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 […]
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 […]
Regardless of your age, or how long you’ve been unemployed, there are steps that you can take to make yourself a more appealing candidate to the decision makers.
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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3JHj_p97xA 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 […]
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.
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 to tailor your resume […]
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 […]
The days of typing up a resume and using it over and over again are well and truly gone. The job market at every level is becoming more and more competitive. Presenting yourself in the best light possible is crucial to the success of getting to interview stage. When there are dozens, if not hundreds, of applicants for each position, the resumes of those that make it to interview stage are the ones that stand out from the crowd.