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,Continue reading “Should You Include a Photo in Your CV?”

Should You Put Your Employment References As “Available Upon Request”?


As a professional CV writer based in Australia, I get asked this question all the time. I come across many people who want to know whether they should include their job references in their CV or leave them out. Good question indeed. RELATED ARTICLE: What if I don’t want a recruiter to contact a referenceContinue reading “Should You Put Your Employment References As “Available Upon Request”?”

Essential CV Rules Every Graduate MUST KNOW


There are no set rules about writing a great resume except to make it easier for the employer to read; there are some clear guidelines for writing an effective resume. Here are some basic rules when writing a CV. Do Make the job of the reader as easy as possible. Potential employers are busy people;Continue reading “Essential CV Rules Every Graduate MUST KNOW”

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 relyingContinue reading “8 SECRET REASONS Why You’re Not Getting a Job Interview”

What should I do with older experience on my resume? By Matthew Coppola


As your career progresses, you will most likely find that some of your experience is past ten years, and although it is valuable and vital to how you have developed as a professional, you may feel that it was quite a long time ago. You may feel you need to condense your resume, but ifContinue reading “What should I do with older experience on my resume? By Matthew Coppola”

The question in an interview “What pay rate are you looking for?”


You’re all excited about an up and coming interview lined up for you. The day comes, you put on your best clothes and head off for the job interview. During the interview, they may ask you what pay rate you are looking for. This is not something that you haven’t thought about. It’s serious andContinue reading “The question in an interview “What pay rate are you looking for?””

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


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 “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”

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”

Who comes first: the client or their concerned parents?


The reason why I have decided to write on this topic is because as career counsellors and employment consultants, we face the dilemma when working with our younger clients keeping their interests in check and that of their parents who have been given consent to be part of the assessment and job searching process. BeingContinue reading “Who comes first: the client or their concerned parents?”