How Long Should My Cover Letter Be?


Generally, a cover letter should be limited to one page, unless a job advertisement has stipulated their requirements for the length and size that they are expecting for each applicant.

Each job application is unique, and it is essential to know if the employer/recruiter has some expectations. The kind of things that an employer could have expectations with your cover letter is the way it is formatted and written.

Interested in having your CV and cover letter professionally written and revamped? Contact Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions, the experts at writing tailored CVs and cover letters for all professions and levels.

The 4 step process used by Client Centric to recruit the right people.


Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions is an Australian business empowering job seekers and companies with the tools they need to get ahead and succeed in an increasingly ultra-competitive world, both for jobs and market share.

The team at Client Centric provide a professional recruitment service to assist employers find the right talent for their business.

To find the right match, Client Centric follows a 4-step process as detailed below:

For more information, contact the team at Client Centric today by visiting their website.

Introducing two new services by Client Centric: Letter of Recommendation Writing and Resignation Letter Writing


NEWS UPDATE: Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions are now offering two new services to their portfolio of assistance for job seekers: writing letters of recommendation (for employers/employees) and resignation letters.

Letter of Recommendation Writing

Letters to recommend a candidate for future employment by outlining their past job performance, capabilities, skills and value, including their attributes, accomplishments and appreciation from management and staff. Some employers find this time consuming to write up. And employees appreciate a letter that they can use for future employment.

For more information on Client Centric’s letter of recommendation writing service, please visit their website by clicking here.

Resignation Letter Writing

Nobody wants to leave on bad terms. Client Centric can write positive resignation letters for employees leaving their jobs.

For more information on Client Centric’s resignation letter writing service, please visit their website by clicking here.

Employment Solutions for Defence Members and their Partners by Client Centric


Client Centric specialises in providing tailored employment solutions and assistance to Australian Defence members and their partners through the Partner Employment Assistance Program (PEAP).

Our assistance for Defence members includes a demilitarised CV to apply for work in the civilian workforce and assistance for Defence partners needing help securing work after relocating for their partner’s posting.

Services include:

  • Professionally written and tailored resume
  • Custom written cover letter
  • Interview coaching
  • Assistance addressing key selection criteria
  • Revamped LinkedIn profile

For more information, please visit our website by clicking here.

What Is a Capability Statement and What Are They Used For?


When companies and organisations of varying sizes tender for new business, they are often asked to submit a capability statement.

Essentially, a capability statement outlines the capabilities that a company has and why a government department or organisation should want to do business with them. It’s essentially like an organisation’s CV/resume. The statement outlines who they are, what they do and who for, plus what makes them stand out from the competition.

A capability statement can provide further detail as to an organisation’s governance mechanism, plant and equipment, profile of the management team, services and/or products as well as their commitment to safety, the environment and quality control.

Capability statements offered by Client Centric. What they do and what is involved.

Capability statements are more than just an informative document outlining what a company can do. They can be used by staff in marketing, sales and business development to use as a brochure to try and win over a customer’s business.

Which means having an attractive and powerful capability statement, such as the ones below created by Client Centric, can prove to be a helpful tool when trying to persuade a potential client.

They look good don’t they? Inviting, welcoming and attractive. It’s not just a piece of informative material to help a prospective client make their decision. It’s also a great marketing tool designed to engage, attract and influence key decision makers.

Need a capability statement? Talk to the professionals at Client Centric

We can all agree, it’s pretty tough out there in the business world. Trying to compete to stand out and make an impression is not easy. People are bombarded with advertising messages and materials all to obtain their dollars. Which is why it’s important more than ever to really show off to the world what your company can do and what makes you the best.

That’s what an effective and powerful capability statement/company brochure should do.

https://www.clientcentric.com.au/capability-statement-writing-service-

Why a Professionally Written and Designed Resume and Cover Letter is Essential


When an employer is going through the decision process of who they should offer the job too, your resume assists them to make an informed choice. Sending a cover letter along with your CV gives you a more personalised touch for the position, by answering the requirements of the role as specified in the job advertisement.

Why have a collection of CVs/resumes as opposed to having just the one CV? By Matthew Coppola

By Matthew Coppola

Your resume and cover letter are the most essential tools that you have to get noticed by a prospective employer and what helps you with getting your next opportunity.

Recruiters or employers may only dedicate 3 minutes or less reading through your CV and cover letter, so first impressions are crucial. You would want to ensure it jumps out at them, stands out from the crowd and is informative and applicable to the employer’s requirements so that it inspires them to select you for an interview.

Getting Ready to Return to the Workplace

By Matthew Coppola

When your resume and cover letter is professionally written, it helps with endorsing your career experience, knowledge and skills and assists in selling you to the company.

www.clientcentric.com.au

What is key selection criteria?


Key selection criteria are the skills, attributes, knowledge, and qualifications that the employer has defined as being essential for satisfying the requirements of the job and can be found in every Position Description. 

Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions specialise in writing tailored and informative responses to key selection criteria to align a candidate’s experience to the position description. For more information, visit their website by clicking here.

A key aim of a job application is to demonstrate that you meet the inherent requirements of the role. While a resume may offer an overview of your skills and experience, statements that directly address the selection criteria provide more detail about how you have demonstrated the competencies required to do the job. The employer can then compare candidates against the same set of criteria.

Is it Okay to mention Money in an Interview?

By Matthew Coppola

Every Selection Criteria is different, and so is how employers will view and read your answers to each criterion. Some may wish to focus on your skills or education; others will be more concerned about your experience.

More and more employers today are asking for selection criteria to be responded to as they try and cut down on the number of job applicants applying for work.

Why it Matters More than Ever to Stand Out from Other Applicants


You hear it regularly on the news. Job losses in the thousands. People being made redundant from organisations trying to downsize and go leaner to cut costs to better weather a harsh and multifaceted economic climate. Today, the news seems to form a large part of our life, grabbing our attention more than ever it seems.

Going back twenty or thirty years ago, finding work many would say was much more straightforward. Some individuals found that they could rock up to a business, say that they were looking for work, what they could do and their experience, then to be interviewed there on the spot or be offered the job to start right away.

How important is a well written CV in the process of applying for jobs?

Article by Matthew Coppola

It’s incredibly important now more than ever to stand out from other applicants and make an impression simply because of how competitive the jobs market is and just how flooded are positions advertised because of so many candidates vying for the same position.

You can stand out from other applicants by having your resume professionally revamped, cover letter expertly worded and tailored and write accurate responses to key selection criteria. The team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions offer these services to clients all over Australia. And, once you have secured an interview, unfortunately, it’s not as straightforward anymore.

You need to be able to sell your experience and skillset to a prospective employer which you can do so by refining and finessing your interview technique. You can receive interview coaching from Client Centric too.

Is It Okay To Send A Follow Up Email After A Job Interview?

Article by Matthew Coppola

Have you ever looked at a large crowd of people, and for some reason, your attention is drawn to a person in the crowd.

They might be wearing a bright coloured outfit. They stand out. The same is true for job seekers.

While I’m not suggesting that you need a colourful CV with pretty pictures, the content must stand out and not only capture the potential employer’s attention, but hold it too.

Learn more at: http://www.clientcentric.com.au

Getting Ready to Return to the Workplace


These past few months have seen many employees set up a home office and work from home. 

Some have found it an absolute luxury to work from home. In contrast, others struggle with the whole concept of being away from their corporate office and have to contend with the proclivities of relaxing, sitting on the couch to watch their favourite show. 

If, however, you will soon be asked to return to the workplace where you can still work safely in an open, office environment, then you may need to start thinking about how you’re going to get ready to return to the workplace. With this in mind, I would like to offer you the following suggestions:

  1. Set your alarm to get up early, as if you need to account for preparation, breakfast and travel time. Do this for a while so that you may be able to get in the right frame of mind.
  2. Try getting dressed in your work clothes and then wearing this all day while you work from home.
  3. Have a short lunch break as if you usually would at work, rather than falling into the trap of an extended lunch break while working from home.

Such suggestions, I hope, will help you to be better prepared to return to the workplace. 

However, you may also feel that now is the time for you to start looking for alternative employment. If that’s the case, may I suggest contacting the team at Client Centric (www.clientcentric.com.au), an Australia-wide, professional employment services firm that writes powerful resumes/CVs, tailored cover letters, responses to selection criteria and provide interview coaching. They aim to help their clients secure work faster.

Is It Okay To Mention Money In An Interview?


For many, saying the word ‘money’ interview setting is a dirty word. But one begs the question, is there anything wrong with mentioning money, especially if it’s the primary reason why you’re on the job hunt?

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To answer this question, we need to carefully consider the reasons behind why people are afraid to say money is the determining factor behind their job search efforts and for wanting to leave their current employer.

An article written by Kristin Wong from the New York Times mentions that many of us were brought up from a young age believing that money, like sex, is one of those topics that we should not bring up in a polite conversation. It’s like the conversation of money is almost taboo.

She goes on to say that forces are at play here, such as the intimidation factor and embarrassment prevent us from mention about money.

Another article by Inc entitled How to Talk Money in a Job Interview makes a good point that it’s best to ease into the topic of money in an interview setting and to know your worth.

It’s true to say money isn’t everything when it comes to the perfect job. But it does mean a great to the self-esteem and personal feeling of worth to many who feel income, or size of it, is a good measure of themself and skilfulness.

WHY LEAVING A JOB CAN BE SO HARD TO DO

Indeed, this is a personal topic, and everyone will be different. Not everyone is comfortable mentioning money in an interview.

On a personal note, I think that money is part of the whole employee-employer relationship. For your services, they provide you with money. The employer is more than willing and happy to ask YOU questions about what you can do for them. It only makes sense then that a respectful and tact conversation on money emerges as that is the return to you for your services as an employee.

Eventually, though, unless the job is a voluntary, unpaid position, money will be mentioned. It’s up to you then to have that conversation and to know what the market is paying for someone of your experience and calibre, while at the same time not being unrealistic to push the employer away because they feel that you’re too expensive.

Matthew Coppola, Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions (www.clientcentric.com.au)

Learn more at: https://www.clientcentric.com.au/linkedin-profile-writing

Dealing With The Feeling Of Regret About Your New Job – Jobseeker Remorse


You’ve probably heard the term ‘buyers remorse’.

I personally get it all the time, especially when it comes to making big purchases like a car, electronics or furniture.

What size font is best suited to a resume? By Matthew Coppola

I buy the item at 25% off, only to see it on sale the next day at 45% off. Or I see another item and think that maybe I was better off buying that item instead. It’s made even worse when I consult about my purchase with family and friends, only for them to make unsavoury comments about my buying choices, that I end up then regretting.

I’ve looked into this and learnt about what they call in the study of psychology: ‘cognitive dissonance’. According to the website Simple Psychology, the theory of cognitive dissonance is the situation involving conflicting attitudes or behaviours which “produces a feeling of mental discomfort leading to an alteration in one of the attitudes to reduce the discomfort and restore balance.”

How can I show better initiative at work? By Matthew Coppola

When it comes to our career choices (or just what job we do) some individuals may feel a level of regret and remorse about the job that they have applied for and secured. After two weeks in the position, they see another job advertised and start to wish they had have waited to apply for that role.

Why does this happen?

Probably for many reasons. But for many of us, our job has a fair impact on how we define who we are. It’s almost like an extension of us. We associate who we are with our job.

However, you may have secured a job, only to feel that the job does not fit in with your inner-most feelings and attitudes about who you want to be and how you define yourself.

How long should I wait to send a thank-you email after an interview? By Matthew Coppola

One way to deal with this situation is to view your current job in a positive light. Look at the good aspects of the role, what you like about it, what you enjoy about the workplace and what you are going to learn from being in the job. Perhaps a new skill maybe. But such a suggestion means that you have to avoid looking at the negative side of your choice in a job.

