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Job Interviewing Is Tough Work

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Job Application Timesavers

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The job search process can be an exciting, yet daunting task for job seekers. Those re-entering the job search market – and those entering for the first time – are finding that applying for a job is not as quick and simple as it used to be. A process that used to involve merely submitting a resume and cover letter is now much more detailed, and job applicants are finding the process to be more time consuming than ever.

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Positive Body Language Can Help Your Career

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You might have been a good student back in college, but your boss might think differently about you today. Your work ethic is good – you’re consistent and creative, but your boss doesn’t share the same sentiments… and this might all be because of your body language. Body language is very integral in building or destroying your career.

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7 Most Frequently Asked Resume Writing Questions

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Do you have a question about your resume? Contact the team at RedStarResume. Our Resume Writing specialists are available 24/7 to answer any tricky resume questions that you may have. Should I include my picture on my resume? Different countries have different requirements when it comes to using a picture on your resume. Generally speaking for Australia, a picture is not required on your resume. There are exceptions to this rule, of course.

Beware Of Using An Online Resume Template

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The easiest thing to do when you begin job seeking is to search online for a resume template and replicate that templates with your own professional history. Easy, right? Wrong. Using a resume template will not increase your chances of getting hired because it does exactly the opposite; your resume is supposed to present a unique professional first impression in order to stand out from the competition.

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Most Common Job Interview Questions

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Job Interviewing is all about research, confidence and creating a good rapport. The hiring manager needs to know that you are capable of performing the tasks of the job and also that you will be a good addition to the team. Without doubt the two most asked job interview questions are “what are your greatest strengths and weaknesses”. Below are some tips on how to answer these tricky questions. 1) What are your greatest strengths?

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What Does Your Email Address Say About You

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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 applications are sent via email these days, your email address alone can play a huge role into whether or not your re. sume is opened.

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Ever Have One Of Those Days?

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What Do You Do When Your Resume Is Bare?

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One of the first steps in making the transition from student to job seeker is to create a professional resume. At first glance it may seem like you don’t have much to put on your resume, however if you assess your past experiences you’ll realize you have more relevant experience to highlight on your resume than you think. Employers look to your past performance to predict your success in the future. As a student or recent graduate, jobs aren’t the only way you can demonstrate your prior success.

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Mastering The Job Search Process

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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.

5 Typical Resume Writing Mistakes

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Resume trends and hiring manager’s preferences change quickly these days, so it’s important to keep up with current styles. These are some of the top 5 common resume writing mistakes job seekers make. If you find your resume is following into any of these categories try to change it up! Resume isn’t reader friendly : Hiring managers and recruitment agents are going through hundreds of applications for every one position.

Job Searching Tips For Soon To Be College Graduates

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Have a Job Searching Game Plan: The job searching process takes time—months in fact, so if you decide this is the route you want to take after college, it’s important to get a head start senior year if you want to have a job lined up after graduation. If you’re not sure exactly which job types you’re looking for, make some time early during the year to figure it out.

5 Things To Exclude On Your Resume

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I recently worked with a client who had a 13 page resume! It included every single job for the past 25 years and a full page describing what he was looking for in his next role. The resume even included icons and pictures of the places of employment where he had worked. The document was so large to open that I was scared it contained a virus (no jokes!). He had applied unsuccessfully for numerous jobs before deciding it was time to call upon a resume writing company to analyse his resume.

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Evil Resume Templates

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I hate resume templates … and here’s why! Do a simple search in Google for “ Resume Templates ” and you will soon find that there are literally thousands of templates that you can copy and use. There are even many companies that sell these exact resume templates online.

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Simple Steps to Job Interviewing

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Making the right impression in your job interview is one of the most important steps in your future career. Many people don’t realise that being successful in your interview begins before you even arrive at the interview. Job interviewing requires careful planning, otherwise you will significantly reduce the chance of getting the job. In the current economic climate, competition for jobs is extreme and hiring managers can receive hundreds of job candidates for every job they advertise.

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6 Tips To Help Organize Your Time While Job Searching

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Job searching can be overwhelming, long and tiresome. In order to use your time productively and get the best results, you should organize your activities and set short-term goals. Organizing your time will help you to stay focused, avoid burning out and help you to achieve maximum results.

