Are You Wanting To Make a Career Transition?


Each year, millions of people make an internal shift, reaching a point where they are ready to explore a new career. For some, this transition means leaving the workforce to go back to school to develop a new skill set.

Whether you want to change career, a military veteran or a parent returning to the workforce, an excellent place to start is by looking at skills you have and how they are transferable.

This may mean that you have to do a short course to gain some skills required for the career you choose to move into.

Also, learn what responsibilities are involved with the role, as they may have changed since you last looked into the position.

ClientCentric, Australia’s premier employment services agency can help you make that career transition. The company offers a range of services including interview coaching, resume writing, key selection criteria writing, LinkedIn profile development and more.

The Telltale Signs You’ve DONE WELL After a Job Interview


ClientCentric, an Australian professional writing agency for job seekers, recently published an interview entitled: “10 Signs You May Have Landed That Job”. In this article,

I will be discussing about these excellent signals and why it’s important for job seekers to be positive after their job interview especially if they are nervous.

Submitting a professionally written and tailored CV and cover letter is only half the battle to landing that job you want. You have to actually make an impression and get to the interview stage.

In the article referred to above, it mentions about the prospect employer contacting your referees listed in your CV. Personally, I think that’s an excellent sign that you’ve done well. The employer would not be going to the trouble of speaking to your job references unless they were pretty impressed by you and want to progress you further to the next stage.

However, in saying that, please bear in mind that you may be contending with another applicant vying for the same position. That’s why it’s vital that job seekers don’t submit a resignation letter from them current job until they’ve received a job offer.

When going for a job interview, it is so easy to worry about the other applicants who are going to be interviewed, thinking about what your competition is, especially when you visual know who they are. But you should not be concerned at all about anyone else interviewed for the same job. Don’t be concerned about the other applicants, instead focus on what makes you valuable for the position and how you can provide a significant contribution.

I think it was an excellent article because sometimes it helps to have some kind of guide as to how well you went during your job interview.

Should You Include a Photo in Your CV?


I suggest refraining from including a photo of yourself in your CV.

Unless it’s something that’s requested of you as part of your job application and it’s absolutely essential for the role requirements, then include a photo of yourself.

Related article: Should I include a photo of myself in my resume?

Some jobs in fashion, modelling, acting and photography will require a professional photo or a collection of photos. When writing CVs for their clients, the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions are happy to accommodate this.

However, for the majority part, most jobs these days do not need a photo of you to determine whether or not your are suitable for the job and if they will decide to interview you.

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How To Address Selection Criteria in a Cover Letter Format


A cover letter is an essential part of any job application. It’s your chance to prove to the employer why you feel that you would be an excellent fit for the role.

The team at Client Centric, one of Australia’s best cover letter writing service in Australia, believe that it’s essential every application includes both a CV and cover letter. Most employers these days expect both documents, and rightly so.

RELATED ARTICLE: Five Of The Most Commonly-Used Selection Criteria In Australia

The employer needs to know why someone wants to work for their organisation and precisely what they have to offer concerning the role requirements. Your professionally written CV outlines your skills and experience. The cover letter takes it a step further.

Have you ever wondered how you can write responses to key selection criteria in the format of a cover letter?

My suggestions are first to write the cover letter as you usually would. Then, include each of the key selection criteria and weave it into the cover letter. Keep it brief, straight to the point and not too lengthy. It’s meant to be a cover letter. And generally speaking, a cover letter is about a page long in length.

RELATED ARTICLE: How Selection Criteria Responses are Weighed. What YOU Need To Know

If let’s say there are ten key selection criteria in the position description. Unless the employer has specifically asked you to address each criterion in your cover letter instead of just including it, I will interpret it as they want you to consider the selection criteria as part of your cover letter.

You don’t have to be the best selection criteria writer to write great responses. All you need to do is to make sure that you can address each criterion and meet their requirements.

Should You Put Your Employment References As “Available Upon Request”?


As a professional CV writer based in Australia, I get asked this question all the time.

I come across many people who want to know whether they should include their job references in their CV or leave them out. Good question indeed.

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

People ask this question because they are unsure whether a prospective employer or recruiter will contact their references without their prior knowledge.

Some job seekers may want to give their referees some notice to expect a call about a potential job. For these very reasons, they may choose to opt out of including their referee’s contact details in their CV.

RELATED ARTICLE: When You Should Tailor Your Generic CV

If an employer wants to hire you, they will approach you directly for your referees’ contact details – whether or not you decide to include them in your CV.

If, however, for some unknown reason, a prospective employer decides to contact your references without your knowledge, it may catch your references off-guard.

