Resume Writing

Professional Resume Writing – The Top 8 Resume Mistakes to Avoid

Forbes.com 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|