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How to write a great job application

Job seeking is a challenging process for most people. Many find it difficult to know what sort of jobs they should be applying for. Even when a candidate has a job in mind, it can be difficult for them to know what to include in an application for the best chances of securing an interview. […]

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Are tradies technologically savvy?

    Most of us will agree we’re carrying less cash than ever, but it appears Australian tradies just aren’t keeping up. Four in five tradies don’t own a mobile EFTPOS machine and 75 per cent won’t consider getting one, according to a study by jobs website What’s more, one in five tradies still […]

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Get Smart: Making Your Home ‘Smart’ in 2017

Photo from Freshome  So you’re ready to make your home smarter. To remotely control your home appliances, save on bills and do your bit for the environment. If the whole process seems a little bit daunting, don’t be disheartened: that’s why we’ve put together some hints and tips so you know exactly what’s involved and […]

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7 Steps to Keeping Your Renovation on Budget

You’ve probably seen enough reality television shows to know that renovating is tough work, particularly when it comes to sticking to a budget. Most people embark on a renovation with a clear picture in their mind of what their dream home/room/backyard/whatever will look like, but expectations can’t alway become reality. A valuable lesson you’ll learn […]

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Why hydro jetting is effective

When you hear someone say “I’ve got a blocked drain”, this is usually followed up with a statement like “I need a plumber to come out with his electrical eel or metal snake machine to unblock my drain.” However, when it comes to storm water drain lines, it’s a whole different kettle of fish. The conventional methods […]

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Price of Tradies in NSW Up 9%

(January 23, 2017) After taking a 2.5 per cent drop at the start of the financial year, tradie prices in NSW are back up 9 percent to kick off 2017.   The quarterly Tradie Price Index released today by jobs website, reveals a significant hike in the cost of hiring a tradie in NSW. […]

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Cost of Hiring a Tradie in Sydney Up 10%

(January 23, 2017) The cost of renovating in Sydney is 9.8 per cent more expensive today than it was last quarter, according to new data released by jobs website The quarterly Tradie Price Index recorded higher earnings across all trades except carpentry, indicating increased activity in Sydney’s home renovations market. The average hourly cost […]

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Here’s What You’ll Pay for a Melbourne Tradie

(23 January, 2017) The time is right to renovate in Melbourne, with tradie prices falling 1.6 percent since last quarter – an early indication that the city’s property prices may have finally peaked. According to new statistics from the latest Tradie Price Index, the cost of renovating in Melbourne is 12.5 percent below the […]

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