How long can it take to secure an interview?

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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 other job seekers applying for the same role;

– the strength of your job application and;

– the employer’s preferences. 

But having your resume and cover letter written by a professional resume writer can and may significantly reduce the length of time in obtaining work, as both documents will be tailored and wordsmithed to market and promote your skills and experience.

I no longer have a job. What should I do now?

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 do and are willing to do. 

Sure, during periods of a recession or low economic activity, jobs can be scarce. 

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But stay positive, in control and focused. Get your CV in order by utilising the services of a professional resume writer. They will write up a custom-tailored resume designed to market and promote your skills and experience, even tailoring your cover letter or a general letter that you can edit yourself. 

Try not to rush your job applications too. Employers will notice this.

The recession of 2020? Top 5 ways you can prepare yourself now!

26747013429_096efda353_wOkay, 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 cover letter in order. Enlist the services of a professional resume writer such as Client Centric.
  • Keep abreast of what is happening in the jobs market. Add your profile to job search websites.
  • Stay positive, focused and in control. 
  • Practice responding to interview questions to help prepare you for an interview. 
  • Think about all your skills, industry experience and the kind of roles that you can apply for. Open up your options to other employment. 

Matthew Coppola, Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions

Writing a cover letter for a career change

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 specific employment history that may be an important factor in being chosen for the job.

A persuasive, well-written cover letter will convince the employer that your work experience is a strength rather than a weakness. With your cover letter, be sure you’re clear on your goals for transitioning careers, and that you’re positioned for a successful career change.

Include the following three crucial points, to explain in your cover letter why you are qualified for the specific role. Emphasize on your transferrable abilities. Highlight your exceptional performance in previous positions. Express your passion for the company. The aim is to make sure you communicate these points throughout your letter.

Matthew Coppola, Client Centric

How to stay motivated and positive despite set backs in securing work, 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 us focused until the right job comes along.

We often say to ourselves – ‘stay positive’ or ‘don’t worry, something will come up’ – however the bills that need to be paid are at the back of our mind in how important it is to have a job.

But often is the case when we lose focus on our job search efforts, the result is:

  • Incomplete and inaccurate job applications.
  • Cover letters that are not properly tailored.
  • Messy applications and we rush the job search process.

Loss of focus can have a serious impact on the success of our job search efforts.

One approach that can really help build up an individual’s confidence is by having their resume and cover letter written by the experts at client centric.

They can professionally write for you a new and tailored resume and cover letter that work to sell and market your skills and highlighting, highlighting what you have to offer.

Visit their website today at

They service every capital city and regional areas across Australia including Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Gold Coast, Hobart and Adelaide.

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 have come through, they most likely will take more time to read your application, but less time most likely if they have many applicants vying for the position.

It, therefore, makes sense to put in an application early. But even if your application isn’t submitted first, it is essential to make sure the documents are easy to read. That is, the cover letter is tailored and the resume markets effectively your full range of skills and experience relevant for the position.


Would you like to have your resume and cover letter to be professionally designed and written when applying for work?

Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions is an Australian based business that provides interview skills coaching, assists with CV/Resume writingaddressing key selection criteria and covering letters to help you with giving your best foot forward to an employer. Please feel free to visit their website: