5 Recruitment Brands Hiring in the World’s Most Liveable City

Every nation has their ‘Second City’. Snapping on the heels of the capital, with its emerging music scene, burgeoning cafe culture and slightly more reliable, slightly cheaper public transport. Cities like Birmingham, Wellington and Chicago arguably offer all the employment opportunity of their bigger brothers.

Without the quality of life payoff.

Anyone who’s rented solo in London in their 20’s will know that living in a flat with no natural light and the square footage of a postage stamp can crush even the most buoyant of souls.

Somewhere between the breakdown of the boiler and the arrival of Spring.

Without a doubt, the Champion of the Second Cities is Melbourne.

Australia’s Culture Capital is ranked Number 1 in the Global Liveability Report 2017 published by the Economist, based on socioeconomic factors such as crimes rates and healthcare.

The average cost of renting a one bed flat is 51.7% cheaper than Sydney. The tram service in the CBD is free and the city is home to MCG, the largest stadium in the Southern Hemisphere.


With the Recruitment Industry in Melbourne experiencing double-digit growth last year, the demand for quality recruitment professionals is high.

Hunted’s currently working with five leading Australian brands who are growing their team. Whether you’re home grown talent looking for a step up, or you’re considering a move to pastures new, here’s where you start your search.

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Phillip Riley: Senior Recruitment Consultant

Philip Riley is the only Search firm that focuses purely on the recruitment of Renewable and Clean Energy professionals in the UK, Australia and the US.

Specialising in the people who are combating climate change, from Technical roles to Board appointments, they provide interim and permanent solutions, outplacement services, and an unrivalled network of talent in the Renewable Energy Market. They operate on a profit share model, meaning the whole business benefits from success in this rapidly expanding market.

The culture of the business reflects that of the market- the team are genuinely decent, smart, inspired individuals who value the fantastic work-life balance that Philip Riley offers. If you want to be part of a growth story, whilst contributing towards sustainability, Phillip Riley is the one for you.

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Xpand Group: Consultant Technology or Digital 

The Xpand Group is a Digital & Tech, Media, and Sales & Marketing recruitment agency, providing strategic talent acquisition services (to clients such as Google and Yahoo) via offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore and Hong Kong.

They focus as much on what they can offer you, as what you can bring to the table, offering excellent commission, amazing incentives and great perks that make all the difference and result in a highly engaged and motivated team.

It is no surprise that their success has led to phenomenal recent growth, and there is now an opportunity to join the Melbourne business. If you’re looking for an autonomous work environment, where you will be challenged to achieve your full potential, you’ll fit in well at Xpand.

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Marshall McAdam: Principal Consultant Technology

With offices in Sydney and Melbourne, Marshall McAdam are true specialists in A&F and Tech & Digital recruitment, working with entrepreneurial start-ups through to ASX listed blue chips. Marshall McAdam knows that just as there’s no ‘one size fits all’ for their clients, the best way to optimise team performance is to avoid a prescriptive approach to career development.

They champion the training and support of a delivery consultant just as much as a top billing BD consultant. Knowing that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, Marshall McAdam offers a highly collaborative work environment, where each skill-set is valued and contributes to providing clients with a best in class service.

If you are a committed to exploring alternative routes to achieving your professional goals, Marshall McAdam is not to be overlooked.

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Affix: Principal Technology & Digital

Affix, based in Melbourne and Sydney is a Digital recruitment company that’s shaking things up with a novel fee model, tip-top tech and a super pro-active CSR program including initiatives with the Big Issue. affix challenges the status quo on all things recruitment, developing their own unique and innovative process to provide long term and trustworthy recruitment solutions to their clients.

The affix team are ambitiously growing the company without ever compromising on ‘doing the right thing’. The Melbourne office is growing, looking for a 360 Consultant with strong BD skills and the ability to deliver bespoke mandates to Tech start-ups and Enterprise clients alike.

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Gough Recruitment: Consultant Real Estate

Real Estate, Construction & Finance experts with offices in Australia, Singapore and New Zealand. Gough is a well-established brand with a grown-up culture of accountability and integrity, but still has a boutique family feel to the culture. The leadership provides a wealth of accessible knowledge and high achievers are recognised and rewarded well.

They are looking for experienced Consultants with Construction, Property or Real Estate recruitment experience to join their Melbourne Office. If you’re looking for a long-term move, a vibrant energetic workplace and a great all-round culture, Gough will tick your boxes.

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