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Casual Nursing Shifts

Registered Nurse and ICU Specialist Launches Health Tech Start-up - Potentially Saving NSW Health Billions of $ While Helping Nurses Get Jobs A registered nurse and health-tech founder is quietly improving career prospects for casual nurses, eliminating barriers...

Changing Jobs to Increase Salary

The new Treasury research reveals that stubborn workers who decline to switch to more dynamic and productive companies are a main cause of the country’s record-low wages growth. Australia’s lead economic advisers are urging Scot Morrison to set out amendments for wage...

Jobs of the Future – What will your job be?

According to a report released by Cognizant, the global professional services company, humans have never been more integral to the future of work.   The second part of the “Jobs of the Future” report that surveys career paths has predicted some new jobs that will...

JOB INTERVIEW TIPS

Job Interview Hack #1     Missing out on a job is tough. But whether it’s nerves, inexperience or overconfidence, it’s often difficult to tell exactly what went wrong. A 2014 survey of human resource (HR) managers from some of Australia’s biggest companies —...

Writing A Resume Is Hard

Just sayin' ...       DON'T SEND ONE MORE JOB APPLICATION WITHOUT TRYING THIS!   Analyse how well your resume or CV matches a job in 2 seconds. 80% of large companies in Australia use Applicant Tracking Systems to search for qualified candidates from...

Why Didn’t I Get The Job?

Missing out on a job is tough.   But whether it’s nerves, inexperience or overconfidence, it’s often difficult to tell exactly what went wrong. Now a survey of human resource (HR) managers from some of Australia’s biggest companies — including Woolworths, Toll...

Resume Hack #36 – Best Fonts to Use for a Resume

Research performed by Dr Jim Bright (Professor of Career Education and Development at ACU and columnist on careers in the Sydney Morning Herald) has proved that fonts such as Arial, Helvetica, Verdana and others tend to be favoured over fonts such as Times New Roman,...

The Australian Jobs Market

Despite the report that Australian job advertisements dropped heavily in June, pointing to the likelihood of slower hiring in the months ahead: Australian job advertisements fell heavily in June, according to the ANZ Job Ads Index. Job ads in its series have now...

Resume Help

This little gem provides quite a lot of resume help.   GET YOUR FREE RESUME + JOB MATCH CHECK NOW 80% of companies in Australia use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) or Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) to search for qualified candidates from large job...

Time For A New Job?

Is your day starting out like this today? via GIPHY  Does the picture above pretty much sums up your day at work? If your answer is yes, then it might be time for you to find a new job. Here are a few telltale signs that it's time to update your resume. You...

Great Job Interview Tips

In a GQ article, Alex Malley, Chief Executive, CPA Australia and author of The Naked CEO shared his insights on some job interview questions and how to answer them. As the one conducting the job interview, Malley said, "Like anything in business, effective...

What Is Your Biggest Resume Question?

Here at CV Saviour, we get a lot of enquiries on a daily basis. From "I need to update my resume, can you assist me with this?" to "What font size should I use in writing my resume?" So we rounded up all the queries we received and listed down the biggest resume...

What’s Your Future Career?

  What industries will boom in Australia in the next years? What jobs will be in high demand?   In an article posted by Career FAQS Australia, it listed down the top 5 industries that are expected to undergo big growth 10 years from now: Healthcare and Aged...

Resume Hack #37 – Applicant Tracking Systems

Triple Your Interview Chances.   Get your resume through the Applicant Tracking System. Analyse how well your resume or CV matches a job in two seconds.   80% of large companies in Australia use Applicant Tracking Systems to search for qualified candidates...

How happy are you in your job?

I think I can safely vouch for everyone here at CV Saviour and say we all love our jobs and that makes us very happy workers! Personally, I positively LOVE my job, but strangely, it doesn't make to the list. In a 2015 article in the Sydney Morning Herald, UK economist...

When Did You Decide To Quit Your Job?

Help Business Insider - When did you realise you needed to quit your job?   People quit jobs for all sorts of reasons.   The Business Insider Careers team needs your help. They want to know: When did you realise you needed to quit your job? You may share...

What Is An Applicant Tracking System?

What is an ATS? An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) or Human Resource Information System (HRIS) is a software program that helps hiring managers and other HR professionals in the recruitment process. Around 80% of companies in Australia use Applicant...

Resume Hack #5 – Career Objective

Should you include a career objective on your resume? Is an employer interested in your career objective? What should you write on your resume?   The simple answer is No - you should not include an objective statement on your resume.   For starters,...

