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Closed borders drives unemployment down

Closed borders drives unemployment down

Another blog for the boffins who are interested in why Australia's unemployment is so low. In large part, it's due to stopping immigration. Obviously, the historic size of the Australian government's fiscal stimulus and the Reserve Bank's ultra-loose monetary policy,...

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Five timeless transferable skills

Five timeless transferable skills

Technology is replacing many dated aspects of day-to-day work with new opportunities and roles for expanding industries. That's good news for some and bad for others. It means careers are changing and with them, career changers. Increasingly we are seeing the...

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Resume fibs and fraud

Resume fibs and fraud

It's a resume writer's job to help their client get short-listed but there's a point at which an 'embellished' resume ventures into criminal territory. Republic Resumes terminates clients who lie. This story is taken from ABC News and edited to fit. When medical...

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Update those job referees now

Update those job referees now

With fierce competition to get a job, resume referees can make or break an application. Unreliable or fake referees can end up in court, as was seen in the high-profile case in 2018 of Andrew Flanagan, who was fired as a group manager at Myer, because he listed fake...

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Perseverance and a strong resume: a winning combination

Perseverance and a strong resume: a winning combination

At Republic Resumes, we randomly pick a number of clients who we ‘follow’ to see how they go with the job hunt. We check in by email nine or 18 months, after we’ve written their resume and cover letter. I liked Akshay’s get up and go immediately. He was a recent...

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Do that practical placement or internship

Do that practical placement or internship

As an Adelaide resume writer, I used to work on a few graduate student resumes from the three publicly funded universities. Less so now. It's alarming the number who have not completed a practical placement, especially in engineering. If you're an international...

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Low unemployment rate yet flat wages. Huh?

Low unemployment rate yet flat wages. Huh?

This one is for the boffins. If you’ve ever applied for a job and wondered how they work out the unemployment rate and why wages don’t go up when unemployment is low, read on. This story is by ABC Business reporter, Gareth Hutchens. According to the Reserve Bank,...

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Beware dodgy resume franchises

Beware dodgy resume franchises

In the last six weeks 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 high on Adelaide Google...

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Targeted and internship cover letters that work

Targeted and internship cover letters that work

I enjoy writing targeted cover letters in partnership with clients (after we’ve written the resume). Every paragraph is a ‘punchy’ selling point, which goes to the heart of the application. If you want to go it alone, here are some tips. Don’t use the same cover...

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Non responders to the unemployment survey

Non responders to the unemployment survey

I get resume clients who say the unemployment rate of 4.2 per cent just can’t be right. It’s not. About one million people are on furlough (waiting to restart a job due to Covid) and they’re not counted as unemployed. Another million are doing a few hours work here...

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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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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.