That might even mean stop looking for alternative roles for a short while.

And when you are ready, use the time that you have actually been in a job to perfect your resume and cover letter in time to start applying for another job.

Tips on finding a new job, by Matthew Coppola


Finding a new job can be a challenging and frustrating experience; however you can make it easier for yourself when you use proactive strategies. The below tips are applicable for all job seekers, both new to the job market and those with many years’ experience.

Here are some of my best tips for finding a new job at any career level.

1. Be clear and know what you want. Reflect on your strengths and weaknesses and the type of work that you enjoy doing. What do you want in a job?

2. Research the organisations that you are targeting. This will help you to get a feel for the organisation’s culture, what you are likely to be paid and if they are the right fit for you.

3. Tailor your resume to each position. By doing this, the recruiter or hr manager will know straight away that you have the skills they are looking for. Remember that your CV is one of the most critical tools for when it comes to job searching.

4. Have an online career profile. By having a career profile like on LinkedIn, you are showcasing your experience, knowledge, and passion online where employers and recruiters search the web for potential employees. Maybe it’s time to get your LinkedIn profile professionally revamped?

5. Be organised. Have a system that works for you, with organising your job searching. Even just a simple spreadsheet to keep track of the positions that you have applied for.

6. Utilise your network of contacts. People you know may want to help you in finding a job or may know that a position is currently available at their workplace and could refer you to their HR manager.

7. Don’t just apply online. Limiting yourself to only online could make the process take longer. Contact companies directly via cold calling or recruiters to let them know you are looking for work, or even leave your resume in their letterbox.

8. Have daily job-related goals to reach. By having a daily goal to achieve, this will help you to stay focused and motivated with finding a job.

9. Prepare for all your job interviews. Develop responses for common interview questions and practice them with a friend or interview coach. The more prepared you are, the more comfortable and confident you will be. Client Centric offer interview skills coaching via face to face or Zoom/Skype.

10. Email thank you messages to all interviewers after the interview. A brief email of thanks highlighting your keen interest and fit with the role and employer is a great way to help make you stand out from the majority.

By Matthew Coppola, Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions

South Australia: A Growing State With Great Potential For Development


At the time of writing this article (May 2020) according to the Government of South Australia on their site ‘Growth State – Our Plan for Prosperity’ there are around 9 growth sectors identified, each with specific strategies developed as part of a growth plan.

What I really like is that there is a plan attached to each major sector.

Applying for jobs in Adelaide, suggestions and tips by Matthew Coppola

South Australia is an incredible state with a rich and vibrant history, known for being an affordable state, with less traffic and easier commute to work.

For people searching for gainful employment, Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions offer a professional resume and cover letter writing service for clients in Adelaide and throughout South Australia. These guys are brilliant. Experts in their field and know what it takes to make a CV go from good to great.

I think it’s important for any state throughout Australia to grow. Growth helps to boost employment, creating thousands of jobs which mean more opportunities for job seekers and professionals to expand their reach, push forward and better themself.

If, though, you happen to come across a job that asks you to respond to a set of key selection criteria, Client Centric are the number one Adelaide selection criteria writers that can write for just about any job.

Gainful work means much to all of us.

I personally believe it’s so important to love what you do, and to do all you can to professionally develop and grow in your knowledge and skill set.

From memory, I can recall my last visit as being memorable. I stayed in the Adelaide central business district, and visited the Adelaide hills region. I remember it was raining at the time, but what I loved was the greenery of the area. The air was fresh, you could smell the open fireplaces and how clean and crisp the environment was. A memory that I think I will certainly cherish for years to come. May even prompt me to go for another visit to Adelaide in the future.

New South Wales: Finding Work, Securing Employment And Getting Ahead In Sydney


Sydney, one of the largest cities in Australia, is known for the diverse range of industries that employ many thousands of people. Industries such as manufacturing, finance, education and distribution. 

According to the City of Sydney, the city is recognised for leading a knowledge-based economy in the country.

Employment, like in any major city, depends on many factors.

When there are more jobs and fewer candidates applying for work, there may be less competition as opposed to when there are fewer jobs and more people seeking employment.

It’s imperative to stand out in a crowded jobs market and make an impression.

Coping with a challenging jobs market in Sydney: What you need to know!

You can do this by enlisting the help of the experts. That is, by utilising the services of a professional business which deals with the writing of resumes, cover letters and responses to key selection criteria.

Why we should never worry about candidates vying for the same job, by Matthew Coppola

Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions is one such business that provides these services and they do it very well.

Specifically, they provide a professional resume and cover letter writing service for clients in Sydney, as well as assistance for clients in Sydney who need help addressing key selection criteria for positions in Government, community services, education and health care.

And, once you have secured an interview, these guys can even help you make a greater impression and improve your confidence during the interview process with one-on-one interview coaching for clients in Sydney.

Remember, sure it may be tough out there. But as I have always said in the past, it’s important to not lose focus. Remain positive, upbeat and confident that the right job will come along.

 

 

What’s It Like To Find Work In Townsville, Queensland?


[14th May 2020 update – article has been adjusted for greater accuracy]

According to the City of Townsville, Townsville is the largest city in Northern Australia, renowned as the gateway to mining and agricultural regions.

At the time of writing this article (May 2020), some reports say that the coronavirus pandemic has had a serious impact on work opportunities and growth across many parts of Queensland, with some areas according to the ABC facing double unemployment figures – see ‘Unemployment skyrockets in Wide Bay region, now more than double state figure’ article by ABC News.

At times I receive feedback and comments from my readers, some negative, others positive. I do however sincerely appreciate genuine constructive feedback. Such feedback is that job prospects in Townsville are excellent. Hence why this article has been updated.

One source noted that there are many projects underway, including a new private hospital (see Mater Private Hospital 10-year plan article) re-development and many homes under new construction.

Indeed, many opportunities for job seekers to secure gainful employment.

I no longer have a job. What should I do now?

Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions service clients in Townsville, providing a contact-less, online-based professional employment service to help support job seekers to secure employment sooner than later.

About Aussie Employment Firm, Client Centric: Who They Are, What They Do.

They do this by professionally writing tailored and expertly-worded resumes and cover letters that help to market the skills and experience their clients in Townsville have. As Townsville resume and cover letter writers, they have experience in all sorts of professions and trades, assisting clients to move into many different sectors or make career changes into industries such as:

  • Mining
  • Agriculture
  • Manufacturing
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
  • Construction
  • Wholesale trade
  • Retail Trade
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing
  • Information Media and Telecommunications
  • Financial and Insurance Services
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Education
  • Health Care

For more information, please visit their website by clicking here.

Is It Okay To Send A Follow Up Email After A Job Interview?


You just had a job interview with an employer and you’re feeling quite confident. Or maybe you’re freaking out, carefully considering whether or not you performed well and what you could have said differently.

Frustrated You Didn’t Hear From Back From an Employer? You’re Not Alone.

It’s a waiting game. You need to let the interview process proceed and finish. Once they have interviewed all shortlisted candidates (and let’s face it, who knows how many people they actually interviewed) then they will discuss and make a decision about who gets the job.

The problem with the whole job interview process is that you never really get to know what the employer is going to ask you and what they’re specifically looking for.

How long can it take to secure an interview?

But you may be wondering whether or not it’s okay to send a follow up email to the interviewer thanking them for their time.

Well, for many, there are mixed views on this.

I think it’s okay, but only if your email is super short and straight to the point.

Something like this:

Hi, Just a quick note to say thank you for the opportunity to be interviewed by you. Whatever the outcome may be, I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks.

So something short and sweet. No pressure whatsoever on the employer to make a decision sooner or in any way influence their decision-making. At the end of the day, you want the employer to hire you because they want you not because they felt compelled or pressured.

I believe it’s a good idea to send a follow-up email because it shows that you’re keen and enthusiastic about the job. A genuine, heart-felt show of interest can go a long way to making a difference. And of all the candidates that they may have hired, if there is any slight confusion as to hiring you over someone else, a simple email might just be the trick to push you over the edge to a yes to hiring you.

The best thing anyone can do is work on their interviewing technique. Learn about the art of the interview by receiving one-on-one interview coaching with an experienced coach will guide you and provide you with feedback. Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions offer this service and they do a great job at it.

5 Ways To Write Winning Responses To Selection Criteria


Not everyone likes to have to address a set of key selection criteria for a particular role. And, for good reason. It’s time consuming.

Furthermore, many find it hard to write about themself.

Below are my top 5 suggestions that you can use to write winning responses to selection criteria:

  1. Actually address the criteria. Don’t write about anything unrelated to what the criterion is asking for you to explain or demonstrate. Don’t go off-track.
  2. Incorporate real-working examples into every selection criteria as best you can. If you are unsure of how many examples to include, read this article on deciding how many examples to use.
  3. Don’t waffle on. Get to the point.
  4. Have a clear and logical structure to every response.

To summarise, it is vital that your responses tie your experience and skills back to the position, incorporating relevant examples.

If however, you do find yourself stuck and you need help, the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions are the go-to people when it comes to asking for help with addressing selection criteria. As selection criteria writing service, they are experts in writing for all industries and professionals, including executive and government roles.

When You Don’t Have An Example To Use In Addressing Selection Criteria


You’ve come across a position that you’re quite interested in, and they ask you to address a set of key selection criteria. That’s all good and well. But there’s just one problem. You don’t have enough relevant working examples to demonstrate your competence in meeting some or all of the criteria.

So, faced with this dilemma, what can you do?

My suggestion is to use an imaginative situation, a “what-if” scenario to show what you would do should that situation arise.

Or, you could highlight your skills and knowledge, and instead of using an example, talk about your familiarity with the criterion.

Frustrated You Didn’t Hear From Back From an Employer? You’re Not Alone.


Client Centric Executive Employment Solutionsan Australian-based professional job seeker services firm, recently published an article entitled:

“Why Employers Don’t Always Respond To Unsuccessful Job Applications?”.

A good question to ask indeed.

If you’re frustrated that you didn’t hear back from an employer after submitting a job application, you’re not alone.

More often than not, job seekers receive a response back from an employer saying that they were unsuccessful and wish them all the best, or they don’t hear back at all. Or, it’s just one of those cold replies that are worse than not hearing back anything at all:

You were not successful, thank you.

The article makes a good point. Employers can receive anywhere up to a thousand applicants for a single position. So you can imagine how time-consuming it would be to provide personalised responses to each and every unsuccessful applicant.

Sure, you take the time to prepare your application and tailor your resume and cover letter, only to be unsuccessful.

I have written in the past on coping strategies for dealing with job rejections, as well as an article entitled: How long can it take to secure an interview?

The article also makes the point to stay focused and keep applying. Not letting one or ten job applications let you down or demotivate you.

Practical Suggestions To Work More Effectively From Home


Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions, an Australian-based, online employment services business recently published a great article entitled “How To Deal With Challenges Around Working From Home” published today, the 29th April 2020.

Many professionals are finding themselves working from home due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, which has seen many households turn into functioning home offices.

In the article, it offers five practical suggestions to enable individuals to be their most productive while working from home. We all know how many distractions there are at home, and not everyone has the luxury of having a dedicate room for a home office.

I have summarised the suggestions below:

  1. Get a good night’s sleep. So effective to rest properly every night.
  2. Get organised. Plan for what you’re going to do each day.
  3. Ask people in your household to respect your need to focus while working.
  4. Get set up with everything you need to be productive. Computer, check. Monitor, check. Keyboard, check. Etc.
  5. Most distracting items away from your line of sight. Possibly in another room.

When I think of working from home, I do think of people who mainly work on a computer, or do drafting/architecture work. We’re all performance managed, and since an employer cannot see exactly what you are doing every minute or hour of the day, it does making things that little more complicated, especially if your not performing. For help on dealing with performance management, please read this other interesting post by Client Centric by clicking here.

