What type of achievements can I add to my resume?

Writing about our achievements in our resumes can be hard. It is also a fact that when we are good at something it tends to come easily, so we don’t think it’s particularly important, we don’t value it. However, it is an essential part of describing each job, to list what you achieved, and sometimes it may not, at first glance seem like a lot. So here is a list of some not-so-obvious ones, and ones that may not have been a core part of your job: Being selected to represent the company at c...
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Tips on what to include in your resume

There is no right or wrong format or layout to your resume- but it must look professional and easy to read. Here are some of our tips on what you can include, and how you can layout the content to your resume Contact details: Put your contact numbers and your email address on the first page of your resume. Employer description: If your current or previous employer is not a household name, briefly describe their size, market sector and turnover. Even if they are well known, it helps to p...
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How To Make Your Resume Look Good And Short

Avoid large slabs of text - short sentences and bullet points will direct readers to the bits that matter It needs relatively large margins do the interviewer can makes notes. But don't put each section on a new page - flipping lots of pages makes it a bore to work with. Also, a lot of people reading your resumes don’t have the eyesight they used to - make the font 11 or 12 point How long should it be? SHORT. Typically only 3 to 4 pages long: less for those who have not been in the work...
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Resume: It’s All About Selling You

Your resume is YOUR sales document whose purpose is to help get you the interviews you want. It is one small piece of your job campaign - but it is an important one to get right It must present the most important information for this particular job, and present it quickly and clearly - or it may be tossed straight onto the ‘No’ pile If you are sending your resume out, it must be addressed to someone, and to be targeted to this person’s interest. Don’t just send it up to ‘whom it may con...
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How Blogging Can Expand Your Network

Yes, getting out in the real world and networking is important. So is networking with others online through groups, like LinkedIn Groups, and forums. However, there’s only so much time you can spend on networking efforts. Instead, you can make the right type of people come to you. A blog can put your name on the map, and allow like-minded folks to come your way. Remember to include your social media handles and contact information on your website. Otherwise, people will not be able to connec...
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Social Media: The Modern Turn Of Professional Networking

Follow Up Like a Pro After a job interview, conference, or event, failing to follow up is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. Think about that pile of business cards you’ve collected over the years: how many of those people are you no longer in touch with? After you trade business cards, send your new contact a “thank you” or “nice to meet you” email within a day or two. In the coming weeks and months, check in periodically to ensure you remain top-of-mind, each time providing some ...
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Building Your Network: Approach People Like You’re Making New Friends

We’ve all had to make friends at some point, whether it was on your first day at work or attending a company function. We’ve built up some serious interpersonal skills over the years by just being people — why not capitalise on them professionally? Here’s a primer: Gravitate toward your tribeFollow your interests to find like-minded people. If you’re going to a business event,  fundraiser or careers fair you automatically have something in common with the people there. Your passion for ...
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Six Degrees of Connections

Many people know how important friends are in helping you find a job. However, when asked which friends are the most valuable, nearly all answer ‘close friends and family’. But this isn’t so. Your close friends tend to know the same people as you, and therefore hear of the same career opportunities. It is the loose connections that are the most beneficial, those who, by definition, move in different circles to you. There are also a lot more of them. When you are actively seeking a job, you n...
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Benefits Of Working With Your Competitors

It is difficult to understand at first how you can work with your competitors who are trying to steal your lunch! But after being introduced to it, most can see its power and potential. We all have the same issues. We’re all addressing the same problems and the big, bad them are not always actual competitors. You will find that most have specialised in an area, focused on particular niches, and do not directly compete with you. Some may be direct competition but even within this particular s...
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Networking With Competitors: Taking It To Another Level

Imagine an industry where there are perhaps 100 competitors. And say that 5 or 6 managers or professionals from different companies, who all do similar roles, start co-operating and helping one another with their careers. What sort of things could they share and help one another with? What could they do together to get themselves more leverage: to start getting a bigger piece of the pie? What are some of the things this small group might be able to share whilst still competing with others doing...
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