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  • Your job application needs to be smarter, shorter, smoother and simply match the criteria

    Your job application needs to be smarter, shorter, smoother and simply match the criteria

    Posted June 28th, 2022

    In the past, most applications were initially screened and handled by HR administration or  HR professionals, these were the people who first eye-balled your application and would shortlist by simply skimming  your application, searching for certain phrases or buzzwords. Here’s the tricky thing … not all applications are read by human eyes anymore. Many employers and HR departments that employ large numbers of staff, utilize scanning software to search for keywords in job applications and ONLY  when the computer pings with matches,  will they read the applications! 

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  • Make it past the first cut with a great resume

    Make it past the first cut with a great resume

    Posted June 28th, 2022

    Gaining an interview means that your resume passed the first test or often, the first cut… but a lot of applications don’t make the first cut and here are just 3 reasons why..

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  • A Real, Authentic Resume

    A Real, Authentic Resume

    Posted June 27th, 2022

    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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  • Resumes are your best sales and promotional flier!

    Resumes are your best sales and promotional flier!

    Posted June 26th, 2022

    “Is your resume getting you that interview?”

    If it is, then you have a good resume, however, if it does not get you in front of a potential employer, it’s doing you NO favours! It should read like a sales document, it should “sell” your skills, experience and qualifications… it should make you like highly marketable!

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  • What potential employers don’t want to hear at the job interview

    What potential employers don’t want to hear at the job interview

    Posted June 26th, 2022

    Questions can be TRAPS meant to catch you off guard and others are just ordinary questions that appear to be inane… innocent even, ones that can lead you down the wrong path. Don’t get caught in the negative trap. Compose your responses in a positive and flattering light!

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  • Let’s explore the Excruciating “Writing Part” for Key Selection Criteria

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

    Posted June 25th, 2022

    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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  • The Application Resume – Performance for your career – it’s worth the effort

    The Application Resume – Performance for your career – it’s worth the effort

    Posted June 25th, 2022

    It’s easier to be a serial applicant than be someone who carefully and painfully works out what is the best option for them. The option that will enhance your life, and may even leave the world with a legend and a legacy. My Father would say “leave places better than when you found them”.

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  • Does your JOB equal your passion?

    Does your JOB equal your passion?

    Posted June 24th, 2022

    Job = passion? Are you capable of blending both? Here are some inspirational quotes to help. Which one resonates the most to you?

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  • DIY Resumes? are some things better done by others?

    DIY Resumes? are some things better done by others?

    Posted June 24th, 2022

    DUI resumes can turn out amazing. Many do not make the first cut! If you’re not sure, ask an expert to review and advise.

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  • Looking for work? are you searching for jobs in all the right places?

    Looking for work? are you searching for jobs in all the right places?

    Posted June 23rd, 2022

    Did your resume “bait” the reader enough to invite you to an interview? If not, change your bait! Each time you fish for work, make sure your bait is adapted to the role  or the “catch”. Sending the same resume out for various jobs, is NOT helping you bait the right catch!

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  • The Resume is your passport to a brighter future

    The Resume is your passport to a brighter future

    Posted June 23rd, 2022

    Your resume is your passport to a new job. It’s as important as the rising of the sun. Don’t underestimate its value and DON’T take it for granted. Each time you apply for a role, your resume MUST be suitable and relevant for that position. Your skills, knowledge and experience need to marry with the job advertised or it’s a wasted effort.Our resume writing and career counselling services are superior because our clients get results! We live, work within recruitment and KNOW what employers are looking for when they read a resume or a job application – call us for a quote that will help you gain that promotion or that sought- after job!

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  • Resumes mean a lot! Is yours good enough? what is enough?

    Resumes mean a lot! Is yours good enough? what is enough?

    Posted June 22nd, 2022

    A good Resume is only one that gets you to an interview – otherwise write a better one!

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