Anne-Marie - Resume Writer - Darwin, Australia

What Does Your LinkedIn Profile say About You?

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 by: Anne-Marie Kane

What Does Your LinkedIn Profile say About You? If it has been a while since you refreshed your LinkedIn profile, it’s time to do it again.  While all forms of social media give useful information about you to your prospective employers, consider this fact. 89% of all recruiters report having hired someone through LinkedIn. Yes,... Read more »

Anne-Marie - Resume Writer - Darwin, Australia

What to do when your job goes stale

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 by: Anne-Marie Kane

Last year Gallup released figures on employee engagement which showed that globally, only around 13% of people were actively engaged in the work they were doing. The rest were either just coasting along, day to day, doing the little they had to in order to stay employed. Where do you sit on the engagement scale? ... Read more »

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No, I don’t provide generic cover letters

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 by: Jodi Reeves

Can you write me a quick generic cover letter? Well yes, of course I can but will that really be the best thing for you? I get asked this question regularly and I understand it. You have just invested your hard earned money on a résumé and let’s face it there are more exciting things... Read more »

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Why should I have my Resume professionally written?

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 by: Jodi Reeves

The answer to this question is different for different people. I have clients who just don’t have the time so they outsource this task just like they would cleaning the pool or mowing the lawn. Other clients for one reason or another don’t have access to, or the knowledge to use, a computer. Some people... Read more »

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How to Answer the Career Goals Interview Question

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

An interview question about your five or ten year career goals is almost as standard as questions about your strengths and weaknesses. Understanding what the hiring manager is really looking to uncover is helpful in preparing the most strategic, effective response. Career Goals Interview Question Format The simplest career goal question is, “What are your career... Read more »

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How to Make Sure You Are Always the First Choice for Promotion

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

All businesses are constantly looking for ways to develop their products and services, and they need people who are ambitious to help meet their commercial goals. Savvy career professionals know that they need to fight for the best roles, and it’s vital to plan carefully for any promotion. Learn how to beat your peers and... Read more »

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How to Answer the “Why Do You Want This Job?” Interview Question

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

“Why do you want this job?” is a standard interview question, often asked at the beginning or end of the meeting. Landing a solid response is more complicated than you might think. A genuine answer is important, but you need to strategically prepare based on the hiring manager’s motives. Purpose of the Question All interview... Read more »

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The 3 Biggest Resume Killers

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Creating a great resume for yourself is an intricate task. You have to pick the right layout, present yourself correctly and do a dozen other things to stand out. But if you’ve been sending out resumes for a while and haven’t heard back, you’re definitely doing something wrong. Recruiters have to go through dozens of... Read more »

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5 Tips for Surviving Your Partner’s Job Loss

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Losing a job is a major disappointment and being laid off can make an individual feel depressed, angry, and afraid for the future. These times can be equally trying for the partner, as you will want to support your partner while also minimising your time with reduced income. By following a few simple tips, you... Read more »

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3 Key Ingredients to a Compelling Job Application Letter

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

A job application letter isn’t just a “nice addition” to a job application; it is a primary tool for a candidate to make a case for an interview. Your cover letter is an opportunity to present details about your background, experiences and abilities that aren’t clear on the application form or resume. A great cover... Read more »