3 Day Count-Down to Your Interview: What you Should be Doing

shutterstock_99259712You have been on the search for a new and fulfilling career for a while now, and recently you saw an opening for a job you know you would be perfect for. You scoured the job description and diligently targeted your cover letter and resume to catch the hiring manager’s attention. Your eye for detail has paid off, and you are now three days away from that first interview. How should you prepare so that you can give the best impression possible?

Study the Company

Get online and learn everything you can about the company. You want to find out about their core philosophies and goals for the future. Read through any recent reports they may have released, and check to see if they have made the news in any capacity over the last year. Pay attention to the other companies they may align themselves with, as well as ways they have become involved in the local community. If you can, try to get a feel for their corporate culture, including ways they show their appreciation to employees and how much they value a work/life balance. All of these things can come in handy during an interview, allowing the hiring manager to see that you have done your research. Try to find a few aspects to remark on, expressing how impressed you are by what you have learned.

Review the Job Description

Yes, you already looked over the job description when you first applied, but now you will want to commit those details to memory. Throughout the interview you will have many opportunities to show the hiring manager you are exactly what they are looking for, but you have to know what they are looking for first. If there are some key skills and abilities which seem to come up multiple times in the job description, make it clear that you possess those traits which seem so important to this role. Think up some questions you can ask about the position as well. Not about the benefits, but about the type of person they are specifically looking for and how you could better fit that mould.

Practice

Now is the time to go through a few dry run interviews, making sure you are ready to answer any questions which may come up with composure and confidence. Compile a list of typical interview questions and ask a friend or family member to help you practice. Treat this as you would a real interview, not allowing yourself to fall out of character or lose focus. If you don’t answer a question in the way you would have liked to, come back to it later and practice your response again and again until it feels right. Have your faux interviewer throw in a few unexpected questions as well, even if they don’t necessarily pertain to your ability to complete the job. This can help you prepare for any surprises which may come up during the actual interview.

Check out the Location

Save yourself some stress by heading to the interview location a day or two early. Pay attention to any traffic congestion which you may need to plan for on the day, and drive around the parking lot a few times to get a better idea of exactly where you need to go. This can also be the perfect time to get a feel for the new office you may be working at. Scope out local eateries and assess employees as they walk in and out of the building. You can take in the corporate culture by making these pre-emptive visits, and if the current employees are all dressed to the upmost level of professionalism, this can also give you an idea of how to present yourself on interview day. 

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kylie hammond

How Outplacement Services Benefit Employees?

Interview CoachingWith today’s economy, not all employees in large companies can feel secure about their jobs. Even establishments that have experienced success in the past can experience problems that may eventually lead to downsizing in the company. When this happens, redundant employees may suffer from a variety of hardships. To make parting with employees easier, companies can offer outplacement services to support these employees.

Outplacement can help an employee who has just lost their job is by offering psychological support and counselling to help ease negative emotions. It’s quite common among people who have lost their jobs to feel depressed or angry; the former may spring from the anguish of losing their income and worry about the future, while the latter happens when employees feel they have been treated unfairly. Providing an outlet for these emotions not only helps the employee find hope and gain motivation to look for a new job, it also helps maintain good relations between companies and their personnel. Having a good relationship with employees can be of benefit in the future, particularly when companies can once again expand their group and re-hire old employees.

Outplacement helps employees formulate a plan for their future career; allows them to evaluate their past career, as well as determining their fields of interests, enlightens them with regards to their strengths and weaknesses and general helps employees decide on their next career goals and moves. Sometimes these evaluations open up new career ventures that the employees have never considered before.

Outplacement not only helps employees find a new career goal, it also gives them the necessary tools to achieve it. A new marketing portfolio and a winning resume to ensure interviews are gained. Interview coaching is also a major part of an outplacement program and other services tailored to each individual.

All these services ensures that the unemployment period for employees is substantially shortened and that the road to re-employment much smoother.

Regards,

kylie hammond

Why You Need a Smartphone to Job Search

smartphoneIt is rare these days to come across anyone still toting around an old flip phone without internet. We have all gotten spoiled by our smartphones, struggling to power them down even on short flights or over dinner with friends. They are our favourite accessories, constantly attached and keeping us connected to the world. For the most part, their usefulness is exactly what has endeared us to our Smartphones so completely, and in the midst of a job search – that usefulness becomes even more apparent.

