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No wage shown on job ads? Forget applying

No wage shown on job ads? Forget applying

The rise of job advertisements without the salary is a worrying trend. Working in partnership with a woman with deep experience caring for animals in South Australia, we created a cracking resume and cover letter for a management job at a large pet and farm provisions...

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Fake job scams

Fake job scams

When job hunting we don’t think twice about handing over personal information. Seek.com.au is full of fake job ads, where your personal information is being sold by fake-job advertisers to companies who then try and talk you into doing a “free” training course, to get...

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Another happy Republic Resume customer

Another happy Republic Resume customer

Dave lives south of Sydney and has a military background. I could see something right away in the old resume he sent to be updated. His skills, although ill-defined, were deep and comprehensive. It took three drafts to pull his resume in to commercial shape. He had...

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Dodgy resume mills, “like burning $100 notes”

Dodgy resume mills, “like burning $100 notes”

A resume mill  – usually a franchise – has a call centre and has hired some uni students or faceless people to flog their writing services in packages. There are a couple which falsely state they operate out of Adelaide. They cut and paste pre-written text in to...

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Intergenerational fairness gone to hell

Intergenerational fairness gone to hell

This story is from the ABC which I’ve edited it for space. Over the next five years, you’ll hear much more about intergenerational fairness and youth poverty. I wrote this in The Advertiser seven years ago. Why am I interested in this? Because this will hit younger...

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Helping older Adelaide jobseekers land a job

Helping older Adelaide jobseekers land a job

Age prejudice is thriving in Adelaide. I take special pride when one of my older clients (>55) gets a job with our help. There was a time people when people between 55-65, were retiring and cavorting on the beach or riding rickshaws in exotic locales. Not anymore...

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More resume key words and clauses

More resume key words and clauses

Here are a few more ‘tricks’ which may help you get short listed, especially if recruiters use scanners. Try using key words and clauses. In a resume, you’d expect to include three or four of these. PEOPLE SKILLS These are the skills that help you interact and get...

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Key word and clause resume tips

Key word and clause resume tips

As an Adelaide resume writer, I know a few tricks which may help you get short listed, especially if recruiters use scanners. Try using key words or terms. We list them as clauses in a section we call Professional Capabilities on the first page and throughout the...

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Career happiness is a trade off

Career happiness is a trade off

This is an old ABC story from a couple of years ago, which I kept because it discussed career happiness. Most of the jobs I’ve had have been pretty good. But there have been a few shockers. With the shockers, I walked. Society tells us to do what we love. And if we...

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ALP attacked for wanting minimum wage to rise – WTF?

ALP attacked for wanting minimum wage to rise – WTF?

The two main complaints I hear from Adelaide resume clients (apart from the uselessness of recruiters), is working for fools and low wages. The Labor Party has been criticised for wanting wage rises. The Guardian’s Greg Jericho wrote, “It is a true sign of how many...

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Adelaide CBD: good times and bad

Adelaide CBD: good times and bad

In an InDaily article, Andrew Beer, the Executive Dean of UniSA Business, reckons Adelaide’s CBD will bounce back after the Covid-19 restrictions lift. The full version can be found here. Unfortunately, the CBD was in decline long before the lockdowns and working from...

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Behavioural interviews

Behavioural interviews

I’m busy meeting recruiters next week and I will have my nose to the keyboard but I thought readers might be interested in this short piece on behavioural interviews by recruitment agency, Robert Half. Behavioural interview questions Behavioural interview questions...

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Are resumes dead?

Are resumes dead?

I like this story by blogger Mat McGuinness, who reckons resumes are dead. I reckon they've got maybe five to ten years left. The main reason is most are boring. They’re eye glazing. They don’t have a unique selling point. Almost none use basic propaganda and...

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Time wasters and non-payers terminated

Time wasters and non-payers terminated

Every now and then we get a client who says, after we have started work on their resume: “Put this on hold and I’ll get back to you later.” “This is hard. I have to think. I thought you’d do all the work.” A personal favourite is to tell us the job closes in three...

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Fibs on your resume, CV or LinkedIn site?

Fibs on your resume, CV or LinkedIn site?

Can a prospective employer detect whether a resume and LinkedIn profile contains lies? I wrote about it in Smart Company some years ago. People will always talk up their qualifications and brag about their abilities. This is the hyper competitive job market we’re...

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Google reviews are the gold standard for resume writers

Google reviews are the gold standard for resume writers

There are three measures of success for a resume writer. One is getting clients short-listed for jobs, then helping them get the job and Google reviews. We are currently hitting about 70 per cent in getting people short-listed for work with more than half of those (if...

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Retiring and then going back to work

Retiring and then going back to work

We get quite a few people who have retired and then realised they are bored or they don't have enough superannuation or savings. They come to us for a resume and advice on job strategy, Nearly two decades ago, Roger Pugh went back to work. He’s now 86. The Sydneysider...

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Job interview questions

Job interview questions

Don't you just love job interviews? Here are some of the most common interview questions with guidance on how to answer them. "What are your biggest weaknesses?" Every candidate knows how to answer this question: Just pick a theoretical weakness and magically...

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Jobs in the Australian Public Service (APS)

Jobs in the Australian Public Service (APS)

I’ve spent a lot of time in Canberra working in Federal politics, and the Australian Public Service (APS) in the Department of Employment. I’m still trying to get warm after those winters! APS resumes require at least three drafts, so give a resume writer a full week...

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Resumes that go to work for you

I build expert resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles, which unleash an unbeatable business case to promote you as a ‘must have’ asset to an employer.