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!

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:-

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.

Resumes are your best sales and promotional flier!

“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!

Make it past the first cut with a great resume

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..

JOB INTERVIEW, WHAT NOT TO SAY!

“OMG! Did I really say that?” How many times have you heard yourself say this post interview? You experience the after-shock and the rewind of the interview and worry yourself sick over what you said or didn’t say. Here are some helpful tips on interview preparation

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!

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.

The Resume is the reigning KING!

Match your skills and experience to the advertised job. Avoid applying for jobs for the sake of applying for jobs. Be selective and make sure it’s actually a job you might like and most important, one that you are qualified to do!

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

Financial Planner – Mid North Coast

Our client, a leading financial advising firm based on the Mid North Coast of NSW, requires an exceptional planner to join this market leader. Due to unprecedented growth this role now exists.

Why you for this job? The elevator statement is a must!

Want your application to stand out? would you like to “personalise” your resume? Want your resume to get you to an interview? Then a simple ELEVATOR speech or an “About me” statement is a great way to differentiate your resume from the rest!

… 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!!!

ADD a “little” something special to your resume!

Did you know when you include your photo with your resume there is a significant benefit? The clear advantage is that your application will be more noticed; more interesting and therefore increase your chance of shortlisting to an interview!

The job interview IS an audition

The job interview is the most popular way employers decide on their whether to employ you or not, and regardless of how relaxed an interviewer / employer may make you feel. . this IS a formal setting and you need to be 100% aware of how you perform!

Don’t leave home without one!

Now they want your resume and sadly, you have neglected to keep one that’s current, and most importantly, you haven’t been maintaining a record of your jobs; promotions and added skills, education and training etc.

What’s your Tag line?

When did you last take a good look, and take stock at what others may see when they look at your personal brand both online and off? Give yourself a quick audit and see if there are any areas that you could do better. Start with reviewing the 8 essential points to aligning your authentic self:

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