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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...

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,...

Resume Hack #33 – Applicant Tracking Systems

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...

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...

Resume Hack #37 – Applicant Tracking Systems

10Triple Your Interview Chances   Get your resume through the Applicant Tracking System. Analyse how well your resume or CV matches a job in two seconds.   HOW TO PASS THE APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEM 80% of large companies in Australia use Applicant Tracking...

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 large job...

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...

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 You Shouldn’t Lie on Your Resume

The Lies People Tell to Get a Job [INFOGRAPHIC] Compliments of BackgroundChecks.org   Bottom line is, do not lie on your resume. Why? You will get caught one way or the other. And even if you get hired, you will always have to live up to your narrative while...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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 companies are a main cause of the country’s record-low wages growth. Changing jobs to a productive company can contribute to increase in salary. Australia’s lead economic...

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...

Why Don’t Recruiters Call Back?

You've seen your dream job advertised. You start preparing for your job application.   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....

RÉSUMÉ RESOURCES

Résumé Resources – Top Tips For Writing Your Résumé Searching For A Professional Resume 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 to use on my resume?" We hope this helps. The font you use on your resume should look professional but at the same time, it should be easy to read. Complex-looking fonts can make your resume...

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...

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 is like Facebook, but for grown-ups. At work. Nonetheless, there are a whole raft of social networking faux pas you can...

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 resume action verbs to help you. Accelerate Accentuate Accomplish Accommodate Achieve Acquire Adapt Address Adjudicate Advance Advise Advocate Align...

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 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...

Written Job Contract – 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...

The Employment Evolution in Australia

2021Technological change and the composition of employment - the job market in Australia The total amount of work available per Australian has increased, not decreased. This is contrary to the fear of unemployment as technology is being implemented in production...

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...

How To Write A Resume 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...

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...

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...

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...

What’s Your Future Career?

What industries will boom in Australia in the next years? What jobs will be in high demand?   Need a guide in planning your future career? In an article posted by Career FAQS Australia, it listed down the top 5 industries that are expected to undergo big growth...

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 Tracking...

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 further development. Keep learning. Keep current. Get ahead....

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,...

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 accomplishments and successes to show where you can add value to a potential employer - your...

The Australian Job 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...

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,...

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. A missing letter or an extra word could mean the...

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...

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...

Is Social Media Damaging Your Job Search?

Can social media affect your job search? It’s no secret that social media could damage your chances of getting that job you’ve been chasing. In a survey conducted by CareerBuilder, 47% of hiring managers say they are less likely to screen an applicant if they can’t...

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 great job interview tips - questions and how to answer them. As the one conducting the job interview, Malley said, "Like anything in business,...

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 #4: Should I include a photo on my resume?

  Should I include a photo on my resume?   This a very common questioned asked by job seekers. We, at CV Saviour, do not recommend including a photo on your resume. This is because of the fact that a simple photo could provide cause for discrimination, and...

Linkedinfluence – 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....

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 —...

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...

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...

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...

Create a LinkedIn Profile – LinkedIn Hack #1

  If you don’t have one already, go and create 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 jobs and accept applications directly, and, because...

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