Do You Really Need a Cover Letter?

The growing reach of email and expansion of job-related web resources has dramatically changed the landscape of how job seekers connect with employers. Email messages, resume attachments in various formats; on-line applications have all changed the format and speed of those interactions. Do you still need a formal cover letter in the age of 15-second assessments and applicant tracking systems?

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Does Technology Control You, Or Do You Control It?

The advent of new technology has transformed our lives in ways we can barely comprehend, and at the same time, in ways we take completely for granted. Your humble laptop desktop PC or Mac is a tool so powerful it would be unfathomable barely a generation ago. But is it all too much technology? Do you feel that you are in charge of the technological marvels at your fingertips, or do you have a sneaking suspicion that technology controls you?

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New Year’s Career-Based Resolutions That Work

It is the season of New Year’s Resolutions. Regardless of whether you skipped or staggered across the 2019 finish line, we all have an opportunity to set new goals for 2020. This is the perfect moment to start or restart moving your career in the right direction. Whether a pay rise, promotion, or a new job are among your career-based resolutions, the following tips may serve as useful in your quest to make 2020 the year for your career!

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Australian Careers Outlook for 2020 – Part One

As 2019 winds down and another new year is upon us, people’s thoughts turn to fresh starts, and that includes a new job or even a new career. But what does 2020 hold for job seekers? Where the growth areas? What industries are declining? Where is the best place to be practising your particular trade?

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Happy New Year, Happy New Career

As 2019 approaches its end, the approaching New Year is often a time for review and reflecting on the achievements of the last twelve months.

Many find themselves taking stock, look at what they themselves have achieved and thinking about how they can make their lives better for their family and those around them. And some will contemplate a change of job, even a change of career. If so, freshening up your resume is a vital step in achieving that particular New Year resolution.

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Why Christmas Isn’t the Season to Slow Down Your Job Search

Christmas neatly divides job hunters into two distinct groups – those who down tools and relax for a well-earned rest, and those who use the period to focus on that job search that they never quite have the time for normally. Job seekers and recruitment companies often say the holidays are slow for hiring but don’t believe it.

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Why You Need to Keep Your Resume Up-to-Date

Is your resume up-to-date? If you have been fortunately employed at the same job for several years, there is a very good chance your resume has been gathering virtual cobwebs. And you are certainly not alone.

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How to Write a Great First Resume

Leaping into the job market can be a very scary thing, particularly if you do not have any work experience. Looking at job ads, you are constantly seeing requests for resumes, previous work experience, qualifications, and more.

If you are a student or a first-time job hunter, these expectations can make you feel unqualified. However, it is really quite simple to write a solid resume, even if you do not have much or any past job experience.

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Are You the One Blocking Your Own Success?

Are you guilty of blocking your own success? It is great to have humility and be self-effacing. But this can easily tip over into a loss of confidence, and all at once you are blocking your own success. Attaching labels to yourself can be useful in some ways, but when they start to disempower you, this can be a problem.

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