Resume Writing

Resume Writing Tips: Soft Skills and Hard Skills | Employability Skills Revisited

LinkedIn Talent Solutions: Emerging Jobs: Australia – The fastest growing jobs in the country, named the top 6 soft skills in demand as revealed in a US survey where 1200+ hiring managers were surveyed. The soft skills include adaptability, culture fit, collaboration, leadership, growth potential, and prioritisation. Drawing out depth for the collaboration, growth potential, and prioritisation skills can encompass the following: Collaboration: Communication (verbal [...]

Resume Writing Strategy | Best Resume Tips

Let me introduce you to Jade Anderson who is a guest blogger. Jade has written a strong article outlining some of the best resume tips to use in your resume writing strategy. A resume/CV is and has always been the most important tool in the search for a job. Resumes are the first point of contact between you and the recruiter. Resumes are what get [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Resume Writing Tips | Big Resume Writing Mistakes to Avoid

The following mistakes made on resumes are the biggest ‘killers’. Based on my extensive experience in assessing, shortlisting, designing and developing resumes; combined data generated from repeated surveys – employers and recruiters surveyed – continually reinforce the following mistakes are the biggest turn offs when considering prospective candidates based on their resume. Getting the resume right is the job of the candidate and it takes [...]

Resume Writing Tips: Applicant Tracking System (ATS) – Proof in the Metrics

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez is a nationally recognized resume expert operating out of the USA, is President/CEO of Great Resumes Fast, and was recently named 2016 BEST Resume Writer. It is a great pleasure to feature one of her invaluable articles on my blog. Please click the following link (ATS Infographic) to read this highly informative article on ATS stats in infographic form and loaded with [...]

By |November 22nd, 2016|Resume Writing|

Resume Writing Tips – 5 Reasons Why a Visual Resume Might Not Be a Good Idea

Mary Frenson is a guest contributor to my Blog. She has written a very interesting article. Please read on… In a competitive job market, most candidates are interested in new, exciting ways to help their resume stand out from the crowd. With the explosion of visuals in the online world on sites such as Tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram it is no surprise that many are [...]

Resume Writing Tips – How to Include Non-Professional Experience in Your Resume

David Grover is a guest writer to my Blog page. He has written a comprehensive article on how to incorporate non-professional experience in your resume, cover letter and other supporting documentation (when requested). Enjoy the reading Show off your real-world experience — it might just help you land your dream job! Contrary to how it sounds, there is immense value in sharing non-professional experience when [...]

Resume Writing Tips – Simple Hacks for Beating Automated Resume Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

Amelia is a guest writer to my Blog page; she has written an interesting article on the ever prevalent ATS, which is becoming a huge problem for job seekers everywhere. Enjoy the reading. Essentially, you pour your heart and soul into the perfect resume that you’re sure will be a winner, only to discover that a human never has and never will see it. Like [...]

Resume Writing Tips – Turning Career Challenges into Great Resume Achievements

Jayne Blake is a guest writer on my blog; she has written an informative article on how you can turn your career challenges into your greatest career achievements. Failure is unavoidable. In fact, most people think failure is necessary for us to learn and grow into stronger, smarter beings. When you feel like you have failed, it can be hard to write your resume and [...]

Professional Resume Writing – The Top 8 Resume Mistakes to Avoid published an article which revealed the results of a survey given to over 2,000 hiring managers to identify the most eccentric things employers had ever seen on resumes. When employers were asked what would make them automatically not consider a candidate from for a role, they revealed the following resumes mistakes: Typos (58%) Generically developed and did not tailor for the position (36%) A [...]

By |February 11th, 2016|Resume Writing|

Resume Writing Tips – Popular Font Styles to Use

With the increasing use of Applicant Tracking Software (ATS) by recruitment firms to scan resumes first up before being seen by a human, as well as organisations and Government departments stipulating the font style (and even font size) they want for written applications, it is good to know which fonts are popular and to keep a list of them aside. I have a few in [...]

Resume Writing Tips – Resume Content is ‘King’ | Resume Layout is ‘Queen’

Aligning both the content and layout in your resume especially on the first two pages will provide you with an impressive and winning document that will generate interviews. Resume Content is 'King': The content developed in your resume is #1: the content must reflect both breadth and depth. Clichéd statements such as ‘excellent communication skills’, ‘highly developed organisational skills’ and so forth are GONE! These [...]

Resume Writing Tips – Decorative Resumes: 7 pitfalls to avoid if you want the job

May I welcome another guest contributor to my blog, Angelica Jennsen. Angela is an experienced Marketing Specialist with vast IT experience and is currently employed by Seven Spots. Enjoy reading Angela’s article as follows… We all know the mantra that a good resume can get your foot in the door of employment. Online resources provide us with ample templates and examples demonstrating how a good [...]

Tips for Using Resume and Cover Letter Keywords

I am pleased to introduce you to Kelly Smith from CourseFinder who is a guest contributor to my blog. Kelly also provides career advice for students and job seekers, and is as a freelance writer. She has written a great article outlining tips on using keywords in both your resume and cover letter. Enjoy the reading ... Today's overcrowded job market has significantly changed not [...]

Professional Resume Writing – Showcase Transferable Skills

Highlighting your key skills and attributes are essential in promoting yourself in your resume! Very rarely do I develop resumes for clients that simply list duties, tasks or responsibilities undertaken in roles. I ask the question: ‘what key skill does this duty or task represent?’ For example, if a client lists for a particular position on their current or outdated resume (prior to me revamping [...]

Job Selection Process Changes

I would like to share with you some details on an interesting excerpt in the ‘Recruiter Daily' I read this morning regarding a charter that has been developed (its still in draft form), which will be open to changes pending the results of a large survey being undertaken on current recruitment processes (both with recruitment agencies and employers). The charter covers up to 10 key [...]

Professional Resume Writing – Part II: The application of KEY PRINCIPLES to the resume writing process

When I lecture to audiences on job market skills (specifically on resume development and cover letter creation), I always outline specific key principles (along with the key factors as outlined in my previous blog) to think about and apply in the initial formulation stages and throughout the resume development process. These key principles are essential tools in laying the foundations in creating a winning marketing [...]

Professional Resume Writing – Part I: The application of KEY FACTORS to the resume writing process

When I lecture to audiences on job market skills (specifically on resume development and cover letter creation), I always outline specific key factors to think about and apply in the initial formulation stages and throughout the resume development process. These key factors are essential tools in laying the foundations in creating a winning marketing document. Resume writing is not a difficult process; however, it is [...]

Free resume writing tips from Brisbane’s specialist professional resume writer

Developing your own professional resume is not an easy task. Resume writing and resume development requires following several basic yet very essential techniques and strategies. Follow these free resume tips and guidelines to develop your professional resume to help steer you in the right direction and keep you on track. Remember, it’s all about marketing you! Strictly no more than 5 pages in length – [...]

By |December 10th, 2008|Resume Writing|


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