Because of this, it makes sense to notify your references first before sending out your CV that they may receive a call from an employer, but you’ll try to let them know first when to expect a call.

RELATED ARTICLE: How To Write A Great CV When You Have No Experience.

The other option is to include the names and basic details of your references, but leave out their contact numbers and email addresses. You can then have a sentence at the bottom stating that their contact details will be made available request.

If you’re based in the Gold Coast, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney, Hobart, Darwin or anywhere else and you need a fantastically written and tailored CV and cover letter, contact the best CV writers, Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions.

Civil vs Structural Engineering


Interesting!

InLine Engineering Services

Are you wondering whether to hire a civil or structural engineer? Actually, you’ll need both of them! They work together at a construction site, although they have very different roles. While the job of a civil engineer is to do the planning and designing, the structural engineer needs to make sure that all the structures are strong, durable and crafted from quality materials. In other words, structural engineering is simply a branch of civil engineering. But let’s go into finer details and explain the process of building infrastructures and the difference between various types of engineering services.

The 6 Steps of Creating an Infrastructure

From drawing a plan to fabrication and CNC machining, Perth infrastructure projects involve a large number of professionals working on the construction site. The six key steps of creating most infrastructures include:

  • Design and planning
  • Geotechnical and earthworks
  • Sub-structure and superstructure
  • Drainage and utilities
  • Finishing…

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Essential CV Rules Every Graduate MUST KNOW


There are no set rules about writing a great resume except to make it easier for the employer to read; there are some clear guidelines for writing an effective resume. Here are some basic rules when writing a CV.

Do

  • Make the job of the reader as easy as possible. Potential employers are busy people; on average, an employer will spend 30 seconds on a resume. Do not expect them to read between the lines -concentrate on clear and relevant information.
  • Tailor the resume for each position.
  • Be honest as lying can burn you later.

Don’t

  • Include salary details, marital or health status.
  • Include reasons for leaving previous positions.
  • Use words or phrases with a negative connotation.
  • Use acronyms and jargon unless explained with the first usage.
  • Use ‘etc.’ or ‘etcetera’ as it indicates you cannot think of what else to say.
  • Break a section of information with a new page.
  • Use coloured paper or printing, graphics, borders, your photo, or gimmicks.
  • Have a single spelling, punctuation, or grammatical error.

For more information on graduate resumes, go to Client Centric’s website.

8 SECRET REASONS Why You’re Not Getting a Job Interview


Common reasons for not getting job interviews include not “tailoring” your resume correctly, having a resume that’s longer than it should be for your experience and many other reasons.

There are eight common reasons why you are not getting calls for interviews, so we’ll look at all of them in this article.

1. You’re relying too much on job boards and job websites

Many job seekers rely entirely on large job sites like Seek, Indeed and LinkedIn, or niche job boards. Ever wondered what makes a great Linkedin profile? One that stands out, makes an impression and enables you to apply for jobs on LinkedIn using just your profile alone.

However, while this is an excellent way to supplement the rest of your job search methods, it should not be 100% of your job searching.

There are just too many people on job websites, and companies get flooded with applications.

It’s challenging to stand out, and although you can apply for a ton of jobs, it’s not very beneficial if nobody’s calling you back to interview.

Another job hunting method that you should be doing is networking to get interviews and apply directly to companies that interest you.

2. Your resume has responsibilities but not accomplishments

The following reason you might not be getting job interviews is related to your resume, specifically your employment history section.

Most job seekers make a big mistake by only listing responsibilities.

This will not impress a hiring manager or a recruiter because it’s just telling them what work your boss assigned you to do, not what you accomplished.

Because of this reason, it makes sense to utilise a professional resume writing service in Australia to give you the best chance to get ahead and make an impression.

3. You’re trying to send applications quickly and not “tailoring” your resume

Sending out more applications is not always better – the point is to get interviews, right?

What is better… sending out 20 applications and getting one interview… or sending out 10 applications and getting three interviews?

This is what tailoring your resume for each job will do for you.

It usually takes less time than you think once you spend 30 minutes learning how to do it. Most people don’t want to put in the time to understand it, so they apply for a ton of jobs but get very few interviews.

In short – you want to make sure to include some keywords from the job description on your resume.

4. You’re applying for positions that aren’t the right fit for your background

While you don’t need 100% of the job’s requirements to apply, you should have around 70-75% minimum. If you’re applying for jobs that you’re not at all qualified for, it could be part of the reason you’re not getting calls for interviews.

5. Your resume is too long and is getting skimmed over rather than read closely

The modern resume should be short and easy to read. While it doesn’t NEED to be one page, it should certainly only contain the current 8-10 years of your career.

Your resume is a highlight reel and a sales pitch to the company showing how you can help them for their specific job. It’s not a list of everything you’ve ever done.