A recovering Queensland state: Being hopeful for an economy to bounce back with jobs growth.


I read an interesting article by the Gold Coast Bulletin entitled: Debt, savings to help Qld economy recover’ written by Robyn Wuth from the Australian Associated Press.

In the article, it mentions how Treasurer Jackie Trad commented that the economic shock from the Covid-19 virus is nothing like they have seen before. The article also mentions how around 166,000 people have already shown interest in the JobKeeper program, a staggering amount of people. The article also says that around 20,000 businesses have been affected.

With so many people out of work with businesses struggling, is now a good time to start preparing for employment post-Codid-19? That’s a personal decision. But, if you live in the Gold Coast and feel that now is the right time, then equip yourself with the best tools for the job to apply for work. A new, professionally written and tailored resume and cover letter written by the Gold Coast employment professionals, Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions. They offer a resume and cover letter writing service in the Gold Coast to help support struggling job seekers attain gainful employment faster.

And if your new to the workforce, most jobs these days ask for candidates to address a set of key selection criteria as part of their application. As expert selection criteria writers in the Gold Coast, Client Centric have the expertise and experience to write winning responses for you.

Keep your head held high and apply with confidence. Client Centric’s motto is “For when you want that job” and how true it is. The team at Client Centric has a wealth of experience serving clients all over the sunshine state. They help clients from all different professions and trades increase their chances to secure the job that they want. What a wonderful service indeed!

Finding work is stressful, it really is. Having to write about oneself is even harder! So why not leave that to the professionals who know what they’re doing. They’ll turn any bland resume into something truly remarkable. Click here to get in contact with Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions.

How to prepare for entering the difficult job market in Canberra.


Most will agree that the jobs market in Canberra is tough. You could be pondering on what you can do to prepare for entering the workforce or even make a career change.

I suggest that you start by searching for what jobs are currently available and what future jobs will be available. A great article to read on job hunting is Effective job hunting is about making tailored job applications that match the vacancy and employer.

Updating your resume is the first step. A great idea is having more than one CV tailored for different roles that you want to apply for, as this opens up your options to suitable employment. You can write a CV and cover letter yourself. Or seek assistance from a professional resume and cover letter writer from Canberra, who will create for you job application documents that work to highlight the best that you have to offer a prospective employer.

When searching for jobs that you want to apply for, you may discover roles that require selection criteria to be addressed. Please don’t ignore them! Most roles in Government will include selection criteria as part of the application process. You can address them yourself, or get help from the Canberra selection criteria writers at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions. This Australian business has the expertise to write successful responses to any criterion, for any industry.

Reaching the interview stage is a great win and worth the battle to achieve. When you’re sitting in front of the employer for an interview, you know they liked your application, which can mean you have a high chance of securing the position. Which makes it crucial that you get the interview right. You have the option of finessing your interview technique by receiving interview coaching by an experienced coach in Canberra, Australia who will guide and teach you to build up confidence. Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions offer this service, and from client reviews, are very good at doing so.

Don’t ever to give up, stay focused and in control. For my insight on staying focused, please feel free to read this article How to stay motivated and positive despite setbacks in securing work, by Matthew Coppola.

Preparing to enter into a challenging job market in Melbourne.


Melbourne’s job market is definitely challenging without any question. You may be asking yourself what you can do to prepare to enter such a challenging workforce or make a career change in this kind of job market.

Look at what jobs are available now and will be available in the future. This will help you to understand the market and what roles you are wanting to apply for better. A great article to read on having your resume stand out is What makes a good resume stand out?

So, the first step you need to take is getting your resume in order. A great idea is to have more than one CV that is tailored for different roles, this will help keep your options open and increase your chances. You can write a CV and cover letter yourself. Or seek assistance from a professional resume and cover letter writer based in Melbourne, who will create for you job application documents that work to highlight the best that you have to offer a prospective employer.

When job hunting for those suitable positions, you may find some roles require selection criteria to be addressed. Please do not overlook them! The application process for most Government roles includes selection criteria. You can address them yourself, or seek assistance from the Melbourne selection criteria writers at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions. This Australian business has the expertise to write winning responses to any criterion, in any industry.

Reaching to the interview stage is challenging but definitely worth fighting to achieve. When you’re in that interview sitting in front of the employer, you know they liked your application and have a high chance of securing the job, so this makes it so essential to get it right. An option you could do is enhance your interview technique by receiving interview coaching by an experienced coach in Melbourne, who will guide and teach you to build up confidence. Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions offer this service, and from client reviews are very good at doing so.

Getting a job can take time, so never give up, stay in control and keep focused. A good article to read on what to do after the interview is What should you do if you don’t hear back from an employer after the interview?

Preparing yourself now to get back into the workforce in Perth after Covid-19.


The jobs market in Perth at the moment without a doubt is tough, especially given the present Covid-19 situation. You may be thinking about what you can do to prepare yourself to get back into the workforce or change careers.

Start by looking at what roles are currently available and future roles that will become available. A great article to read on these current circumstances is Getting a job in a recession: what you need to know.

Having your resume ready and up to date is the first step. You could even have more than one resume prepared for different roles; by doing this, it will open up your options to suitable employment. You can write a CV and cover letter yourself. Or get help from a professional resume and cover letter writer based in Perth, who will tailor for you job application documents that will emphasize the best that you have to offer a prospective employer.

In finding a job, you may find roles that require key selection criteria to be addressed. Do not disregard the criteria! Majority of Government positions have selection criteria as part of the application process. Address the criteria yourself or seek assistance from the Perth selection criteria writers at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions. This business has many years of experience and expertise in writing successful responses to any criterion for any industry.

When you have the opportunity and are sitting in front of the employer for an interview, you know the employer liked your application, giving you a stronger chance of securing the job. This means that it is crucial that you get the interview right. To do this, you can enhance your interview technique by receiving interview coaching by an experienced coach in Perth, who will guide and teach you to build up confidence. Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions offer this service, and from client feedback are incredibly good at doing so.

Don’t ever give up on your search but stay focused and in control. A great article to read on this is How to stay motivated and positive despite setbacks in securing work, by Matthew Coppola.

Coping with a challenging jobs market in Sydney: What you need to know!


There is no question that many will agree that the jobs market in Sydney is challenging, especially given the current Covid-19 situation. You may be thinking about how you can prepare yourself to re-join the workforce or make a career change.

I suggest beginning with looking at jobs that are currently available and jobs that will be offered in the future. There is a great article on this entitled What can I do when there are so many places online to find work? By Matthew Coppola.

Start with getting your resume sorted and up to date. As strange as it may be, have more than one resume ready and tailored for different roles. This will help open your options with employment. You can write a CV and cover letter yourself. Or get help from a professional resume and cover letter writer based in Sydney, who will create for you job application documents that will highlight the best that you have to offer a prospective employer.

With your search in finding suitable jobs in a challenging jobs market, you could discover positions that require you to address a set of key selection criteria. Do not ignore them! A majority of Government roles will include selection criteria as part of the application process. You could address the criterion yourself or seek assistance from the Sydney selection criteria writers at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions. Client Centric is an Australian based business with the expertise to write successful responses to any criterion, in any industry.

Reaching the interview stage is a challenge, but it is definitely worth fighting for. When you have reached the hurdle of sitting in front of the employer for an interview, you are then confident they liked your application and that you have a solid chance of acquiring the role. So, it is important you get it right. You can refine your interview skills by getting interview coaching by an experienced coach in Sydney, who will be able to provide you with guidance and teach you to build up confidence. Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions offer this service and are very good at it. I know this as they have received great feedback from clients.

As challenging as it may be, never give up; stay motivated, focused and in control. A great article to read on staying positive during these times is How to stay motivated and positive despite set backs in securing work, by Matthew Coppola.

Ways you can prepare yourself now to enter the workforce in Brisbane post Covid-19, by Matthew Coppola


No doubt many will agree that the jobs market in Brisbane is tight, especially given the current Covid-19 climate. But what about post-COVID-19. You may be wondering what you can do now to prepare yourself to re-enter the workforce or even make a career change.

Firstly, I suggest looking at what jobs are available now and will be available in the future. I have written an article on this entitled What can I do when there are so many places online to find work? By Matthew Coppola.

The first step is to get your resume in order. Maybe have more than one CV prepared so that you open up your options to suitable employment. You can write a CV and cover letter yourself. Or get help from a professional resume and cover letter writer based in Brisbane, who will craft for you job application documents that work to highlight the best that you have to offer a prospective employer.

In your search to find those suitable jobs, you may come across positions that ask you to address a set of key selection criteria. Don’t dismiss them! Most roles in Government will include selection criteria as part of the application process. You can address them yourself, or seek assistance from the Brisbane selection criteria writers at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions. This Australian based business has the expertise to write winning responses to any criterion, in any industry.

Getting to the interview stage is half the battle, but it’s a battle worth fighting to achieve. Once you’re in front of the employer in an interview setting, you know that they liked your application and that you have a strong chance of securing the position, which makes it so essential to get it right. You have the option of finessing your interview technique by receiving interview coaching by an experienced coach in Brisbane, Australia who will guide and teach you to build up confidence. Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions offer this service. And frankly, very good at doing so.

Remember never to give up and to stay focused and in control. For my insight on staying focused, please feel free to read this article How to stay motivated and positive despite set backs in securing work, by Matthew Coppola.

A high level of verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.


This particular selection criterion is asking for you to prove that you can speak and write at a high level and that you can engage well with others at an interpersonal level.

If you would like assistance with addressing this criterion, contact the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions by clicking here

No matter the role, no matter the industry, they have the expertise to address the selection criteria for you.

Experience liaising with community organisations and other key stakeholders to collaborate on the clients’ needs.


This particular selection criterion is asking about your experience engaging with community organisations, as well as other stakeholders relevant to the community sector and who you collaborated, or worked closely with, on meeting the needs of your clients.

If you would like help with addressing this selection criterion, then contact the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions by clicking here.

They are specialists in addressing key selection criteria

Why have a collection of CVs/resumes as opposed to having just the one CV? By Matthew Coppola


There’s a saying “It’s good to keep your options open” and how true that is, especially when it comes to searching and applying for suitable employment.

Some job seekers opt to have a collection of different CVs that they can use in applying for work, and there are many reputable professional resume writers that can help with this.

Often, we find ourselves out of a job and not sure what to do. There are a few different roles, perhaps in related or completely different industries that we know, after reading through the employer’s requirements and selection criteria, that we can do the job. (By the way, if you do find a job that asks you to address a set of key selection criteria, Australian employment services firm Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions can provide assistance in addressing them for you. Learn more by clicking here.

And, if you find that the job description is fairly uninformative, there’s an article I have written on about how to deal with uninformative job descriptions.

In fact, having a one-page CV can be powerful too in terms of getting straight to the point about your knowledge and experience, as well as providing the employer with a brief page to read.

So, having multiple CVs for different jobs can be helpful because you can apply for more jobs and therefore increase your chances of gaining suitable employment. That’s right, you’re keeping the options open. The same goes for your cover letter.

And, once you secure a job interview then fantastic! The Australian company mentioned earlier – Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions – provide interview coaching and will teach you the techniques and skills to handle standard and behavioural type questions, personalised for you and your needs. Learn more about their interview coaching service by clicking here.

Client Centric is an Australian-wide business providing an online employment service for job seekers wanting to get an edge over other candidates in the jobs market. They write resumes and cover letters for clients in Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast as well as across Tasmania. Feel free to contact the team today and they will be more than happy to help.

