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What makes a good resume?

Must-read tips every job-hunter should know when preparing a resume Is a good resume all about nice fonts, coloured fonts, graphics, photographs or lots of details of past jobs? Is it fancy and detailed or cool and minimalist? Should it break the boundaries or play it safe? Perhaps the best way to

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By Lloyd White

Selection Criteria or Work Related Requirements or Core Capabilities?

  HR people are increasing creative with their terminology. Whereas you could expect to see the term Selection Criteria in most Job Description Forms (JDFs) we are now seeing other terms. Work Related Requirements is now used by some agencies, as is Core Capabilities. Nothing has changed except the terminology.

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By Lloyd White

Sell Yourself at Your Job Interview!

Sell yourself at an interview! Easily said, no one explains how to do it. Your objective is to “sell yourself” at an interview, to convince the interviewer that you have all the skills, experience and knowledge to do the job. It is your responsibility to convince the employer of this.

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By Lloyd White

CV or Resume?

On job advertisements you see either the terms CV or Résumé, or sometimes both in the same advert.  What is the difference and which should I use? Let’s have a look here…   A CV (Curriculum Vitae) was the original name and literally meant your whole work-life story. It often

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By Lloyd White

Twelve mistakes in responding to selection criteria

  It is very disappointing not to get an interview after putting a lot of effort into your job application. Apart from the obvious reasons, like not having the required qualifications or experience, there may have been problems with your written application. Here are some common mistakes applicants make:  

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By Lloyd White

Write A Winning Job Application – Available on Tablets and eReaders

The 5th instalment of Write A Winning Job Application is now available on your digital devices (such as iPad, Kindle, Kobo etc). You can now read and interact with the book in a new and portable way. The books are available for purchase here: iOS (ePub) Version: Buy Now Kindle

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By Lloyd White