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Your paragraphs should be only a few sentences each, too. Avoid big, bulky paragraphs if you want to get your resume read. Also, utilise white space between paragraphs/sections. Make sure it’s all well-spaced and inviting to read.

If you’re looking for the best resume writing service, get in touch with the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions.

6. You have a large, recent gap in employment

If you have a significant gap in employment at or near the top of your resume, you need to address it.

You can list your employment in years instead of months in your employment history if that helps.

Or you can write a cover letter to explain the circumstances of why you left your previous job and how the issue has resolved itself (for example, if you had an illness but have now recovered).

7. You’re using a resume “Objective” section instead of a Career Summary

Nothing wastes spaces on a resume and shows a hiring manager you’re outdated than putting an Objective. They already know your objective is to obtain the position.

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Instead, write an excellent Career Summary that highlights some of your most significant accomplishments and qualifications that prove you’ll succeed in this next job!

8. You’re using a functional resume format instead of chronological

A functional resume separates your work history into functions or categories of work instead of by job/date.

Now here’s the problem… recruiters and hiring managers want to see WHERE and WHEN you did each task that you’re listing in your employment history section. They aren’t going to value it as highly if they can’t see when you did it. That could be costing you interviews. It could be the sole reason you’re not getting called to interview.

If you’re not having success with a functional resume, then change to a chronological employment history section where you list each job and employer.

Why wait to have a specially written and tailored CV and cover letter? Get started today!

How to Find the Best Resume Writing Help in Melbourne


If you’re looking for an excellent resume writing service in Melbourne, then most likely you’ve come across many different businesses that provide this service and say that they’ll write for you a stand-out CV, and how great they are and so forth.

It can undoubtedly be overwhelming for people in Melbourne to find a cost-effective CV writing service that’s good value, excellent quality and professional.

Sure, you can write a CV and cover letter yourself. But to be able to write professionally and in a manner that markets your complete skills and experience can be challenging and complex for many.

The team of CV and cover letter writers at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions are experts at selling and marketing their clients’ skills and experience.

There are many ways you can go about finding the best Melbourne resume writing service. You can do a Google search. You can ask family and friends. You can even look through the local paper.

My biggest suggestion when searching for a company that can write your CV and cover letter is to look at their work and read their testimonials.

Finally, make sure that you feel comfortable working with them.

How to do a Key Selection Criteria Response the Proper Way


When writing excellent key selection criteria responses, to do it properly, there are some simple steps to follow.

Use good examples.

First and foremost, you want to make sure that you have one or two good examples that you can include in your response. The example/s must be relevant, solid and concise. Don’t waffle on, and most importantly, actually answer the criteria.

Use the STAR method too!

WRITE LEGIBLY.

Secondly, it’s equally important to write legibly.

Take into consideration who will be reading your cover letter. You want the employer to be impressed by your writing skills, not deterred. For this very reason, Client Centric write professional responses to key selection criteria to take the stress and worry away from people.

So if your looking for the best key selection criteria writers in Australia, look no further than the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions.

KEEP IT STRAIGHT TO THE POINT.

Finally, make sure that your responses are not too long and exhaustive. At the same time, you don’t want your answers to be too short. A balancing act here is required.

If you’re wondering what key selection criteria are, employers use a set of standards to assess a candidate’s suitability for a position. Here are my top 5 ways to write high quality responses.

Key selection criteria range from those on influence and negotiation, conceptual and analytical ability, interpersonal skills, communication, planning and organising to criteria specific for teachers, nurses, healthcare, administration and government positions like stakeholder engagement, IT/computer skills and problem solving.

6 Challenges with Job Hunting


Today, job seekers all over the world face unprecedented levels of competition in the jobs market. Some areas more so than others. However, I have observed six challenges that job seekers commonly have to contend with. 

1. Not being given feedback from an employer as to why their application was unsuccessful.

I wish employers would provide proper feedback as to why a candidate was unsuccessful for a role they applied for, rather than email out a standard email saying that on this occasion they were not successful…please let us know specifically why?!

It’s frustrating that employers hardly ever give proper feedback to job seekers.

The truth is though when an employer posts a job, they are likely to receive hundreds of applications from candidates. Now you can imagine how difficult it would be for an employer to provide individualised responses and reasons to every single job seeker, and then have to respond to follow up questions. This is one of the reasons why ClientCentric provide interview skills coaching because employers are not given the feedback people deserve.

2. Every application takes time and effort, which requires patience and focus.

It is crucial to personalise each individual job application. For example, if you are addressing key selection criteria, make sure that you incorporate aspects of the role. You don’t want to be sending out an application that isn’t relevant to the position. If you need help addressing selection criteria for government jobs, ClientCentric can help as they are the best selection criteria writers in Australia.

