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


Using casual, slang or relaxed/highly informal language in job applications may come across that your approach to your interactions with other professionals and even the way you view your potential boss as unprofessional and careless. It is imperative that you double check (if you have to triple check) your spelling, grammar and punctuation. As longContinue reading “Why it’s not okay to use overly casual and slang language in job applications, by Matthew Coppola”

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


Depends really on what stage you are in your career. If you are starting out in the workforce – straight out of high school, it makes sense to include your high school education and mention the subjects you studies in your senior years. If you are graduating from university/vocational education, it makes sense to includeContinue reading “Should I include my high-school education in my resume? By Matthew Coppola”

What’s the benefit of having my resume professionally written? By Matthew Coppola


Just about every job advertised asks for the applicant to submit a copy of their resume and a cover letter. Unless the prospective employer is very familiar with your skillset and experience, or has spoken extensively to you and required a resume and cover letter for formalities, indeed you have only one opportunity to grabContinue reading “What’s the benefit of having my resume professionally written? By Matthew Coppola”

Should I attach a cover letter with my resume? By Matthew Coppola


Most job applications these days request for a cover letter as part of your application. It is almost now the appropriate thing to do when applying. The resume outlines the candidate’s skills and experience; then the cover letter takes the next step further to be tailored and directed towards a particular position. It’s a wayContinue reading “Should I attach a cover letter with my resume? By Matthew Coppola”

What is the best minimum size font for a Resume/CV? By Matthew Coppola


Generally speaking, the minimum size font (as a rule of thumb) would be best set around 9. Size 8 and below font can become more difficult to read and thereby grab the attention of the reader. Are you interested in having your resume professionally revamped and written?  Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions is an AustralianContinue reading “What is the best minimum size font for a Resume/CV? By Matthew Coppola”

What kind of information can I include in my resume? By Matthew Coppola


An important point to remember when writing any type of document is that the writer considers the needs and desires of the reader. We can ask such questions as why is this document being read, what is its purpose and what does the reader hope to get out of the document? The same is trueContinue reading “What kind of information can I include in my resume? By Matthew Coppola”

How can I condense my resume? By Matthew Coppola


You may be looking at your resume thinking that is far too long, messy and unstructured. Your resume may be 7 or 9 pages long, but you really want to keep all the information in because you feel that you have a lot to offer and that a prospective employer needs to know this. So,Continue reading “How can I condense my resume? By Matthew Coppola”

How important is it to have my CV professionally written? By Matthew Coppola


Your resume/CV helps an employer make a well-informed decision on their whether to hire you or not. It is usually accompanied by a cover letter that takes the next step further to being more personalised and tailored for the role, by addressing the requirements as stipulated in the job advertisement or position description. Your CVContinue reading “How important is it to have my CV professionally written? By Matthew Coppola”

Why should you research the employer before being interviewed?


Matthew Coppola is an Australian Careers Advisor, Employment Specialist and Resume Writing Expert. If you are interested in having him as a speaker or utilising any of his services, please contact him by clicking here. Going for an interview is like going out on a date with someone.  Now both are similar for many reasons,Continue reading “Why should you research the employer before being interviewed?”

Common Interview Questions – A Brief Overview


Matthew Coppola is an Australian Careers Advisor, Employment Specialist and Resume Writing Expert. If you are interested in having him as a speaker or utilising any of his services, please contact him by clicking here. Common Interviewing Questions 1 – Tell me about yourself. This seems to be an innocent enough question. But be awareContinue reading “Common Interview Questions – A Brief Overview”

Question and Answer on Email Etiquette


1. What is the biggest mistake people make when sending business emails? The biggest mistake would have to be sending emails with too many subjects. If you are sending an email, make sure that it is on one subject alone, not many. Because when people receive emails with too many subjects, the email respondents endContinue reading “Question and Answer on Email Etiquette”

Controlling yourself from peer pressure by work colleagues – how you can cope!


What is Peer pressure? Peer pressure is when group of peers start exerting influence to persuade us to change our attitudes, values, or behaviour so that we meet their desired group norms. Unfortunately peer-pressure doesn’t stop at school. It follows us right through to the workplace. Various instances of peer pressure can occur at work.Continue reading “Controlling yourself from peer pressure by work colleagues – how you can cope!”

The top 3 ways to find a new job


Finding a new job isn’t easy especially in tough economic times. Generally during quiet times over the economic cycle, there are usually more people looking for work then there are available jobs. For every job advertised there most likely will be over a hundred people applying. Keeping this in mind, when looking for work youContinue reading “The top 3 ways to find a new job”

An Experienced Resume Writer You Can Trust!