 

Coping with rejections from unsuccessful job applications, by Matthew Coppola


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So you are looking for work and find the perfect job—precisely the type of role you want to do and take the next step in your career. You may start to visualise yourself in the position, imagine the pride and joy that you will have and can share with your family and close friends. It’s a great feeling start to a new job, and you are excited about what may be in store for you in the future.

So, you go ahead and apply. And because this role is perfect for you, it warrants the extra time and attention to detail in your application. You tailor your resume, modify your cover letter to help increase your chances and make sure that your job application accurately addresses the employer’s requirements. There’s a good article on the benefits of tailoring your resume written by Client Centric.

So yeah, you could say you’ve put in the time and effort to make a great application, and after proof-reading both documents over and over again, you’re confident attach them and hit the submit button.

And there it goes, off into the wide world web.

You wait, wait and wait.

Finally, you get a call from the prospective recruiter. I often write about articles dealing with the recruitment process, such as why hiring processes can be so lengthy. Recruiters often dismiss application and pigeon-hole you into one particular field. The field that you’re trying to get out of and move into something new. It’s disheartening. It’s mean. Maybe you have found yourself in a similar position. Perhaps you applied only not just to be rejected, but not even have the chance to speak with anyone as to why you were not successful.

The thing is not to give up. To not let anyone tell put you down. To lift your head high and persevere, keep applying and believe in yourself. Indeed, take on constructive feedback and see where you can improve, and view any criticism like water off a duck’s back.

But there is light at the end of the tunnel. Which is why it can be so helpful to have your resume and cover letter professionally written by the experts in Brisbane, as well as other states throughout Australia. Feel free to learn more about Client Centric and what they can do to support you with your job search efforts.

And if you want to know what makes a resume stand out, read this great article by Client Centric entitled “what makes a good resume stand out?”.

How to condense your resume, by Matthew Coppola


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You may feel that your resume is too long, messy and unstructured, but you want to keep all the information because you think that you have a lot to offer and employers should know this.

An option is trying to shorten sentences in your responsibilities and experience by either removing unnecessary information or re-writing the sentence with the same content but shorter. An example of this would be:

  • LONG – Managing all administrative personnel (including part-time/full-time staff members) by overseeing their work, providing direction and training.
  • SHORT – Managing administrative staff by providing direction, supervision, and training.

With the sentence, you can see that I have omitted information such as the nature of all the staff member’s employment – full time and part-time, all which is unnecessary information. Also, the words staff members and personnel were used – so I took out both and replaced them with the one word – staff. This has shortened the sentence, making it briefer yet with the same meaning.

www.clientcentric.com.au

What name should I give to each CV I create?


My suggestion is to allocate a version number to each CV. So, you could put v1, v2 and so forth. Just make sure that depending on the job you apply for, you use the right CV.

The other option is that you put a profession title at the end of the file name. So, for example:

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My only concern taking this approach is that the employer may get the sense that you are  applying for different industries and different roles, rather than being set on one specific  area.

But at the end of the day, do what works best for you. Come up with a system that is convenient and right for you in organising your different resumes and cover letters.

If you need help with revamping your CV, contact the team at Client Centric. They will professionally write for you a brand new and tailored CV and cover letter, designed to market and promote your skills and experience.

Dealing with uninformative job descriptions when addressing selection criteria, by Matthew Coppola


Do you need to address a set of key selection criteria for a specific role? Contact the team at Client Centric, the specialists in writing selection criteria.

For many, addressing key selection criteria is already a challenge enough in itself. Writing out lengthy responses to secure an interview and be considered for the role does take time and energy.

Which further makes it difficult when you are dealing with a job description that is not informative, clear or straightforward. So the question you ask then is what I should do with an uninformative job description?

My suggestion is that you first work with what you have. Draw out as much as you can from the job description, however light on information it may be. Secondly, you may choose to contact the person listed in charge of the role and ask them more about what is involved, taking notes in doing so. Thirdly, you may choose to resort to looking at other job descriptions for similar roles.

Whether you’re in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Hobart, Canberra, Brisbane or the Gold Coast, if you need to apply for a job that asks you to address selection criteria, then contact Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions, the experts in writing selection criteria.

What can I do when there are so many places online to find work? By Matthew Coppola


Interested in having your resume and cover letter professionally written by the experts? Contact the team at Client Centric today! 

Are you faced with the challenge of looking for work online in a jobs market that littered with so many job search websites?. 

You must feel overwhelmed!

Well, good news, you’re not alone!

Many job seekers feel this way. They don’t know what to do. Being spoilt for choice is not always helpful. 

My suggestion is that you choose three of your favourite websites that are reputable and popular. Make sure that the site is legitimate and that the jobs posted are equally valid too. 

No matter what state you are applying for work in, whether it be Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart or Brisbane, finding a good resume writer can be challenging too. But look no further than the team at Client Centric. 

 

Snapshot about the capability statement writing and design service offered by Client Centric


Keep calm and get your capability statement professionally revamped by the professionals.

Client Centric can professionally design your company’s capability statement to help market and promote your full range of services or products to use in tendering for new business or as marketing material for prospective customers.

Please visit the following page for more information:

https://www.clientcentric.com.au/capability-statement-writing-service-

Snapshot about the outplacement services offered by Client Centric


Keep calm and help your staff transition smoothly on to new employment with the help of Client Centric.

Client Centric assist companies letting go of staff by writing for the employees a new CV and covering letter along with providing them interview skills coaching to ease the transition on to other employment.

Please visit the following page for more information:

https://www.clientcentric.com.au/career-transition-outplacement-serv

Snapshot about the key selection criteria writing service offered by Client Centric


Keep calm and take the stress out of having to respond to key selection criteria by seeking out assistance from the selection criteria writing experts at Client Centric.

Client Centric can professionally address each of the key selection criteria for a position that you are interested in. They include examples, along with incorporating information from your resume and the job description for excellent, tailored responses.

Please visit the following page for more information:

https://www.clientcentric.com.au/selection-criteria-writing

Snapshot about the Interview Skills Coaching service offered by Client Centric


Keep calm by preparing for your next interview by receiving interview coaching from the experts.

Client Centric provide interview skills coaching to individuals seeking assistance in being able to market and promote themselves during an interview as well as be able to answer questions confidently and assertively.

Please visit the following page for more information:

https://www.clientcentric.com.au/interview-coaching

Snapshot about the LinkedInTM profile writing services offered by Client Centric


Keep calm and get your LinkedInTM profile professionally revamped by the experts.

The team at Client Centric can create for you a professional online profile to include all your key skills, achievements, employment history and education that you have obtained for a complete profile, along with a selling summary to capture the reader’s attention.

Please visit the following page for more information:

https://www.clientcentric.com.au/linkedin-profile-writing

Snapshot about the CV and cover letter writing services offered by Client Centric


Keep calm and get your resume professionally written by the experts.

Allow Client Centric to create you a professionally written CV and Covering Letter to market your skills and experience more effectively to the line of work you are seeking. Their CV’s are structured and written in a manner to be easy to read and applicable to what employers are after.

Please visit the following page for more information:

https://www.clientcentric.com.au/resume-writing-services

Professional CV and cover letter writing service, Los Angeles, California


Do you reside in Los Angeles, CV and are looking to have your resume and cover letter professionally written by the experts?

You’ve come to the right place.

245c82_11089b4e70ec439ab14430eb58c2cca9Client Centric provide a comprehensive service where we will write for you a professionally written and tailored CV and cover letter that is designed to market and highlight your skills and experience gained over the course of your work history. They will complement each other in the way they read and present on paper.

Your CV and covering letter is what you put in front of an employer to draw their attention to what you have to offer and bring to their company.

They will both compliment each other in the way they present and deliver in front of the employer.

We will need a copy of your most recent resume as well as details of roles that you would like to apply for and be marketed towards. We usually ask for a turn around time of around 3-4 working days to have the documents back and ready for your review.

Please note that our service is delivered primarily by email contact. 

For information on pricing, please click here.

To submit an order, please click here.

Professional CV Writing Service, Chicago Illinois


Are you actively applying for jobs or interested in moving on to new employment?

245c82_11089b4e70ec439ab14430eb58c2cca9Client Centric is pleased to offer a professional resume and cover letter writing service for clients based in Chicago, Illinois. Service delivered primarily by email contact.

Your resume and cover letter are the most important tools that you have to get noticed by a prospective employer.

We will professionally write for you a tailored and personalised CV and cover letter that stand out.

We have extensive experience in writing resumes for clients from many different types of professions and trades. We have assisted clients in moving from one industry to another, by expanding on their transferable skills.

We will need a copy of your most recent resume as well as details of roles that you would like to apply for and be marketed towards. We usually ask for a turn around time of around 3-4 working days to have the documents back and ready for your review.

Please note that our service is delivered primarily by email contact. 

For pricing details, please click here.

To make an order, please contact us via the order link above.

How long can it take to secure an interview?


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The length of time to find a job can vary considerably.

Many factors are at play. Some people secure a job days after first submitting their application for a position. Others, it may take weeks or months to secure employment. 

Factors such as:

– the economic climate; 

– availability of jobs;

– competition from other job seekers applying for the same role;

– the strength of your job application and;

– the employer’s preferences. 

But having your resume and cover letter written by a professional resume writer can and may significantly reduce the length of time in obtaining work, as both documents will be tailored and wordsmithed to market and promote your skills and experience.

www.clientcentric.com.au

I no longer have a job. What should I do now?


So, you have lost your job or are about to lose your job. What can you do?

First and foremost is not to panic and prepare to start actively applying and tailoring your resume and cover letter to positions.

Carefully consider your skills and experience. Open up your options to jobs that you can do and are willing to do. 

Sure, during periods of a recession or low economic activity, jobs can be scarce. 

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But stay positive, in control and focused. Get your CV in order by utilising the services of a professional resume writer. They will write up a custom-tailored resume designed to market and promote your skills and experience, even tailoring your cover letter or a general letter that you can edit yourself. 

Try not to rush your job applications too. Employers will notice this.

www.clientcentric.com.au

The recession of 2020? Top 5 ways you can prepare yourself now!


26747013429_096efda353_wOkay, so there has been much talk circulating about an impending recession for 2020. Whatever the case may be, you may be wondering what you can do to prepare now.

Here are 5 ways I believe can help an individual prepare for a recession in case they lose their job:

  • Get your resume and cover letter in order. Enlist the services of a professional resume writer such as Client Centric.
  • Keep abreast of what is happening in the jobs market. Add your profile to job search websites.
  • Stay positive, focused and in control. 
  • Practice responding to interview questions to help prepare you for an interview. 
  • Think about all your skills, industry experience and the kind of roles that you can apply for. Open up your options to other employment. 

Matthew Coppola, Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions

Writing a cover letter for a career change


With a career change, you will need a cover letter to go with your revamped resume, as your resume may not have the relevant experience a hiring manager is looking for.

It’s essential to make the most of your cover letter as an opportunity to demonstrate why you are a good fit despite lacking the specific employment history that may be an important factor in being chosen for the job.

A persuasive, well-written cover letter will convince the employer that your work experience is a strength rather than a weakness. With your cover letter, be sure you’re clear on your goals for transitioning careers, and that you’re positioned for a successful career change.

Include the following three crucial points, to explain in your cover letter why you are qualified for the specific role. Emphasize on your transferrable abilities. Highlight your exceptional performance in previous positions. Express your passion for the company. The aim is to make sure you communicate these points throughout your letter.

Matthew Coppola, Client Centric

Securing work during a recession: what you need to know.


13903388778_5b429faf5c_wIt’s 2020, and since the start of the year, there has been much talk about a looming recession.

It’s been decades since Australia faced a significant recessionary period and so many have genuine reasons for concern. First and foremost on most people’s minds are their jobs.

Job security is crucial for living and getting by day-to-day.

During a recession, the jobs market is tighter, and there are fewer positions vacant. People lose their jobs or receive fewer hours of work, with the result being an increase in unemployment, including underemployment and more applicants flooding the jobs market.

