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Recent Blog Posts

New Time Tracker Tools Introduced by Facebook and Instagram

As part of Facebook's commitment to its 'time well spent' movement, the company has launched a range of features to help users monitor the amount of time they spend on social media. The latest of these is an activity dashboard through which users can track the amount of time they spen...

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Date Posted: 13-08-2018

7 Exploration Questions for Job Seekers To Find Out What They're Good At

In any job search, it's important to know what you're good at. While that can sometimes be a bit of a daunting self-reflection question to ask yourself, especially if you've been taught not to brag about yourself, it's a question that you should feel confident &am...

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Date Posted: 02-08-2018

Employer Branding: Is it becoming Information Overload for Jobseekers?

                           Despite all the effort recruiters put into branding, there's a growing disconnect between candidates' perceptions of the organisations they're applying to and the reality, says Gartner&nbs...

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Date Posted: 26-07-2018

Sonos House Is Coming To Sydney And We've Got The Inside Scoop!

Sonos is filling a landmark Sydney home with a two-week program of cool tunes, compelling conversation, exhibitions, product experiences and storytelling with change-makers from the worlds of music and the culture. Sonos House, located at 40 Queen Street, Woollahra, will be ope...

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Date Posted: 05-07-2018

3 Goals for Employers During the World Cup

You won't need reminding that the World Cup 2018 has started. Whether you're planning to spend the next few weeks on the edge of your seat or actively avoiding all things football, there are a few things to bear in mind when it comes to the workplace. With employees keen to take ti...

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Date Posted: 26-06-2018

5 tips for getting the hiring manager or recruiter to respond to your email quickly

So you've decided it's time to look for a new job, and in your search, you come across a company that is calling your name. Everything about this job is perfect, you were basically born to do it! So you send out an amazing email, expecting that your superior skills and out...

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Date Posted: 09-05-2018

The Sweet Taste of Success - Stopgap's very own 'Sidepreneur'

                 Earning money in a space that you love and are passionate about is, for most people, fantastically liberating. Chances are you will already have a community around you to use as a sounding board for your plans, and who could perhaps be...

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Date Posted: 27-03-2018

Don't let a limited marketing budget stand in your way

Getting the most from an annual budget is always a challenge. Even if there's plenty of money in the pot, the pressure is on to make the spend go further. At the other end of the scale, there's the headache of balancing budget cuts alongside increasingly competitive targets. Making a ...

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Date Posted: 15-03-2018

International Women's Day 2018 #pressforprogress

  Today is International Women’s Day, and it’s expected to be one of the largest yet, with stories around gender diversity and equality across multiple industries making headlines around the globe. The desire to empower women is growing rapidly, triggered by public discourse ...

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Date Posted: 08-03-2018

Stopgap client Sibling launches 'Mums First' integrated campaign for Westfield

With International Women's Day only a few days away (March 8th - mark your calendars people!), we wanted to share Westfield's 'mum's first' campaign. Mum's are at the heart of the season in Stopgap client Scentre Group's latest Autumn '18 campaign, titl...

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Date Posted: 05-03-2018

Technology a key consideration for job seekers

What features on jobseekers' wish lists when looking for a new role? Research has revealed that along with factors such as work-life balance, company culture and career development opportunities, technology is also proving a key priority for today's candidates. A recent survey of just...

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Date Posted: 22-02-2018

Less Facebook users = greater ad costs

  Facebook has been working hard to change its News Feed experience for users. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said he wants to improve people's well-being and society overall. And it seems to be working. The social media platform reported a drop in user numbers and usage time &ndash...

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Date Posted: 13-02-2018

Is location data the future of marketing?

According to a new study by Verve, 73% of people are happy for apps to access their location data. This access to consumer behaviour opens up exciting opportunities for brands in relation to advertising. However, research by Forrestershows that 94% of advertisers struggle to use locati...

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Date Posted: 02-02-2018

4 core skills you should look for in your next employee

With one in two people considering a career change in the future and job applications set to peak in the first three months of 2018, now is the time to look for candidates with core skills and attributes, rather than just those who possess specific skills and experience.  Traditionally, ...

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Date Posted: 31-01-2018

3 effective ways to attract & hire top talent

Research shows that job boards on average gather 43% of all applications companies receive for new job openings. But while job boards may have the highest number of applications, their conversion-to-hire rates fall drastically behind other sources of hire like employee referrals and co...

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Date Posted: 31-01-2018

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