your resume must read well. It must capture the reader’s attention for all the right reasons. Here are my ten top tips for writing a resume that works.
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!
RESUME, CAPABILITY LEVELS, COVER LETTERS AND MUCH, MUCH MORE !!
Applying for a job, especially within government sectors can be very tricky! Here are a few helpful tips to get you started:-
“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!
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.
Responding to Selection Criteria. It’s a specialised skill and you’re not alone. This article with cover how should you respond…
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
A little FIGJAM-F* *k ,I’m Good, Just Ask Me, is fine, provided the self-praise is meant to bolster and boost your confidence. This is especially true if you’ve suffered a career disappointment. However, be wary of staying in this state of mind for too long just in case you become a little too arrogant and lose your humility forever!
Knowledge, Skills and Ability can be also disguised under Key Selection Criteria (KSC), each have distinct differences between them.
Imagine for a moment what it would be like to do exactly what you love, to do what you are really, really good at, imagine the work being so in tune with who you are, it almost seems a piece of cake! You are invigorated each day, keen to get started!
Job = passion? Are you capable of blending both? Here are some inspirational quotes to help. Which one resonates the most to you?
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!
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!
Writing a winning resume is a skill, and an art. Producing a winning resume that stands-out is a specialised skill,…
Resumes and job applications are only one aspect to finding the best work! Make sure you also research your potential employers!
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