Resume Objective Statements

NEWS FLASH: EMPLOYERS DON’T CARE WHAT YOUR CAREER OBJECTIVE IS!   What they DO care about is THEIR bottom line. It’s time to get a little controversial! We’re getting rid of the resume objective statement and bringing in a summary or positioning statement. We’re...

Mining Jobs Boom In Western Australia?

Want a six-figure salary? Looks like there is a mining jobs boom on the horizon in Western Australia that might just give you one! Employers are looking for Australians to take up high-paying roles after a boom in mining jobs, according to Alex Chapman for the Daily...

The 5 Biggest Résumé Mistakes

We’re often asked ‘what is wrong with my résumé?’ and ‘why aren’t I getting interviews?’   Here are some of the reasons why.   1) YOUR RESUME ISN’T APPEALING TO THE READER It is important to ensure you have an understanding of who is reading your document...

Resume Writing Action Words

Including action words in your resume is a great way to convey the message that you get things done. Here are some to help you. Accelerate Accentuate Accomplish Accommodate Achieve Acquire Adapt Address Adjudicate Advance Advise Advocate Align Alter Analyze Anchor...

RÉSUMÉ RESOURCES

Résumé Resources – Top Tips For Writing Your Résumé Searching For A Professional Résumé Writing Service?   IF YOU’RE GOING TO HIRE A RÉSUMÉ WRITER, MAKE SURE YOU’RE HIRING A CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL   At present, résumé writing in Australia is an unregulated...

Resume Hack #6 – What Font Should I Use On My Resume?

What Font Should I Use For My Resume?We’re often asked what font should I use for my resume? We hope this helps.Small aspects like typeface can really improve the readability of a CV as well as the overall impression you create.At a minimum, the font used must be...

Resume Hack #38 – Best Resume Spell Checker

Free Resume Spelling Check Spelling and grammatical errors are one of every recruiter’s top 3 reasons for screening out candidates. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking a word-based spell check is good enough. If you really want to make sure your resume and cover...

Resume Hack #33

Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) are the software programs used by around 80% of Australian organisations to assist with recruitment. These programs extract information from your documents to determine if you meet the key criteria for a position, and may determine if...

Resume Hack #3

Never, ever, ever include your date of birth on your résumé. Firstly, it’s no one’s business. Secondly, whether we like it or not, despite the fact that it’s illegal, age discrimination DOES occur in the job market, so that’s another reason not to include it. Age...

LinkedIn Process

How We Work With You LinkedIn Clients: 1) Select your LinkedIn product 2) Make your payment. 3) You’ll receive confirmation from us that we have received your payment. 4) We’ll also ask that you send us your existing CV (if you have one), and if you’re a job seeker,...

LinkedIn Hack #6

Linkedinfluence – The Ultimate Linkedin Training Course Linkedin Is The Most Powerful Social Network For Business. This Linkedin Social Media Training Will Help Generate More Leads, Traffic, Sales For Entrepreneurs, Business Professionals, Career Seekers. Best Social...

LinkedIn Hack #4

  Creating Your Custom / Vanity URL   Creating Your Custom or Vanity URL on LinkedIn is easy, when you know how. Customise the link into a shorter, easier to manage, and memorable one, in your name.   By default, LinkedIn assigns you a URL with random...

LinkedIn Hack #2

People buy people. Your employers’ first impression of you is likely to be online (and on LinkedIn), so write your LinkedIn content in a way that illustrates your fit and personality, in a professional manner. The bottom line is that recruitment decisions often come...

LinkedIn Hack #1

                  If you don’t have one already, get yourself a LinkedIn profile. Right now, it’s equally as important as a resume for an increasing number of employers. Companies are using the site to find candidates, post...

Is Social Media Damaging Your Job Search?

It’s no secret that social media could damage your chances of getting that job you’ve been chasing. In fact, a study by JobVite revealed that 93% of recruiters admitted to checking out the social media profiles of candidates (including a candidates LinkedIn profile,...

How To Write Resume Achievements

Resume achievement statements can be really tricky to write.   In order to really make your CV stand out from the rest, it is important that you include examples of your achievements and successes to show where you can add value to a potential employer. Your past...

Career Hack #5

                  Keep on learning. Sure you’ve spent years in study … at university, college or doing courses, but don’t let it go stale. Employers love a love to see that you are engaged enough in your work to seek...

