Best Fit

One of the best pieces of advice I received very early on in my career was: ‘Although the company is interviewing you, you are also interviewing them.’ This is an interesting statement as many of us sit in an interview trying to prove ourselves worthy for a role when we should be asking as many question to the interviewer to ascertain if it is a good fit for us. Asking questions will help aid you in making a clear decision if this is the right company for...
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Do you have what it takes?

No two companies are the same, however when it comes to employees, every employer looks for the same thing: Value, experience, expertise, commitment, enthusiasm and outstanding communication. It is really important that you address all of these key points in your cover letter. Also, please ensure that you have the required skills and tickets for the job you are applying...
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Are bullet points better than paragraphs on a resume?

Now this is a great question to ask yourself… For many people in the recruitment industry whether it is an internal recruitment process or through an agency you will find that that big long paragraphs are not eye catching and easy to read. You ONLY get 30-40 seconds to attract the attention of the resume reader, if your resume is unclear or blocked out with heavy paragraphs you will find yourself overlooked no matter how good your qualifications are. “Keep it simple; keep it clear and easy to read” Bullet points are excellent for listing your responsibilities under each job role on your resume, also for your summary of skills and/or your tickets and licences. Another point to make, your resume must have a list of responsibilities under each job role you have had in order to make your resume stand out. The amount of resume I saw while working as a Recruitment Consultant with the company name and the person’s position in that company, yet no duties or responsibilities were listed… If I can’t see what you have done, I will move to the next application. Your resume is not just a page of information about what you have done, it’s a lot more than that! You need to sell yourself and present yourself in a way that outlines you can do the role you are applying for. When it comes to a summary or career profile your paragraphs will looks great in this section. List 2-3 paragraphs of information in this area. It is all about knowing what goes where on your...
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How to set up a Resume

Your resume has 30 seconds to the attract attention of the reader. The way you present yourself on paper is extremely important to gain employment. Your resume should have: Your personal details A brief summary or profile Tickets, licences and inductions Employment history Education and courses Summary of skills Interests and hobbies References Remember: 30 seconds is all you get! A professional resume is clean and...
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