Find a job in Australia

A detailed list of job, employment, career and recruitment websites as well as job search engines that list the latest job vacancies in Australia. Please let us know if you need help with your job application, cover letter or resume. https://www.seek.com.au Australia’s #1 jobs, employment, career and recruitment site. Across their employment marketplaces they receive over 375…

5 Important Reasons to Contact a Job Reference in Advance

When adding referees to your résumé or listing someone as a reference in a job application,  make sure you contact them before submitting to a prospective employer. Even if the person acting as a job reference is your very best friend you should always notify them in advance for the following reasons:- Permission: The most…

Choosing Referees for your Résumé or Job Application

When preparing a Professional Résumé you should always include 2-3 referees who can speak on your behalf about your work performance, skills and accomplishments.  In a perfect world you would choose your most recent manager or supervisor but this is often not possible, so here are five important questions to consider when choosing a referee. What does the job…

Don’t be late: 32 ways to miss your job interview

Don’t weaken the recruiter’s first impression of you by being late I remember once arriving ridiculously early for a job interview so I went to the coffee shop next door. I got so distracted checking emails, I forgot the time and ended up late anyway. With this in mind I’ve made a list of a couple…

Should I work for free?

When you’re young and don’t have a lot of work experience you might be tempted to do unpaid work to prove you can do the job. And that’s ok, just don’t get ripped off. An unpaid work trial is fine if your prospective employer is just checking your ability to do the job, but not fine if you…

Get a Resume today for $125

Let’s get you that new job Get a personalised resume today for only $125 written by an Australian Human Resources  Professional (and that’s Australian currency, no sneaky charges in US dollars). Your resume will be written by Melinda Irvine, a HR Specialist. Mel specialises in Professional Resume Writing, preparing employer Cover Letters, writing detailed Job Applications…

It’s all in the formatting

You can’t get the job if she can’t open the file There have been many times I have been sent resumes and job applications by email and I haven’t been able to open the file. The job seeker had created or saved the document outside the the standard format of  Microsoft Word or PDF (Portable Document…

Resumes and CVs: what’s the difference anyway?

Aren’t résumés and curricula vitae just the same thing? Well they are, and they aren’t. You’ve probably had people telling you that you need a resume or a CV or a curriculum vitae. Confused? This little blog post will clear that up for you. resume: a summary Oxford Dictionary of English. In practical terms, both are documents presented…

Dress for the job interview (not the pub)

What you wear can lose you that job. Whenever you are attending a job interview, place close attention to what you are going to wear. If you don’t make much effort with your personal appearance, your recruiter  might think you won’t make make much effort at work. When deciding what to wear, think about where you will…

You can’t get the job if you don’t answer your phone.

If you have applied for a job, keep your phone close by (and charged). A potential employer who loves your resume will want to get in contact with you. Don’t make that too hard. This seems like really simple stuff but here are the top five reasons candidates I initially liked, failed to get an interview….

What does your email really say?

When applying for a job, make sure you have a sensible email address. A potential employer  will be looking to find out more about you and anything listed on your resume will be noticed. You want the recruiter to be thinking about how well you could do the job not wondering if your partyARNIMAL@zingmail.com email…