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Republic back on deck for public from Sunday 31 October

Republic back on deck for public from Sunday 31 October

Well folks, We're coming to the end of the largest run of defence resumes, cover letters and ancillary personal marketing material, since Republic began in in Adelaide in 2008. Myself and my two formatting and restructuring colleagues, have been working day and night,...

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You can’t beat client successes with crafted resumes

You can’t beat client successes with crafted resumes

Here is some longitudinal data on Republic Resume successes gained from us reaching out to clients and/or from their LinkedIn sites. Currently (last six months), a targeted resume and cover letter has a 65 per cent chance of getting short-listed. This depends on the...

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Hiring a resume writer in Adelaide?

Hiring a resume writer in Adelaide?

There are key things to look for when hiring a resume writer in Adelaide. Getting people interviews and jobs, knowing the local job market and employers, good word of mouth and working with Adelaide’s recruiter networks, keeps me busy. Here are some inside tips from...

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Resume mills rort innocent job seekers

Resume mills rort innocent job seekers

Resume mills flog their putrid services online from Joondalup in WA to the Gold Coast. They call themselves Adelaide CV or Resume Adelaide or a similar combination, to trick Google in to ranking them. I hate them and report them to job seekers and recruiters. One...

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Death to the scam resume copy and pasters

Death to the scam resume copy and pasters

Adelaide is infected with dodgy resume writer ‘Copy and Pasters’. Use these shonks and you’ll burn $100 notes. Below is a real life example. The ‘resume writer’ has tried to build a career history. They’ve used the ‘ing’ verb form – the present participle - at the...

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Time to take out the trash

Time to take out the trash

Lets talk about resume mills because there is one which states it operates in of Adelaide but is based interstate (they’ve black hatted Google Maps). A resume mill  – usually a franchise – has a call centre and has hired some uni students or faceless people to flog...

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No time for losers and timewasters

No time for losers and timewasters

I write a lot of resumes and cover letters and in busy times, a couple of helpers do the restructuring, formatting and proofing. I do other writing as well. I've changed our terms and conditions to eliminate time wasters and to bill them. These are clients who can’t...

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Drop outs on rise as due to lockdowns in NSW and Victoria

Drop outs on rise as due to lockdowns in NSW and Victoria

Another 138,000 jobs were lost in September as lockdowns in New South Wales and Victoria drove the participation rate to a 15-month low. Unemployment rose from 4.5 per cent to 4.6 per cent, which is meaningless as that could easily be error, yet the media reports...

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Video pitches to replace resumes?

Video pitches to replace resumes?

There’s a case if you’re young, pretty and handsome for video pitches for jobs. Don’t get me started on recruiter bias. Will they replace resumes? Maybe. The world of narrative is quickly disappearing. I’ve edited this story down. You can read the full story here....

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The joys of reviews

The joys of reviews

Every now and then, when we’ve gone the extra 1000 kilometres for a client and crafted a unique resume within the quoted fee, we may ask for a Google or Facebook review. It shows prospective clients we’re not backyard shonks, who cut and paste text and use predesigned...

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Age prejudice rife in Australia

Age prejudice rife in Australia

About one fifth of our resume clients are over 50 and suffer age prejudice. In fact, the same type of prejudice, but in a slightly different form hits young people. This story is from AAP. Older Australians feel they are being increasingly discriminated against but...

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Cheating on your resume and LinkedIn site

Cheating on your resume and LinkedIn site

Can a prospective employer detect whether a resume and LinkedIn profile contains lies? I wrote about it in Smart Company a few 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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Australian students blocked from using cheat website

Australian students blocked from using cheat website

Cheating at uni just got harder. I wish I had a dollar for every email I received in the last 12 years asking if I can ‘help’ them write their essay. I tell them I was senior lecturer in professional writing at RMIT and also an associate director in the Australian...

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Another happy Republic Resumes customer

Another happy Republic Resumes customer

Customer satisfaction is our primary goal. Dave lives in the Illawarra 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 four drafts to pull...

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Adelaide CBD to thrive again says Beer

Adelaide CBD to thrive again says Beer

This is an InDaily article from Andrew Beer, the Executive Dean of UniSA Business. He reckons Adelaide’s CBD will bounce back. The real story is will UniSA survive? I’ve edited it down. The full version can be found here. COVID-19 has transformed virtually every...

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Structural unemployment the norm in Australia

Structural unemployment the norm in Australia

Gareth Hutchens from the ABC has been writing some cracking stories about structural unemployment. He’s exposing the shame and scandal of why we have so many people unemployed and under employed – even before Covid. I’ve edited for space. The full story is here. In...

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Writing your own resume? Here’s some inside tips

Writing your own resume? Here’s some inside tips

I've put in one blog 70 per cent of what you need to do to get your resume noticed by recruiters and employers. The other 30 per cent, alas, you'll have to pay for. Keep it simple. A simple format is easier for text programs to screen and easier for recruiters to...

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Republic Resume testimonials

Republic Resume testimonials

There's no point doing the research and writing unique and tailored writing resumes if they don't work and don't get the tick of approval by clients. Cheryl Mizzo, Adelaide “Thank you again for all of your work and time. I’ve been offered a position today which is...

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Finding part-time work

Finding part-time work

A good story for part time job seekers from ABC Life by Grace Jennings-Edquist. Check out Work180 (women), Puffling (senior roles) and Flexjobs. Use your networks too. While there are fewer jobs available right now, those looking for part-time or flexible work might...

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Resumes that go to work for you

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