How Many Different CVs Should Every Person Have?


As an experienced employment services professional, I get asked this question quite a lot. And for good reason. People want to know if their resume will be a one-fits-all when it comes to applying for jobs. Writing a great CV that’s properly tailored and thoroughly written takes time and effort. Some people pay for professional …

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, …

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 …

What is an employer looking for when they see my resume? 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 that …

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 long …

What if I don’t have any questions to ask at the end of an interview? By Matthew Coppola


You may not have any questions to ask in an interview. You might be genuinely happy with everything that you have heard during the meeting and felt that there is nothing you want to ask. But is this always the best approach to take? Think about it from the standpoint of the employer/recruiter. Do they …

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 include …

Should I bring my resume along to an interview? By Matthew Coppola


It is entirely up to you. You may want to have your resume as a form of reference – something that an interviewer can refer to, or if you are interviewed by a panel of interviewers, something that one individual can look at and read while the other interviewer is asking a question. Even if …

Is it necessary to include colour in my resume? By Matthew Coppola


It is entirely up to you. A good question to ask though is whether or not having colour in the resume makes that much of a difference in persuading/motivating/encouraging the employer or recruiter to shortlist you in for an interview. Can colour make a difference? That’s for you to decide. Personally, I prefer not to. …

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 grab …

What is the best minimum size font for a Resume/CV? 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 addressing …

What Does The “Generation Gap” Mean?


The phrase “generation gap” implies that a great chasm exists between the old and the young, and that it must be immensely difficult to overcome. Kingsley Davis first wrote about it (in a business sense) in 1940. He thought that rapid social change was responsible for this parent-child-youth type of conflict. His initial article spurred …

Don’t Gossip at Work


Let’s face it. We all love a good gossiping session. We love to talk about what other people are doing or what they have done when it has nothing to do with us. It is what workers do when they have nothing better else to do or they are in a mindless job. Because they …

Getting Angry at Work Just Isn’t Worth It!


oo many people are angry at work. Workplace violence is an extreme example. Even short of violence, every day you see managers and co-workers who are mad at each other, their co-workers, their employees, their bosses, their customers, the company, and the world itself. Anger interferes with teamwork and productivity. It also creates an environment …

Why Your Goals Should Be S.M.A.R.T


Establishing clear goals in writing is the responsibility of managers and their superiors, and of managers and their staff. This should occur at least annually, and should be aligned with the company’s corporate mission and strategic plan. The way we word our goals is the biggest factor in helping us achieve them. And some smart …

How to Write a Resume Concisely and Clearly


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 addressing …

Is It Good to Include a Summary for Each Employer you Worked for?


In every resume there is a part of it set aside for employment history, this includes employer name, their email address, your job title, duration worked and job responsibilities and key achievements if applicable. However it doesn’t stop there. In the resumes I write for clients, I include a summary which I put before the …

Why do we need a resume?


For the most of us, unless we own a business or work in the entertainment/arts industry, need a resume. According to Wikipedia, a resume can be defined as  a document used by persons to present their backgrounds and skills, with the intention of gaining employment with a prospective employer. So someone might start a business, now to …

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Why it isn’t worth arguing at work


One thing I have learnt in my career is that arguing with someone, especially when you know all too well that your right, just does not work. I’m not referring only to your colleagues, but also to senior level management, key stakeholders and your clients. There may be a number of instances when your at …

Why we feel nervous on the first day of a new job, by Matthew Coppola


Article by Matthew Coppola, Client Centric  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 Yesterday I started my first day on the job at a job find company in Victoria. Although it was only an internal transfer for the same position with the …

Why you need to be passionate about your job to succeed, by Matthew Coppola


I have been working for an employment services organisation for over 7 months now, and just recently I was offered an internal transfer to another office within the company over in Melbourne. But to ensure that my transition is as smooth as possible, in the last week working at my previous office in Perth, I had another employee …

Why do business development professionals struggle with administrative work?


Put me in the spotlight in front business professionals and I will flourish. Put me on the phone to a prospective client and I will organize a meeting with them. Put me in front of a client who wants to order 10 of your company’s product and I will persuade him to order twice as …

What is Comprehensive Value Chain Analysis By Matthew Coppola


Comprehensive Value Chain Analysis Do what you do best. Leave the rest to others. What is involved in Value Chain Analysis? Your organisation will most likely engage in two types of business activities. Firstly are the activities that are purely intended to meet your customers’ demands and secondly, are those that although may not be …

What is Business Process Re-engineering? By Matthew Coppola


Business Process Re-engineering Talk is good. Action is better. Why should your organisation improve its business processes? Business Processes Re-engineering can deliver greater value to your company. Improvements to business processes will result in increased efficiency and effectiveness across the entire organisation from bottom up. Our skilled consultants will map out your firms’ processes and …

What is Change Management? By Matthew Coppola


What is change management and why is it of benefit to your organisation? Change management is a planned way of aligning people, organisations and processes from their current state to the ideal. Change is inevitable and must occur so organisations do not remain stagnant and continue pursuing the same activities all the time. Increasing competition, …

A Critical Analysis of the Long Term Dynamics of Capitalism, by Matthew Coppola


The following paper studies the opposing and unifying theories of two economists, John Stuart Mill and Thomas Robert Malthus, on the long term dynamics of capitalism, which entail aspects of growth, development and accumulation of a capitalist economy. The key topics studied by Malthus and Mill include labour, consumption, population growth, agriculture and property rights. …

Is the Stereotype of the Typical Australian of the 1940’s/50’s Correct? 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 addressing …

