Strategies & Insights to Bolster Your Career

Are Your Goals Buried In The Garden?

Whilst we have good intentions at the beginning of a new year in setting goals, it’s a bit like planting something in your garden. We love what we’ve planted and so we begin to water it and look after it. There’s a growth spurt so we water it some more. Then some distractions enter our life, and we forget to water it, suddenly the weeds encroach on what we’ve planted, and it dies. It’s a bit like goals.

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Resume Format: Chronological or Functional?

A combination of a functional and chronological resume is best. It works tremendously as you are providing hiring managers with what they want to see! That is, a clear outline of your employment history in reverse chronological order, and a summary of your skills, attributes and abilities.

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Interview Tips

Given that every interviewer will have different perspectives on matters, one answer may not fit all. This is why your personality, energy and vitality is also important; coupled with your carefully worded answers you can demonstrate your ‘X Factor’ to the hiring manager.

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The Butterfly

A man found a cocoon for a butterfly.  One day a small opening appeared, he sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through the little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress.  It appeared as if it had gotten as far...

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Referees in a Resume

If including referees in your resume, the referee detail should include the person’s name, job title (and relationship to you if it isn’t obvious – eg: if the referee is a client), company name, contact telephone number(s) with area code, and email address.

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Your Career History

It is essential that this section of your resume demonstrates your key strengths in accordance with the requirements for the vacancy being applied for. It shouldn’t be rushed! If you’re applying for, say, a $60,000 pa position, don’t you think you should be spending the time in marketing your suitability? Half an hour just won’t get the result. Putting in the time and effort ensures you put your best foot forward – by doing so, you could be obtaining a greater position with a higher salary

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