When was the last time you dusted off your resume? I’m guessing when you last applied for a job. It’s true for me too. I coach people in developing a marketable resume and when I last looked at mine I was a bit embarrassed!
The approach I take when helping people strengthen their resume is to focus on layout and then the content. In this post I’m going to list ways to improve the readability of your resume through some formatting suggestions: Continue reading “Time for a Resume Refresh”
Many of my clients are people who are mid-way through their career and looking at a change in direction, but from time to time I help people just starting out in the world of work. I have provided coaching and resume support to high school students who are making decisions about their future and on the hunt for a part time job.
If you’re a teenage job seeker, here’s some things to help put your best foot forward when finding work. Continue reading “Finding Your First Job”
Networking is a healthy life skill that’s not just for people in management roles. It’s for everyone. When I speak with people about networking, some shy away from the concept as it’s seemingly daunting. Comments such as, ‘Nothing could be worse than going to an event and having to make small talk with people.’ I’ll pop some resources at the end of this post with useful networking information for people who feel this way or are more introverted. Continue reading “How to Strengthen Your Networking Skills”
My partner recently mentioned to me that I have a strong work ethic. His words got me thinking about what this really means. I didn’t doubt his sentiment as I feel I’ve always been a dedicated and hard worker but I wondered if he meant to say I was self-motivated. So what’s the difference? Continue reading “The Value of a Strong Work Ethic”
When I started working for myself four years ago I set up our spare room for my home office. This room has a PC, desk, chair, filing cabinet, bookshelf and a bed. Whilst the bed may be handy for weekend guests, it’s mostly piled high with paperwork – making my office feel not very office-like. Continue reading “I’m Off to Cowork”
It can be tough when you’ve had an interview for your ideal job and it’s offered to someone else. It often leaves you questioning ‘Where did I go wrong?’ or, ‘What could I have done better’ or simply, ‘Why didn’t they pick me?!’ Continue reading “Getting Interviews, But Not Job Offers”
This December I celebrate my fourth year in business as a Career Coach. Over this time not only have I met some amazing people, I’ve also built up a new set of skills in running a small business and of course there is always more to learn! Continue reading “Reflections of 2015”
I’m running a three hour workshop to help improve your resume as well as other job search tips. It’s on Monday 9th November from 9.30am at Castlemaine Community House, 65 Templeton Street, Castlemaine. Bring your current resume. Materials and handouts will be provided including a template to write your resume from scratch! Morning tea will also be available. Continue reading “Get That Job! – Workshop at Castlemaine Community House”
Have you been faced with a choice and not sure which direction to take? This happens to all of us at some point, and to varying degrees. Indecision can be stressful, especially when something’s riding on it, such as getting a job. I’ve seen people struggle with decisions relating to their job search and career, when they’ve needed a sounding board to work things through. Continue reading “Choosing The Best Path”
Have you been in a situation where you’ve sent off a couple of applications and the recruiter calls you up just as you’re stepping onto a train? Unexpectedly, you’re about to have a phone interview and probably not in the best setting to concentrate. Continue reading “Phone Interviews – Don’t Get Caught Out”