How to Write the Perfect Cover Letter

Write the perfect cover letter

Job applications can be stressful and it’s often difficult to decide what you should or shouldn’t include in your application. But if you want to prove to a new employer that you’re the ideal applicant then it is a good idea to include a cover letter and an absolute must if the job description or advertisement requires one.

Returning To Work After A Career Break

Career Break

Career Gaps Are Not Uncommon Have you been on a career break, and now you’re struggling to get back to work? Are you a mum who’s been on maternity leave, or have you been unemployed due to no fault of your own?  I can empathise with you because I have been there. I have been […]

The 3Ps For Interview Success

3PS For Interview Success

Congratulations! You have been offered an interview. Are you prepared? Maybe you are wondering what you need to do to succeed in your job interview? It would be a mistake to leave it to chance. After all, you have put in a lot of effort to get to this point.

How to make sure your job application isn’t discarded!

3 Job Application Tips

Identify and follow ALL instructions to stop your resume from landing in the discard pile! Apply these 3 tips to your resume today! Tip 1: Read the instructions very, very carefully! When you find a job on SEEK, you want to apply for, don’t just hit the apply button and upload your resume and cover […]

How to deal with gaps in your employment history

Employment Gaps

A job applicant recently received advice from her colleague that the gaps in her employment history could be easily fixed by “stretching out” the employment dates on her resume.  This sounded simple and innocent enough, but it did raise some questions with this person, and she asked what I would do.      In my […]

Why do you need to include a cover letter with your resume?

Did you include a cover letter?

Did you include a customised cover letter with your last job application? Why are cover letters important? A customised cover letter allows you, in a story type format, to tell the employer exactly why hiring you, as opposed to all the other candidates, is a good decision for their business. Four tips for your next […]

4 Self-Care Tips For Your Job Search

Job Search Self Care Looking for a job can feel like a marathon, and at some stage, you’re going to hit the wall. Why? Because you are overwhelmed and stressed out with the hundreds of: Hundreds of job postings you’ve had to leaf through. Hundreds of job applications, cover letters and resumes you written. All the scheduling trying […]

5 Resume Rules You Can Break

5 Resume Rules You Can Break

The way resumes were written, many years ago when I first got started in my career, is very different to how they are written now. Today resume writers (me included) and job seekers are breaking some of those traditional rules. Why? Well, it’s not how your resume looks that is important. It’s what it says […]

How Employable Are You?

Employability Skills 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 have you? Did […]