3. Not every job is going to be the same. They differ in skills and experience required. Plus, location and pay rate matters too.

Unfortunately, you may come across a job that seems perfect, only to find out that it’s located two hours away from where you live. Or the job may be close to you, but the pay rate is far lower than what you expect. These are important things to consider.

4. Trying to stay focused and not let emotions run high.

It’s important to stay focused and not let your emotions get in the way of writing up a great application. It is like buying a car. You may see a car and instantly get emotional about it, without thinking logically to make sure that you can negotiate for the best price. The same is true with job applications. It’s important to think clearly about the role and be prepared in your mind that you may not be successful and continue applying for other jobs.

For this very reason, some people choose to utilise the services of a professional employment services business and have their CV and cover letter professionally written and tailored by the experts.

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5. Making sure that your cv and cover letter market you.

Advertised jobs receive hundreds of applications, so a generic CV is just going to get lost and most likely not make the cut. Once you tailor your resume to your target job, it will be an instant win for you. ClientCentric are Australia’s best CV writers and they can write for you a professionally written and tailored CV that you can use to apply for jobs with great confidence. Another thing to think about is having a stand out LinkedIn profile.

6. Dealing with some recruiters who may be just trying to collect candidate resumes.

Unfortunately, recruiters advertise for multiple roles at the same company, only for there to be one job. Their real intention is to obtain resumes of candidates which they can then use to market to other prospective employers or keep candidates on their database. This is just something to be aware of that can happen.

RELATED ARTICLE: ARE RECRUITMENT AGENCIES WORTH THE TROUBLE WHEN LOOKING FOR WORK?

By Matthew Coppola

Getting A Job In 2021: A Career Expert’s Practical Guide


Would you like to secure work in 2021? After a turbulent year in 2020, many people have lost their jobs and so will be seeking work this year. If that is your case, I would like put forward a few suggestions that you make like to consider.

This guide is by no means comprehensive. It’s more of a brief set of approaches that you could take to secure that job you want sooner and without delay.

Remember, stay positive and focused when applying for work. Don’t rush your job applications.

It can be easy to rush your job application. We do this because we get emotional about the job we’re applying for. Perhaps we are absolutely unhappy where we work and we really want to get out of our job.

Because our feelings are so strong, we tend to get caught up in preparing a job application for a new role. We may rush our cover letter and so there are numerous typos.

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We may rush our CV which may not be tailored as best it should. The end result is an ill-prepared job application that get’s disregarded by an employer because if failed to impress them. That’s the last thing you want to happen.

Make sure that your cover letter is tailored to the role and outlines your relevant skills and experience.

Your cover letter is usually the first document that a prospective employer will read. They’ll look at your CV too, but the cover letter is important. If done right, your cover letter should be tailored to the specific role and outline why you want to work for their company.

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Don’t make the cover letter too long. And don’t make it too sure. If you need help preparing a few professional cover letters, get in touch with the employment services team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions. This Australian-based business specialise in writing professional CVs and cover letters designed to market and promote a candidate’s skills and experience.

Keep a collection of a few different versions of your CV.

There may be a few different roles in different industries that you can do. When having one CV does not fit all the roles, it makes sense to have one CV for one type of industry and another CV for another different industry. This allows you to open up the doors to different options that you can apply for. The most important thing you want to do, is secure an interview, and get as many interviews at that! And if you require interview coaching, there are many services available who provide interview skills coaching.

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Make sure that you address the key selection criteria if that is requested.

If a job advertisement lists a set of key selection criteria to be addressed as part of your application, don’t ignore it. The employer has specifically used key selection criteria to sift through the candidates more quicker and easier. If you can do the job, then the employer wants to read about your experience and skills according to their specific requirements.

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If you would like a professional to address the key selection criteria for you, get in touch with the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions. They are expert writers who know how to prepare tailored and concise responses to key selection criteria. Indeed, their team are the best in the business. For more information about their key selection criteria writing service, visit their website, www.clientcentric.com.au/contact.

Network, network, network.

LinkedIn is a professional online networking site for like-minded professionals to collaborate and connect. It’s a great platform to get noticed by prospective recruiters and hiring managers.

Because of this, it makes sense to have a great, attractive LinkedIn profile. Client Centric can help by professionally revamping your LinkedIn profile. Learn more about Client Centric’s LinkedIn profile writing service today.

