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Get your career back on track in 2022

Get your career back on track in 2022

It’s time to give our careers some TLC and start resuscitating your professional relationships and reassess priorities. Career coach Leah Lambart, says many employees are feeling quite disconnected from their work, managers and colleagues. It’s heightened for those...

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Wage theft in Adelaide cleaning industry

Wage theft in Adelaide cleaning industry

This is more of a warning for Adelaide job applicants rather than resume writing advice, although we get asked a raft of questions about career guidance. We do a lot of one page resumes for migrants and others who want to work as domestic and commercial cleaners in...

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Practical placements crucial for tertiary students

Practical placements crucial for tertiary students

This story appeared in the SMH last December and demonstrates than relevant practical placements while studying is crucial to university students’ job prospects. When I write graduate resumes, my heart sinks when I see that a client hasn't completed any work...

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Start applying for Adelaide jobs now

Start applying for Adelaide jobs now

Now is a very good time to get that resume out in to the Adelaide job market. When employers have difficulty finding workers to hire, job vacancies stay unfilled longer and the vacancy rate increases. But keep in mind, many of these jobs are casual and in hospitality....

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Republic Resumes closed until 4 January 2022

Republic Resumes closed until 4 January 2022

Hi Folks, The last three weeks have been flat out. My apologies for those people who we couldn't fit in this year. We have a backlog of clients and we can't take any more this year. I will re-open on 4 January 2022. In a difficult year, so far as short-listing and job...

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Congratulations! You’re graduating and want a resume writer

Congratulations! You’re graduating and want a resume writer

For many tertiary students and that includes TAFE SA, working with a resume writer will be their first taste of non-negotiable deadlines and meeting the professional expectations of others. If the resume writer is any good (that’s a subject in itself), he or she will...

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Adelaide resume writer testimonials

Adelaide resume writer testimonials

You can't beat testimonials. As Adelaide's premier resume writers, Republic Resumes is using the latest content writing techniques to ensure our client's are short-listed. Beware of 1300 number syndicates and pretty designs. Content is King! “I was suspicious of the...

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More work from home jobs for disability clients

More work from home jobs for disability clients

A story from the ABC in Adelaide. Working from home is here to stay and it's good news for those with a disability. I’ve included the full story here. After 15 years out of the workforce, Samantha Spence was overjoyed when she finally found a job — and surprisingly,...

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Putting your resume on SEEK

Putting your resume on SEEK

I sometimes get people asking me how to post their resume to Seek. There are pros and cons in doing this. The pro is that employers can check out your resume. The con is that it's not a tailored resume for a specific application. You're also giving important and...

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Create a job strategy young job seekers

Create a job strategy young job seekers

How to find a job in the City of Churches when you don’t have a posh surname, didn’t go to a private school and your Dad isn’t an investment banker? Here are a few tips. If you want your resume written in partnership with me, you know what to do. But there are other...

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The art of the internship cover letter

The art of the internship cover letter

If you're a graduate or graduand, now is the time to look for an internship. They are not as daunting as you might think but they need research and sometimes a little help from a professional writer. Internships are a foot in the door of the job market. If you are...

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BHP jobs: underground truck drivers at Roxby

BHP jobs: underground truck drivers at Roxby

Ok guys and girls, BHP at Olympic Dam and looking for trainee underground truck drivers. The job spec is here: https://careers.bhp.com/job/Entry-Level-Underground-Truck-Operators-Olympic-Dam-77/806473700/ About the Role "We are currently seeking Expressions of...

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How long it takes to find a job near you?

How long it takes to find a job near you?

The ABC's Gareth Hutchens is writing some first class articles on the unemployment and the labour market. For a resume writer and job seeking blood hound, he’s the man to follow. That might not crank you on but if you’ve ever wondered why it’s so hard to get a job,...

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Russell Ebert, a Port Adelaide Football Club legend, dies

Russell Ebert, a Port Adelaide Football Club legend, dies

You don't need to be a Port Adelaide supporter - which I am - to grieve over the passing of a great South Australian footballer. Port Adelaide veteran and football great Russell Ebert has died from leukemia at the age of 72. The Port Adelaide Football Club released a...

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Professional reviews and testimonials

Professional reviews and testimonials

Below is a sample of our recent Adelaide Google reviews. Google reviews are the gold standard. You can find more of my Google reviews online or by checking out my testimonials. The day of the shonky ‘cut and paster’ is over. The future is bespoke resumes written by a...

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Selection criteria and Republic closed until Friday

Selection criteria and Republic closed until Friday

Because we write unique and tailored-made resumes and cover letter, we often get booked out early in the week. Some of our clients come from businesses we have relationships with, so we may get three or four clients in one hit on top of the current workload. It's a...

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Radical change allows workers to quit their jobs

Radical change allows workers to quit their jobs

This story was by Jacqueline Maley in the SMH recently. I’ve edited it for space. Covid-19 and working from home has changed the work dynamic. Post-lockdown, many workers are rethinking their relationship to their work. In the US, workers are quitting their jobs in...

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Recruiter algorithms end ‘cut n paste’ scammers

Recruiter algorithms end ‘cut n paste’ scammers

The rise of algorithms in recruitment is a mixed blessing. It means scanners can sort resumes by key words and terms (with a high error rate) but it also means they can scan paragraphs which have been ‘cut and pasted’ in to resumes by shonky 1300 number resume mills....

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Adelaide jobs bounce back

Adelaide jobs bounce back

I don’t want Adelaide people to get too excited but jobs are coming back and that’s good news for a city that has done it hard for the last 18 months (some cruelly would say 40 years). Retail is on the rise which is just in time for Christmas and biotechnology,...

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Republic reopening on 31 October (Halloween)

Republic reopening on 31 October (Halloween)

We've had to close for a few days (opening Sunday 31 Oct) as demand has swamped supply, with prospective clients as far as Perth and Brisbane looking to book in. We are working on the backlog now. I can't remember a busier period, in large part due to state economies...

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