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 as what you have written to a prospective employer is clear, easy to read, concise and professional, it will help to make a good impression.

If you have to, read out loud to yourself what you have written. That can always help.

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Should my cover letter be the same for every job I apply for? By Matthew Coppola


More often than not, when we are searching for jobs that we want to apply for, there is more than one job that captures our attention and motivates us to want to put forward our application.

A challenge that many people face when looking for work is finding the energy and patience to tailor an application letter for each and every job. So, many forego the task of personalising their cover letter and just write up a standard, generic type letter and send it out to all the different kind of jobs they submit their resume for.

The positive side of this (Now I am scraping to find something positive from doing this) is that you can apply for more jobs more quickly in less span of time. The downside of sending out a generic cover letter is that the document may not capture the essence of what the employer is asking for. Nor will it demonstrate to the employer that you as the candidate would particularly like to work for their company/organisation and what you can bring to the role specifically for what they are asking for.

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Why it’s important to thoroughly read the position description, by Matthew Coppola


Most jobs that are advertised by companies large enough to hire more than 10 staff will come with a position description or otherwise known by the acronym ‘PD’ in human resources language. The PD will include a range or information for the applicant, including information about the company, their policies and etiquette and details about the job including statement of duties and key responsibilities. The PD may even come with a “Key Selection Criteria” that needs to be addressed as a separate document along with your resume and covering letter in the application.

It is very important that you take the time to read over the position description and thoroughly understand exactly what the job will involve and how it fits in with the overall goals and mission of the organisation/firm. Read over the key duties and responsibilities, think about whether or not you have actually performed the duties or something similar. If you have not performed one or more of the job duties, think about what transferable skills/abilities you have that you could use to justify that you can perform the required task/s.

For PD’s with a key selection criteria, read over each criteria/statement and make sure that you understand what they are asking from you. If you properly understand the criteria/s, you will be able to answer them as effectively as possible. If you really don’t understand/interpret the selection criteria, you may wish to contact the nominated person on the PD or better yet, seek the services of a professional who will answer the key selection criteria for you with high quality responses. Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions offer a profession selection criteria writing service and you can visit their page by clicking here.

The better understanding you have about the job and what is involved, the better you will be equipped and prepared to answer questions in the interview and be able to ascertain yourself as someone who is well equipped to do the job!

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Author: Matthew Coppola

BComm(Econs), GradCert (CE&D)

Careers Advisor, Employment Specialist & Resume Writing Expert. With over 7 years’ experience in Recruitment, Employment Services and Corporate Training, Matthew has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience in resume writing, interview skills, job searching strategies, selection criteria writing and career planning. His approach to resume writing is to actually sell the individual, shine a light on their best qualities and powerfully market them to prospective employers. Matthew holds a Graduate Certificate in Career Education and Development and a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Economics.

Does randomly posting out your resume deliver results?


I have been asked this question before by my clients. Majority of the time they are either not feeling confident enough to cold call employers or they are unable or again not confident enough to go an cold visit employers face to face.

In answering this question, well yes it can deliver some results and yes they may be very successful results. I for myself have posted out my clients resume to employers especially time poor employers or those who work odd hours, such as businesses in the hospitality/entertainment industry and even Child care centres funnily enough.

But like most things in life, you need to keep your options open. When it comes to applying for jobs, I suggest not keeping all your eggs in one basket. Try emailing, posting, cold calling, applying on-line, etc.

At Client Centric we provide a reverse marketing service where we apply for jobs on your behalf. We send out personalised job applications via Seek.com.au and other job searching websites.

We adopt a proactive approach to helping you get an interview from your new resume and cover letter by actively applying for jobs on your behalf. This then allows you to save time and the financial costs of having to apply for jobs on online via job search websites such as Seek.com.au and Careerone.com.au. 

We search for suitable jobs that you have the particular skills and talents they need, find out exactly what the job will entail and tailor your cover letter accordingly and submit your application online.

This can be a standalone service or as a package with your new resume and cover letter.

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Author: Matthew Coppola, Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions

Careers Advisor, Employment Specialist & Resume Writing Expert.

With over 7 years’ experience in Recruitment, Employment Services and Corporate Training, Matthew has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience in resume writing, interview skills, job searching strategies, selection criteria writing and career planning. 

His approach to resume writing is to actually sell the individual, shine a light on their best qualities and powerfully market them to prospective employers. 

Matthew holds a Graduate Certificate in Career Education and Development and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Economics.