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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]