I believe its a VITAL career Investment, and in this post we will evaluate whether your resume is helping or hindering your future security, satisfaction and success rates at the job application.
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.
A good Resume is only one that gets you to an interview – otherwise write a better one!
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!
“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!
Good communication is a core competencies for all jobs.. regardless of the level! Notice that this statement also asks for 3 skill-sets – written/verbal and presentation to an audience. You can try to “bundle” all three, or you can divide it up, either way, I strong suggest a very basic formula to follow:- S.A.R – Situation/ action / response
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..
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.
Knowledge, Skills and Ability can be also disguised under Key Selection Criteria (KSC), each have distinct differences between them.
Job = passion? Are you capable of blending both? Here are some inspirational quotes to help. Which one resonates the most to you?
Resumes. job interviews and job applications… do your homework
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
We are often asked, “Is what I wear at work really matter?” In a word, yes.
Finding and keeping skilled staff in small regional areas can be a challenge. Learn to read between the lines in a resume. Many metro candidates have specialised in a certain role, and if you can read “transferable” skills, you may have found a great candidate! Don’t assume they don’t know how to wear several hats!
We often field requests from job seekers who have very high expectations of what a recruitment agency can deliver for them. There is a distinct difference between an Employment Agency and a Recruitment Agency.
Daniel Goleman, Author of “Emotional Intelligence”, claims that the best predictor of a highly successful person include the following 6 traits
We act as a “go-between” and can facilitate your progress to a shortlist. We do this by carefully assessing your skills, experience and qualifications and how these match up to the advertised position.
Everyone has networks, but not everyone has networking in their job marketing plan. This is a well-proven strategy to assist job seekers source work.
One of the most underrated and most challenging ways to increase your confidence and the potential of landing “that” job is …. are you ready for it?
Within the first few seconds of meeting you, people form opinions & judgments based on your appearance and behaviour.
Your authenticity matters! Are you portraying the right image? Is in congruent with the rest of your appearance? What judgement may be made that are sending the wrong signals about you?