So, during such challenging times, it is essential, if not crucial, to stand out from other candidates with a resume and cover letter that draws the employer’s attention and makes an impression. The resume writers at Client Centric have the experience and expertise to write for you a new and professionally written CV and cover letter to help market you to prospective employers.

Then, the next step is to win over the employer during your interview. To help you be more confident in your next job interview, Client Centric also provide one-on-one interview skills coaching.

The resumes, cover letters and responses to key selection criteria that they write are completely personalised and tailored for the individual.

They are entirely personalised and tailored for the individual. They incorporate your experience and tie it back to the position, and they also research what employers are asking for and make sure that your documents reflect this. They write up a selling summary at the start of the resume/CV, expand on your skills and capabilities as well as amplifying your employment history. They expertly write every CV, cover letter and response to a key selection criterion.

Please feel free to visit their website today at www.clientcentric.com.au

Capability statements offered by Client Centric. What they do and what is involved.


Pic1A capability statement is a business document that outlines the capabilities, expertise and resources of a company, and why do business with them.

Capability statements are used by companies of all sizes. Whether you are submitting one as part of a tender or would like to have a statement on hand for business meetings and proposals, a capability statement can be used.

The team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions write and design capability statements for companies of all sizes, no matter the industry. Past clientele that they have created capability statements for include companies providing legal services, construction, property management, communications, trades and scientific products.

They come up with the design, layout and structure of the statement, as well as the marketing spiels, in addition to wordsmithing content provided to them to expand on and improve clarity and style.

If you are interested in finding out more about the capability statement writing service offered by Client Centric, please follow the link below:

https://www.clientcentric.com.au/capability-statement-writing-service-

 

Need a capability statement? Talk to the professionals at Client Centric


A capability statement is a professional document that companies may at times use to submit alongside a tender or as part of a business proposal.

Essentially, the statement works to outline to a prospective client why they should do business with you, what distinguishes you from the competition and what capabilities you have to offer that are relevant to meeting the client’s needs.

The team at Client Centric provide a professional service where they help companies create a professional capability statement that is both informative and attractive. They work with companies to come up with an outline and what information they may like to include. They ask questions to understand about the company and how they would like to be marketed.

For more information about the capability statement writing and design service offered by Client Centric, I welcome you to visit their website at:

https://www.clientcentric.com.au/capability-statement-writing-service-

 

New year, new job?


It’s that time of the year. December 2019.

Right before another year ticks over.

You may start wondering whether you want to continue working for the same employer for another year, or start fresh in a new job. Perhaps for change of scenery, better pay, more interesting and varied work, or maybe the job you’re currently is not part of what you vision for the next 12-months.

If you are looking to apply for jobs next year, why not make your job applications count. After all, you’ve worked hard for the experience and skills obtained over the course of your work history to date.

The team at Client Centric can help make this happen. They can turn any ordinary CV into something attractive, comprehensive, detailed and tailored, designed to market and promote you.

Whether it be a new resume and cover letter, interview skills coaching or assistance addressing key selection criteria, Client Centric is across many platforms.

Why are employers impressed when candidates put effort in their job application? By Matthew Coppola


Employers really appreciate it when job seekers put effort into their job application because it shows initiative, attention to detail and commitment on the job seeker’s part in trying to make an impression and show that they want the job and want to prove it.

To put effort effort in your application means that you personalised your cover letter, your resume is informative and detailed, and your writing is grammatically correct and easy to read.

Effort means time in customising your application and personalising it to the job that you are applying for.

Matthew Coppola, Consultant 

www.clientcentric.com.au 

What if I don’t know who to address the cover letter to? By Matthew Coppola


Occasionally a job advertisement will not mention a contact person. It may just ask for you to submit your resume and cover letter for consideration.

So, what can you do in this instance?

One option is to call the company advertising for the role and ask who is the best person to attention your application letter to. Doing so, can show enthusiasm and a keen interest in the position, along with helping you to get noticed by the employer.

The other option is to just put: ‘To Whom It May Concern:’.


Matthew Coppola, Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions

How to stay motivated and positive despite set backs in securing work, by Matthew Coppola


It can sure get tough finding a job. We want the right job, but often is the case we settle for anything just to be employed.

I don’t see anything wrong with that. It can certainly look good on a resume as opposed to a lengthy unemployed history, and it also helps to keep us focused until the right job comes along.

We often say to ourselves – ‘stay positive’ or ‘don’t worry, something will come up’ – however the bills that need to be paid are at the back of our mind in how important it is to have a job.

But often is the case when we lose focus on our job search efforts, the result is:

  • Incomplete and inaccurate job applications.
  • Cover letters that are not properly tailored.
  • Messy applications and we rush the job search process.

Loss of focus can have a serious impact on the success of our job search efforts.

One approach that can really help build up an individual’s confidence is by having their resume and cover letter written by the experts at client centric.

They can professionally write for you a new and tailored resume and cover letter that work to sell and market your skills and highlighting, highlighting what you have to offer.

Visit their website today at www.clientcentric.com.au

They service every capital city and regional areas across Australia including Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Gold Coast, Hobart and Adelaide.

Client Centric: The specialists in writing resumes and cover letters for clients looking for work in Geelong, Victoria.


Geelong is indeed a beautiful town southwest of Victoria, well known for its Art Deco boardwalk, colourful sculptures and a rich history.

There are many and varied jobs available in Geelong, from a wide range of industries and sectors to work in.

Finding a job in Geelong can at times be challenging. However, the team at Client Centric are available to assist clients put their best foot forward with a professionally written resume and cover letter designed to market and promote their skills and experience.

The service that they provide is primarily online/phone based. They are very responsive and eager to assist.

If you live in Geelong and would like help with your job applications and interview skills, look no further than the team at Client Centric. They are ready and waiting to help you.

Client Centric: The Professional Key Selection Criteria Writers.


The team at Client Centric have considerable experience in addressing key selection criteria.

They know how to write tailored responses that capture the readers attention, relate to the position and align the individual’s experience with the job description.

From administration to government, to education and healthcare – they have assisted clients at all levels put their best foot forward.

Please feel free to visit their website: www.clientcentric.com.au for more information.

Client Centric provide a personalised and tailored service for all their clients. They are responsive, professional and very helpful.

Australia’s specialist in etiquette training: Auersmont School of Etiquette


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I recently chatted with Elizabeth Soos, consultant and principal of Auersmont School of Etiquette. 

Auersmont is a boutique etiquette consultancy firm that provides professional advice and expert knowledge in the world of etiquette, social conventions and good manners.

Prestigious British etiquette educators, Emma Dupont in London and Paris and Shanghai-based etiquette and service consultant, Guillaume Rue de Bernadac at Academie de Bernadac, trained Elizabeth.

Her training, coupled with a European background and extensive knowledge in cross-cultural issues, has enabled her to build Auersmont School of Etiquette to what it is today.

Elizabeth believes that it is crucial to start with etiquette in the formative years of a child’s life, setting them in good stead for the future in their adult years.

The courses that Elizabeth provides at Auersmont School of Etiquette have been tailored to match etiquette to the needs of all ages, from children to teens and adults.

She has even devised specific training for business professionals and those newly entering the workforce. One of her speciality subjects is Interviewing Etiquette.  At any age, applying for work and attending an interview can seem daunting,  so this course that she offers will guide you through the interview process to be prepared and equipped.

Visit their website today at https://auersmont.com.au.

 

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About marketing services offered by Client Centric


Client Centric offer a range of marketing services for companies.

These include:

The range of marketing services offered by Client Centric are aimed about helping businesses of all sizes to present and highlight their services and/or products in an attractive, presentable and engaging format, both in print and digital forms.

Who would benefit from the various marketing services on offer?

Marketing professionals and sales people may benefit from having some great materials and resources that they can use to bring to business meetings with potential or existing clientele. The materials can also be used by management staff when holding conferences.

Do they use templates?

No. Although they have their own style of design, they create every piece of marketing marketing material from the ground up.

How do I make contact with Client Centric?

Visit their website at: www.clientcentric.com.au

One of their friendly team will be happy to attend to your requirements and provide you with an appropriate quote.

 

Responding to the interview question: “What do you look for in a job?” By Matthew Coppola


What do you look for in a job?

Asking this question provides the interviewer with insight and understanding of what it is that you are after in a job and what is going to motivate you to stay and put forth your best effort.

By finding out what you look for in a job, the interviewer can then compare that with what they have on offer and to see if it matches up with what you want.

My suggestion is to be genuine and sincere about what you are looking for in a job. You can the finish up your answer by mentioning about how you feel that the job you are being interviewed for will meet your expectations and requirements in a position.


Would you like interview skills coaching? Contact Client Centric.

Would you like a new and tailored resume and cover letter that helps to highlight the valuable skills and experience you have gained in past roles? Would you like assistance addressing key selection criteria?

Why not contact the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions. They would be happy to help. 

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Responding to the interview question: “What made you apply for this role” By Matthew Coppola


What made you apply for this role?

With this question, the interviewer is trying to determine your reasons for applying and what exactly drew you to the position they have advertised.

In responding to this question, my suggestion is to talk about the role, what really interests you and why the role meets your search criteria for a job.


 


Would you like interview skills coaching? Contact Client Centric.

Would you like a new and tailored resume and cover letter that helps to highlight the valuable skills and experience you have gained in past roles? Would you like assistance addressing key selection criteria?

Why not contact the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions. They would be happy to help. 

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Responding to the interview question: “How well do you handle stress?” By Matthew Coppola


How well do you handle stress?

Stress in the workplace is unavoidable.

By definition, it’s that emotional strain and pressure that comes with demanding circumstances. We may feel pressured at times, but being stressed at work is the next level, and it’s not nice to go through.

The interviewer is just trying to ascertain what your coping mechanisms are when it comes to stress at work and how well you handle it. The employer may know that the job at times is very stressful, and so they want to make sure that you have coping mechanisms in place to get through stressful periods at work.

My suggestion is first to start talking about stress in the workplace, how it is unavoidable, why stress can occur in the workplace, why it’s not good to let stress get the better of us and what our resolve should be.

Now this introductory comment doesn’t need to be long-winded and extensive. Keep it brief and to the point.

After you have made your introductory comment, then talk about the techniques and strategies that you implement to cope with and manage stress as best you can.

But my biggest suggestion is not to come across that you are immune to stress. Sure, some of us cope better than others. But the person interviewing you may feel that stress is tough to manage, and in asking you the question, they may, subconsciously, appreciate the way you deal with stress and something they can think about.

And also too, if you come across that stress is non-existent to you, they may not believe you, even if there is some degree of truth to that.


Would you like interview skills coaching? Contact Client Centric.

Would you like a new and tailored resume and cover letter that helps to highlight the valuable skills and experience you have gained in past roles? Would you like assistance addressing key selection criteria?

Why not contact the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions. They would be happy to help. 

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Responding to the interview question: “How would your peers describe you?” By Matthew Coppola


How would your peers describe you?

Asking this question to an interviewee provides the employer with an insight from the candidate’s perspective on how their friends and peers see them, providing some kind of indication on what kind of person they are and what they will be like in the workplace.

When trying to find someone for the best fit for the team, asking this question is a good starting point.

My suggestion is to talk about the most positive, up building points that your peers would say about you and then explain why they would say those things.

Just saying that your peers think your the best person to go to when problems arise may not come across genuine, but backing it up with an example or further explanation will help create some kind of verification to what you are saying.


Would you like interview skills coaching? Contact Client Centric.

Would you like a new and tailored resume and cover letter that helps to highlight the valuable skills and experience you have gained in past roles? Would you like assistance addressing key selection criteria?

Why not contact the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions. They would be happy to help. 

