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FREE Selection Criteria Samples | Advisor (Commonwealth Games)

This particular repeat business client applied for the role of Advisor for the Commonwealth Games in a State (QLD) Government department which resulted in an interview. A two-page statement was requested to address five selection criteria/capabilities/competencies. Following are full excerpts of two of the criteria. Communicates clearly. I use well-developed verbal and written communication skills when liaising with TTT’s External Affairs team; they regularly deal [...]

Resume Writing Tips | Transforming Responsibilities and Skills into High Impact Achievement-Based Statements

I have been veering well away from developing boring responsibility-based resumes and eliminating repetition from job-to-job when overhauling clients’ resumes. Instead, I apply a lateral thinking approach in drawing out outcomes or achievements in relation to the responsibility performed and categorising and showcasing these statements under key skill areas. Where a particular responsibility cannot be drawn out to indicate an achievement/outcome, then my primary objective [...]

By |October 16th, 2017|Resume Writing|

Job Interview Process | Power of Positive Body Language

Rissen-Harrisberg is a prominent body language expert who claims 93% of a message is delivered through body language, facial expression, vocal tone and inflections. Non Verbal: 55% what the interviewer(s) sees and 38% what they hear. Verbal: 7% what you say. Dr Jurgen Ruesch is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California who posits that we communicate by means of approximately 700,000 different nonverbal [...]

By |October 3rd, 2017|Job Interview|

FREE Selection Criteria Responses | Grammar School Development Director

This client applied for the role of Development Director at a Grammar School in Victoria and secured a job interview. Aside from preparing a well-developed resume, I also helped create a 2.5 page cover letter addressing six criteria. Following are full examples addressing three of the selection criteria. Developing, driving and executing strategic plans. Much of my experience in the education sector has centred on [...]

Job Market Australia | Latest Skill Shortage NT 2016-17

Details are from the extensive research on Skill Shortages conducted nationwide in 2016-17 by the Australian Department of Education. This post reveals partial figures for the State of NT. State-wide shortage: - Optometrist - Pharmacists (Hospital, Retail) - Occupational Therapist - Physiotherapist - Panelbeater - Plumbers - Chef - Cabinetmaker - Solid Plasterer - Tilers (Roof, Wall, Floor) - Telecommunications Trades Workers - Baker - [...]

Job Market Australia | Latest Skill Shortage WA 2016-17

Details are from the extensive research on Skill Shortages conducted nationwide in 2016-17 by the Australian Department of Education. This post reveals partial figures for the State of WA. State-wide shortage: - Childcare Centre Manager - Sonographer - Audiologist - Locksmith - Stonemason - Plasterer - Tiler (Roof, Wall, Floor) - Telecommunications Trades Workers - Baker - Hairdresser Shortage in regional areas: - Early Childhood [...]

Job Market Australia | Latest Skill Shortage SA 2016-17

Details are from the extensive research on Skill Shortages conducted nationwide in 2016-17 by the Australian Department of Education. This post reveals partial figures for the State of SA. State-wide shortage: - Sonographer - Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians - Automotive Electrician - Motor Mechanics (General) - Bricklayer - Painting Trades Worker - Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics - Childcare Worker - Locksmith - Stonemason - [...]

Resume Writing Tips | Applicant Tracking System (ATS): What You Need to Know!

The majority of the best and most suitable candidates do not make it through the initial applicant tracking system (ATS) screening process. Only 25% of applicants make it through the first stage of ATS screening before their written documentation is seen by a person. Presently, over 93% of organisations in Australia use ATS. Those not using ATS are small family-owned business or one-person business operations. [...]

Job Market Australia | Latest Skill Shortage TAS 2016-17

Details are from the extensive research on Skill Shortages conducted nationwide in 2016-17 by the Australian Department of Education. This post reveals partial figures for the State of TAS. State-wide shortage: - Sheetmetal Trades Worker - Panelbeater - Vehicle Painter - Bricklayer - Painting Trades Worker - Cabinetmaker - Audiologist - Locksmith - Stonemason - Solid Plasterer - Tilers (Roof, Wall, Floor) - Baker - [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Examples | Personal Assistant (PA) Local Government

This repeat business client applied for the role of Personal Assistant (PA) in local government in Tasmania, breezed through the job interview stage, was offered and accepted the role. This was a big application requiring the addressing of 10 selection criteria; all were addressed in 4 pages. Following are part excerpts from 3 of the selection criteria. Demonstrated ability to exercise initiative, judgement and discretion [...]