Welcome to the Sense Recruitment blog.

Interested in recruitment? Trying to find a great recruitment agency that gets it? Looking for a job in Perth? Well, you are in the right place, because Sense have been in the recruitment game for 9 years, and have some secrets to share. We will lift the lid on all things recruitment: the recruitment business, how to attract and retain quality talent to your business, how-to tips for candidates, your personal and employer brand and much much more.

People vs Paper – Don’t judge a CV by its cover (letter)

By | October 4th, 2017|Categories: Employers, Recruitment, Tips|

  Transcript: Today I'd like to talk about the request for interviews and hiring manager engagement with referred candidates. We read a lot of CV's here and one thing we find is that it's been [...]

How to build a strong partnership with internal recruitment teams

By | September 18th, 2017|Categories: Employers, Recruitment|

When companies are looking for their perfect candidate, it makes sense that they spread their search far and wide. Many businesses have relished in the fruits of cohesive partnerships between their in-house recruitment team and [...]

To Avoid Hiring a Bad Attitude, You Need to Read This

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Employers|

The last thing you want is a negative employee bringing down the vibe of your workplace Have you ever noticed how the recruitment game is a bit like the dating game? At the start, you’re [...]

First Impressions are EVERYTHING – Tips on engaging Perth’s Best People [Video]

By | August 27th, 2017|Categories: Employers|

  Transcript: My top tips for any organisation that is looking to find top talent: It’s really important to build a relationship with a recruitment company that understands talent and talent pooling and who really [...]

Interview Tips: Prepare like a PRO [Video]

By | August 14th, 2017|Categories: Jobseekers|

Transcript: My biggest tip on preparing for a crucial job interview is to get as much information as you can before you enter that room. I find the best source of that information is the [...]

Expert Advice: Recruiting for your Start-Up

By | August 7th, 2017|Categories: Recruitment|

Gearing up to recruit staff for your start-up? Hiring your first staff member is a BIG deal. We know how much hard work and dedication it takes to get to that point. The hard work [...]

Why Top Talent is Walking AWAY From Your Business

By | July 23rd, 2017|Categories: Recruitment|

There’s never been a truer saying than, ‘first impressions count’ when it comes to recruiting the top talent, the best of the best. If your hiring process is slow and sloppy, the top talent will [...]

Why Having GOOD References Are Crucial For IT Recruitment [Video]

By | July 17th, 2017|Categories: Jobseekers|

Transcript: Here at Sense Recruitment we actually do references before we submit a candidate to a client and there are two main reasons that we do this: The first is that a reference is a [...]

Perth Recruitment Insights: Reject Them or Die

By | July 7th, 2017|Categories: Recruitment|

Rejection is HARD. It’s hard to receive, to give… it’s hard for some to overcome… and as I sit here and type I’m discovering it’s also hard to write about. Working at a recruitment agency [...]

3 Ways Recruitment Takes Your Brand to the Next Level [Video]

By | July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Recruitment|

Transcript: "Hi I’m Anita Pages-Oliver from Sense Recruitment, we've been partnering with businesses here in Perth and offering quality recruitment solutions since 2007. When Sense gets to partner with a business it's about trust, it's [...]

Perth Recruitment Insights: How LinkedIn is helping and hurting your talent attraction efforts.

By | June 25th, 2017|Categories: Recruitment|

We’ve seen the fortunes of the Perth recruitment industry fluctuate over the years, especially with one of the city’s major industries – resources – taking a bit of a nosedive. We’ve all seen the tumbleweed [...]

The Number ONE Reason We Love Recruitment and How It Helps You [Video]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Recruitment|

Transcript "For me the most compelling part of the role that we play as a recruitment consultants is, yes we get to help companies, but it's really the individuals - and we get referred people's [...]

The ONLY Reason To Work with a Recruitment Agency [Video]

By | June 16th, 2017|Categories: Recruitment|

Transcript: Hi I’m Georgie from Sense Recruitment and today I'm here to answer some questions for you. A question that I get asked a lot is “why do I do what I do and why [...]

Recruitment Sucks (or does it?)

By | March 26th, 2017|Categories: Recruitment|

In an industry that deals constantly with rejection (both giving and receiving), peoples' livelihoods and unarguably copping the most amount of 'haters' than any other profession. Recruitment can suck. But not today. Today, recruitment is [...]

PURPOSE: Why employees come & go

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Employers|Tags: , |

The power of purpose when it comes to attracting and retaining employees is so huge. I've been reading about 'purpose' a lot recently. Both for my own self-awareness and to help me in the art of [...]

Why your CV should NOT look like a JD

By | August 30th, 2016|Categories: Jobseekers, Tips|Tags: |


By | July 28th, 2016|Categories: Employers|Tags: , |

THE IMPORTANCE OF EMPLOYER BRAND. The competition for talent is real. Now more than ever before, companies around the globe are competing for their greatest assets – their people. What enables them to win this [...]

Questions You Should Ask of a Recruiter Who Calls You About a Job?

By | June 16th, 2016|Categories: Jobseekers, Recruitment, Tips|Tags: , |

What company are they recruiting for? (If you’ve already applied directly to that same company, they would usually not be able to represent you there.) Find out everything the recruiter knows about that company. If [...]

Structuring your CV for Success – Keywords are King

By | April 8th, 2016|Categories: Jobseekers, Tips|Tags: |

The industries I work across in Perth have taken a huge hit resulting in a higher  applicant:role ratio than I've ever seen. Some of the executive campaigns we have run this quarter have attracted over 300 [...]

Structuring your CV for Success – Part 1.

By | October 21st, 2015|Categories: Jobseekers, Tips|Tags: |

A big part of my job working with candidates is responding to the question 'how can I improve my CV'. And at the request of many of my connections, I've put together some info on what [...]

My 2 cents: SEEK Talent Search as a recruitment tool.

By | September 14th, 2015|Categories: Recruitment|

Funny story: I received a voicemail message last week from an IT Recruiter, who happens to work for one of our biggest competitors in Perth. He left a message telling me about an awesome telesales/appointment setting role that he thought [...]

Mind the gaps (on your CV)

By | August 28th, 2015|Categories: Jobseekers, Tips|Tags: |

Gaps in CV's. I'm not the first to discuss them.  I've seen many articles on 'How to explain the gaps in your CV' and I thought I'd put my two cents in. So here it [...]