BRISBANE FROM THE EYES OF A YOUNG FAMILY

This article compares Melbourne and Brisbane from the perspective of a young family. Not just any family, but our consultant Rhode and her family, who moved from Melbourne to Brisbane last year.  A year after her move, I sat down with Rhode in a quiet restaurant in Brisbane. We talked about lifestyle cost of living […]

Socialising in Australia and the impact of individualism during a relocation

Moving country is hard work.  You suddenly have to explain yourself; nobody knows your history and they don’t know if they can trust you. Are you loyal? Honest? Hard-working?  You have to start from scratch to prove your worth. If you don’t connect with others well, it could impact your integration. At Personnel Relocations, we […]

Secrets on How To Work With Recruiters

Recruitment agencies play a crucial role in landing our dream job. But how do we deal with them so we can get the job that we want?  We spoke to Bobby Semple, a recruitment specialist with 15+ years of experience under his belt, what his top tips are when it comes to recruitment agencies. He […]

Job Hunting in Australia: Q&A with our live audience

This is an excerpt of our interview with Bobby Semple, a recruitment specialist and founder of Simplified Recruitment Solutions. He has 15 years of experience in London and Melbourne, working for companies such as Rolls Royce, Virgin Atlantic, and My Chemist Warehouse Group. Here is what Bobby had to say. Bobby: If people want to put […]

Job Hunting in Australia: Top tips from a recruitment specialist

This is an excerpt of our interview with Bobby Semple, a recruitment specialist and founder of Simplified Recruitment Solutions. He has 15 years of experience in London and Melbourne, working for companies such as Rolls Royce, Virgin Atlantic, and My Chemist Warehouse Group. Here is what Bobby had to say. Robyn: It’s a gorgeous day […]

Travel Assistance in Victoria

The state of Victoria offers assistance to individuals with disabilities for all kinds of public transport in metropolitan Melbourne and some regional areas. Below is a summary of the travel assistance fact sheet available on Better Health Channel. Trains All Melbourne metro trains and regional V/Line trains are accessible to people with mobility needs (i.e. […]

Ordering Coffee in Australia. Do Not Leave Home Without This!

It is commonly known that in Australia, especially Melbourne, you will become a coffee snob. Around the country just about every first meeting is over coffee. Job Interviews are regularly held over coffee and just about any occasion will call for coffee.  Australia will even offer your toddler a Babyccino – don’t be afraid, it […]

Life in Australia: When you think it will be easy

Hendrika and I were having a really good laugh and thought our chat would be great to share on our Facebook Live broadcast. We were talking about slang, language, etiquette.  For new arrivals who not only might not even speak English and they come across an Aussie and ask them for directions for something, it […]

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