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No shortage of labour

No shortage of labour

As an Adelaide resume writer, I have strong and evidence based research on the labour market. It’s gratifying to have someone in a senior research position agree with me. Professor John Buchanan, a labour economist at the University of Sydney, said the Australian...

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Getting in to the Australian Public Service (APS)

Getting in to 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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Age prejudice enters the room

Age prejudice enters the room

Dr Kirstin Ferguson from the SMH tackles questions on the workplace, career and leadership in her advice column “Got a Minute?” I’ve added my ten cents as well. Recently, I was left feeling a bit baffled after one of my job interviews. I have the appropriate training,...

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Adelaide’s premier resume writing business

Adelaide’s premier resume writing business

How important are Google reviews when you are hiring a resume writer to help you get a job? They are everything. What former clients say predicts the outcome of using that business. The Republic Resume drafting system is a proven winner. We get clients short-listed...

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Don’t be a ghost

Don’t be a ghost

We call them 'ghosts'. They are prospective clients who make contact and email us their old resume. We take time to assess their work and look at ways to make it more professional. We then produce a quote and send it to them and ask for them to reply by a certain time...

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The proof is in the testimonials

The proof is in the testimonials

Nikita Lobo, Adelaide “After years of trying to break into Human Resources, I was recommended Republic Resumes. Malcolm was friendly, professional, quick to respond to any queries I had. His industry knowledge was valuable and he collaborated well with me to develop...

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The art of the executive resume

The art of the executive resume

If you’re going for a senior position, you’ll need an exceptional resume that demonstrates you are a unique and expert candidate, an innovative thinker and a resilient leader. Executive resumes detail your unique ability to lead an organisation, along with any board...

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Ring any bells Adelaide job hunters?

Ring any bells Adelaide job hunters?

These are recent quotes from Reddit from Adelaide job hunters. I know the Adelaide job market. The solution is to contact Republic Resumes. “I worked for five years previously, got a uni degree with honours plus 10 years of volunteer work. I have spent the past year...

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Beware dodgy resume writers

Beware dodgy resume writers

In the last two months I’ve had three very angry Adelaide male clients working in heavy industry and the mining sector, complain bitterly about their experience at a ‘so called local’ resume writing franchise in Adelaide. This franchise ranks on Adelaide Google Maps...

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Resume writing robots?

Resume writing robots?

I suppose this spam email I got may be the shape of things to come in professional and news writing: “I wanted to tell you about our new AI which is shaping the future of artificial intelligence writing. With a few words from you our AI can write video scripts, blog...

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Get back to the office and catch Covid-19

Get back to the office and catch Covid-19

The mutated Covid-19 virus is on the march again as employers cajole and threaten their workers back to the office. The highly mutated new subvariant JN.1 is driving a worldwide spike in infections, hospitalisations and deaths. Many of the precautions we used to...

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65,000 jobs lost in December 2023

65,000 jobs lost in December 2023

You’d think if 65,000 jobs disappeared, the news headlines would be SHOCK! HORROR! But nah. It’s hardly a blip, which tells you a lot about the priorities of most Australian reporters. ABS figures showed that more than 65,000 jobs were lost during last December, the...

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For tradies, make sure those titles are true

For tradies, make sure those titles are true

Writing employment documents with clients is good fun. It’s very pleasing when they get short-listed for work and then nail the job interview. This story is about ‘red flags’ in resumes. They alert recruiters that something is not right. The first red flag is stating...

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Check the job criteria first

Check the job criteria first

We often get requests to update a resume and draft a cover letter, in partnership with the client, to apply for a specific position. In a few cases, the client hasn’t looked or doesn’t realise they don’t have the ESSENTIAL experience or a qualification, for a key part...

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Get your best LinkedIn sites here!

Get your best LinkedIn sites here!

Republic Resumes writes LinkedIn sites after we have created the resume. LinkedIn is useful for midcareer professionals, rather than graduates, unless your field or discipline is in high demand. This story is from Forbes Magazine. It’s a succinct piece on the...

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Beware of handballing selection criteria

Beware of handballing selection criteria

Senior public service recruiters can tell by experience and by using AI-driven scanning programs, whether an applicant has written their selection criteria or whether they have hired someone to write it. If you use someone else to write the selection criteria in...

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Adelaide resume writers on top

Adelaide resume writers on top

Below is a sample of our five star Google reviews: “Hi Malcolm, I used your resume and applied for a pick and pack job and they organised an interview for a Management role at a warehouse I didn’t even apply for! I was successful. First interview and $80k pa. Army...

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Applying for a job through Seek

Applying for a job through Seek

Found a job on Seek and you need help applying? Next step is to click ‘Apply for this job’. You may be asked to sign in or register if you haven't already done so. Once you’re signed in to SEEK, there are four steps to applying: Choose documents (your resume &...

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Writing better cover letters

Writing better cover letters

Here are some tricks from the professional writing business, which will help get you short-listed for a position. Write a fresh cover letter for each job  Sure, it’s faster and easier to take the cover letter you wrote for your last application, change the name of the...

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January very good for job hunting

January very good for job hunting

So if you are checking out this blog page, welcome to Republic Resumes. I try to write a couple of posts a week about job hunting, the employment market, resumes and CV's, cover letters and more. It's Thursday January 4, which is a very good time to pull your resume...

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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.