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Handling Rejection

……popular strategies don’t actually work very well in the long term. Beware if you are tempted to try any of the following:

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Is your Resume and image landing you that job or promotion?

What you wear and how you were it, says a lot about you! Is your resume and your image congruent?

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The Resume is your passport to a brighter future

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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Resume line up.

Readers of your resume need to have things spelled out to them. They need to see the possibilities, the foundation skills set that would entice them to at least interview the candidate.  They need to read fit for purpose-make the transition easier for them.

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Self-awareness, a Jewel in the E.Q crown

Conflicts and unexpected disasters are a natural part of living and if you are unable to forge through most these and come out the other end a “better” person for the experience, then you will find your life and your future happiness and well-being will suffer as well as your personal and professional growth.

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

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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Resumes and Roses, both need constant attention

Resumes and Roses require constant attention. Are you dreaming of the same, secure job for life?  A job with status and tons of security or even a rose-paved career path that extends far into the future with more roses at the end? Then, I am sorry, as this dream is truly a thing of the past. There are no guarantees of job security or of permanency in any job. In this climate of change, innovation and creation of new job roles, what are you doing to best prepare yourself for the tricky, often twisted path? Even roses need to adapt to seasonal fluctuation, unexpected changes in weather patterns, and unpredictable climate. Let’s not forget the competition for nutrients from weeds, disease and pests, not unlike some workplaces. Many of us associate what we do each day at work with who we are. This is not entirely our fault. Identity is closely associated with our jobs and at most social occasions, people will ask us “Where do you do?” and make judgement of us based on our job title! Businesses both large and small, are reviewing and changing the way they staff their workplaces. It could mean more part time and/or casual labour, it could be a matter of downsizing. I’m not implying that their methods are ethical. but it does happen. A job is something that we do, but should not be something that defines us fully, and forever! Our work provides us with an income, and our job gives us a title along with responsibilities and duties to perform. Some lucky people get to do the job that they love for many years and can actually attain the 100% perfect fit! However, this is not the norm, most of us tend to link and merge our personality into the job and do the very best we can do to enjoy our working life. Now here’s the problem. We sometimes “marry” and merge our personality into our work, so much so, that if and when, the job is no longer available due to whatever reason, redundancy and economic downturn. We are understandably distraught.  Jobs themselves are labelled, either permanent or temporary, and this misleads us into thinking that permanent work is on-going and perhaps forever. The best way to approach the world of work is to truly understand that you don’t “own” any job, and to start this process, don’t call it “your” job. It’s just a role and a duty you are performing at this space in time, to be of use to the community; acquire an income; feel fulfilled and maybe enjoy a way of life. Your job is not your whole life, even though it can help us meet others and socialize, provide personal and professional growth, and of course, be a source of income. The job is here and now, and who knows for how long? No one can predict the future with any certainty, and we are no longer assured of one job for life (unless we start our own business based on our interests, and even then nothing is assured) We are living and working in times of rapid change, with new technologies and new ways of performing roles, and let’s mention the other R word. ROBOTS . In Conclusion, what are you doing to best prepare yourself for the future? Here are three major suggestions to help get you thinking,  and hopefully set you on the rosy path to learning and growing from experience: Keep abreast of change, Maintain your currency, and thirdly, check the job market. 1.Keep abreast of trends, read and...

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Resumes written for reading, not rejection.

Many of us need help to write about ourselves! For most of us It’s a challenge to “blow own trumpet”! so here is one way your resume will stand out and be noticed… it’s that “about me” statement that can make or break the reader’s attention… need help? call us now 0265838222

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Redundant? Retrenched? Out placed?

Our Outplacement Services Program is highly personalized with intensive support for both the organization and its staff. It can be tailored to meet individual requirements, either one interview contact or several.

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Resumes that get you to a job interview……

Best Resumes get the best interviews for the better jobs! How is your resume rating? If it is landing you interviews… than it is a good resume, if not, please contact us for our resume review service!
Make an appointment now and increase your chances of securing the interview for your dream job! resumes@eatherrecruitment.com.au

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Work that resume to get “that” job interview! Resumes Port Macquarie

So, you have what you think is “a cracker” of a resume and you’re sending this resume out to a variety of jobs and …. nothing… …no interview requests, and if you are lucky, you get a “sorry, you have been unsuccessful” reply… There is a strong message and lesson here… your resume is not working for you!

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The perils of moving to a Regional area

Looking for work in a regional area? Can’t find what you are looking for? Resume not yielding  an interview? Are you struggling to get to an interview? Frustrated by the lack of jobs? The Hastings Region is a highly sought-after place to live and as with most regional towns, finding the job you want, let alone a job, is often tricky. It requires some creative thinking, not just on how to apply, but also the type of work that might suit your skills set. It pays to continue your research on job web sites well in advance to the move. It’s important to gain a feel for what types of jobs are in demand. It also helps you re-consider the variety of jobs that you may be prepared to perform. An integral part of the research needs to encompass the big employers in this area and the main source of wealth for the region. You probably are already aware that Health; Education, Retail; Building and construction are some of the main employment areas. Now is the best time to reinvigorate your RESUME. Really review it! Does it still reflect your old life? the one where jobs were easier to get? Is your current resume one that is irrelevant for this new regional experience?  Study it and study it hard as this is THE main way to gain an interview. You will want a resume that opens doors, not one that closes opportunities! There are a few private recruitment firms, however their duty is to source the best employee for their clients, therefore candidates will need to match the skills/ experience and knowledge required in the job advertisement. Some residents do travel extensively for work, some commute weekly or even daily  to Newcastle/ Kempsey/ Taree and some even as far as Sydney. If you are able to set up a home office, there may be opportunities to work remotely. It’s flexibility and adaptability that will make or break the transition to a regional community. Most of all, stay positive and expect great outcomes! Ivana Agapiou Resume writer and Career advisor...

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

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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How do I find a job in Port Macquarie?

Port Macquarie is a wonderful town with many great assets. It offers a relaxed lifestyle along with picturesque beaches and country access. It’s approximately right in the middle of Sydney and Brisbane. It is no wonder we frequently receive inquiries for jobs in Port Macquarie especially from commute weary workers in Metro areas

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Job loss, a 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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