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Graduate Resume Writing

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Resume Writing Skills for Entry Level Candidates. As a current student, recent graduate or entry level job candidate, entering the job market for the very first time, you are probably also getting ready to write your very first professional resume. As you sit at your desk with an empty looking document staring straight at you, I bet you’re thinking the same thing that millions of other entry level job seekers have all thought at some time. Where do I start and what do I do first?”.

How To Negotiate Your Salary As A New Graduate

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So you’re a recent college graduate seeking your first full time job. As such, are you willing to accept any salary that a company offers you? You’re probably excited just to be offered a job and don’t want to rock the boat, right? I bet you’re thinking to yourself that you’re in no position to negotiate a salary. Well, you’re wrong.

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Information Technology Resume Writing For Students and Graduates

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An IT specific resume is different to a regular resume for a number reasons and ensuring that your IT resume is written, formatted and presented correctly is fundamental to standing out from your competition. As a current student or graduate, you probably have limited relevant work experience which is why it’s important to focus your resume on your technical IT skills as opposed to focusing on other areas of your resume which may have little relevance to the job you are applying for.

The 10 Biggest Job Interview Mistakes

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If you’re not used to interviewing, you may not know what to expect. We’ve listened to hiring managers, career experts, job recruiters and even our very own team of resume writers to find out some of the biggest interview mistakes job seekers make! Some are common, while others most of us would never dream of doing. Check the list and make sure you don’t make the same mistakes! Showing up half an hour late. Hiring managers and interviewers are busy people.

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Job Interview Preparation

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Preparing for a job interview can be quite stressful, especially if you haven’t been to one in quite some time. For many, it really comes down to preparation because the better prepared you are, the greater your chances of landing that position you’ve been working so hard to get. In this post, you will discover some important job interview preparation techniques to help you rise above your competition.

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The Elevator Speech Marketing Tool

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When you’re on the search for a new job, it’s important to pull out all the stops. The competition for jobs is fierce; in order to stand out amongst the crowd you have to market yourself in the best way possible. For some of us, that doesn’t come as easily as others but creating an “ Elevator Speech ” concisely stating who you are and your most valuable assets can get you on the right track.

The Dreaded Job Interview

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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 you not only possess the right skills, and that you are also the right fit for the company.

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Time For A New Job Or Career?

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What is so important about a CV?

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Each time you look in the mirror what do you see? Yep, your own mug! You can change your hair style, have a shave, add some lippy but it’s still your face. Before we leave the house each day we (most of us) do something to better our presentation to the awaiting public. Why do we do this? For most of us it’s to feel better about ourselves and knowing that whoever you meet through your day will have a better first impression of who you are, even before we open our mouths!

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How NOT to write a cover letter!

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It is not easy writing a cover letter – in fact many job candidates often find it harder writing the cover letter then the resume! In my experience I have seen fantastic cover letters, average covers and as you can see cover letters that will guarantee you will not get the job! Tips on how NOT to write a cover letter! 2W9X5JREZ4D4.

Job Application Timesavers

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The job search process can be an exciting, yet daunting task for job seekers. Those re-entering the job search market – and those entering for the first time – are finding that applying for a job is not as quick and simple as it used to be. A process that used to involve merely submitting a resume and cover letter is now much more detailed, and job applicants are finding the process to be more time consuming than ever.

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Where Do I Go From Here?

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The summer after I completed a year-long national service program, I attended a leadership and career development workshop at my alma mater. The goal of the workshop was to evaluate our experiences thus far and the skills we had learned in order to figure out the next step in our careers.

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How To Stand Out During the Job Interview

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Making the right impression in your job interview is one of the most important steps in your future career. Many people don’t know this, but job interviews require careful planning and research, otherwise you will significantly reduce the chance of getting the job. In the current economic climate it is very hard to land yourself a job, thus planning your interview before is the key to success. The first (and often the most important) thing to prepare for is your attire.

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7 Most Frequently Asked Resume Writing Questions

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Do you have a question about your resume? Contact the team at RedStarResume. Our Resume Writing specialists are available 24/7 to answer any tricky resume questions that you may have. Should I include my picture on my resume? Different countries have different requirements when it comes to using a picture on your resume. Generally speaking for Australia, a picture is not required on your resume. There are exceptions to this rule, of course.

