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Resumes need attention and updating

A resume is a living, breathing document! It should NEVER remain static, if it does, it will loose its relevance and perhaps become redundant.  Workplaces and work requirements are changing rapidly and it’s important for job seekers to get a professionally written and rewritten resume completed for their job search.

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References or referees, who do you choose for your resume?

Should you use written references or verbal referees on your resume. There is an important difference.

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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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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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There’s Employment Agencies and then there’s Recruitment Agencies

Eather Recruitment, although posted and listed under Yellow pages and most on-line media as an Employment Agency, is actually a Recruitment agency. What is the difference you ask?

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Random resumes without a cause

Are you sending out random resumes to any advertised jobs, ones  that you think you could perform? Are you on the “auto” applications list with a number of job sites? Do you send the same resume to a variety of job advertisements? STOP IT! It’s doing you more harm than good!  Here’s  four main reasons why:-

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How to write a winning resume, from someone who knows!

It’s the ONE thing that will either get you to an interview or stop you from acquiring a great job… so why don’t we pay it more attention? Here are some steps to ensuring your resume actually works!

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Redundant? Retrenched? Outplaced?

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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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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Cheat Sheet – Top 10 Interview Questions & Responses

Resumes. job interviews and job applications… do your homework

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Feeling Trapped in your current job?

Feeling trapped in the job you have? looking for another job? Here are a few tips before you launch into resignation or even worse, lose your cool and walk out! Sometimes, we can find ourselves in a job that is not working out. There may be a number of diverse factors for this…

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The JOB interview, the No No’s

Many employers comment that they interview candidates who had NO idea how to present for an interview. It appears that some candidates think that if they are personally happy with their image in the mirror that is all that is needed. They don’t spend time evaluating the type of workplace or the workplace culture prior to dressing. Some follow fad fashion trends and think that trendy means professional!

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Time to reflect on your job and your career

As the sun rises for 2017, we can all reflect on the year past and the years to looking forward.

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There’s Interviewers and then there’s “those” Interviewers

Everyone agrees a business is as good as it’s employees. So if hiring the right people is so important… why are most interviewers satisfied with being ordinary? Maybe employers assume the burden of proof and awesomeness is the responsibility of the candidates? – They think it’s their job to impress! Yes this is a bit true, however it’s very short-sighted.

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Career objective, make it sing and dance to the right tune

The career objective can be a tricky statement to compose and is often open to many interpretations, often wrong ones. Sometimes these paragraphs are just “motherhood” statements, totally broad and boring. They don’t tell the reader anything specific about you – in face it could read like thousands of other profiles. Don’t use career statements unless you write a good one. Instead insert an “about me” statement. One that sells you to the employer.

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