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Flattered by an approach, the next step is crucial

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With today’s tight labour market, recruiters in Australia have to be more resourceful in their efforts to find new talent.

Whether it’s your first time or not, it’s important to know how to professionally handle being approached by a recruiter.

Being contacted about a job you haven’t applied for can put you “on the spot”. But, whether you’re keen for a fresh start or content in your current role, how you respond could affect your chances of securing an incredible job opportunity.


First off, you should acknowledge the potential opportunity. Recruiters know that proactively contacting candidates can be a great way to inspire talent to consider new roles they might not have been aware of.

However, it’s easy to slip into scepticism when you’re contacted, especially if you think the recruiter is also........

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