Job Interview Time And I Am Freaking Out

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Resume writing and applying for jobs was easy. Now I have been called for a job interview and I am freaking out. Preparing for the job interview requires you to get a few things in order first before you appear at the official interview. Remember that first impressions are the most lasting and you’ll want to make your job interview the best impression possible so you can maximize your chances of getting the position.

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Top Notch Executive Resume Writing Tips

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A senior executive’s professional resume has one job, and that is to portray your value and significance that you can bring to the business. At the executive level it is expected that you have all the soft skills required to lead and manage teams, however the key is to focus on highlighting your value added skills and achievements that are directly related to what the organization is looking for.

Advice For Making A Career Change

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If you wake up in the morning dreading going to work every day, feel like your job is sucking the life out of you or feel the work you do is not worth the pay you’re getting, it may be time to consider a career change. Although you may want to quit your current job immediately in search of a more fulfilling or higher paid field, the process takes time and should be considered carefully. Follow these helpful tips when considering a career change.

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How To Avoid Being Red-Flagged As A Job Hopper

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Have you switched careers several times in the past ten years, worked several short-term positions, or been retrenched and forced to find new work? If you’ve held several different positions in the past 5-10 years, you may be sending a message to employers that you’re a job hopper, not staying in positions for very long.

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Did Your Resume Win An Olympic Gold Medal?

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With the Olympic Games over, hundreds of athletes (just like job seekers) either experienced the jubilation of winning a gold medal or the disappointment of just missing out. In events such as swimming and athletics it was usually only seconds that separated the first and last athlete and with competition so strong, often it was only a tiny mistake that was the difference between gold, silver and last place. Preparation is key for any athlete and the same applies for any job seeker.

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3 Tips to Cover Letter Writing

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What Is The Cover Letter? Most people hate writing a cover letter even more than they hate preparing a resume! I recently worked with a job seeker who said that he refused to apply for any graduate roles that required a cover letter to accompany the application. This is was what I liked to call a “resume bomber” – someone whose aim is to apply to as many jobs as possible and just “hope for the best”.

10 Best Questions To Ask In A Job Interview

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In a job interview, the majority of the questions are directed at you. Interviews can seem very one-sided and intimidating at times. However at the end of each interview, most employers will leave some time to ask you if you have any questions for them. Some candidates get taken aback by this question or are too nervous to think of any questions to ask.

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Dressing 4 Success – Does the color of your clothing really make a difference when it’s time to Interview?

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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 black tie? Studies have shown that the colors you decide to wear in an interview can actually make a difference.

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Finding The Right Recruitment Agent

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Every job market is unique and in order to gain the most out of your job search working alongside a specialised recruiter can be your ticket to success. Just as you may use a mechanic to help you with your car or a plumber to help stop your leaking tap, an expert recruiter can help you find a new job that matches your requirements. Best of all it’s completely free for you to use. Even if they find you a job, you will never have to pay a cent. The employer fits this bill.

5 Tips for a Safe Online Job Search

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Think your safe job-searching online? Think again. Guest article by Teena Rose — a highly endorsed resume writer and career coach with Resume to Referral. Mrs. Rose writes professional, fresh, and attention-grabbing resumes, social media profiles, and bios for national and international executives. Conducting a job search using the Internet has definitely transformed how jobseekers contact hiring companies.

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Find A Job In Australia

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Are you currently seeking a job in Australia? Australia is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and boasts a fantastic Skilled Migration Program: Are you a highly skilled migrant or an international student looking to find employment opportunities in Australia? Or perhaps you’re an Australian job seeker trying to find a new job? No matter who you are, if you require a job in Australia this EBook is for you!

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The Three Factors That Can Lead You to a Career You LOVE

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How often have you taken the time to think about what really interests you at work, what has perhaps shaped the career choices you have made so far? Think about those times when you get really absorbed in something, the time flies by doesn’t it? Why is this important? Because it’s all about bringing more of yourself to work. When you really enjoy what you do, you are more likely to perform well and be satisfied with your career. What comes to your mind when you think of career satisfaction?

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Increase your salary and make more money

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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 money and when approached correctly you give yourself the greatest opportunity of receiving your pay rise.

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