Instant Access

Having readily available internet access on your phone provides you the ability to quickly find the answers which may plague you during a job search. Suddenly you are able to easily reference confusing terminology on a job description, or pull up a thesaurus to help you perfect your cover letter. Even pulling your phone out as you wait for an interview to begin can uncover information which could prove beneficial, allowing you to learn some last minute details about the company you are interviewing with, or even to simply Google the name of the artist responsible for the work you see prominently displayed in the lobby. These may seem like tiny details, but those tiny details can be great conversation starters, quickly endearing an interviewer to you before the real questions begin.

Soothe your nerves

If you are nervous prior to an interview, a smart phone can provide you with a way to soothe your nerves and keep you busy. Plus, no one can tell whether you are playing a game or reading the Wall Street Journal. It really is the perfect cover, making you appear far more important and busy than if you were to simply be sitting there twiddling your thumbs in anxious anticipation. Even more important, should an interviewer be running late; you won’t find yourself bored as you watch the minutes pass by, and you irritation won’t be evident when they do finally get to you.

Job Search from Anywhere

Having a smart phone means that you can keep an eye on new postings anytime and from anywhere. While riding home from a night out in the back of a cab or while waiting at the groomers for your dog to be ready – you never have to worry about missing out on potential job opportunities. Being able to check some of your favorite posting spots a few times a day also means that you can be ahead of the curve by getting your application in to various openings immediately. When recruiters are receiving hundreds of applications, it is easy to get lost in the shuffle, but when you can get your application in as one of the first – you might stand a better chance of gaining their attention.

All the Extras

Having quick access to GPS means you won’t get lost on the way to an interview. Pulling up your phone’s notepad allows you to type out reminders to yourself about particular positions and openings. Using the video camera, you can record yourself practicing interview questions and then review your answers for ways you could improve during an actual interview. The possibilities truly are limitless, with a smartphone allowing you to customize your job search and ensure you are adequately prepared. All the extras add up, making it silly not to have a smartphone anyway, but especially if you are in the midst of a job hunt.

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Building Rapport in an Executive Interview

Interview CoachingAs an executive, building rapport with your interviewers is critical in progressing to the next phase of the recruitment process.

If you do have an executive interview coming up, it is important to view it as the start of what could possibly become a long term relationship, rather than a one-off opportunity. Even if you don’t get the job, great rapport now will make you a memorable candidate, which can benefit you greatly in future.

Here are my best tips for building rapport during this significant time:

1. Get It Right From the Start

It is often the little things that can leave a bad taste in an interviewer’s mouth, so make sure you master your interview from the start. This means showing up on time (or earlier) and presenting yourself as professionally as possible. Make sure you are dressed in corporate attire and that your appearance is neat and tidy.

2. Be Courteous

Courteousness can go an extremely long way in building rapport, so it is crucial to be polite at all times, whether you are dealing with the receptionist or with your actual interviewer.

This may sound like an obvious piece of advice, but it is important; a lack of manners – even simple ‘pleases’ and ‘thank yous’ – can create the impression that you are stiff, unfriendly, disrespectful and even downright rude.

3. Smile

Smiling is also important in your executive interviews. Just because you’re a high profile professional doesn’t mean that you can’t be happy about it as well.

Smiling will create the impression that you are confident, prepared, eager, relaxed and pleased to be attending the interview. As a result, you will come off much more approachable and open and interviewers will respond to you much more warmly as well.

4. Be Personal & Friendly

A job interview is not only about the skills and talents you can offer, but about how your personality as a whole will fit in with the culture of the company, and more specifically, as a member of the executive team.

Interviewers want to know that they are interviewing a real person, not a professional robot and they will want to get to know you both as a professional and as a person. Creating a personal, honest and open atmosphere is essential here and will ensure your rapport gets off on the right foot.

5. Be Yourself 

Finally, one of the biggest aspects of building great rapport with any contact – whether a colleague, a head hunter or an interviewer – is to be yourself. Interviewers can often sense when you are “putting on a show” or trying to behave as someone you are not, and this can lead to poor rapport and a sense of ‘falseness’ about your performance.

If you are nervous or unsure of how to be confident and be yourself during job interviews, it is simply a matter of improving your skills with practise.

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kylie hammond

Keeping It Relevant: How to Stay On track During Job Interviews

How to Stay On track During Job InterviewsI recently had a client come to me with specific concerns about where and why he was going wrong in relation to his job search. He had attended several interviews, but at the end of the day, he found himself being constantly passed over in favour of other candidates. Despite his unique talents, he felt it was all going wrong at the interview stage.

