Resume Tips No.12 – Personal Photos

We have covered off many resume tips ranging from content, to layout, to referees and most recently, image representation. However one aspect that regularly gets overlooked is the use of  photos.  Should you or shouldn’t you insert a personal photo in your resume?  Similar to our post on hobbies, inserting a personal photo into your […]

Resume Tips No.11 – Resume Audit

Ever wondered why your resume might not be getting the response you want? Consider doing a resume audit to assess the image your resume projects and if it is hindering your job goal success. To undertake a ‘resume audit’ map out all your recent jobs, nothing more than 5 years old unless extremely relevant, and create a […]

Resume Tips No.9 – Skip the Objectives

 Objectives have their uses however, they should be used in your resume for particular roles only.  If you are a graduate student or a first time job seeker, career objectives are very handy in communicating ‘where’ and ‘how’ you want to progress. As an experienced professional, skip the objective.  Instead, use a ‘Career Overview’ or […]

Resume Tips No. 7 – List relevant Hobbies Only

There has long been a contention around whether you should list or not list your hobbies in a resume.  Some people argue that it demonstrates a candidates ability to take on board more than one facet in their life and gives insight into the ‘bigger picture’. Whilst other professionals argue that it is irrelevant to […]

Expo Expo Expo…read all about it!

Are you prepared for the next Careers & Employment Expo in 2014? Each year, a range of Career and employment expos are hosted around Australia, bringing together employers of choice and career driven job seekers. In 2014 there are a few noteworthy expos that should make it on every job seeker’s ‘Calendar of Events’. The […]

Resume Tips No.6 – Resume Layout

Many job seekers focus on ‘what’ to put in their resume however neglect ‘how’ to put it in their resume.  Resume layout can make or break your chances and should be relevant to the role you are applying for.  Think for a moment how many resumes a recruiter might shift through for ‘one’ recruitment campaign…100’s. […]

Resume Tips No.5 – Use Keywords

More resume tips…your resume should contain keywords specific to the employer and role you are applying for, not too mention your professional achievements. Creating keywords not only ensures your resume is ‘scannable’ providing time saving references to key job criteria; keywords are critical for communicating you have the ‘right stuff’ for the job. When deciding […]

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