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6 Challenges With Job Hunting: An Employment Consultant’s Viewpoint


Today, job seekers all over the world face unprecedented levels of competition in the jobs market. Some areas more so than others. However, from my experience, I have observed eight challenges that job seekers commonly have to contend with. They are:

1. Not being given feedback from an employer as to why their application was unsuccessful.

As an experienced Australian employment consultant, I’ve worked with hundreds, if not thousands, of job seekers over my career to date. Whether it be to professionally tailor their CV and cover letter, deliver interview skills coaching, revamp their LinkedIn profile, provide job coaching and advice or help address key selection criteria, time and time again I hear the following words of frustration:

I wish employers would provide proper feedback as to why a candidate was unsuccessful for a role they applied for, rather than email out a standard email saying that on this occasion they were not successful…

See related article: Coping with rejections from unsuccessful job applications, by Matthew Coppola

I completely agree that it’s frustrating that employers hardly every give proper feedback to job seekers. I’ve seen this time and time again. The truth is though, when an employer posts a job, they are likely to receive hundreds of applications from candidates. Now you can imagine how difficult it will be for an employer to provide individualised responses and reasons to every single job seeker, and then have to respond to follow up questions. It’s a lot to deal with.

2. Every application takes time and effort, which requires patience and focus.

My biggest suggestion that I give to job seekers is to personalise each and every individual job application. For example, if you are addressing key selection criteria, make sure that you incorporate aspects of the role.

3. Not every job is going to be the same. They differ in skills and experience required. Plus location and pay rate matters too.

Unfortunately you may come across a job that seems perfect, only to find out that it’s located two hours away from where you live. Or the job may be close to you, but the pay rate is far lower than what you expect. These are important things to consider.

See related article: Is It Okay To Mention Money In An Interview?

4. Trying to stay focused and not let emotions run high.

It’s important to stay focused and not let your emotions get in the way of writing up a great application. It’s like buying a car. You may see a car and instantly get emotional about it, without thinking logically to make sure that you can negotiate for the best price. The same is true with job applications. It’s important to be think clearly about the role and be prepared in your mind that you may not be successful, and to continue applying for other jobs.

For this very reason, some people choose to utilise the services of a professional employment services business such as Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions and have their CV and cover letter professionally written and tailored by the experts.

5. Making sure that your CV and cover letter market you as best they can.

In the article, Why You Should Tailor Your Generic CV, it mentions that advertised jobs receive hundreds of applications, so a generic CV is just going to get lost and most likely not make the cut. Once you tailor your resume to your target job, it will be an instant win for you.

6. Dealing with some recruiters who may be just trying to collect candidate resumes.

Unfortunately I have see this happen where a recruiter advertises for multiple roles at the same company, only for their to be one job. Their real intention is to obtain resumes of candidates which they can then use to market to other prospective employers or keep candidates on their database. This is just something to be aware of that can happen.

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What A De-Militarised CV Is And Why It’s Needed For The Civilian Workplace


A de-militarised CV is a curriculum-vitae that provides an overview of a person’s career history while including experience and skills that are relevant to the civilian workforce. A de-militarised CV omits military-specific wording and jargon and includes only the responsibilities, skills and experience that will be relevant to the needs of an employer in the civilian workforce.

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However, in saying that, it’s important to be mindful of exactly what kind of job you will be applying for in the civilian workforce and what skills and experience will be needed, include transferrable skills. For example, if, upon leaving the army, you decide to take up employment in security services, then some hands-on and defensive skills may be highly regarding by a security firm, including the ability to patrol areas and conduct investigations. But these skills are probably not relevant for an office job. The employer hiring for an office staff member may prefer you have good computer skills and the ability to work well in a team and interact effectively with customers. So, it’s really important when writing a de-militarised CV to take into consideration the needs of the employer.

The team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions are experts at writing de-militarised CVs and cover letters. They’ll take into account your service history, transferrable skills and experience when writing up your new civilian-workforce friendly CV. For more information, please feel free to visit their website by clicking here.

See related article: Life after the defence – Dealing with unstructured days and flexibility in the workplace, by Matthew Coppola

An effective de-militarised CV is one that highlights and promotes your relevant skills and experience while being tailored and personalised to the needs of employers in fields that you will be seeking to work in.

Some valuable skills and competencies to highlight include:

  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical
  • Professional
  • Diligent
  • Courteous
  • Driven
  • Motivated
  • IT literate
  • Quick learner

According to the Australian Government website, www.veteransemployment.gov.au, the civilian workplace is a lot less structured. People in the Defence have a strong commitment to safety, teamwork and communication (see https://www.veteransemployment.gov.au/veterans/civilian-workplace) and these traits are highly sought after by employers.

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How To Make A Capability Statement Visually Appealing


A capability statement should be visually appealing. Why? because it makes business sense to grab the client’s attention and engage them in the written content that you have inside your capability statement.

