The pros and cons of different resume formats.

When deciding which resume you should use, it is beneficial to understand the value of each and also the drawbacks.  This by no means should be taken as gospel; however, after reading, researching and seeking feedback from many employers and industry professionals regarding resumes, the below post summarises some key pros and cons of different resume […]

Career Expo 101

Each year there are a selection of career expos, fairs and networking opportunities to take advantage of.  Below are some quick tips to use during and after a networking event that could boost your return. Before and during the event: Plan of attack – If you’re heading to an expo or fair, check their website prior […]

Job Searching vs Job Targeting

Why are you ‘searching’ for a job? To me, searching implies you have lost something? Or you’re trying discover something?  And whilst, you may in fact have lost your job and attempting to get back into the workforce; you want to ensure you undertake effective job targeting activities; not ad-hoc, spur of the moment job searching! Your […]

Resume Tip – Inappropriate Email

One aspect that many job seekers might sideline or not even be a consideration during a job search, is ensuring you have an appropriate email.  If there is one resume tip that could save you from potential  job elimination, it is ensuring your email is professional. If you are utilising an email you created when […]

This is why your resume was rejected?

So, ever wondered why you resume ended up in the trash can? ‘This is why your resume was rejected’ written by ‘The Recruiters Lounge’ provides some interesting insight into why your application may not have been successful and also highlights some industry secrets.  Whether you agree or not is not really the question; understanding how […]

Resume Tips No.13 – Solve Employer Issues

When drafting a resume here’s a tip, you should always have in mind the issues and likely company objectives of the employer you are applying to. What you want to do, is ensure you are communicating how you can solve the potential employer’s issues.  Never focus on what you want from a role, always focus on […]

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 […]

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 […]