How to Effectively Build Credibility With Others, by Matthew Coppola


If we want to build our credibility with other people, we have to first of all be credible to ourselves. That means selling ourselves on our products or our services first. If you believe you are selling a good product, or offering a valuable service, you won’t have much difficulty selling that product or service …

How to Effectively Change a Client’s Emotion, by Matthew Coppola


Emotion has on a large effect on a person’s behaviour and by learning how to identify the clients feeling will help you provide a suitable solution. By changing the client’s emotion you may be able to help the client see your solution more clearly without the emotion that controls their behaviour. E- Motion is contributed/created …

You can write an effective resume! By Matthew Coppola


A resume is your opportunity to present all of the facts that show you have the essential skills and experience for the job you wish to apply for. Writing an effective resume takes a while – you need to ensure that you have included all the correct information clearly written and laid out in your …

I’m out of a job. What now by Matthew Coppola


Think about the following scenario. You’re sitting in the manager’s office and he tells you he has to let you go, giving you two weeks to find another job. Just like that. How do you think you would feel? For many of us, the possibility of losing our job can seem very disheartening, especially if …

Why is everyone getting promoted except me 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 addressing …

How do I listen to people better by Matthew Coppola


Today in all walks of life, there is an asymmetry of information between people.  This occurs when there are gaps of information between one another, that is, when some have more information than others. To elaborate, there are “generation gaps” between youthful and elderly people, between the jury and the accused, between employees and employers …

Is there anything wrong with being dishonest at work?


“Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity” So wrote American Poet, Stephen Vincent Benet almost 100 years ago. You may agree that little improvement has been made since then in regards to the public’s respect for honesty and its value. Dishonesty is not only prevalent with the general public, but also in workplaces …

How do I keep a job by Matthew Coppola


Tough economic times and volatility in the jobs market over the years has prompted many to feel insecure about their job and keeping it. Added to that, it is even more difficult for youths and lower skilled individuals to get and keep a job they are happy with. There is a saying that goes”there is …

How can I improve my self-esteem and confidence by Matthew Coppola


Being confident is about trusting yourself, and by trusting yourself means that you believe in yourself and your abilities. So if you’re saying to yourself “I’m not a confident person” I would like to know, are you confident about that? We all have confidence in us, but when it comes to speaking up at a …

How do I deal with peer-pressure from co-workers by Matthew Coppola


https://anchor.fm/matthew-coppola/episodes/How-do-I-deal-with-peer-pressure-from-co-workers-e14ko0f Article by Matthew Coppola, Client Centric  Peer pressure occurs when a peer group exerts influence to persuade an individual to change their attitudes, values, or behaviours so that they meet group norms. Unfortunately, peer-pressure doesn’t stop at school. It follows us into the workplace. It may be that a co-worker wants you to go …

How do I deal with difficult people by Matthew Coppola


It doesn’t matter where you work they exist, people who are difficult to work with. This chapter has been written to be applicable to most situations at work when you are faced with difficult people. It may be people who are arrogant towards you, don’t listen to you because you are younger or hold a …

How do I find a job by Matthew Coppola


A ‘job’ means different things to different people. For some, it can mean a hobby that pays an income, or something to keep them busy during the week. But for many, it’s what is needed to feed, clothe and house their family. Which means for many being out of work can cause financial hardship. The …

Why It Pays To Be Honest In Sales By Matthew Coppola


To many business people, the belief is that honesty pays, but not enough. To survive in the cut throat world of business and sales, many feel that they need to lie or bend the truth to get anywhere in business.But is that the case? Does being deceitful, dishonest and untruthful in sales and business really …

An Explanation Of Generation Y By Matthew Coppola


OMG. IM ROFLMAO ATM. BTW I G2G but ill BRB.If your not up with the lingo I just said Oh my goodness. Im Rollling over Laughing my ass off. I got to go but ill be right back. Today im going to be talking about the generation that talks like that.Known for their optimistic attitudes, …

How To Make The Most Out Of Employing Generation Y By Matthew Coppola


KEY BENEFITS IN EMPLOYING GEN Y”They are tech-smart “” Being the first generation to have grown up with computers, Gen Y are early adopters of new technology.They are fast learners when it comes to new tech gadgets, and can even teach you how to use things like content management systems and social media. “Inexpensive and …

How To Help Others And Ourselves Accept Change In The Workplace 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 addressing …

Does money make us more happier?


An assumption in Economics is that consumers prefer more, and that one’s utility can be increased through the consumption of more goods and services. In other words, the more money we have as individuals, the more satisfied we are with our life. But does greater income and consumption really translate into greater happiness? Three main …

How to effectively cold visit prospective employers 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 addressing …

How To Implement A Strategic Plan: Learning from the Game of Monopoly by Matthew Coppola


Implementing a well-thought out strategy can result in a desirable outcome. Monopoly is a great example. Although it is a game of chance there are elements of strategy which contribute to a successful win. Firstly forget about cheating in business. It doesn”t guarantee winning. In Monopoly the player who steals money from his opponent or …

Understanding the Business Environment: Learning from the Game of Golf by Matthew Coppola


The surroundings of the business has a huge impact on the outcome of any strategy. Now an organisation may operate in a…..positive environment. But what if it is operating in a…..negative environment? Well then it may have detrimental effects to the business. An organisation would be a smart company if they took good note of …

Key Marketing Tips by Matthew Coppola


1. Base all your images and information around your target market. Your target market is the customer base which purchases your products. Take into account their age profile and income group. Older age groups have different preferences as opposed to younger age groups. Income is also a strong dependant on how important price and value …

Do’s and Dont’s of Email Etiquette by Matthew Coppola


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 end up …

A Comparison and Contrasting of John Mill and Thomas Malthus on the long term dynamics of Capitalism 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 assisting with addressing …