The front page of a capability statement designed by
Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions

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The team of capability statement writers at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions believe that a visually appealing capability statement is one that has a mix of images, figures, tables and content, with added colour and shapes, to really highlight the message the company is trying to get across to the reader.

As specialist capability statement writers and designers, Client Centric know a thing or two about what makes a great capability statement. Examples of their work can be viewed on their website. Learn more by clicking here.

Images make a capability statement stand out because it draws attention to either the company’s work or something else that is relevant to the content written. It is true to say that a picture paints a thousand words. Indeed, the client should be able to look at the image/s presented, and be able to gather information from just that image alone.

However in saying that, when too many images are used and not enough content is written, the client can feel lost in it all. All of a sudden, your capability statement turns into a picture book. But if you use one or two images with a little amount of content, that will have more of an impact on the reader because the image are much more meaningful.

See related article: How your capability statement helps with marketing.

Content is important, but it has to be good content. Just like the over-use of images, the last thing you want to do is to lose the interest of the reader because the content is long and boring. For this very reason, it makes sense to use the services of a professional content writer such as Client Centric. The company writes for blogs, articles, brochures, web copy and social media. Yes, brochures are still relevant today. They offer a range of professional copy writing services. Learn more by visiting their website and viewing the page, For Companies: Blog, Content and Copywriting Service.

Colour makes a capability statement visually appealing because according to usabilitygeek, our brains connect colours to various feelings that can affect how we make a decision. See the article “How To Ensure Colour Consistency In Digital Design” By Alan Smith.

For example, the colour black invokes feelings of accuracy, professionalism and power. Likewise, the colour blue invokes feelings of ambition, awareness and openness. Personally, I love the colour grey in advertising and marketing. Grey is believed to invoke feelings of practicality and timelessness.

See related article: Professional Capability Statements by Client Centric

Shapes can also be used in capability statements to help break up white space. Although, in saying that, depending on what you are trying to achieve, a good use of a white backdrop with white font can also have a meaningful impact.

In conclusion, to make a capability statement visually appealing, you must make wise use of colours, images, concise and clear content as well as shapes and figures.

However, in saying that, making a capability statement visually appealing isn’t easy. Which is why I suggest speaking to the team at Client Centric about how they can professionally write and design for you a great looking and engaging capability statement. Get in touch with the team today by clicking here or visiting their website, www.clientcentric.com.au.

Five Of The Most Commonly-Used Selection Criteria In Australia


As professional key selection criteria writers, Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions have found that there are 5 criteria which are most commonly used by many employers in Australia across a diverse range of sectors.

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These 5 criteria include:

Demonstrated effective communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.

Being an effective communicator is one of the most highly sought-after skills that any employee could have. This criteria is asking you to demonstrate how effective you are at communicating in verbal form with others as well as your ability to write in a clear and concise manner.

Demonstrated computer skills.

Just about every job in 2020 requires you to have some basic knowledge of how to operate a computer, table and/or smart phone device.

Demonstrated good time management and organisational skills.

Another highly-sought after skill is the ability to manage time effectively and work in an organised manner. In fact, it’s one of the skills that every salesperson must have.

Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

Many roles require a candidate to be able to work well by themselves, and be an effective team player when working in team environments.

A relevant tertiary qualification and/or experience.

Most jobs these days require a qualification. If a candidate does not have a relevant qualification, then relevant experience will be viewed favourably. Some employers require both a qualification and relevant years of experience, while others may just require either a qualification and or suitable experience.


Are you currently applying for jobs? Do you ever come across roles which require you to address a set of key selection criteria? The team at Client Centric can take the load off by professionally writing the responses for you. Get in touch with the team at Client Centric today to learn more about their professional key selection criteria writing service, not matter your background or profession.

Client Centric write key selection criteria for clients all over Australia including Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra.


5 Reasons Why Some Graduates Don’t Always Get Noticed By Employers


Have you ever heard a graduate say to you that they don’t want to get noticed by an employer? That’s right, never.

If they searching for work, then every graduate will want to get noticed by a prospective employer. They want to be heard and known. They want to stand out in an ultra-competitive world where there are so few jobs but so many graduates applying.

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There are many reasons why some graduates don’t get noticed by a prospective employer. However, I have 5 main reasons that I think may be the case:

1. The graduate’s CV and cover letter do not properly market and promote their full range of skills and experience as well as it should.

2. The graduate’s interview skills are minimal. They don’t know how to respond well to questions asked of them in an interview.

3. The graduate does not bother to address the key selection criteria if that is asked as part of their application for a gradate role.

