Your resume is CRAP…!!!

  OK - now that I've got your attention, I have seen so many resumes in the last few years that are pathetic! Resume formats that have been used for the last three decades just don't cut the mustard anymore. Worst still, most job applicants think their resume is OK... BUT IT'S NOT! I'm tired of candidates/job seekers applying for job openings time and time again and saying the competition is too heavy and [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|

New Year – New Career?

Goodbye 2016 - Hello 2017 So many people head into the new year with big plans to do things differently. It might be that health kick, more time with your loved ones, learn a new skill or get a new job?! Big plans for a new year - fresh start? If your New Year's resolution is to find a new job then it's time to do things differently. No more 'old school' resumes Your [...]

By | December 30th, 2016|

Are You Ready For Your Next Career Step?

Are You Ready For Your Next Career Step? It is disheartening as a resume writer when my son arrives home from school with the news that he needs to get his resume ready for an interview... and the teacher has given him (and the rest of the class) a template to use! The excitement of an interview for an apprenticeship - and his knowledge that these pieces of paper the teacher has given him are [...]

By | September 3rd, 2016|

Have you got an OLD Resume?

Have you got an OLD Resume? Old resumes stand out to a recruiter. They are based on old formatting or worse still, Microsoft templates and  recruiters are so bored of these that they barely give them a 10 second scan. I know this because as a past Senior Recruiter, I basically threw these resumes in the 'no thanks' pile. I could see that the applicant had put no effort into this important document. [...]

By | August 17th, 2016|