Job Hunting Hack #2

The key to a successful job search lies solely in your upfront planning.  First consider if you are just looking for a job or a transition into another career.  Next, focus on the industries and companies that would be a good cultural fit and make sure the salary and benefits meet your needs.

Resume Hack #6

Do: Keep it short, but explanatory. Don’t write an essay! Keep your job history/experience to the last 10 years. List all experience, roles and gaps (eg. Extended holidays, sickness, sabbaticals, etc) to show a comprehensive view of your experience. Don’t: Not indicating why you have a gap in your resume may make the Recruiter and/or…

Resume Hack #5

Do: Know exactly where the position is and what it involves. Ensure you are actually suitable for the role. Indicate clearly which role you are applying for. Add the relevant skills/experience required for the role in your resume.  Read the Job Description or Job Advert clearly. Your skills and experience should align with the role.…

Resume Hack #4

Do:  Detailed responsibilities are important. Recruiters and Hiring managers read this to gain a better understanding of your duties. Responsibilities should be listed in bullet points and should be listed respectively below each company. Don’t: Your responsibilities should not include unnecessary details.  Do not neglect any responsibility to cut it short. Responsibilities should not be…

Resume Hack #3

Do:  Always have a summary of your overall skills and experience. Highlight your key attributes and strengths. Keep it precise and detailed, but not too long – half a page. Include details of your Tertiary Education and/or Certifications and relevant Training Courses. Don’t: Make your Career summary “War & Peace” – it will not be…

Resume Hack #2

Do:  Always have a professional email like firstnamelastname@abc.com  Keep the contact details simple just your mobile number, email address, city you live in and LinkedIn URL if you have an up to date account. Always make sure you give the right contact details. Don’t: Never keep an unprofessional email address like idontcare@xyz.com Don’t mention your…