Republic Resume
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T 2020
T 2020
00:07 03 Oct 19
Very prompt, pleasure to deal with. Highly Recommended.. understands how to deliver a quality resume by capturing... career wins in a short and concise way.read more
Natasha Lockett
Natasha Lockett
00:32 28 Sep 19
Malcom was extremely professional and efficient. Yes there are questions you need to provide answers for to Malcom of... course and the quicker you reply to him the quicker your resume is tailored to your needs. Would highly recommend to anyone.read more
Eliane Lim
Eliane Lim
12:04 27 Sep 19
Great Service! I strongly recommend Malcolm service! He did a fantastic resume for me and I got a job within a month!
Geuel Manaen Manzano II
Geuel Manaen Manzano II
09:44 20 Aug 19
Very professional. Replies promptly. I used the resume he made for my application for Engineers Australia and it... passed. I would recommend him for people who need to update their resume.read more
SW Y
SW Y
12:35 15 Aug 19
Was so lucky to find these people especially Malcolm. He edited my horrible resume to the top quality written one. He... was also so fast and such professional writer that I could trust 100%. Anyone who needs help with resume writing, I strongly recommend here.read more
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The unforgiven: breaking deadlines is career arsenic

The unforgiven: breaking deadlines is career arsenic

The cardinal sin when hiring a professional resume writer, is to fail to provide them with information when they need it. We've had two in the last week. This seems to be an Adelaide phenomena and I don't know why. It could be that the Adelaide Fringe and Festival of...

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Resumes with no achievements, results or wins

Resumes with no achievements, results or wins

Every now and then we get a client who not only has no results on a resume but can't remember what they have achieved in a job. This is much like a professional footballer playing a game and not remembering how many kicks he or she had or how many goals kicked. I'm...

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Professionalism leads to great resume testimonial

Professionalism leads to great resume testimonial

People ask me, why do you like helping people get jobs. The testimonial below from Matt, a former client in Adelaide, answers that question. “Good Morning Malcolm, I just wanted to contact you to let you know how useful your help has been over the last few months. As...

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Need new methodology to count unemployed and casual workers

Need new methodology to count unemployed and casual workers

The official Australian Bureaus of Statistics (ABS) figures aren’t telling a complete or accurate picture of unemployment and underemployment in Australia. This is a story I wrote last year for the media in Adelaide. This story examines how tight definitions of...

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Dodgy resume writers not near you

Dodgy resume writers not near you

Let me tell you a secret. Most of the resume writers you deal with don't live in your area. Most don't live in your city (unless you live in Sydney or Melbourne). I live in Adelaide (have done for the last ten years) and we have a house at Kiama, where I spent much of...

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To apply or not – that is the question

To apply or not – that is the question

Every now and then a client will ask, "What are my chances in getting an interview for a job?" It's a good questions. Most resume writers will say, "Go for it," because they want the money. I'm far more circumspect. I will state what what I think the pros and cons are...

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Writing your own resume – Seek

Writing your own resume – Seek

This is from Seek and it is good advice if you are writing your own resume. Take out the objective. Seeing that you're already applying for the job, it's obvious you want it. You can cover your desire for the role in your cover letter, or if you're changing...

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Awful bloody job ads

Awful bloody job ads

This story is from The Age, written by James Adonis. It's a few years old but it's worth reading. Why are job ads so poor? One of the most demoralising aspects of job hunting isn't just the insufferable recruiters or the flawed interviews; it's also the tiresome...

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Failing to meet deadlines

Failing to meet deadlines

Resume writers work to deadlines. It's part of the job. We expect clients to do so too. Missing copy deadlines shows that the client isn't up to speed with current workforce practice. It also shows that they're not dedicated job seekers. As writers, we can forgive...

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Want to put resume writers out of business? List results

Want to put resume writers out of business? List results

I hammer this point so much, I apologise for becoming tedious. In the Employment/Career section of the resume, don’t just list duties and responsibilities. List what your results and achievements were against those duties. Employers want to know what you'll accomplish...

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Hitting the bases in a cover letter

Hitting the bases in a cover letter

As a resume writer, I often get asked, "Should I apply for a job if I don't have all the experience and skills they list?" If you've got 80 per cent of what they want or listed in the job advertisement as 'essential', go for it. Keep in mind, if you've got ALL of the...

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Get those referees right

Get those referees right

In the context of fierce competition, CV job referees can "make or break" an application. Unreliable or fake references can end up in court, as seen in the high profile case in 2018 of Andrew Flanagan, who was fired as a group manager at Myer, after one day when it...

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Our Facebook friends are useless

Our Facebook friends are useless

While not a resume or employment story, the rise of Facebook is telling. Indeed, recruiters often check out candidate's Facebook pages to get inside information. But as a platform which hawks its relationship building credentials, how good it it.? This story appeared...

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Older folk going back to work

Older folk going back to work

Nearly two decades ago, Roger Pugh unretired. He’s now 84. The Sydneysider had forged a long career in management at some of Australia’s top advertising agencies. At one point, it was his job to hand out the obligatory gold watch to employees who had turned 65. "I...

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Welcome to Republic’s new website

Welcome to Republic’s new website

A new year and a new website! I had started building a minimalist website but I realised clients would want to know more about me, what I do, how I work and the results. I chose the owl image because they symbolise wisdom and strategy, which are two key ingredients in...

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Resumes for Canberra Mums

Resumes for Canberra Mums

Message to Canberra Mums looking for a job. This story by Polly Dunning appeared in the Canberra Times recently (14 Feb 2019) and it struck a chord. The work Mum’s do isn’t counted in national productivity statistics, which is astounding. When they decide to re-enter...

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The best time of the year to look for a job

The best time of the year to look for a job

The best time to look for a job is in Spring in Australia but there are more job searches in January than any other time of the year. Data from Indeed data shows December is the slowest for both job postings and job searches. In Adelaide and Canberra, recruiters start...

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More Australians working into their 60s and 70s

More Australians working into their 60s and 70s

As a professional resume writer, I see older folk battling to get work. Any sort of work. When I worked in Canberra for Labour Market Strategy, this was a key area for me and I spoke on it at conferences in Adelaide and the east coast of Australia. The story below is...

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Should you take that promotion? Well, maybe

Should you take that promotion? Well, maybe

This story is a cracker. There have been a couple of times when I've regretted taking a promotion. The organisational politics were terrible in one position and I didn't stay long. This story is by Anna Goldfarb from The New York Times, 12 Feb 2019 "It’s an idea...

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