What To Ask A Recruiter

We advise our clients to always call the recruiter before submitting a resume in response to a job application. The only time you shouldn’t of course, is if the recruiter specifically requests no phone enquiries. There are many reasons for connecting with a recruiter,...

RÉSUMÉ WRITING TIPS

Résumé Writing Tips from Certified Professional Australian Resume Writers   DID YOU KNOW …?   The person that you submit your CV to for that application you saw on Seek may only be the gatekeeper screener. They may not be the person who interviews you, and...

Resumes That Work

Read some of our top tips about how to get a resume that works. I sat down with John Burfitt of Jamaica Blue Escape to talk about crafting a resume that actually works. Here are some Resume Tips that I shared with him for the article Resumes that Work. Top Resume Tips...

Better Resume Writing By Collaboration

Science Cracks the Code to Better Resume Writing   Now here's a thought. Seems like the approach we take at CV Saviour to writing resumes is close to scientifically validated. You see, when we write resumes, it not just the resume writer who does the job, because...

Ever Thought About A Career Change?

  It's always fun to dream. But it really needn't be just a dream.   What would your life look like if you got your dream job?   Have you ever thought about a career change? Ever wondered what life might look like if you got your dream job ... if you'd...

Who Do You Share A Name With On LinkedIn?

HAVE you ever wondered what people who have the same name as you do for work? Probably not. But now you can find out anyway, thanks to a handy new tool from LinkedIn.   Play The LinkedIn Profile Writer Name Game.   The professional network has pulled...

Marketing and Sales Resumes

Architects, Accountants, Lawyers, Marketing and Sales Professionals - Get Your Resume In Order - You're in Demand!   Demand for certain skills is so high that some lucky professionals have “future-proof” careers.   According to recruiting experts Hays,...

Job Interview Questions and Answers

There is nothing like being prepared for your next job interview. Practice job interview questions and answers before your interview, and you'll make a far better impression than the candidate who doesn't.   Recruiters share their favourite interview questions...

What is a CV resume?

Recently we've been asked "What is a CV resume?", so I thought I'd try and answer that question in this forum.   Using the terminology CV resume is a mash-up of two similar but distinct types of documents that people use to list their work experience to date, and...

How Big Data Can Impact Your Job Search

                    Big Brother really IS watching you. Right now, predictive analysis tools let employers and recruiters search for talent and then constantly  monitor their social profiles. The software can then...

Is It Cold In Here, Or Is It Just Me?

This article, by James Timpson, is courtesy of LifeHack.com Why Are Offices Always Too Cold For Women? A New Study Gave The Answer   If you are a woman who always feels cold in the office, you aren’t alone. There are countless women just like you who feel as if...

Career Hack #19

  Heard the one about the job applicant who resigned before he'd signed the contract with his new employer? The offer with the new employer was retracted, and he was left without his old job, or a new one. Chances are, you may have been tempted to do so yourself...

James Got The Job

"Awesome news! I got the job! I am smiling from ear to ear."   From Unemployed To $80K In 2 Job Applications       Now that's the kind of news I just love to hear. I just heard from a client who I've been working with over the past few of weeks,...

What Makes A Great LinkedIn Profile Photo

Everyone Has An Opinion About What Makes A Great LinkedIn Profile Photo.   Here's Ours   LinkedIn is a social network, and so how you are visually perceived on LinkedIn is just as important as the content that is included. For clients with no photo we...

Why Don’t Recruiters Call Back?

You've seen your dream job advertised.   You've spent days working on your resume, checking it once, checking it again, reading it out loud and you asked a friend to read it too. Same goes for your cover letter. You've laboured over it. You've answered every...

LinkedIn Etiquette

LinkedIn: Posting more than 3-4 times a week on LinkedIn is considered 'spamming' by your followers. Who knew?   We always say that LinkedIn of like Facebook, but for grown-ups. At work. Nonetheless, there are a whole raft of social networking faux pas you can...

What’s Wrong With My Resume?

With job ads these days often attracting tens if not hundreds of applications, getting yours noticed is one of the biggest challenges you will face in your job search. If a recruiter is sifting through resume after resume, how can you make sure yours is the one that...

How To Write A Résumé That Gets Noticed

With job ads these days often attracting tens if not hundreds of applications, standing out is one of the biggest challenges you will face in your job search. If a recruiter is sifting through résumé after résumé, how can you make sure yours is the one that gets...

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