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Posted on 11th December, 2017

Job loss ….. disaster or a chance for unfulfilled desires?

Being separated from one’s job is extremely challenging because many of us closely identify by what we “do” for a living. When the job is taken away, we can lose track of who we are and even why we are! Emotional issues aside, many of us are able to identify the practical issues, from determining how long our financial resources will sustain, to deciding if a career change was in order. In other words, practical planning for the future.

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Posted on 10th December, 2017

… beware of the $2K costs for a new resume…

Today I was shocked to hear from  one of our clients who had been informed by another  resume writing service that the cost to “re-brand” him and provide a new resume was $2K!!!

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Posted on 9th December, 2017

Getting ready for job loss – are you facing redundancy; resignation or seeing the writing on the wall?

Often, our jobs are much more than just the way we make a living. They influence how we see ourselves, as well as the way others see us. Our jobs give us structure, purpose, and meaning. So how will you cope when you are no longer working?

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Posted on 9th December, 2017

Finding the real “you” ! Open up and own up!

Your resume should be draw card or an enticement for the reader, to explore further by calling you in for an interview… the reader is intrigued and interested enough to find out MORE about you..

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Posted on 8th December, 2017

Capability Statements and your response – it’s a hill climb

How are selection criteria developed? All essential criteria are based on the core and business enabler capabilities contained in the organisation’s Capability Framework. Usually the selection panel will go through the key responsibilities of the job and pick the capabilities that they believe an employee would need to do these duties effectively.

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Posted on 7th December, 2017

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – why you can’t ignore them!

Knowledge, Skills and Ability can be also disguised under Key Selection Criteria (KSC), each have distinct differences between them.

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Posted on 7th December, 2017

Let’s explore the Excruciating “Writing Part” for Key Selection Criteria (KSC)

Firstly, you must respond to the Key Selection Criteria. If you only send in your Cover Letter and Resume for a job that has a request for you to respond to Key Selection Criteria your application will immediately be discarded… outch!

Don’t assume that employers or the selection panel will pull the information out of your application package and pick up the salient points. They will not! Even if they had the spare time for such insight, they are not allowed to infer anything.

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Posted on 6th December, 2017

It’s complicated! Resume/cover letters/capability levels ……WHOOO!!

RESUME, CAPABILITY LEVELS, COVER LETTERS AND MUCH, MUCH MORE !!

Applying for a job, especially within government sectors can be very tricky! Here are a few helpful tips to get you started:-

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Posted on 5th December, 2017

Landing that big fish is just like landing that big job!

Big fish are attracted to the right bait – is your resume the “right bait?” Ever wondered why you never hear back from your job applications? Are you frustrated with not landing an interview, let alone “that”  job? Do you send out the same resume  for a variety of jobs? Consider job searching is just like fishing.  Seasoned fisherman know that you need 3 main things to capture “that” particular fish.   The right bait on the right line –  Resumes are not supposed to be one size fits many. They should be tailored and and pertinent to the advertised...
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Posted on 4th December, 2017

Need help with the Perfect presentation?

Sadly, too many presentations are easy to forget. And that’s a big problem because the only reason the presenter gave the talk was to communicate something to you!

However, there are three basic things that you can do to ensure that your verbal messages are understood – and remembered – time and time again.

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