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.

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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).

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Published by Matthew Coppola - Career Coach, Employment Specialist and Professional CV Writer

Holding a graduate degree in Commerce, majoring in Economics at Curtin University, as well as a post graduate certificate in Career Education and Development at RMIT University, Matthew brings with him many years of experience working in the fields of business development, marketing, soft-skills training and employment services industry. He has gained significant exposure in working with employers in sourcing staff as well as assisting jobseekers in promoting and marketing themselves to employers and securing sustainable employment outcomes. He is currently working in Disability Employment Services where he assists clients with mental health disabilities in finding and keeping satisfying and gainful employment and helping them overcome and work around barriers to employment. He has helped many job seekers secure employment by training and coaching them in the art of being interviewed and giving the interviewer a positive and lasting impression. He knows how to sell and market a job seeker to an employer and he imparts this knowledge to his clients in helping them sell and market themselves in an interview. Matthew regularly writes new articles on a variety of employment related topics and posts these to his personal website blog matthewcoppola.com

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