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Including Key Achievements in your Resume

If I had a dollar for every resume I saw that did not include “key achievements”, I would be a very wealthy resume writer!


Failing to include key achievements throughout your resume is a recipe for disaster and will cause your resume to be put straight in the deleted folder and never to be seen again.


The job market is competitive, and if you’re going to prove to the hiring manager that you are the…


Added by Gavin Redelman on July 9, 2011 at 12:30am — 10 Comments

Tips on Writing the Perfect Australian Resume


Why is the Australian Resume different?

All job markets around the world are unique in their own ways. The culture of a certain country plays a large part in how the job process works. In Australia, for example, it is neither necessary nor required to put a picture on your resume. Providing…


Added by Gavin Redelman on July 4, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Dress for Success

Dressing professionally is one step to getting promoted


Getting ahead in the workplace comes down to many different factors. Your skills and values you bring to the job are of the upmost importance. If you can’t deliver in your job it doesn’t matter how nice you are as the company won’t want to keep you on their payroll. There are,…


Added by Gavin Redelman on June 28, 2011 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Following up after the Job Interview

The final stage of nailing the interview is the follow up. After doing all the hard work of preparing for the interview, dressing correctly and being able to answer all the questions which the interviewer asks, the final stage is to follow up from the interview.


Find below a list of the best follow up tactics to use to continue to show your enthusiasm for the role.


Follow up with a letter or email thanking the interviewer for their time and re-expressing your…


Added by Gavin Redelman on June 19, 2011 at 2:28am — 9 Comments

Questions to ask in the Job Interview - How to nail your job interview


As a job candidate what is the best question to ask in an interview? At some point in the interview (typically at the end) the hiring manager will turn to you and ask “Do you have any questions which you would like to ask me?” 

There are two main benefits in asking the right questions. Firstly don’t forget the number one rule from chapter one. The interview is a two way process and you need to ensure that this organization is the right fit for you. If you are uncertain about…


Added by Gavin Redelman on June 19, 2011 at 2:23am — 1 Comment

How do we know what questions are going to be asked in the job interview?

Have you ever sat in a job interview and been sweating uncontrollably as you stumble through the interview questions? Have you found yourself shaking hands with the hiring manager on the way out of the job interview and thinking to yourself how you just completely messed up the entire interview? Of course you have. Who hasn’t!


Why does this happen? Do you remember back in school…


Added by Gavin Redelman on May 5, 2011 at 9:58pm — 3 Comments

Front Office Bankers Resume Writing

When it comes to resume/CV writing there is no magic formula to follow that will ensure your resume will be read. There are however clear dos and don’ts that will either add value to your resume or work in the negative by having your resume deleted. No matter if you’re a front office banker or part of the mailroom team, listing and identifying achievements and backing these achievements up with numerical examples is the number one way to make your resume standout.


red man Front Office Bankers Resume Writing


Added by Gavin Redelman on April 21, 2011 at 9:06pm — No Comments

Job interview skills for Expats: leveraging cultural differences

As an expat interviewing for a job in a foreign country, you will experience a whole new layer of pressure of uncertainty. The reason? Cultural differences – and how you handle them can make or break your interview performance.  

No matter what country you are from or what job you are applying for, the hiring manager needs to know that you are capable of performing the tasks and also that you will be a good addition to the team. 

Don’t be intimidated because you… Continue

Added by Gavin Redelman on April 12, 2011 at 7:11pm — 3 Comments

Choosing A Career In Banking



It was 7.00 on a Monday morning and as I sat on the train on the way to work I found myself sitting behind two gentlemen who I instinctively expected to work in the financial industry. Both men were well dressed in designer suits and watches and were talking about a recent IPO and about each of their workplaces.


As I eavesdropped on their conversation, I was intrigued at the banter of both men as they each tried to convince…


Added by Gavin Redelman on April 11, 2011 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Moving to Australia …. A True Story


Two years ago a Brazilian lady, aged 28 spent thousands of dollars getting the right visa to come to Australia to work and live. This girl had a bachelor degree in engineering and three years of work experience in her field. She was extremely driven and extremely intelligent and although her English was not 100% fluent it was certainly good enough to get by.

Having arrived in…


Added by Gavin Redelman on April 2, 2011 at 3:56am — 6 Comments

How Resumes differ from country to country

Just how important is having a country-specific resume to your chances of getting employed? Can the resume that got you a job in the UK be used for the Australian job market? Do you really have to design a new resume depending on the country? 

The answer is simple. Just as every resume and cover letter you write needs to be targeted and focused toward the company you are applying for, the same concept is applied toward the job market you are applying for. Different countries… Continue

Added by Gavin Redelman on March 22, 2011 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Do I really need to use a professional resume writer?

People look at me strangely when they ask, “Do I really need to use a professional resume writer?”


“Come on,” they say, “I can easily just write my own resume – what are you going to do that I cannot just do myself?”


Of course it’s true that anybody can write their own resume. The same is true that anyone can attempt to build a house or change the plumbing or paint some artwork, however in each of these examples you’d prefer to call on an expert because of…


Added by Gavin Redelman on February 20, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Secrets on how to take charge of your career in 60 seconds


“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”




Good Luck!


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Added by Gavin Redelman on January 14, 2011 at 9:14am — No Comments

The psychology of color


Preparing for a job interview is tough work. You rehearse answers to common questions, decide on what clothing to wear and ensure you have done an adequate amount of research into the company. But what about the color of your clothing – does this matter? Is wearing a white shirt with a blue tie going to help you get the job over wearing a blue shirt with a…


Added by Gavin Redelman on January 14, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

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Added by Gavin Redelman on September 8, 2010 at 3:00am — 5 Comments

The Telephone interview: What to do – What not to do!

Phone interviews are becoming increasingly popular as a means of narrowing down candidates for a more traditional face to face interview. In the ultra competitive society we now live, a job advertisement can attract hundreds of resumes from candidates with similar set of skills and backgrounds. The recruitment process is all about finding the one perfect candidate among the basket full of candidates. The phone interview has become a popular, flexible, inexpensive and speedy way of finding…


Added by Gavin Redelman on September 6, 2010 at 2:38am — 2 Comments

How to Protect Your Resume From Identity Theft

It’s pretty sad that in recent years resumes have become more and more popular as vehicles for stealing personal identities. It sort of makes sense when you think about it because resumes contain some pretty vital personal information. Aside from the obvious work history information, resumes can include home addresses, telephone numbers, and education information. Sometimes they even contain enough information to open a credit card! It’s…


Added by Gavin Redelman on September 3, 2010 at 4:12am — No Comments

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Added by Gavin Redelman on August 26, 2010 at 6:53pm — No Comments

“Dont Dress for the job you have, dress for the job you want to have”

Dress for Success

Does what you wear to an interview really make a difference in the hiring process? The answer is yes – the way you dress always matters

Don’t allow your appearance to damage your chances of being hired for a job. As the old phrase…


Added by Gavin Redelman on August 23, 2010 at 7:47am — No Comments

Job Interview Killers

When it comes to your job interview, you want to leave it with nothing but positive energy. You want to leave the interviewer thinking that you will most certainly be a positive addition to his or her company. The last thing you want to do is to kill your chances with a simple mistake or two. While there are a number of ways to prepare for a successful interview, there are also a number of ways to quickly end your chances of getting hired. Below are some simple things to avoid during an… Continue

Added by Gavin Redelman on August 23, 2010 at 7:43am — No Comments


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