Recently I was asked by a client for their own peace of mind, about my experience and skills in resume writing and employment services. And rightly so! Before anyone hands over money for a resume writing service or any other service for that matter, they have the right to know who is doing the job for themContinue reading “An Experienced Resume Writer You Can Trust!”

Why every job you apply for should have a personalized cover letter


Every job you apply for whether it be online, in the paper, internally with the company you work for or by networking, needs a personalized cover letter specific to that company and the objectives of the role. Too many times people apply for numerous jobs with the same resume and the same cover letter andContinue reading “Why every job you apply for should have a personalized cover letter”

Disclosing your Disability: Job Applications and Employment


Defining the term “disability” The term “disability” can be defined as according to the Equality Act 2010 in England as: “a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day to day activities”. Of course this is a very broad definition and covers aContinue reading “Disclosing your Disability: Job Applications and Employment”

Should I include a photo of myself in my resume?


I was recently asked by a client if he should include a photo of himself in his resume. Now unless you’re going for a job as a model or entertainer, putting a photo on your resume is very unprofessional and does nothing to support your application for employment! There really is no point in doingContinue reading “Should I include a photo of myself in my resume?”

What to do if you don’t hear back from an employer after the interview.


Matthew Coppola is an Australian Careers Advisor, Employment Specialist and Resume Writing Expert. If you are interested in having him as a speaker or utilising any of his services, please contact him by clicking here. Time and time again I have clients agitated because they haven’t heard back from the employer after their an interview. They want toContinue reading “What to do if you don’t hear back from an employer after the interview.”

Perth Resume Writing Service


We are a boutique employment services company specializing in executive and managerial level roles in all industries and sectors. Resume & Cover Letter Writing, LinkedIn Profile Optimisation, Addressing Selection Criteria, Job Application Service and Career Coaching. Industries served include, but not limited to, Government, Hospitality, Mining, Financial Services, Construction and IT. We have varied packages, ranging from our RubyContinue reading “Perth Resume Writing Service”

Melbourne Resume Writing Services


We are a boutique employment services company specializing in executive and managerial level roles in all industries and sectors. Resume & Cover Letter Writing, LinkedIn Profile Optimisation, Addressing Selection Criteria, Job Application Service and Career Coaching. Industries served include, but not limited to, Government, Hospitality, Mining, Financial Services, Construction and IT. We have varied packages,Continue reading “Melbourne Resume Writing Services”

When should you bring up salary expectation?


I get asked this question a lot by my clients. When should I talk salary expectation? During the interview? Before or after? It’s like as if in our mind we think that if we start talking money, then it’s going to turn off the employer and we wont get the job. Well I have someContinue reading “When should you bring up salary expectation?”

Adelaide Resume and Cover Letter Writing Services


With hundreds of resumes to plow through, an employer won’t initially spend more than about 30 seconds looking at each individual resume. The secret of our resume service lies in knowing what to include, what not to include, and what kind of a spin to put on your resume, to ensure your resume will standContinue reading “Adelaide Resume and Cover Letter Writing Services”

Resume and Cover Letter Writing Services Brisbane


With hundreds of resumes to plough through, an employer won’t initially spend more than about 30 seconds looking at each individual resume. The secret of our resume service lies in knowing what to include, what not to include, and what kind of a spin to put on your resume, to ensure your resume will standContinue reading “Resume and Cover Letter Writing Services Brisbane”

Resume and Cover Letter Writing Services Sydney


With hundreds of resumes to plough through, an employer won’t initially spend more than about 30 seconds looking at each individual resume. The secret of our resume service lies in knowing what to include, what not to include, and what kind of a spin to put on your resume, to ensure your resume will standContinue reading “Resume and Cover Letter Writing Services Sydney”

Resume and Cover Letter Writing Services Perth


With hundreds of resumes to plough through, an employer won’t initially spend more than about 30 seconds looking at each individual resume. The secret of our resume service lies in knowing what to include, what not to include, and what kind of a spin to put on your resume, to ensure your resume will standContinue reading “Resume and Cover Letter Writing Services Perth”

Resume and Cover Letter Writing Service Melbourne


With hundreds of resumes to plough through, an employer won’t initially spend more than about 30 seconds looking at each individual resume. The secret of our resume service lies in knowing what to include, what not to include, and what kind of a spin to put on your resume, to ensure your resume will standContinue reading “Resume and Cover Letter Writing Service Melbourne”

From the classroom to the workplace: Peer Pressure


According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, ‘peer pressure’ can be defined as the influence that a peer group, observers or an individual exerts that encourages others to change their attitudes, values, or behaviors to conform the group norms. A person affected by peer pressure may or may not want to belong to these groups or norms. Generally peer pressure is assumed to be onlyContinue reading “From the classroom to the workplace: Peer Pressure”