermore, we have many more people telecommuting and there is the rise of the Wi Fi Warriors, the people you see all over town in cafes, bars and restaurants tapping away on a lap top, their smart phone sitting next to the latte. They don't need the office. A new survey reveals that six out of 10 workers....

27 April 2011

Client Feedback!

I have been fortunate to work with Premium Consulting from both perspectives – candidate and employer. The professionalism, thoroughness and quality feedback has allowed our business to engage staff suitable to the roles advertised. After analyzing the time taken to advertise, pre interview and reference check candidates the value for money is certainly a more than viable option compared with internal recruitment processes. I would strongly recommend Premium Consulting to other businesses. John....

07 April 2011

Candidate Feedback!

I had the pleasure of dealing with Aaron during a recent recruitment process. Unlike too many in the recruitment industry, Aaron gave a commitment to keep me updated as the recruitment process progressed and followed through with that commitment. He knew about the company he represented, the position and what was on offer and went to great lengths to make sure I was fully informed. I found Aaron to be honourable, trustworthy and open and would recommend him to any potential recruiter or job-seeker.....

07 April 2011

Using Social Networks to Your Job Search Advantage

Growing at an amazing rate and attracting a wide range of users, there's no denying the strength of online social networks today. The potential to reach incredibly large groups of people beyond close friends and colleagues is certainly increasing in appeal to individuals seeking new career opportunities. However, just like any job search method, you have to know what you want to accomplish before you begin. One of the traps many of us fall into when we're starting a job search is that we tend....

21 January 2010

Creating positive body language in interviews!!

• Make a confident entrance - carry yourself upright and proudly. • Initiate the handshake where possible. • Be conscious of your posture, sit upright. • Hold your head up high. • Have a positive attitude and speak using powerful and positive words. • Make and maintain eye contact during the interview. • Smile where appropriate. • Use silence frequently; take time to gather your responses. • Talk in a calm manner. • Avoid fidgeting and excessive arm and hand gestures....

02 December 2009

The Benefits of Flexible Work Practices

Flexible work practices can deliver benefits to both employers and employees. They can lead to greater job satisfaction and help attract and retain skilled and valuable staff. Flexibility in the workplace may also improve productivity and efficiency by helping maintain a motivated workforce with reduced staff turnover and absenteeism.

09 November 2009

The End of the Road for the Traditional Resume

The traditional resume has worked well in the past. It worked well for the technology that we had to work with. It worked well when resumes were mailed out to companies or faxed to managers (how many people remember faxing resumes???). However, over the past few years people have been flocking to use various social networks as part of their professional lives. As people get more comfortable sharing their work history online, engaging with each other online and as this becomes more engrained in....

14 October 2009

How to ACE the telephone interview!

The phone interview is a normal part of the recruitment process and mastering it is critcial in any job market. Here are some tips for your next phone interview; • Remain as relaxed as you can. • Have your resume, the job ad and your application in front of you, if possible. • If the call occurs when you are in a location with no privacy, try to reschedule the interview to a mutually convenient time. • Ensure there is no background noise. It is fine to ask if they can wait a moment....

06 October 2009

Job Seekers Tool Kit

Q. What are the most important job search tools? It is important to prepare a full collection of top-notch tools. Call this the "Job Seeker's Tool Kit," and it can be thought of as a portfolio of self-marketing documents. The idea is to use the right tool, at the right time, with the right person, for the right purpose. Candidates need to stop relying exclusively on their resume. Other vital tools include; • The professional biography • Target company list • Testimonials sheet •....

06 October 2009

Application Tips

It is a good idea to open and check your attached documents before you send them in, as we often receive the wrong documents from candidates.

16 September 2009


For job seekers, self reflection is a valuable career tool that is often overlooked. If you have a clear idea of your values, key skills and personal characteristics you are ahead of the pack. Being able to articulate these areas in interviews assists in answering that inevitable interview question "What are your strengths?" or "Why should we hire you?"

10 September 2009

Premium Consulting SERVICED OFFICE SPACE For Rent.

Our friendly office located in Spring Hill (City Fringe) has up to 3 offices available for rent. We can offer the following services: Receptionist, Book-keeping and Secretarial depending on your requirements. Fully functional office phones/fax/internet also available. We are negotiable on office space, services and terms recquired. A car park is also available at an extra cost. For more information please contact our Office Manager, Cara McFarlane : 07 3831 6688.

20 May 2009

What CEOs are on Twitter?

If you have not heard of Twitter, it is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users updates (otherwise known as tweets); text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length. Updates are displayed on the user's profile page and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. Senders can elect to restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends (delivery to everyone being the default). In a recent post by Laurel Papworth,....

10 February 2009

What our membership of NPA means for you

National Personnel Associates Cooperative, Inc. (NPA) is a global network of professional employment consultants. NPA, founded in 1956, exists to facilitate cooperative placements between its partners. The defining characteristic of NPA is that it is a member-owned entity. NPA achieves recruitment excellence through its Mission Statement - Locally, Regionally and Globally. Enhance every member's opportunity to serve clients and candidates; Provide quality products and services in an environment....

07 December 2008

Add to Google Add to My Yahoo! Add to Windows Live rss feed