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Increase Your Salary And Make More Money

Would you like an increase in your salary? Let’s say a 20 percent increase and a big bonus. Sounds good doesn’t it?

Who doesn't want to make more money?   Before you march into your boss’s office demanding an increase in pay you need to first take a step back and develop a game plan to approaching your boss. There is a right way and a wrong way to ask for more…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on March 6, 2012 at 5:19pm — No Comments

What Does Your Email Address Say About You

First impressions are important when it comes to job seeking, and an email address can make quite a first impression. Often times, the email address is the first thing a hiring manager sees – before even seeing your name! Before you send out your next resume, consider what your email address alone might say about you. Do you “appear” professional?

As most job…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on February 14, 2012 at 5:39pm — 27 Comments

How to Write a Perfect Cover Letter

Preparing a highly targeted and personalised cover letter and you are already on your way to a brand new job. Obviously, you will need a professionally written resume also! By impressing the reader (hiring professional) and they will enthusiastically move onto your resume. Disappoint the reader and your resume will be deleted.

 

Will a perfectly written cover…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on December 13, 2011 at 6:38am — 8 Comments

Do I really need a LinkedIn profile?

With so many social networking sites now available and new sites being developed on a daily basis, it is often hard to know which networking sites are worthwhile especially in helping to find a new job. 

We have all heard of Facebook and Twitter (If you haven’t where have you been hiding!).. however when it comes to job networking in my opinion every person, no…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on December 7, 2011 at 12:12am — 1 Comment

Mastering The Job Search Process

In the last decade, job seeking has changed and competition for every role is more competitive than ever. The prosperous decade of the 1990s, when jobs were plentiful and money (not to mention credit) was seemingly free flowing, failed to give way to an equally prosperous 2000s. Individuals seeking employment in this market are finding it difficult to do so, mostly because jobs have disappeared, having been shipped overseas or completely phased out. (Does anyone…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on November 29, 2011 at 3:07am — No Comments

The Dreaded Job Interview

After you have constructed the perfect resume and applied for the perfect job you will hopefully receive that favourite phone call congratulating you on receiving an interview request. Typically when you apply for a job you can expect your competition to share similar skills, education and experiences as yourself. This is why you need to demonstrate to the interviewer that…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on November 17, 2011 at 12:56am — No Comments

Top 10 Winter Jobs for College Students

With winter slowly drawing upon us and the weather starting to get colder, it is time for the resume writing team at RedStarResume to provide our college student readers with the best winter jobs. Each new season brings about different seasonal jobs and although you may only be looking for a part-time role to get through the winter, there are plenty of fantastic opportunities…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on November 6, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Finding A Job Without Local Experience

As a foreign job seeker trying to find work in your new country, the odds are stacked up against you. Not only are you competing against other foreign job seekers, but you’re competing against domestic job seekers who share similar skills and experiences. After working with foreign job seekers from all over the world in every type of industry, I have found that the most…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on October 25, 2011 at 6:50pm — No Comments

How long will a hiring manager or recruiter spend reading my CV?

Recruiters and hiring managers have their own rules on how much time they will spend reading through a candidate's professional CV. For a specialised role or more senior role, a HR Manager will receive much fewer CV applications and are more likely to read through entire CVs. How long will they spend on a role,…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on October 20, 2011 at 6:04pm — 9 Comments

What Does Your Resume Say About You?



When you hear the saying “a picture tells a thousand words”, this means that a picture can tell a story just as easily as a large amount of text. The same is true about your professional resume. Your resume can tell the reader a lot about the type of person you are and the type of worker you will be.

During one of my earliest roles as a recruiting agent, I was…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on October 9, 2011 at 7:35am — 7 Comments

Five Myths About Job Searching:

 

#1: The smartest person always gets the job



Definitely not true – companies these days are more interested in the complete worker. Having brains is always an advantage, but it's not the only thing that hiring managers are looking for. In today’s economy, an employer wants to know that, if required, you are able to…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on October 6, 2011 at 6:39pm — No Comments

What To Do When You Hate Your Job

If you’re not happy with your current job or the people you work with, don’t put up with it! Begin to look for something else because you don’t deserve or need to be unhappy at the workplace. We spend so much of our life at work that being unhappy will only begin to start impacting on all aspects of your life.

 

Start to network (use networking websites such as…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on September 14, 2011 at 8:26am — 5 Comments

Is your resume preventing you from getting a new job?

 

It seems that when people apply for jobs and don’t receive interview requests, they are quick to blame anyone or anything. I’ve heard job seekers tell me countless times that they applied for over 100 jobs online without receiving one single interview request. They tell me it’s because of the current state of the economy or because the demand for jobs is far greater…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on September 13, 2011 at 3:37am — 2 Comments

Job Interview First Impressions

 

Are first impressions really that important? The answer is... YES!

 

When the decision comes to hire a new employee, the candidates that are chosen almost always will share similar educational backgrounds, skills and experience. Because of this, it can be the small things that make the difference between getting the job or not. A lousy handshake or dirty shoes can be all it takes to…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on September 4, 2011 at 7:18pm — 4 Comments

How to handle Situational Job Interview Questions

 

Situational Interview Questions:



Situational job interview questions, more commonly known as “hypothetical interview questions” are questions an interviewer uses to find out how you would approach certain problems if they were to arise. This type of questioning is designed to help the interviewer with determining how you would handle a certain situation. Unlike behavioural interviews which you are required to provide examples…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on September 4, 2011 at 3:34am — No Comments

Preparing for the Job Interview

Rule number 1: Research:



Congratulations! You have been invited for the interview. Now what do you do?

 

The first step is beginning to research the company. Once you have done this you will be ready to prep for the interview questions, learn how to improve your interviewing skills and begin to think about what you’re going to wear to the interview.

 

In order to succeed in the interview you need…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on August 25, 2011 at 6:58pm — 8 Comments

More Numbers Less Words

Are you sick of not landing job interviews? Are you applying for jobs you feel you are more than qualified for, but not having any success? More than likely, the problem has more to do with the way your resume is written than not having the right skill sets for the job.

Resume writing is an art form and in order to be successful your resume needs to pass 4 major rules:

Skills and qualifications are highlighted in order…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on August 7, 2011 at 6:54pm — No Comments

How To Write An Impressive Resume – One Size Does Not Fit Everyone!

resume_writing.jpg Each job seeker can benefit immensely from tips on professional resume writing, even if you elect to use a specialized service to do the job. It still helps to have an idea of what you’d like imprinted on your document.

 

There are many companies online that can help you compose and print your resume using pre-set templates. Be careful when using a template. Resume formatting, presentation and layout have…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on July 31, 2011 at 10:22am — No Comments

Executive Resume Writing:

The best way to market your career for employment is through your resume. It is your first point of contact and first impression, and in today’s society first impressions count!  If you want to get noticed and to leave an impact, your executive resume needs to be written perfectly and professionally. In accordance with the human resources experts, there are five basic concepts on how to write the executive resume.

 

An executive resume must be able to market…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on July 28, 2011 at 9:08am — No Comments

Resume Writing Mistakes

The #1 rule of resume writing



As a job candidate there are many variables that are beyond your control when applying for a job. Employer perceptions, personal preferences and competition are just a few.

Resume writing is an art form. There is no foolproof advice that will guarantee your resume to land an interview, however there are many different aspects that make up a great resume and in order to succeed you need to…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on July 17, 2011 at 10:10pm — No Comments

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