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 professionallyContinue reading “The Telltale Signs You’ve DONE WELL After a Job Interview”
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,Continue reading “Should You Include a Photo in Your CV?”
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 bothContinue reading “How To Address Selection Criteria in a Cover Letter Format”
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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…
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 relyingContinue reading “8 SECRET REASONS Why You’re Not Getting a Job Interview”
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-effectiveContinue reading “How to Find the Best Resume Writing Help in Melbourne”
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 wouldContinue reading “6 Challenges with Job Hunting”
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’sContinue reading “Getting A Job In 2021: A Career Expert’s Practical Guide”
This article discusses many of the common challenges that job seekers face today when job searching.
This article discusses exactly what a de-militarised CV is and why you need one when applying for a job in the civilian workplace.
This article discusses what is needed to make a capability statement visually appealing for clients.
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 worldContinue reading “5 Reasons Why Some Graduates Don’t Always Get Noticed By Employers”
This article discuss whether or not a two-page capability statement is sufficient to send.
This article explains ways you can demonstrate good analytical skills in an interview setting.
If you’re in the market for a company to write your CV, provide you with interview coaching or address selection criteria, give Client Centric a go. Here’s why.
This article discusses how long your cover letter should be.
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’sContinue reading “Employment Solutions for Defence Members and their Partners by Client Centric”
It’s important more than ever to stand out from other candidates vying for the same job. Which is why having your resume and cover letter professionally written will make a huge difference. This article by Matthew Coppola will discuss.
What is key selection criteria? We have the answer.
You’ve probably heard the term ‘buyers remorse’. I personally get it all the time, especially when it comes to making big purchases like a car, electronics or furniture. What size font is best suited to a resume? By Matthew Coppola I buy the item at 25% off, only to see it on sale the nextContinue reading “Dealing With The Feeling Of Regret About Your New Job – Jobseeker Remorse”
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 aContinue reading “Tips on finding a new job, by Matthew Coppola”
Adelaide, a growing state with much potential.
Finding work in Sydney can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be.
[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 impactContinue reading “What’s It Like To Find Work In Townsville, Queensland?”
Is it okay to send a follow-up email after a job interview? This article will discuss why it’s a good idea and why.
Insight into what makes a great response to selection criteria, by Matthew Coppola, Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions
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 thisContinue reading “When You Don’t Have An Example To Use In Addressing Selection Criteria”
Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions, an 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, jobContinue reading “Frustrated You Didn’t Hear From Back From an Employer? You’re Not Alone.”
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 theContinue reading “Practical Suggestions To Work More Effectively From Home”
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 alsoContinue reading “A recovering Queensland state: Being hopeful for an economy to bounce back with jobs growth.”
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 articleContinue reading “How to prepare for entering the difficult job market in Canberra.”
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 youContinue reading “Preparing to enter into a challenging job market in Melbourne.”
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 becomeContinue reading “Preparing yourself now to get back into the workforce in Perth after Covid-19.”
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 thatContinue reading “Coping with a challenging jobs market in Sydney: What you need to know!”
Mention this article for a $AU10.00 discount off any package purchased by Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions – visit http://www.clientcentric.com.au/individual-pricing 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: DealingContinue reading “A high level of verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.”
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 CentricContinue reading “Experience liaising with community organisations and other key stakeholders to collaborate on the clients’ needs.”
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 canContinue reading “Why have a collection of CVs/resumes as opposed to having just the one CV? By Matthew Coppola”
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’sContinue reading “Coping with rejections from unsuccessful job applications, by Matthew Coppola”
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 theContinue reading “How to condense your resume, by Matthew Coppola”
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, forContinue reading “What name should I give to each CV I create?”
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 doesContinue reading “Dealing with uninformative job descriptions when addressing selection criteria, 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 jobContinue reading “What can I do when there are so many places online to find work? By Matthew Coppola”
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:Continue reading “Snapshot about the capability statement writing and design service 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 theContinue reading “Snapshot about the outplacement services 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 fromContinue reading “Snapshot about the key selection criteria writing 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:Continue reading “Snapshot about the Interview Skills Coaching service 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. PleaseContinue reading “Snapshot about the LinkedInTM profile 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 andContinue reading “Snapshot about the CV and cover letter writing services offered by Client Centric”
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. Client 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 andContinue reading “Professional CV and cover letter writing service, Los Angeles, California”
Are you actively applying for jobs or interested in moving on to new employment? Client 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 noticedContinue reading “Professional CV Writing Service, Chicago Illinois”
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 otherContinue reading “How long can it take to secure an interview?”
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 doContinue reading “I no longer have a job. What should I do now?”