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Responding to the interview question: “What is your best accomplishment to date?” By Matthew Coppola


What is your best accomplishment to date?

This is a question asked by an interviewer to find out something in your career thus far that you are most proud of and an achievement that can show the kind of person you are in the workplace.

Indeed, an individual’s achievements say much about who they are. The same goes for helping to determine the right person for the job.

When responding to this question, my suggestion is to either bring up your best accomplishment, providing details of employer/job/role/outcome, or, if you have multiple achievements and you just can’t pick one, choose to either say a couple great achievements or pick the one most relevant to the job you are being interviewed for.


Would you like interview skills coaching? Contact Client Centric.

Would you like a new and tailored resume and cover letter that helps to highlight the valuable skills and experience you have gained in past roles? Would you like assistance addressing key selection criteria?

Why not contact the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions. They would be happy to help. 

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Responding to the interview question: “Why are you leaving your current position?” By Matthew Coppola


Why are you leaving your current position?

There are many reasons why someone would leave their job.

They may have been made redundant, left for personal reasons or lost their job either for performance reasons or did not pass the probation period. Whatever the reason is (There could be so many reasons) this question usually comes up in an interview.

WHY IS THIS QUESTION ASKED

The employer/recruiter wants to know why you left your job because it’s a fair question and they want to be aware of your intentions and reasons for applying.

You may however decide not to tell them the real reason why you left. You may feel that they will think negatively of you or that you may lose the opportunity to secure the job because of your reason/s for leaving.

This is indeed a tricky question.

You may decide to be upfront and honest about your real reasons for leaving.

Or, you could approach the question the following way:

  • Explaining that you left for personal reasons, but then conclude by talking about the positive points of your experience, what you learnt and how you are ready to now take the next step in your career.

By taking this approach, no specific reason is provided but the prospective employer sees that you are positive about it all and just wanting to progress and move forward.


Would you like interview skills coaching? Contact Client Centric.

Would you like a new and tailored resume and cover letter that helps to highlight the valuable skills and experience you have gained in past roles? Would you like assistance addressing key selection criteria?

Why not contact the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions. They would be happy to help. 

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Responding to the interview question: “Why do you want this job?” By Matthew Coppola


Why do you want this job?

Fairly straight forward question, right?

For most people, the real reason why they want the job may not be exactly what they decide is appropriate in the interview to say.

How so?

Some of the real reasons for wanting the job are:

  • Unemployed – need to pay the bills and so having a job is high priority. 
  • More money/higher income and greater job challenges.
  • To be involved and part of the work force.
  • Really need a job to sustain a certain lifestyle.
  • Desire to be industrious, hard working and busy.

I have highlighted the main reasons which I believe are the most common.

But should you prefer to provide another reason other then what I have listed above, you may opt to say the following:

  • Role really interests me and is exactly what I am looking for to make next step in my career.
  • As much as I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in my currently role, I feel now after ____ years, I am ready for a change.
  • Since being made redundant/leaving my last role, I have been actively searching for work. This job is precisely what I am seeking.

Would you like interview skills coaching? Contact Client Centric.

Would you like a new and tailored resume and cover letter that helps to highlight the valuable skills and experience you have gained in past roles? Would you like assistance addressing key selection criteria?

Why not contact the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions. They would be happy to help. 

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Dealing with nerves during a job interview, by Matthew Coppola


When conducting interview coaching, I am often asked by individuals about how they can deal with their nerves during a job interview.

They feel that that they get so nervous and flustered, that they forget what to say, have a ‘mental blank’ and end up either saying something brief and short, or talking extensively around the question.
 
Then, they feel what they have said isn’t right and start to question what the prospective employer will think of them besides what is written in the resume.
 
Has this ever happened to you?
 
Indeed, this has certainly happened to me, as you can read here.
 
Below is a list of my suggestions on how you may be able to better cope with those nerves during the interview:
 
  • Have an introduction to your response, finishing it off with a concluding remark.
  • If you have a glass of water in front of you, take regular sips before responding.
  • Slow down your responses – don’t feel you need to rush your answer.
  • Emphasise certain points, stress certain parts of what you are saying, then take a pause – this helps buy you some breathing space and will also encourage them to really meditate and digest on what you are saying and trying to get across.
  • Thoroughly prepare, prepare, prepare for your interview before hand.
  • Get an early nights rest before the day of your interview.
  • Arrive early to the employer’s location and take the time to sit down and relax.
  • Read through the job description before your interview and really think about how your skills and experience match with what they are asking for. By having a good understanding of what they are after, you will hopefully feel more confident in yourself and feel less of a surprise when questions are asked of you.
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If you are interested in receiving interview skills coaching, please do not hesitate to contact the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions. They would be very happy to help.
 

About employment services from Client Centric for Defence Force members and their partners, by Matthew Coppola


Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions offers a special tailored and expert service for members of the Australian Defence Force needing help transitioning into the civilian workforce and require a demilitarised resume and cover letter.

The range of tailored services that they offer to help individuals transition out of the army, navy or airforce include:

  • Professionally Written CV/Resume
  • Targeted Cover Letters
  • Interview Skills Coaching 
  • Revamped LinkedInTM profiles

​Their services are designed to market and promote an individual’s skills, experience and training gained from their time in service (as well as prior experiences before entering service) to a prospective employer in the civilian work force. 


Would you like a new and tailored resume and cover letter that helps to highlight the valuable skills and experience you have gained in your career to date? Would you like assistance addressing key selection criteria?

Link to the specific page on Client Centric’s website is: https://www.clientcentric.com.au/defence

Why not contact the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions. They would be happy to help.

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How many words should my responses be to the key selection criteria? By Matthew Coppola


Article by Matthew Coppola, Client Centric 

Looking for a new job? Wanting to move on to a new role? Client Centric can help by professionally writing for you a new and tailored CV and cover letter designed to help market and promote you to prospective employers. They also provide interview coaching and assist with addressing key selection criteria. Visit their website today: www.clientcentric.com.au

So, as part of your application you need to address a set of key selection criteria. How long should your responses be?

Firstly, my suggestion is to find out if the employer/recruiter has asked for a certain number of words per response or how many pages your application should be. Will help you determine the length and size of your answers.

However, as a rule of thumb, my suggestion is to stay around 300-350 words per criteria. Or best to stay less than half a page long, with multiple paragraphs rather than a couple of long paragraphs that may be a little difficult to read.

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Would you like a new and tailored resume and cover letter that helps to highlight the valuable skills and experience you have gained in your career to date? Would you like assistance addressing key selection criteria?

Why not contact the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions. They would be happy to help.

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How many pages should a cover letter be? By Matthew Coppola


The cover letter is equally as important as the resume. Although the CV summarises your skills, experience, education, personal details and references, the tailored cover letter takes the next step further to explain why you are suitable for a particular job.

So, how many pages should the cover letter be?

Unless the employer has stipulated their requirements for the length and size of the cover letter that they expect for each application, my suggestion is to stay to the general limit of a page.

However, every job application is different and it’s important to find out if the employer/recruiter has any expectations on how they would like the applications to be formatted and written.


Would you like a new and tailored resume and cover letter that helps to highlight the valuable skills and experience you have gained in past roles? Would you like assistance addressing key selection criteria?

Why not contact the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions. They would be happy to help. 

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What size font is best suited to a resume? By Matthew Coppola


So, you want to make sure that your resume can be easily read. What size font is best suited for a resume and cover letter?

My suggestion is size 10 font for the CV, and either size 10 or size 11 font for the cover letter.

Generally speaking, most job applications are viewed online, rather then printed out and read in paper form. The reason being is that a recruiter/employer may receive hundreds of applications. In the interests of saving paper/environmental sustainability and cost reduction (costs in paper and ink), they may opt to just view the application documents online.

Viewing documents on a computer screen allows you to expand and zoom in on the document, depending on the reader’s preference.


Would you like a new and tailored resume and cover letter that helps to highlight the valuable skills and experience you have gained in past roles? Would you like assistance addressing key selection criteria?

Why not contact the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions. They would be happy to help. 

www.clientcentric.com.au

Why we should never worry about candidates vying for the same job, by Matthew Coppola


Many individuals going for a job interview worry about the other candidates who will be interviewed too – thinking about what their competition is. But there is a good reason for not worrying and thinking about the other candidates vying for the same position.

With a small business, studies say to not worry about the competition and what they are doing. Yes, it is essential to be aware of what they do and what they charge, but not to worry about them.

The reason for this is that it distracts the business owner. It may cause discouragement, and instead of the attention going toward continual innovation and business improvement, the focus is going to the competition.

So the same goes for being interviewed. Don’t worry about the other candidates, and instead focus on what you have that makes you a valuable candidate for the role and how you can make a meaningful contribution.

So go into that interview with your head held high, confident that you can do the role and that they will want to hire you.


Would you like a new and tailored resume and cover letter that helps to highlight the valuable skills and experience you have gained in past roles? Would you like assistance addressing key selection criteria?

Why not contact the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions. They would be happy to help. 

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How the saying ‘dead-end job’ invokes negativity, and why it shouldn’t, by Matthew Coppola


I am sure for many of my readers, it’s happened to us or someone we know. Why does the saying ‘in a dead-end job’ invoke so much negativity? And, why shouldn’t we see it so negative?

The saying ‘dead-end job’ implies that the job has little prospect of progressing, moving forward and advancing.

It hurts because the person that is said to may not view their job that way. For example, that job pays the bills. Contributes to the overall business’ operation and the person in that job is helping in so many ways to their community, their family and their workplace.

Every job. I mean every single role is essential and necessary. That’s why it’s a job. There is a need for that person to perform that type of work and duties. Without a person in that job, things won’t get done.

Furthermore, every job that we have in our life helps us develop and gain valuable skills, qualities, traits, life-experiences and self-fulfilment about what we have accomplished.

I have fond memories of my time working in various roles in the past, which some may consider ‘dead-end’ jobs.

For example, jobs that I had before and during university taught me much about dealing and conversing with difficult people, perseverance, workload management, organisation, and so forth.

So, I firmly believe that we should never see any genuine and legitimate job as a dead-end because it may only de-motivate and discourage us from really seeing the positive points about what we are learning and developing as individuals in those jobs.


Would you like a new and tailored resume and cover letter that helps to highlight the valuable skills and experience you have gained in past roles? Would you like assistance addressing key selection criteria?

Why not contact the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions. They would be happy to help. 

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How to deal with having a lack of industry experience, by Matthew Coppola


We’ve all heard it before. The typical response from an employer/recruiter saying that you lack industry experience. So, face with this issue, how do you deal with it?

Employers generally say this because they genuinely need someone who has experience in their industry, whether it be in the same role or a completely different position. Especially needed when a set of key selection criteria need to be addressed.

Every industry is different. Having an understanding of the industry, what the market is like, any regulations, policies or other intricacies of the industry can be very important to an employer. To them, you understand their business and their industry. They can relate better to you and discuss industry matters with you knowing full well that you have some level of familiarity with the sector that their business.

So, the question is, how do I respond to that answer?

You may decide to talk about your experience in another industry that is similar, and how it relates to their industry. But, that isn’t always easy.

The next step may be to obtain some work experience or volunteer your time in the industry that you need to gain exposure to. This may help and be beneficial to put on your resume.

Another option is to do a course/workshop/attend a conference relevant to that industry.

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Equipping yourself with a brand new tailored and personalised CV and cover letter can be a great way to improve your chances of getting noticed by a prospective employer.

Why not contact the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions – they have the expertise and experience to help clients from all different professions and trades, and all kinds of industries.

Visit their website today at:

www.clientcentric.com.au

Why for some it can be a challenge to get up to go to work, by Matthew Coppola


For many, they look forward to going to work, and so getting up in the morning can be a joy, because of the job that they have to go to. This is great, and the way it should be. But, for some, they find it a challenge to look forward to going to work. But, why is this the case?

