At some stage I’m sure we have all been there. You may not have a job or have a part time job but need something more or that full time role is just not ticking all the boxes anymore.
In Australia, most people would probably say that there is little difference between a CV and a resume, and in fact, the terms are often used interchangeably.
Being able to identify and demonstrate a range of highly-developed skills is a very important part of making you stand out from the crowd when you are searching for a new position.
Getting to the interview stage when applying for a job is not easy. The number one piece of advice once you know you have an interview is preparation – you can never be too prepared. On the other side of that, here are some things to avoid
So, you’ve found the perfect position to apply for, and it’s time to write the all-important job application. While your resume offers an employer an overview of your skills, work history, and qualifications, the purpose of your cover letter
There are many reasons people have time away from the workforce – it could be a due to undertaking fulltime study or some extended travel
There is no hard and fast rule about the length of resumes. Check the job advertisement or position description for any specific requirements that an employer has around the length or formatting of resumes.
An Australian Bureau of Statistics report states that more than one million Australians change jobs every year and more than half of these move to a whole new industry or career.
So, you’ve decided to return to work after a career break to raise a family, or you’ve decided to change careers, or you might be a young adult hitting the job-market for the first time.
The most common blunder that prospective candidates make when interviewing is when it becomes quite apparent through the process that they haven’t done any prior preparation.
One of the most challenging areas of the job application process that people come to a career coach or resume writer for is selection criteria. The reason being is often the process is very time consuming
What does it take to get your dream job? Does the most suitable candidate always get the position or is there more at play when it comes to securing your dream role?
The thought of this is enough to send some in to panic mode or more often, stay in a role that you find unsatisfying which in turn can impact other areas of your life. First thing you need to do is stay calm and realise that you can change your career after 50.
Experience, Objectivity and Interview training practice
A resume writer will have compiled many resumes for different types of people applying for different roles and this experience is valuable.
There is a vast list of things you should and shouldn’t do when responding to selection criteria. Here are a few for you to think about.