Okay, 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 coverContinue reading “The recession of 2020? Top 5 ways you can prepare yourself now!”
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 specificContinue reading “Writing a cover letter for a career change”
It’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 byContinue reading “Securing work during a recession: what you need to know.”
A 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 andContinue reading “Capability statements offered by Client Centric. What they do and what is involved.”
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 offerContinue reading “Need a capability statement? Talk to the professionals at Client Centric”
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’reContinue reading “New year, new job?”
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 youContinue reading “Why are employers impressed when candidates put effort in their job application? 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 applicationContinue reading “What if I don’t know who to address the cover letter to? 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 usContinue reading “How to stay motivated and positive despite set backs in securing work, by Matthew Coppola”
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 teamContinue reading “Client Centric: The specialists in writing resumes and cover letters for clients looking for work in Geelong, Victoria.”
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 putContinue reading “Client Centric: The Professional Key Selection Criteria Writers.”
#etiquette #etiquettetraining #etiquettespecialist I recently chatted with Elizabeth Soos, consultant and principal of Auersmont School of Etiquette. Auersmont is a boutique etiquette consultancy firm that provides professional advice and expert knowledge in the world of etiquette, social conventions and good manners. Prestigious British etiquette educators, Emma Dupont in London and Paris and Shanghai-based etiquette andContinue reading “Australia’s specialist in etiquette training: Auersmont School of Etiquette”
Client Centric offer a range of marketing services for companies. These include: Capability statements Brochures Presentation folders Meeting slides The range of marketing services offered by Client Centric are aimed about helping businesses of all sizes to present and highlight their services and/or products in an attractive, presentable and engaging format, both in print andContinue reading “About marketing services offered by Client Centric”
What do you look for in a job? Asking this question provides the interviewer with insight and understanding of what it is that you are after in a job and what is going to motivate you to stay and put forth your best effort. By finding out what you look for in a job, theContinue reading “Responding to the interview question: “What do you look for in a job?” By Matthew Coppola”
What made you apply for this role? With this question, the interviewer is trying to determine your reasons for applying and what exactly drew you to the position they have advertised. In responding to this question, my suggestion is to talk about the role, what really interests you and why the role meets your searchContinue reading “Responding to the interview question: “What made you apply for this role” By Matthew Coppola”
How well do you handle stress? Stress in the workplace is unavoidable. By definition, it’s that emotional strain and pressure that comes with demanding circumstances. We may feel pressured at times, but being stressed at work is the next level, and it’s not nice to go through. The interviewer is just trying to ascertain whatContinue reading “Responding to the interview question: “How well do you handle stress?” By Matthew Coppola”
How would your peers describe you? Asking this question to an interviewee provides the employer with an insight from the candidate’s perspective on how their friends and peers see them, providing some kind of indication on what kind of person they are and what they will be like in the workplace. When trying to findContinue reading “Responding to the interview question: “How would your peers describe you?” By Matthew Coppola”
What is your best accomplishment to date? This is a question asked by an interviewer to find out something in your career thus far that you are most proud of and an achievement that can show the kind of person you are in the workplace. Indeed, an individual’s achievements say much about who they are.Continue reading “Responding to the interview question: “What is your best accomplishment to date?” By Matthew Coppola”
Why are you leaving your current position? There are many reasons why someone would leave their job. They may have been made redundant, left for personal reasons or lost their job either for performance reasons or did not pass the probation period. Whatever the reason is (There could be so many reasons) this question usuallyContinue reading “Responding to the interview question: “Why are you leaving your current position?” By Matthew Coppola”
Why do you want this job? Fairly straight forward question, right? For most people, the real reason why they want the job may not be exactly what they decide is appropriate in the interview to say. How so? Some of the real reasons for wanting the job are: Unemployed – need to pay the billsContinue reading “Responding to the interview question: “Why do you want this job?” By Matthew Coppola”
#interviewnerves #nervousinterview #interview #jobinterview When conducting interview coaching, I am often asked by individuals about how they can deal with their nerves during a job interview. They feel that that they get so nervous and flustered, that they forget what to say, have a ‘mental blank’ and end up either saying something brief and short,Continue reading “Dealing with nerves during a job interview, by Matthew Coppola”
Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions offers a special tailored and expert service for members of the Australian Defence Force needing help transitioning into the civilian workforce and require a demilitarised resume and cover letter. The range of tailored services that they offer to help individuals transition out of the army, navy or airforce include: Professionally Written CV/ResumeContinue reading “About employment services from Client Centric for Defence Force members and their partners, by Matthew Coppola”