Reasons are going to differ from person to person. However, for many, some of the reasons for a lack of motivation to get up to go to work can include:

  • The job may not interest us as it once did.
  • We feel it no longer provides any challenge or excitement.
  • We feel that the job is not going anywhere for us.
  • We want a change of scenery.
  • We want a better, more fulfilling role. A step up.
  • Need for a better income.
  • Job is too difficult or too easy.
  • Comparing ourselves to others.

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Do you feel it’s time to move on to a new job? Would you like assistance with resume writing and interview skills coaching?

So, why not contact the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions – they have the expertise and experience to help their clients be better equipped to apply for work.

Visit their website today at:

www.clientcentric.com.au

Applying for jobs in Adelaide, suggestions and tips by Matthew Coppola


It’s commonly known now that the process of applying for a job can indeed be a challenging exercise for many. But, there are ways to make the process easier, especially for individuals seeking a job in Adelaide, South Australia.

Most jobs these days are advertised online, both on formal large job search sites as well as smaller community websites, social media and community boards.

It takes time and patience to apply for a job. Many employers can tell if a job application has been rushed.

Equipping yourself with a professionally written and tailored resume and cover letter can be a great way to get better noticed by a prospective employer in Adelaide.

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Most jobs these days ask for individuals to submit a copy of their CV and cover letter. When it’s in front of the employer, it’s important to make an impression.

So, why not contact the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions – they have the expertise and experience to help their clients be better equipped to apply for work.

Visit their website today at:

www.clientcentric.com.au

Searching and applying for work in Perth, WA – What you need to know, by Matthew Coppola


The jobs market in Perth, Western Australia is indeed varied and broad, being such a large state with opportunities in both professional and trade roles.

There are many ways that job seekers can search for work in this state, such as through online job search websites as seek.com.au and indeed.com.au, as well as in the local paper and local job sites for the communities.

Finding and applying for work can certainly be a challenging and emotional time for anyone. Finding the right job, with the right pay in the right area requiring the right level of experience and skills can be tricky. Sure, it takes time, patience and positive thinking to move forward in applying for work.

The west coast of Australia is quite large and spread out, with jobs in all kinds of areas, not just the central business district.

Public transport and road/bike/path access does however make it easier to get to work.

Having lived in Perth myself, I understand first-hand what it’s like to get to one place to the next.

Here are a few suggestions to help you get noticed:

  • Personalise your cover letter for each job – address the employer’s requirements.
  • Make sure your resume and cover letter are easy to read.
  • Be specific about each job and take the necessary time to apply. Avoid rushing.

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Equipping yourself with a brand new tailored and personalised CV and cover letter can be a great way to improve your chances of getting noticed by a prospective employer based in Perth.

Why not contact the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions – they have the expertise and experience to help clients from all different professions and trades, and all kinds of industries.

Visit their website today at:

www.clientcentric.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why having a great resume matters to obtain a job in Ipswich, by Matthew Coppola


Finding work can certainly be a challenging and frustrating time for many. But, if you reside in Ipswich, Queensland, why does having a professionally written resume and cover letter help improve one’s chances of securing an interview? The answer is relevance.

When an employer or recruiter puts out a job advertisement, they are really looking for someone who has the relevant experience, education and meets the criteria as outlined in the job advertisement.

When the hiring agents come across job application documents that specifically outline and stipulate how and why the candidate meets their selection criteria, this can help largely to motivate them to want to at least interview the candidate.

It means that the candidate is really putting their best foot forward for the job, and really showing to the reader how important the job is to them and that they are genuinely confident in their ability to perform the role.

A recruiter may spend very minimal time reading through applications as they scour through (often the case) the hundreds of submissions.

So, job application documents which help to grab their attention and stand out from the rest may improve the chances of the hiring person taking the time to read and take interest in the candidate’s CV and cover letter.

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Why not have your CV professionally written by the experts at Client Centric. Talk to the professionals today. They would be more than happy to help.

Visit their website today:

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Finding work in Tasmania – and why having a professionally written CV matters, by Matthew Coppola


Having your CV expertly written in a professional way, tailored to market and promote the skills and experience you have to offer, can be a great way of obtaining work in Tasmania.

The best tool anyone can have in their job search is their resume and cover letter. Job seekers based in Tasmania may certainly benefit by revamping their job application documents to help market and highlight their skills and experience.

Whether you are a student, graduate, professional or tradesperson, being able to submit a well structured and orderly CV and cover letter that is personalised to the employer, may indeed draw the readers attention and encourage them to contact you for an interview.

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Why not have your CV professionally written by the experts at Client Centric.

They help equip job seekers with the right tools they need to put their best foot forward for a job.

Visit their website today:

www.clientcentric.com.au

Dealing with low motivation at work, by Matthew Coppola


Getting up in the morning becomes a real struggle. Having any interest to get up out of bed and go to work is almost non-existent. And, when you do get to work, your not as productive, motivated or enthusiastic as you once were.

These feelings are generally a good sign that your having to deal with low motivation at work.

So, the question is, what are a couple of ways I can improve my sense of motivation in the workplace? How, can I change my attitude to my current work situation?

I can just imagine that for many, this is a real challenge.

But there are ways to put the oomph back into your level of motivation.

Here are a couple suggestion that may be good for consideration:

  1. Having a goal in place to work towards. 

Maybe there is a new car or item that you would like to purchase. Perhaps, a holiday that you can save up towards. Maybe, your goal is to obtain experience and move on to a new and better position?

Goals are great to have. They are like the end objective, the aim that you can work towards. And, that may mean, a certain number of more months or years until you can reach that goal or plan.

This is just one way that may help improve one’s level of motivation at work.

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Are you looking to move on from your job into a new position? Would you like to have your resume professionally revamped by the experts?

Talk to the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions.

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How can I apply for work in Sydney, Australia? By Matthew Coppola


The jobs market in Sydney can certainly be fairly competitive, depending on the industry you are seeking employment in. But, if someone was searching for work in Sydney, how can they best apply for work?

Online job sites in Australia such as seek.com.au and au.indeed.com are wonderful sites to use, straight forward, clear and easy to apply for the right job.

Other ways that you can apply for work is by cold calling prospective businesses and recruitment agencies to send through a copy of your resume to see if there are any suitable roles available or if they could keep your CV on file for any future vacancies.

Other approaches include signing up to recruitment agencies for any permanent or temporary vacancies.

But, most importantly, the best tool that you can have in your job search tool kit is a professionally written and tailored CV and cover letter that will help market and promote you to a prospective employer.

Client Centric is an Australian provider of high-quality professional services for job seekers and employers. They deliver comprehensive career and employment solutions that are personalised to suit, designed to market and promote the skills and experience their clients have to offer.

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Why not have your resume professionally written by the experts? The team at Client Centric are happy to help their clients apply for jobs in Sydney by equipping them a with a tailored, customised and personalised CV and cover letter.

Get in touch with them today by following the below link:

www.clientcentric.com.au

 

Is cold calling prospective employers looking for work still effective in 2019?


Applying for jobs online is indeed a great method in searching for suitable employment. But, does cold calling businesses to market and promote yourself for any potential employment still a good way to find a job?

It most certainly is an effective way to find a job that’s suitable and right for you.

If you are comfortable cold calling businesses, then you can target potential employers in areas that are close to where you reside, and whose line of work and business direction/products and services closely aligned with the types of companies you have worked for in the past.

By cold calling a business in a field that you have worked it, it may capture their interest because you have an understanding of their industry.

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Would you like to have a professionally tailored and designed CV and cover letter that you can use to send to prospective employers? If so, contact the team at Client Centric and they would be very happy to help.

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What if I don’t want a recruiter to contact a reference without my permission? By Matthew Coppola


It’s fair to say that a candidate may not want a prospective employer or a recruiter to contact their employment references without their knowledge and permission. So, what can a job seeker do to help make sure that this doesn’t happen and they can notify their references in time?

My suggestion is either put ‘The contact details of my referees may be made available upon request’.

Or if you want to mention and display those references, then you can always decide to include/not include their contact numbers and put underneath the following text:

‘Please notify me first prior to making contact with any of my referees.’.

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Are you interested in having your resume professionally written by experts? Contact the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions today and they will be happy to help.

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Professional Capability Statements by Client Centric


The Capability Statements that are designed by Client Centric are professional brochures/prospectus documents that outline a company’s services and/or products in an attractive, eye-capturing way to draw in the reader’s attention.

They do this through the right mix of images, graphics and content, which is easy to read and understand.

Examples of past capability statements that they have created can be viewed on their website, by clicking here.

Although, every statement that Client Centric create is original and personalised to the theme and direction of the company, as intended.

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Contact the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions for a discussion about how they can assist.

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Why are hiring processes quite lengthy? By Matthew Coppola


Hiring processes can be quite lengthy – going across 3 weeks or more, involving multiple interviews, both over the phone, in person, in group situations and with different managers/recruiters at varying stages of the interview process.

And, until candidates are shortlisted, a final interview is made (Interview coaching works well at this stage to help prepare the candidate) and the right candidate is made an offer.

The prospective employer really wants to find the best candidate for a position.

This may mean conducting multiple interviews, especially if a significant number of people applied for the position or is a major recruitment drive happening and there are multiple positions available.

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Are you applying for a position and have been asked to submit a resume and cover letter as part of your application?

Contact the team today at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions. They are experts in writing professional and tailored CVs and letters.

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Dealing with a job description/advert that is uninformative, by Matthew Coppola


It can be rather frustrating when an employer puts out a job description or advertisement and it isn’t clear. There is not much to go by in terms of information about the job, what is expected and what will be involved.

So, faced with this kind of situation, what can the job seeker do to deal with this?

There are a couple of options:

  • Contact the employer/recruiter for a friendly, brief call if appropriate, to find out more about the role.
  • Research similar positions and look at what would be involved to give you a better idea.
  • If you do apply for the role and then invited in for an interview (this is where interview coaching helps) that will give you the opportunity to ask more about the job.

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Are you keen to apply for a job that has a set of key selection criteria to address, and you require assistance?

Contact the team today at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions.

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Is it best to send a resume in PDF or Word format to a prospective employer? By Matthew Coppola


The great thing about converting the resume to a PDF is that it can be easily viewed on most devices – phones and tablets.

It’s also a great way to ensure that the CV will be delivered in the right format as intended and can be viewed clearly by the prospective employer or recruiter.

Having your resume professionally written by the experts is also a great way to get noticed.

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Would you like help with a customised and expertly written CV and cover letter that you can use in your job application and search efforts?

Contact the team today at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions.

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Is it really necessary to put personal interests on my resume? By Matthew Coppola


Outlining what your personal interests are on a resume does provide some insight into what you enjoy and the activities that you partake of outside of your professional work life.

Having insight into the passions and interests of a potential employee can help the employer gain a better understanding of what you may be like, potentially in terms of engaging with others and sharing interests, contributing to the diverse nature of a team.

In terms of including it into job application documents, this may be a separate section or included as part of the summary.

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Would you like help with a professionally written and tailored resume and cover letter to be better equipped to apply for work?

Contact the team today at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions.

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How can I show better initiative at work? By Matthew Coppola


Initiative, by definition, is to take the opportunity to act or take charge before someone else does.

It’s about using common sense, thinking on your feet and taking that important step forward to help get something done.

From a workplace perspective, it’s about taking the opportunity to get work done, even without being asked to do or, or asking first if anything needs to be done or where you can help and assist as required to support team and organisational objectives.

An employee who regularly shows initiative (Regularly) is viewed very favourably by all employers, prospective and current. Usually, this is a question that’s asked during the interview, which is why interview skills coaching is a great way to receive help on these types of questions.