4. The graduate is not applying for enough graduate roles and may even be applying for roles that are too high level.

5. The industry/sector that the graduate is trying to apply for a role in is small and there may be only so many jobs available with many candidates applying for work.

RELATED ARTICLE: How to find a job after graduating

If you have recently graduated and find that you are struggling to secure interviews, there is help available. Australian-based business Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions can equip you with a professionally written and tailored CV and cover letter that will be written in a way to promote and highlight your transferable skills, knowledge and past work experience (however irrelevant it may or may not be to your chosen field).

Click on the below link learn more:

10 Skills That Every Sales Person Should Include In Their Resume


Are you trying to update your resume to secure a role in sales?

When it comes to writing a sales-focused CV, it makes sense to include the key skills and professional qualities that are expected and even demanded by employers seeking to hire someone with a sales background.

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Think for a moment about what makes a great sales person. What kind of traits, skills, qualities and aptitudes do they possess that makes them so effective?

The 10 skills every sales person should include in their CV.

Let’s have a brief look at each skill:

1. Strong interpersonal skills

According to the article: ‘How to address the selection criteria on communication and interpersonal skills’, interpersonal communication is how you use your verbal and non-verbal cues to exchange information with someone. A sales person needs to be tactful and persuasive with their words.

2. Excellent computer skills and basic IT knowledge

In 2020, it’s a must have and expected that every sales person is familiar with using a computer and a smart phone.

3. Knowledge of the industry/products relevant to the sales role

Sure, you can learn on the job. But it helps to have a good knowledge of what it is that your selling and what customers want.

4. Confidence and positivity

When things get tough, or you’re not making enough sales, it’s important to persevere and stay positive. A confident sales person is someone who is ready to tackle any challenge and knows that they are going to achieve excellent sales.

5. Knowledge of sales technique and strategy

This is a must. To be an effective sales person, you need to know how to sell.

6. Excellent at building relationships and networking

According to the article: ‘The Meaning of Building Rapport With Others’, it says that in the context of the workplace, the purpose of establishing rapport with someone is to get know them well. When you know a person well, you’re in a better position to create a meaningful work relationship with them. You are also better able to tailor and adapt your communication style and approach with them.

7. Strong written and verbal communication skills

This is again expected of every sales person. You cannot sell to customers if you cannot communicate properly with them. Customers have questions, they have concerns. You need to be able to respond. And being a good listener is imperative too.

8. Excellent listening skills

An effective sales person listens to their customers. They ask questions and listen to what the customers have to say, and then they respond to what they hear.

9. Sound time management skills

An effective sales person needs to be able to manage their time effectively to meet their sales targets. Time flies pretty fast. A sales person can easily find themselves distracted and lose time. A good sales person will use their time effectively.

10. Excellent organisational skills

A good sales person knows how to organise their appointments well. They know how to organise their paperwork and clients too.

Utilise the services of a professional CV writing agency.

Companies such as Australian-based firm Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions help clients from all backgrounds and professions, includes from sales and marketing, to get ahead and stand out from other applicants. The team at Client Centric can professionally write for you a new and tailored CV and cover letter that will be written and designed in a way for maximum impact.

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A professional resume and cover letter writing service is available from Client Centric to help promote and market your skills and experience in sales.

5 Tips to Write a Great Summary on your LinkedIn Profile


The first part of any LinkedInTM profile is the career summary. It’s what most people with first read when they click on a link to view someone’s profile.

Because it’s the first thing that they see, it makes sense to write a summary about yourself that is impressive, concise and straight to the point. The following are some tips that you can use to write a great summary on your LinkedInTM profile. If you need help writing up your profile, get in touch with the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions. They specialise in revamping LinkedInTM profiles and offer a fantastic and cost-effective profile writing service.

For clients in Brisbane, Australia, we can professionally revamp your LinkedIn profile and ensure that it grabs attention. Learn more about our Brisbane LinkedIn profile writing service.

Click here to learn more about Client Centric’s LinkedInTM profile writing and design service.

My 5 tips to write a great summary:


  1. Write short paragraphs. Don’t use big blocks of chunky text.
  2. Whatever you do write, make sure it’s grammatically correct and pay attention to the punctuation.
  3. Make it easy to read and engaging.
  4. Mention who you are, what you have done, what you specialise in and what your goal/s are.
  5. Mix it up with some dot points if you can.

Is a Two-Page Capability Statement Enough?


Capability statements come in all shapes and sizes. Some can be very big an extensive while others can be short, straight to the point but not as exhaustive and informative as their larger counterparts.

If you’re not sure what a capability statement is, I have in the past written an article explaining exactly what capability statements are and what they are used for.

What’s included in a capability statement?

