Competition for graduate jobs in South Australia is fierce. I work in the labour market as a resume writer and employment specialist. My clients ask, ‘when will our universities start to focus on quality over quantity?’
A very odd decision from the SA government. Some of the most draconian pay and worker conditions stem from these labour hire organisations. As a resume writer, one in ten of my clients are either locked in to labour hire contracts or else would never go back to labour hire organisations. This story is from ABC Adelaide.
This story is from ABC Life. Taking a job can help you get a foot in the door for another job. Plan for tomorrow today. Resume writers understand that people have to put bread on the table but that doesn't mean you have to stay in a job you dislike forever.
The official statistics aren’t telling a complete or accurate picture of unemployment and underemployment in Australia. I wrote this story in 2018 for InDaily. As a professional resume writer, I know the real state of the job market in Adelaide, Canberra and across Australia and it is nothing like what is being portrayed in the media or by politicians.
This is one of the major problems with the resume writing industry. A lack of professionalism, education and copy writing skills. Anyone can call themselves a resume writer. Ask to see their qualifications and a sample of previous work. The story below is a nightmare for the client and the resume writing business. It could have easily been avoided.
I wrote this story for the Adelaide Advertiser in 2015 on generational inequality. As a resume writer, I get to work with lots of people and this story came from the stories my younger clients told me. It's one of the most serious issues facing Australian society.
This is a story I wrote for Smart Company last year. It made no friends amongst recruiters but their lack of professional practice and ethics means that employers are now creating recruitment departments inside their organisations. They fear that abhorrent practices by some private recruiters are damaging their brands.
As a resume writer, I take great care in creating first class resumes and cover letters. I know how good they are because I used to be a recruiter and I have worked at the most senior levels of journalism. It breaks my heart when clients don't get jobs simply because they were over 45 years of age.
I enjoy writing targeted cover letters in partnership with clients. We have a lot of success with them. Every paragraph is a ‘punchy’ selling point, which goes to the heart of the application. Below is some good advice from Youth Central in Victoria. It’s aimed at young people but much of it also applies to older applicants.