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

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

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RESUMES are underrated – start rating it!

Every day we receive job applications that include an attached resume. Most of the time the resume as presented, does not reflect the advertised position. In fact, we often comment that we have no idea why the applicant is interested in the position as they don’t appear to have any work experiences, skills or abilities that match the job. The resume MUST help the reader and potential employer understand why you would be the best person for this job. How do you do this? Here are some major tips!

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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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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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Cheat Sheet – Top 10 Interview Questions & Responses

Resumes. job interviews and job applications… do your homework

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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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DIY Resumes? are some things better done by others?

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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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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OMG! A Resume with a bad attitude!

Your resume is one of the main ways employers have of making a judgement of you. It should reflect who you are, what you have done and what you could offer a new employer, it should not be an example of how much you don’t care about the impression your’e making.

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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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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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What are Capability Frameworks and how to treat them seriously…

What are Capability Frameworks and how to treat them seriously…

Many organisations have critically analysed the role/s and formulated the necessities to perform the roles. Not only is there a LIST of what is required, they also have graded the capabilities in priority groups. These levels reflect a progressive increase in complexity and skill that may be required from the candidate. Job applications for  many public sector jobs  now require you to address “capability statements” in your application.

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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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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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Facing redundancy made easier, Outplacement services

Outplacement is a valuable service to help exiting employees face their future

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