Article by Matthew Coppola, Client Centric Looking for a new job? Wanting to move on to a new role? Client Centric can help by professionally writing for you a new and tailored CV and cover letter designed to help market and promote you to prospective employers. They also provide interview coaching and assist with addressingContinue reading “How many words should my responses be to the key selection criteria? By Matthew Coppola”
The cover letter is equally as important as the resume. Although the CV summarises your skills, experience, education, personal details and references, the tailored cover letter takes the next step further to explain why you are suitable for a particular job. So, how many pages should the cover letter be? Unless the employer has stipulatedContinue reading “How many pages should a cover letter be? By Matthew Coppola”
So, you want to make sure that your resume can be easily read. What size font is best suited for a resume and cover letter? My suggestion is size 10 font for the CV, and either size 10 or size 11 font for the cover letter. Generally speaking, most job applications are viewed online, ratherContinue reading “What size font is best suited to a resume? By Matthew Coppola”
Many individuals going for a job interview worry about the other candidates who will be interviewed too – thinking about what their competition is. But there is a good reason for not worrying and thinking about the other candidates vying for the same position. With a small business, studies say to not worry about theContinue reading “Why we should never worry about candidates vying for the same job, by Matthew Coppola”
I am sure for many of my readers, it’s happened to us or someone we know. Why does the saying ‘in a dead-end job’ invoke so much negativity? And, why shouldn’t we see it so negative? The saying ‘dead-end job’ implies that the job has little prospect of progressing, moving forward and advancing. It hurtsContinue reading “How the saying ‘dead-end job’ invokes negativity, and why it shouldn’t, by Matthew Coppola”
We’ve all heard it before. The typical response from an employer/recruiter saying that you lack industry experience. So, face with this issue, how do you deal with it? Employers generally say this because they genuinely need someone who has experience in their industry, whether it be in the same role or a completely different position.Continue reading “How to deal with having a lack of industry experience, by Matthew Coppola”
For many, they look forward to going to work, and so getting up in the morning can be a joy, because of the job that they have to go to. This is great, and the way it should be. But, for some, they find it a challenge to look forward to going to work. But,Continue reading “Why for some it can be a challenge to get up to go to work, by Matthew Coppola”
It’s commonly known now that the process of applying for a job can indeed be a challenging exercise for many. But, there are ways to make the process easier, especially for individuals seeking a job in Adelaide, South Australia. Most jobs these days are advertised online, both on formal large job search sites as wellContinue reading “Applying for jobs in Adelaide, suggestions and tips by Matthew Coppola”
The jobs market in Perth, Western Australia is indeed varied and broad, being such a large state with opportunities in both professional and trade roles. There are many ways that job seekers can search for work in this state, such as through online job search websites as seek.com.au and indeed.com.au, as well as in theContinue reading “Searching and applying for work in Perth, WA – What you need to know, by Matthew Coppola”
Finding work can certainly be a challenging and frustrating time for many. But, if you reside in Ipswich, Queensland, why does having a professionally written resume and cover letter help improve one’s chances of securing an interview? The answer is relevance. When an employer or recruiter puts out a job advertisement, they are really lookingContinue reading “Why having a great resume matters to obtain a job in Ipswich, by Matthew Coppola”
Having your CV expertly written in a professional way, tailored to market and promote the skills and experience you have to offer, can be a great way of obtaining work in Tasmania. The best tool anyone can have in their job search is their resume and cover letter. Job seekers based in Tasmania may certainlyContinue reading “Finding work in Tasmania – and why having a professionally written CV matters, by Matthew Coppola”
Getting up in the morning becomes a real struggle. Having any interest to get up out of bed and go to work is almost non-existent. And, when you do get to work, your not as productive, motivated or enthusiastic as you once were. These feelings are generally a good sign that your having to dealContinue reading “Dealing with low motivation at work, 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?
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?”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
Okay, so your about to email across a copy of your resume and cover letter to a prospective employer, but decide first that you want to tailor your cover letter to make it more personalised. So how long should your cover letter be? Generally speaking, taking into consideration and respect for the reader’s time andContinue reading “How many pages should my cover letter be? By Matthew Coppola”
What does it mean to deliver good customer service in a retail or similar industry (which involves close interaction between seller and customer)? Well for one thing, it’s all about ‘service’ – of course by being courteous, helpful, friendly and engaging. Not judging or determining a customer’s buying behaviour by what we see or hear.Continue reading “Retail customer service – A personal experience observed, by Matthew Coppola”
When an employer or a recruiter reviews your resume and cover letter, they are essentially screening your application to determine whether or not you meet their business’ needs and job criteria and if so, whether they will invite you in for an interview or not. If it is one of the first few applications thatContinue reading “What is an employer looking for when they see my resume? By Matthew Coppola”