Maybe it was true 75 years ago, but the term ‘job security’ is a myth. It is a smokescreen we use to help plan for a long-term future, which is in fact, riddled with variables. Add to that the other myth of ‘long-term employment’.
There are so many times in life where, in order to get on, we need to sell our key achievements. The fact is, very few people feel comfortable blowing their own trumpet. No matter how good you are at what you do, many of us feel awkward spelling it out in a way that says “Hey, look at me, I’m awesome!”. But there are certain pivotal moments where it is absolutely the right thing to do. One of them is your resume.
Many people think the battle is won by landing the interview. Whilst it is certainly a major feat these days to beat out possibly 100s of other candidates to be shortlisted for interview, you are far from the finish line, and many an otherwise intelligent, articulate and confident applicant has been known to blow an interview by saying the wrong thing entirely at the wrong time.
If you are continually fed up with not getting an interview, despite knowing the role positions were virtually written with you in mind, there may be some things you need to address.Here at Select Resumes, we have found that the most obvious reason is that clients’ resumes are just not strong enough. A poor-quality resume is an unfocused resume, a poorly designed (read; ugly) resume, or an error-filled resume (or worse still – all three!). A job-seekers resume is a critical marketing tool — one whose only purpose is to get you an interview.
If you are interested in applying for a position within any one of the many departments within the Australian Public Service (APS), your application will always need to include your resume, as well as evidence that you meet the required selection criteria. Depending on the role and the department, you may find that this evidence is referred to as a Statement of Claims.
Your resume serves one purpose and one purpose only – to get you ahead of the pack in front of a recruiter and land an interview. Resumes tend to follow a conventional pattern – the candidate’s details, a short list of personal strengths, a list of qualifications, career aspirations, a rundown of the work history with key responsibilities, some referees, and that is it; job done. But most likely, job not won. Why? One reason could be that you did not adhere to the STAR format.
Once upon a time, not that long ago, it was considered a sign of loyalty and achievement to remain in one job. “A job for life” was a gold-standard and a status to strive toward. With today’s job environment, that’s no longer a realistic option for many of us. With plentiful opportunities and broader options, today’s job seekers demand more from their employers. This means they’re more likely to shop around different companies until they find the conditions they want.
The Oxford Dictionary defines cultural diversity as “the existence of a variety of cultural or ethnic groups within a society.” Culture is considered to be the underlying values that direct how people behave. Cultural diversity in the workplace is a result of practices, values, traditions, or beliefs of employees based on race, age, ethnicity, religion, or gender.
Whether it is a customer who needs a quick turn-around or multiple clients sign off on your quotes all at once limiting your time to work on each project, one thing is sure; you are likely to feel your stress levels rise. But with a little planning and juggling, the seemingly impossible can be made possible, so here are some tips to help you meet those intimidating deadlines and keep your stress levels in check.
- Is Job Security a Myth? May 21, 2019
- What are The Qualities Employers Look For? May 16, 2019
- Make Your Resume Stand Out with Key Achievements May 14, 2019
- What Not to Say in an Interview May 9, 2019
- Some Reasons Why You Are Not Getting an Interview May 7, 2019
- What is a Statement of Claims? May 3, 2019
- We’re Going to Make You a STAR! May 2, 2019
- How Long Should You Stay in One Job? April 30, 2019
- Diversity in the Workplace Explained April 29, 2019
- How to Deal With Impossible Deadlines April 23, 2019
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