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


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

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


Applying for jobs online is indeed a great method in searching for suitable employment. But, does cold calling businesses to market and promote yourself for any potential employment still a good way to find a job? It most certainly is an effective way to find a job that’s suitable and right for you. If youContinue reading “Is cold calling prospective employers looking for work still effective in 2019?”

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


It’s fair to say that a candidate may not want a prospective employer or a recruiter to contact their employment references without their knowledge and permission. So, what can a job seeker do to help make sure that this doesn’t happen and they can notify their references in time? My suggestion is either put ‘TheContinue reading “What if I don’t want a recruiter to contact a reference without my permission? By Matthew Coppola”

Professional Capability Statements by Client Centric


The Capability Statements that are designed by Client Centric are professional brochures/prospectus documents that outline a company’s services and/or products in an attractive, eye-capturing way to draw in the reader’s attention. They do this through the right mix of images, graphics and content, which is easy to read and understand. Examples of past capability statementsContinue reading “Professional Capability Statements by Client Centric”

Why are hiring processes quite lengthy? By Matthew Coppola


Hiring processes can be quite lengthy – going across 3 weeks or more, involving multiple interviews, both over the phone, in person, in group situations and with different managers/recruiters at varying stages of the interview process. And, until candidates are shortlisted, a final interview is made (Interview coaching works well at this stage to helpContinue reading “Why are hiring processes quite lengthy? By Matthew Coppola”

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


It can be rather frustrating when an employer puts out a job description or advertisement and it isn’t clear. There is not much to go by in terms of information about the job, what is expected and what will be involved. So, faced with this kind of situation, what can the job seeker do toContinue reading “Dealing with a job description/advert that is uninformative, by Matthew Coppola”

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


The great thing about converting the resume to a PDF is that it can be easily viewed on most devices – phones and tablets. It’s also a great way to ensure that the CV will be delivered in the right format as intended and can be viewed clearly by the prospective employer or recruiter. HavingContinue reading “Is it best to send a resume in PDF or Word format to a prospective employer? By Matthew Coppola”

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


Outlining what your personal interests are on a resume does provide some insight into what you enjoy and the activities that you partake of outside of your professional work life. Having insight into the passions and interests of a potential employee can help the employer gain a better understanding of what you may be like,Continue reading “Is it really necessary to put personal interests on my resume? By Matthew Coppola”

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


Initiative, by definition, is to take the opportunity to act or take charge before someone else does. It’s about using common sense, thinking on your feet and taking that important step forward to help get something done. From a workplace perspective, it’s about taking the opportunity to get work done, even without being asked toContinue reading “How can I show better initiative at work? By Matthew Coppola”

How valuable can temporary employment opportunities be? By Matthew Coppola


So, you have just recently been offered temporary employment. Say, around 2 – 4 or more weeks of work to either cover for someone who is away, or to help with a backlog of work. Temporary work opportunities, although short in nature and not permanent job opportunities, they do present many benefits to the jobContinue reading “How valuable can temporary employment opportunities be? By Matthew Coppola”