One of Australia's Largest Employment & Recruitment Agencies

1. What is the difference between Temporary and Contract positions?
Temporary positions are generally short term. They can be anything from 1 day to a few weeks. Contract positions are generally for a fixed amount of time. They can vary from 1 month to 2 years.
2. What details should I include on my CV?
Details that you should always include on your CV are: - Full name and contact details – both phone numbers and email address. - Education – secondary, tertiary or courses. - Work experience – this should include company names, titles and dates of employment. Please list your work experience with your most recent role at the top. Other information you can include: - Computer Skills/Packages Used. - Interests. - Your availability to start new work. Also whether you are interested in permanent, contract or temporary work.
3. Should I put my referees’ details on my CV?
We generally advise not to put your referees’ details on your CV. This means that you can control who contacts these people. The best thing to write on your CV is ‘Referees’ available upon request.’
4. Should I send a cover letter?
When applying for a position, it is always a good idea to send a cover letter. The letter should include: - Full name and contact details. - What position you are applying for. - What experience you have (don’t go into great detail – this information is in your CV). - Why you are applying for this role. - Your availability to start new work. It is always a good idea to tailor your cover letter for the particular position you are applying for. If the recruiters name is offered, address your cover letter to this person.
5. How long should my CV be? How far back in my experience should I go?
The generally rule of thumb is to not go over 3 to 5 pages. The information on your CV should be concise; we always recommend using bullet points when listing your responsibilities for a particular role. Your work experience for the past 10 years should always be displayed. If you have experience going past this date, we would recommend that you only list the title, company name and dates of employment. You can always discuss these roles in more detail over the phone, or during an interview.
6. How early should I show up for an interview?
It is always a good idea to show up early for an interview. We recommend arriving 5 to 10 minutes before your appointment time.
7. Should I send a follow up email after my interview?
It is a good idea to send a follow up email after you have met with someone, thanking them for their time. It is also a good time to reiterate whether you are interested in the position that you applied for. It is best to send this email the same day as your interview.
8. Will it be difficult for me to find a role because I have a 4 week notice period?
Most people in permanent work need to give 4 weeks notice. Clients know this, and generally expect it for candidates who are applying for permanent work. Clients who are recruiting for temporary positions, generally look for candidates who are available immediately.
9. What kind of employment should I look at if I am on a work visa?
At OCG Consulting, we recruit candidates who are on work visas into both contract and temporary positions.
10. What should I wear to the interview?
10. What should I wear to the interview? We recommend that you dress to impress, always be neat and tidy. If going for an interview with a corporate organisation, it is a good idea to be suited and booted. The main thing to remember is to dress to suit the type of organisation you are meeting with.