Are you new in your town or city and would like to enter the workforce for the first time? Or perhaps, you are one of those who are becoming wary of long commuting lines and wish to work closer to home. Working within your local area brings a great many advantages. Not only that you can save time from less travel, but you will also work more productively. Less stress will also have a positive effect on your health and social life, giving you a nice boost with all the time you save.
Today, everyone is facing a challenging period in their career. Whether you are looking for a job, putting your career advancements on hold due to limited positions being advertised or taking advantage of the lull to change your career direction, The Perfect Resume has partnered with the Job Dream Team to pull some articles together for you.
Are you facing the job search journey with no idea how or where to start? Have you had the same position for years and never had to write a resume before? Have you been lucky enough to have networked your way into all your previous roles? Perhaps you are fresh out of school? Whatever your circumstance, we are here to help you get started with your resume and cover letter!
Recruiters can be very picky during the hiring process, therefore, ask yourself, “How confident am I with my resume and cover letter?” Sadly, even simple mistakes such as a typo or grammatical error can cost you a job interview. The second question you need to ask yourself is, “Am I 100% sure that my resume and cover letter will successfully be sorted and scanned by the infamous Applicant Tracking System?”
Remember, you only have one chance to make a first impression therefore, don’t forget the last step before hitting that “send” button on your computer! Proofread your resume and cover letter!
Do you need a cover letter to match your skills and experience? Or, should you customise your cover letter for a specific job? What are the keywords to use? So many questions! We answer them in this blog!
Are you someone whose jobs are affected by the current pandemic? Do you need to start the job search today but do not know where to start? Or have you tried sending a lot of applications but have not had...
Are you someone who applies for a job on Seek, LinkedIn etc. and never follows up on it? You might get an unsuccessful email and think.... which job was that for? Well, this lazy habit needs to stop. Today!
If you are serious about your job search, our resume writing services can take the time and effort out of the recruitment process, and if you are really looking to land a new position, The Perfect Resume team have created a nifty follow up email that you can quickly template out and send to your prospective employers. Read this article to learn more.
The Perfect Resume team writes a tailored cover letter in a systematic, proven approach. This method lets the organisation know what you can offer, why it would be in their best interest to hire you and how inviting you into their team would add value to their organisation. All while correlating these aspects with the attributes of the role they need to fill. Learn more by reading this article!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.