How to Write a Resume in 2022
how to write a resume in 2022

How to Write a Resume in 2022

How to write a resume in 2022 And why. By Jacquie Liversidge Each year, the focus becomes more and more on brevity in both written applications and resumes. Watch as requirements slide down from a covering letter to a 600 pitch statement, from 2 page statements for most government roles to one page or less, and requirements for resumes to be vaguely ‘concise’. Writing resumes for 2022 and your success in writing them is going to hinge on your ability to meet the…

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The Great Resignation

The Great Resignation And how employer expectations and obfuscation fails to attract the right candidates. By Joel Smith The Great Resignation: What is it? The great resignation, or the big quit, is a colloquial term. It refers to a large scale resignation of workers around the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is ongoing. Economists, political commentators, social media influencers, and journalists have had a field day writing about the topic. A few key themes have emerged. Remember to follow us for resume…

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Semantics of Management versus Leadership

Cutting through the corporate jargon: Management versus Leadership By Callie Buchwald Table of Contents The Problem with Corporate Jargon Understanding and using corporate jargon in our professional lives can be difficult. We are bombarded with similar expressions, repeated with slight variations, or substituted for synonyms. Often the differences between corporate jargon are semantic. It's normal to find them confusing. Human Resources and our employers might encourage us to think outside the box, to utilise best practice, or to represent corporate values. ‘Management’ and…

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2021 Resume Writing Tips

2021 Resume Writing Tips Tips for writing your resume in 2021 By Joel Smith Resume writing tips for your 2021 resume Resume trends change over time. Maybe a little less than you would think, but there are still trends. In this article, we’ve outlined some quick tips for those of you sitting down right now to write your resume. These are the essential tips that apply to every resume, from a graduate level resume through to CEO level. All the resumes we write…

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Why Resumes Are So Hard To Write

Why resumes are so hard to write And why they won't be getting any easier By Jacquie Liversidge The major challenge faced by job hunters presently is not a scarcity of jobs. In fact, the job market at the present time is not experiencing any shortage of jobs. But it does feel that way. Applicants are applying and not hearing back, and employers are complaining of a skills shortage and low numbers of quality applications for roles across the gamut of industries. The…

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What ATS Means for your Resume

Is ATS ruining your chances for success? Here's what we know By Chris Belbin When building your resume, keep in mind more employers are turning to applicant tracking software (ATS) to identify suitable candidates. Decisions you make can affect ATS responds to your resume.  In light of this recent article espousing the inaccuracies of automatic hiring software, should you be worried?First of all, what is it referring to?ATS consists of programs through which resumes are parsed to quickly identify viable candidates from large numbers…

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Font and Your Resume

Resumes: Font and Function Revive your outdated resume with these tips on font, formatting, and grammar. By Chris Belbin Looking at an ugly resume?Read on for advice on fonts, grammar, and style, and breathe some vita into your curriculum vitae. Get a quote from us A word on fonts Everybody loves fontsOr is that just me? Either way, they are important. So which ones will work for your resume and which should be saved for kindergarten newsletters? I’m looking at you, Comic Sans.Luckily, there…

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The Coronavirus and your Confidence
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The Coronavirus and your Confidence

Coronavirus and your confidence In a world where wages equal worth. COVID JOBS By Jacquie Liversidge From a government mandated distance, I just spoke to the woman serving me at the grocery store who explained that she was new to the role at Coles. Congratulations, I said, with real enthusiasm. She explained that she had been looking for a job for months. She got a job in our regional municipality. A job selected for praise by our highest ministers in the last week.How…

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Failing at Engaging Your Audience

Failing at engagement Reunions, networking, relationships. We've all been there.Here's how to avoid it. By Jacquie Liversidge I sit here in this moment reflecting on the overwhelming failure of a 10 year reunion to engage its audience. An audience who all have something in common. In terms of audience engagement for an event, this event should be reasonably straight forward on the surface level to unify its attendees.Who out there dreads networking events? Hands up. My hand is up so far I am typing…

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Demonstrating your worth: Selling yourself in your resume

How to sell yourself in your resume By demonstrating your worth. By Jacquie Liversidge How to really sell yourself in your resume Getting a job is just about putting together a resume that just sells yourself, right? Skills and all that? Not quite. Absolutely fundamental to getting work anywhere is demonstrating your worth to the organisation. Let’s break that down. The business you are applying to is likely just that—a business. Unless it’s a government tribunal or administrative service, the place you are…

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RESUMES: Dealing with a blow to your confidence

Dealing with a blow to your confidence. We've all been there. By Jacquie Liversidge Aside from all of the other external factors that applicantsfor roles can be affected by, the biggest factor, one which may or may not relate to external factors, is your confidence in applying for roles.Your level of confidence completely dictates how your application will read to employers, because it dictates the way you frame your skills, the skills you feel that you can list, the achievements you can perceive and…

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When You Don’t Know What to Put in your Resume

When you don't know what to put in your resume. We've all been there. By Jacquie Liversidge At some point, every single person that has put together a resume has been faced with the same internal question: What Do I Even Say?When you’re staring at the barrel of an empty experience section, some really great questions to start asking yourself are:What is the most important part of my role?This will help to start get the ball rolling. Is supporting your manager the most…

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Is Hiring a Resume Writer Cheating?

Is hiring a resume writer cheating? Won't the employer notice, or be unhappy? By Jacquie Liversidge Oh, heavens—no.Most politicians have their books ghost-written by copywriters.Most businesses pay marketing professionals to get their products sold.… Think that PM Scott Morrison writes his own speeches? (He doesn’t. Also, someone please fire his speech writer.)When a business makes a decision to hire you on the basis of a resume that has been professionally worked on, they’re also hiring an important decision you have made: you have…

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Using an online resume generator

Using an online resume generator The good, the bad and the ugly. We tried it so you don't have to. By Jacquie Liversidge There are now hundreds of websites that offer free or cheap visually stunning resume builders and templates which promise to make your resume stand out from the crowd.We went through an online resume generator called Canva, and wrote down some of our thoughts into seven main criticisms:PrintingIndustry targetedPage LengthFuture EditingApplicant Tracking System (ATS) failureImproper sectioningContent limitations PrintingWhilst the templates look incredible,…

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How to Choose a Resume Writer

Choosing a resume writer. What to look for, what makes a good writer, and getting your money's worth. By Jacquie Liversidge And just like that, BOOM: the internet is jam packed full of resume writers.As resume writers ourselves, we are regularly repairing resumes for our clients who have gone through Airtasker, Fiverr and through cheap online providers.Resume writing has become a massive industry for a couple of important reasons:Most resume writers work from home, so do not need to have an office spaceThere…

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What sections should you have on a resume?

Choosing the right sections to add to your resume is not as straight forward as it may appear at first glance. Get your message across to employers by including sections specific to your industry by using this approach.

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