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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?
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 […]
Technology is constantly changing. With each new advance, the skillset required to perform the duties of a specific job change as well, so it’s important for job seekers to keep their skills up-to-date.
In my years of experience, I’ve seen all sorts of job applications cross my desk, and not all of them are good. In fact, many of them are not showcasing the applicant at all. Here’s a quick summary of 5 of the most annoying and harmful mistakes you might be making with your job applications, and some suggestions on how to correct them.