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 … Continue reading How Many Different CVs Should Every Person Have?
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 … Continue reading 8 SECRET REASONS Why You’re Not Getting a Job Interview
When writing excellent key selection criteria responses, to do it properly, there are some simple steps to follow. Use good examples. First and foremost, you want to make sure that you have one or two good examples that you can include in your response. The example/s must be relevant, solid and concise. Don’t waffle on, … Continue reading How to do a Key Selection Criteria Response the Proper Way
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 … Continue reading How many words should my responses be to the key selection criteria? By Matthew Coppola
So, you want to make sure that your resume can be easily read. What size font is best suited for a resume and cover letter? My suggestion is size 10 font for the CV, and either size 10 or size 11 font for the cover letter. Generally speaking, most job applications are viewed online, rather … Continue reading What size font is best suited to a resume? By Matthew Coppola
Although every candidate’s application and background will vary in determining how far you’re your resume should go, in general terms usually the past ten to fifteen years is a reasonable time frame to go back. Any time before that can list as an outline. The main point to be aware of is not to make … Continue reading How far should I go back to in my resume? By Matthew Coppola
Colours can be an expression of creativity and certainly for a creative type resume, making use of colours and imagery of the individual’s work may actually help with their application – but it is more about showcasing their work. So, then, do colours really make a difference? Personally, I don’t think so. The question we … Continue reading Is there any need to include colours in my resume? By Matthew Coppola
Please take a moment now to think about the heading of this article: “Effective job hunting is about making tailored job applications that match the vacancy and employer” Job hunting means to be actively looking and applying for work. Scouring job vacancy websites and apps to find the right job or one that you are … Continue reading “Effective job hunting is about making tailored job applications that match the vacancy and employer” By Matthew Coppola
As it gets harder and harder to secure employment and stand out from other job candidates, it is becoming increasingly important to have a powerful resume that really sells and markets your skills and abilities to prospective employers.
Recently I was asked by a client what is best practice,when it comes to putting the contact details of their referees, on their resume. Some argue that if you do include their phone number, the prospective employer may call them without you knowing and catch the referee person off guard. Some feel that it might … Continue reading Should I put my referee’s contact details on my resume or not?
Time and time again I have clients asking me that they apply for so many jobs but they never hear back from an employer. Some have even applied for jobs to only minutes later receive an email saying that their application has been unsuccessful. They then ask themselves “Did the employer even bother looking at … Continue reading What Makes a Good Resume Stand Out?
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 … Continue reading What Does The “Generation Gap” Mean?
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 … Continue reading Don’t Gossip at Work
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 … Continue reading Getting Angry at Work Just Isn’t Worth It!
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 … Continue reading Why Your Goals Should Be S.M.A.R.T
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 … Continue reading How to Write a Resume Concisely and Clearly
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 … Continue reading Is It Good to Include a Summary for Each Employer you Worked for?
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 … Continue reading Why do we need a resume?
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 … Continue reading Why it isn’t worth arguing at work
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 … Continue reading Why we feel nervous on the first day of a new job, 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 … Continue reading Why you need to be passionate about your job to succeed, by Matthew Coppola
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 … Continue reading Why do business development professionals struggle with administrative work?
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 … Continue reading What is Comprehensive Value Chain Analysis 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 … Continue reading What is Business Process Re-engineering? 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, … Continue reading What is Change Management? 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. … Continue reading A Critical Analysis of 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 assist with addressing … Continue reading Is the Stereotype of the Typical Australian of the 1940’s/50’s Correct? 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 … Continue reading How to Effectively Build Credibility With Others, 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 … Continue reading How to Effectively Change a Client’s Emotion, 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 … Continue reading You can write an effective resume! 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 … Continue reading I’m out of a job. What now 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 … Continue reading Why is everyone getting promoted except me 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 … Continue reading How do I listen to people better by Matthew Coppola
“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 … Continue reading Is there anything wrong with being dishonest at work?
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 … Continue reading How do I keep a job 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 … Continue reading How can I improve my self-esteem and confidence by Matthew Coppola
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 out … Continue reading How do I deal with peer-pressure from co-workers 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 … Continue reading How do I deal with difficult people 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 … Continue reading How do I find a job 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 … Continue reading Why It Pays To Be Honest In Sales 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, … Continue reading An Explanation Of 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 … Continue reading How To Make The Most Out Of Employing Generation Y 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 … Continue reading How To Help Others And Ourselves Accept Change In The Workplace By Matthew Coppola
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 … Continue reading Does money make us more happier?
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 … Continue reading How to effectively cold visit prospective employers 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 … Continue reading How To Implement A Strategic Plan: Learning from the Game of Monopoly 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 … Continue reading Understanding the Business Environment: Learning from the Game of Golf 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 … Continue reading Key Marketing Tips 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 … Continue reading Do’s and Dont’s of Email Etiquette 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 … Continue reading A Comparison and Contrasting of John Mill and Thomas Malthus on the long term dynamics of Capitalism by Matthew Coppola