If you see work that needs to be done, or observe that an improvement can be made or that your team is struggling with the workload, you can show initiative by stepping in as a resourceful person and taking up the opportunity to support your fellow colleagues.

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Would you like help with a new and professionally written CV, or assistance with interview skills coaching?

Contact the team today at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions.

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How valuable can temporary employment opportunities be? By Matthew Coppola


So, you have just recently been offered temporary employment. Say, around 2 – 4 or more weeks of work to either cover for someone who is away, or to help with a backlog of work.

Temporary work opportunities, although short in nature and not permanent job opportunities, they do present many benefits to the job seeker. These benefits include:

  • Great way to get into employment quickly and provide some breathing space while out of work and searching for a permanent position.
  • Generally speaking, the pay rate tends to be higher than a permanent role.
  • Opportunity to add experience to your CV, so that at your next interview, you can show that you have taken up opportunities to work while searching for a role.
  • The temporary role may (not always) turn into a permanent position, in that if the employer likes your work, they may find a suitable position within the organisation. Although, you cannot always expect this.

Are you interested in having your resume and cover letter professionally written and tailored to help boost your chances of securing a role?

Visit the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions as they are experts in providing tailored and custom written job application documents personalised to every client. Contact them today.

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Adapting to a new work environment, by Matthew Coppola


So, you’ve just started a new job. All you know is the employer, the person who interviewed you. As far as your concerned, this is new territory, and you’re not sure what to expect.

Your working in a new team. In a different workplace environment. Sure, it can seem daunting.

But, it doesn’t have to be.

How can you adapt to a new work environment? Here are a few suggestions:

  • Get to know everyone individually – have a brief conversation with each person by introducing yourself and that you look forward to working with them.
  • Get involved in conversations during lunch breaks and join in a brief discussion around the coffee machine during your break.
  • Most importantly, be patient. These things take time.

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Do you have an interview coming up and would you like to be better prepared?

Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions is an Australian based business that provides interview skills coaching, assists with CV/Resume writingaddressing key selection criteria and covering letters to help you with giving your best foot forward to an employer. Please feel free to visit their website: www.clientcentric.com.au

How many pages should my cover letter be? By Matthew Coppola


Okay, so your about to email across a copy of your resume and cover letter to a prospective employer, but decide first that you want to tailor your cover letter to make it more personalised.

So how long should your cover letter be?

Generally speaking, taking into consideration and respect for the reader’s time and attention (remember that a recruiter would most likely have hundreds of resumes to read through) it makes sense then to keep the letter short, brief and specific to the role your applying for, taking into account what they are asking for and what kind of experience you have that matches with what they are looking for.

I usually stick to a one page cover letter – with fair margins and a font size of 11.

If you are interested in putting your best in for an application with a new and tailored Resume and Cover Letter written by the professionals, I welcome you to speak to the team at Client Centric as they offer a range of convenient services and packages to help market and promote yourself to prospective employers.

Visit their website at www.clientcentric.com.au

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Matthew Coppola

Retail customer service – A personal experience observed, by Matthew Coppola


What does it mean to deliver good customer service in a retail or similar industry (which involves close interaction between seller and customer)?

Well for one thing, it’s all about ‘service’ – of course by being courteous, helpful, friendly and engaging. Not judging or determining a customer’s buying behaviour by what we see or hear.

It’s about the experience for the customer. Making the customer feel invited, welcomed and not pressured.

Speaking from a real personal experience, I was in a retail shop and the store was about to close in 5 minutes. At that point in time, I was at the service desk finalising a transaction for a purchase. Then suddenly two customers opened the door and just as they were about to come in, the retail sales person at the POS desk said abruptly “the store is closing in 5 minutes so you know” in a tone that I perceived as unwelcome – and so it turned out, so too did the potential customers, with them reverting back out and on the way out one of them said to the other “obviously they don’t want our money”.

The retail person then said to me that they would have just browsed anyway – not verbatim word for word, but along those lines.

Now the question is, was that a poor example of customer service?

I personally think so.

These are my reasons why:

  • It didn’t create good will – will they come back? I don’t think so.
  • The store wasn’t closed. If the open sign is up, don’t push people away.
  • If you don’t want customers to walk in, put the closed sign up 5 minutes to close.
  • Any customer that a business engages with may or may not purchase. You cannot assume and should not.

Well there you have it. An interesting scenario that teaches much about customer service from a customer’s perspective.

Matthew Coppola, Consultant

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What is an employer looking for when they see my resume? By Matthew Coppola


When an employer or a recruiter reviews your resume and cover letter, they are essentially screening your application to determine whether or not you meet their business’ needs and job criteria and if so, whether they will invite you in for an interview or not. If it is one of the first few applications that have come through, they most likely will take more time to read your application, but less time most likely if they have many applicants vying for the position.

It, therefore, makes sense to put in an application early. But even if your application isn’t submitted first, it is essential to make sure the documents are easy to read. That is, the cover letter is tailored and the resume markets effectively your full range of skills and experience relevant for the position.

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Would you like to have your resume and cover letter to be professionally designed and written when applying for work?

Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions is an Australian based business that provides interview skills coaching, assists with CV/Resume writingaddressing key selection criteria and covering letters to help you with giving your best foot forward to an employer. Please feel free to visit their website: www.clientcentric.com.au

 

How early should I arrive to an interview? By Matthew Coppola


Aim to arrive around 10 minutes early, that is, 10 minutes early from when you arrive to the reception desk. So, it would make sense then to arrive to the employer’s business site and park by about 20minutes early. That leaves enough time to find a parking spot, compose yourself, fix your suit and then walk into the front reception area.

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Do you have an interview coming up and would you like to be better prepared?

Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions is an Australian based business that provides interview skills coaching, assists with CV/Resume writingaddressing key selection criteria and covering letters to help you with giving your best foot forward to an employer. Please feel free to visit their website: www.clientcentric.com.au

 

Why it’s not okay to use overly casual and slang language in job applications, by Matthew Coppola


Using casual, slang or relaxed/highly informal language in job applications may come across that your approach to your interactions with other professionals and even the way you view your potential boss as unprofessional and careless.

It is imperative that you double check (if you have to triple check) your spelling, grammar and punctuation. As long as what you have written to a prospective employer is clear, easy to read, concise and professional, it will help to make a good impression.

If you have to, read out loud to yourself what you have written. That can always help.

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Would you like to have your resume and cover letter to be professionally designed and written when applying for work?

Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions is an Australian based business that provides interview skills coaching, assists with CV/Resume writingaddressing key selection criteria and covering letters to help you with giving your best foot forward to an employer.

Please feel free to visit their website: www.clientcentric.com.au

 

What if I don’t have any weaknesses when asked at an interview? By Matthew Coppola


You may not have any professional working weaknesses that you are aware of that hinder your ability to perform a job to the best you can. Many professionals and tradespersons perform their job very, very well and do not have any areas of concern that they feel they need to address or has been raised to them by a former supervisor or colleague.

So, you may decide to be upfront and honest that to your knowledge, there are no weaknesses that you can think of which need to be dealt with so that you can effectively undertake your duties.

Answering no when asked this question might not be the best approach to take.

Why is that?

I believe this may not be the best approach to take because a prospective employer/the recruiting agent may not entirely view it as truthfulness. But this is only an assumption. It may even impress them. We don’t know.

Another option to take is to think about an area of ‘professional development.’ that you would like to pursue. It might be to learn another language so that you can converse better with customers from other backgrounds, or it might be a challenge that you recently faced (ie. Being confident on the phone) but recently you have worked on this and it no longer presents itself as a ‘weakness’ as such.

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Do you have an interview coming up and would like one-on-one coaching?

Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions is an Australian based business that provides interview skills coaching, assists with CV/Resume writingaddressing key selection criteria and covering letters to help you with giving your best foot forward to an employer. Please feel free to visit their website: www.clientcentric.com.au

 

What if I don’t have any questions to ask at the end of an interview? By Matthew Coppola


You may not have any questions to ask in an interview. You might be genuinely happy with everything that you have heard during the meeting and felt that there is nothing you want to ask.

But is this always the best approach to take? Think about it from the standpoint of the employer/recruiter.

Do they want you to have questions to ask? Generally speaking, most likely.

Why?

It shows a genuine interest in the position. It can help demonstrate that you are seriously considering the role and that you have paid attention to what has mentioned to you and you have a sound knowledge of the position thus far.

Asking questions such as:

  • What is the workplace culture like?
  • What would you expect the prospective candidate to deliver in this role?
  • Are there any challenges that may be faced in this role?
  • Are there any areas of training/professional development that would make one further excel in this position?

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Do you have an interview coming up and would like one-on-one coaching?

Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions is an Australian based business that provides interview skills coaching, assists with CV/Resume writingaddressing key selection criteria and covering letters to help you with giving your best foot forward to an employer. Please feel free to visit their website: www.clientcentric.com.au

 

 

Should I include my high-school education in my resume? By Matthew Coppola


Depends really on what stage you are in your career.

If you are starting out in the workforce – straight out of high school, it makes sense to include your high school education and mention the subjects you studies in your senior years.

If you are graduating from university/vocational education, it makes sense to include your certificate/degree/diploma as well as your high school education.

But, when you have many years of experience in a particular role or industry – 7+ years, you may wish to take out your high school education and leave in those qualifications and courses that have contributed to your professional development.

Unless the high school that you went to is known to be highly prestigious, then it may be a good option to leave it in.

Some, however, feel that mentioning their high school education gives away their age – something that they don’t want the prospective employer to initially know – so it is really up to you whether you feel it is necessary to include.

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Would you like to have your resume professionally revamped to help apply for a new job?

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Should I bring my resume along to an interview? By Matthew Coppola


It is entirely up to you.

You may want to have your resume as a form of reference – something that an interviewer can refer to, or if you are interviewed by a panel of interviewers, something that one individual can look at and read while the other interviewer is asking a question.

Even if they say that they have seen your resume, you can always place this beside you if it is not needed.

Sometimes the interviewer/s may forget certain aspects of your experience. They may have overlooked or not even thought about printing a copy of your resume to refer to during the interview. So bringing one or two copies of your resume may work in your favour.

It can also help as a talking point. But again, it is completely up to you. Some may opt not to. Others may decide to bring a thin folio with the CV/resume inside.

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Would you like to have your resume professionally revamped to help apply for a new job?

Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions is an Australian based business that provides interview skills coaching, assists with CV/Resume writingaddressing key selection criteria and covering letters to help you with giving your best foot forward to an employer. Please feel free to visit their website: www.clientcentric.com.au

Job application assistance for ADF members and their partners offered by Client Centric Employment Solutions


For ADF members transitioning out from service into the civilian workforce, Client Centric can help highlight your transferable skills and relevant experience from your time in service, promoting this in your CV to help market your job application documents for the roles that you are interested in applying.

For partners of ADF members, Client Centric offers a range of professional services to help with obtaining work, especially during times when relocating and so new employment is sought out. The services that they provide include CV writing, targeted cover letters, individualised interview skills coaching as well as revamping LinkedInTM profiles to help with an online presence and be better noticed by recruiters and potential employers.

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Are you a partner of an ADF member and would like assistance to find new employment when relocating for a post? 

 Have you recently left the Australian Defence Force and are now making a move into the civilian workforce?

 Client Centric is a leading Australian provider of high-quality professional services for job seekers and employers throughout Australia. They deliver comprehensive career and employment solutions that are personalised to suit.  

Their specialty is in providing a professional and tailored resume/CV writing service to promote and market their clients to prospective employers. They are also experts in writing high-quality responses to key selection criteria that have resulted in very successful outcomes. Plus, they are experts in providing personalised interview skills coaching.

Please feel free to visit their website: www.clientcentric.com.au/defence