Career Advice Blog

How to Search for Jobs Near Home During the COVID-19 Period
The Perfect Resume team has witnessed the unemployment rate increase and the number of advertised jobs on Seek and LinkedIn decrease from nearly 140,000 available positions across Australia down to 47,000 within 4-weeks. The span between the two figures is increasing day-by-day. This means you will be competing with more and more people for the same job opening. While these are alarming figures, it demonstrates a need to be more competitive and adaptable in how we are approaching the employers who are advertising. Submitting your resume on seek and hoping for the best is simply not enough. Read the following article for 10 tips on how to be more competitive during the current situation.
How to be in the Top 3% of Candidates Who Land an Interview!
The job market at the moment is extremely competitive. With high unemployment rates and a low number of jobs being advertised, it's now more important than ever before to ensure that your resume will make it easy for you to land an interview.
What is the quickest way to find a job?
Many job seekers may be thinking it's time to pause their search while others are taking advantage of the job hunt. Here's what recruiters on LinkedIn are telling us from the front lines: 
Apply These 10 Secret Techniques to Create The Perfect Resume
Are you trying to land a new job and keep receiving unsuccessful emails? The Perfect Resume team follows these resume writing tips, encapsulating essential principles to improve your CV. Today, we are sharing them with you to help you see an immediate improvement in your job search outcomes.
Why it is Important to Tailor your Cover Letter

Research has shown that a tailored cover letter can increase your chances of being shortlisted by 40%. So, how can you tailor your cover letter? Read the article to find out!

Do I need a cover letter?

As a recruiter, the candidates I appointed to roles were the ones that I felt absolutely certain that they had the proven skills and abilities to do the job, and do it well. I would write the job description as “The Perfect Candidate" and know that I might not get a candidate that hits each of the points. If a candidate demonstrated 7/10 points, I would shortlist them.  Did I read cover letters? Read this article to find out. 

How to build your confidence when your job search is "Too hard"

Remaining upbeat and confident can be difficult when you are looking for a new job. Here are some of our client's favorite quotes and affirmations that have kept them positive! Feel free to share them on your social media feeds so you can also help others. 

How to adapt your resume for every application!
Many people use a generic resume designed to suit any position being applied for. With this method, you have a 3% chance to gaining an interview. And then a 10% chance of getting the job! That means you will need to apply for hundreds of positions which sounds exhausting!
The importance of proofreading your resume and cover letter!
When you see the perfect job, it’s easy to get excited and click, “APPLY” before thoroughly reading your resume or your generic cover letter. However, if you have spelled the name of the company wrong or worse, the Hiring Manager's, it’s unlikely you will be emailed back!
What transferable skills are managers looking for in senior leadership or executive-level resumes?
Are you an executive looking for a new challenge? Have you been in your current job and need a sea change? or exhausted all your learning opportunities and are currently seeking new ones? This article introduces you to the concept of highlighting transferable skills in an executive-level resume.
Where did the "Resume" come from and how can you make yours PERFECT?
The resume, a concise document typically no longer than one or two pages, often starts the job search journey. However, while you pour hours into perfecting the material, research shows your reader will not dwell on your document for very...
Did you get to an interview and miss out on the job?
Did you get to an interview and miss out on the job? The job market is so competitive and unfortunately, any one job can attract 300+ applicants. Between seven and ten people are contacted for a phone interview and four people...
HOW TO GET A JOB? It's Easy If You Do It Smart!
Is it impossible to get a new job in today's day and age? It may seem like it however there are methods you may not have thought about. Read to learn more!
Job Search Tips: How long do you wait for an interview call?
You have been in job search mode for a while. You found the perfect job. You eagerly put in your application. One day, a week, a month goes by without a word. You give up! Does this sound like you? 
What is the Applicant Tracking System (ATS)?
Do you know if your resume is Applicant Tracking System (ATS) compliant?
Job Search Tip: Find the right job and get an interview!
Are you looking for a new job or looking to make a career change? The job search process can be extremely frustrating. Applying for jobs takes a considerable amount of time and it is easy to lose hope when unsuccessful emails start hitting your inbox. How can you increase your chances of; Finding the right job Increasi...
Resume Tips 101: What's the difference between a responsibility and achievement statement?
You will find some hot Resume Tips included to help you reduce the length of your resume by knowing the difference between a responsibility and achievement-oriented statement so you can avoid your resume turning into a boring career summary without explaining every job in minute details.  
How The Perfect Resume will get you the job!
Are you aimlessly sitting in front of your TV scrolling through pages and pages of job listings and wondering how you can compete with hundreds of other people? If you finally see a job listing that catches your eye, your resume needs to be equally as eye-catching and ready to send! Click here to find out what to do next!
Resignation Letter Template | Your Last Impression
Are you ready to resign and require a resignation letter to be composed? Have you thought about your options? Have you got your next job lined up?  If you are still sitting on the fence it would be worthwhile speaking...
Handling Unsuccessful Emails | The Perfect Resume
When you receive an email rejection always reply to find out why. Many times, you will get a generic answer, however, sometimes the recruiter will give you some solid feedback which you can use to make a change. A free email template has been included!
The Top 15 Resume Writing Questions Answered!
As a professional resume writer, I am often asked the most amazing resume writing questions! Here are a few!