By Matthew Coppola, Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions

I have been asked before if a two-page capability statement is enough. Personally, I think it depends really on how much information you want to include and whether or not you want it to look crammed and small.

I’ve consulted with the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions who specialise in writing and designing powerful and engaging capability statements that work to sell and promote a company’s branding and image.

More information can be found on their website under ‘Capability Statement Writing and Design Service’.

It was mentioned to me that generally speaking, a good size capability statement is usually 4-pages minimum. Doing so allows you to have a front cover and a back cover, with the crux of the information and material in the middle.

As illustrated in the first two images above from right to left, the front page should be attractive and engaging. Then, as you’ll see on the last page on the right we have something more informative and descriptive.

If you require professional copywriting and content writing services, get in contact with the team at Client Centric today. Click here to learn more.

With a two-page capability statement, unless you have most of the information on the second page, it may look a little crammed and unstructured. Because of this, I personally prefer the approach of having a front and back cover then the information in the inside pages.

But at the end of the day, it’s dependant on business needs and preference.

How You Can Demonstrate Good Analytical Skills in a Job Interview Setting.


An analytical person is someone who can deconstruct and break down information into smaller parts. They can see trends in data, think critically and apply their reasoning skills to come to logical conclusions based on the data presented to them.

Employers in industries that may be engineering or finance related, typically look for candidates with good analytical abilities. The employer wants someone who can see beyond the numbers, who can analyse information and data presented to them and come to logical solutions. They think analytically and some are considered “analytically minded”.

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You can demonstrate good analytical skills by referring to past experience at work where you have been able to identify a problem, break down complex information and apply logical reasoning. Perhaps on one occasion, you had to analyse large amounts of data. Use this example as a way to demonstrate good analytical skills.

If you reside in Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia or New South Wales, get in touch with the team at Client Centric and they can provide you with interview skills coaching.

If you require help with interview coaching, visit the website of Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions.

Or follow this link: https://www.clientcentric.com.au/interview-coaching

8 Reasons Why You Should Choose Client Centric to Write Your CV


Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions are an Australian-based, professional services business providing employment solutions to job seekers and marketing solutions to businesses of all sizes.

If you’re in the market to get your CV revamped, look no further than the team at Client Centric.

What is a CV and why does it benefit me?

Matthew Coppola

There are several reasons for this. Let me explain.

  1. Client Centric put their customer’s needs first. The team show a genuine interest and concern in their customers. They want to help and are dedicated to achieving the best outcomes for their customers.
  2. The team at Client Centric have many years of experience in the recruitment and employment services industry. They are expert writers and knowledgeable in the employment market. They have written CVs for clients in Perth, as well as providing resume writing services to clients in Adelaide.
  3. They have a deep understanding of what employers want. They know how to really market and promote their client’s skills and experience, making sure that this is demonstrated in their CV, cover letter and/or letter addressing the key selection criteria.
  4. Client Centric has an excellent reputation in the industry. Do your research and you’ll soon find testimonials from very happy clients who from their experience, have found the team at Client Centric to be responsive, professional, diligent and committed. Qualities that are required for a great employment service provider.
  5. When you submit an enquiry to Client Centric, they respond very quickly, usually within the hour. Nobody likes to wait, especially if there is a job that you really want to apply for. So it’s a breath of fresh air to see a company that prides itself on being responsive. They don’t like to keep their clients waiting. And personally, I think their name “Client Centric” embodies what kind of company they are. They truly are Client Centric.
  6. The work that Client Centric produce is high quality. The team of writers and editors spend countless hours researching and writing CVs, cover letters, responses to key selection criteria and when revamping LinkedIn profiles.
  7. No matter your industry, level, profession or trade, Client Centric have the expertise and experience to assist you. You don’t have to be a high-flying executive to get the most out of Client Centric. This fantastic employment services company have helped thousands of job seekers secure sustainable employment in their industry. From carpenters to engineers and from nurses to CEO’s, they’ve helped many people from all backgrounds.
  8. Once you’ve secured an interview, Client Centric can provide you with interview coaching. For more information, please visit their website by clicking here for more information about their interview coaching service.

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.

Writing a cover letter for a career change?

By Matthew Coppola, Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions

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.

Writing a Cover Letter for a Career Change

By Matthew Coppola

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.

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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.

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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. Most importantly however, the content in the statement must stand out and be easy to read and follow. Because of this, Client Centric provide a professional copywriting and content development service. Click here to learn more.

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-

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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.

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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.

Client Centric offer a professional selection criteria writing service for clients in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Hobart, Perth and all other areas.

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?

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

Related article: Dealing with difficult people: Phone vs Email Communication

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.

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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:

Matthew_Coppola_CV_InterviewCoach

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.

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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.