What is the purpose of your resume? Is it to get you a job? Well, not really. Your resume can only get you an interview, a foot in the door, so to speak.
How employable are you? Have you just graduated from high school or university? And you’re thinking, “I don’t have much of a work history.” You may be asking yourself, “How employable am I?” Or you may have had a long career, and you’re thinking, “I’ve got the skills and experience to get the job!” But […]
These days, a job posting can receive hundreds (if not thousands) of applications for a single position. To help them sort through the sometimes overwhelming number of resumes they receive, both employers and hiring companies are using automated software to trim down the list of applicants.
Using Online Resume Makers If you’re reading this article, then I assume you are in the process of creating or updating your resume. You could write it yourself or you could turn to an online resume maker or a professional resume writer. My advice (and, yes, I am biased) is make sure you know how […]
There are many other ways to discriminate against people. Often, it is an unconscious bias that a lot of us have, especially hiring managers. They have this picture in their head of the perfect person for the job. So, what can you do to minimise discrimination?
Are you ready for when your ideal job or promotion gets listed? Or do you leave it to the last minute? I’m Kathryn Burke, and I have the privilege of leading a fabulous team of Career Consultants across Australia under the banner of Résumés for Results. We often come across this issue when clients come […]
Are you going through a career setback? Lost your job or made redundant? Career setbacks can come in many different forms. Maybe you didn’t get the promotion you were so excited about, or you missed out on the project you put so much work into. Have you been made redundant? If it hasn’t happened to […]
Nobody is going to believe you want the job unless you believe it!! How do you make a great first impression when someone says, “Tell me about yourself?” Do you have a good answer for this? Do you go into autopilot and start right at the beginning of your career all the way to today? […]
Do I really need a cover letter? Have you spent hours and hours preparing your resume for that job you really want? And the closing date is coming down on you, and you’re thinking, “Do I really need to include a cover letter? You know, they don’t read it, do they? Am I wasting my […]
Why do some entry-level positions ask for 2 to 5 years experience? What’s the deal? So, the first thing. What’s the deal? Why is this being put on job listings? Well, a lot of job listings are like wish lists. They’re everything the employer wants but not expecting. Two years may also be designed to […]