One of the biggest problems this candidate had was keeping his responses and conversations on track during the interview process. Although he gave quite competent answers in interview sessions, we found that he simply rambled on until he finally realised that he had either lost track of what he was saying or had forgotten the question altogether.

If, for some reason, you fall under this same interview “spell”, here are some fantastic tips from the interview coaches at Resumes Australia on how you can keep your interview dialogue relevant and on the right track!

Talking Too Much

Talking for too long in response to interview questions is a problem that many interview candidates have. Whether they are nervous about the process or uncertain about the question, they tend to provide an answer and then the fear sets in that this answer is not enough. So, they keep talking and eventually find themselves rambling on for too long.

It might take some practise, but knowing when to stop talking in an interview is a valuable skill. To start with, you might want to try thinking thoroughly about the question before you answer or asking the interviewer to clarify the question if you don’t understand what is being asked. Make sure your answers are clear and succinct and focus on responding to the question directly, using concrete examples.

Concrete Answers

Using concrete examples is a great tactic when fielding interview questions. Examples allow you to demonstrate your skills and competencies in a specific way and they also mean that your responses stay highly relevant and on track.

When you are asked an interview question, one of the first responses that pops into your mind should be: “When have I done/achieved this in the past and what was the outcome?”

You can then use this example (or examples) to answer the interviewer’s question and give them ‘proof’ about what you can do and how well you can do it.

If you are unsure of what examples to give, take a look at your resume and make a list of your past achievements, both big and small, and consider how these relate to the job description. This will provide you with a good bank of examples to choose from during your next interview; the more interviews you attend, the more confident you’ll feel about providing examples in your answers.

What Does the Employer Want?

When you apply for a particular job, you should base your resume and cover letter (and any other documentation) on the job advertisement or job description. Hence, you should have a fairly clear idea of what the employer wants from a candidate and you can use this knowledge in your interviews.

You can keep your interviews on the right path here by ensuring that your answers directly relate to what the employer is looking for. For example, if an interviewer asks you when you had to deal with a difficult situation on the job and you know they are searching for a candidate with strong conflict management skills, you might want to describe a situation in which you handled a tough conflict, explaining what methods and tools you used to resolve thee issue.

If you do not have the best memory, you can bring a copy of the job description with you into the interview. However, you should also conduct thorough preparation beforehand: write down what the employer is looking for and make a list of how your talents satisfy each requirement.

Research

Often, candidates stray off the beaten path in job interviews because they simply don’t know enough about the role or the company. Preparation is essential, so make sure you conduct extensive research on the organisation before you get to the job interview. You can peruse the company’s website, read reports or other materials they offer or ask the HR manager or recruitment officer if they are able to give you any information.

In addition to company research, you can also research the people who will be interviewing you (if possible) and/or any relevant industry news or movements that might benefit you in the interview process.

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kylie hammond

Switching Jobs: How to Stay Positive In Your Interview Responses

Interview CoachingYou might have any number of reasons for switching employment or looking for a new job. From everyday job dissatisfaction to downright unhappiness, any job change should bring about more positive and enlightening opportunities.

But when it comes to explaining to an interviewer why you want to leave your current company, it’s important to be honest without being negative.

Reasons for the Switch

The first thing you will need to do is determine why you are searching for a new role. For example, it could be because you:

  • Are unhappy with your salary, pay or benefits
  • Dislike the people you work with
  • Don’t enjoy your everyday tasks or responsibilities
  • Feel that your career is not going in the right direction
  • Don’t respect or value the company you are working for

Whatever your reasons are, it is extremely beneficial to be positive about your decision and the changes ahead of you.

Staying Positive

When an interviewer asks you why you want to leave your current role, it is tempting to start complaining, whinging or being negative about the company and your position. However, this essentially casts you (not your company) in a negative light and portrays you as a candidate who perhaps can’t handle pressure, deal with conflict or who doesn’t want to take on new responsibilities.

For instance, I once interviewed a candidate who wanted to find a new job because he said he was sick of being “scolded” in his current company. While this was understandable, it also indicated that he might not perform well under pressure or that he wasn’t open to criticism. Even though he was being honest, it cast many doubts in my mind as to whether or not he was competent enough for the job he was applying for.

What to Say

In any interview, it is crucial to stay positive and avoid negativity at all costs, since employers feel that if you’re negative about your current role, there’s nothing stopping you from being negative about your new role. Candidates with negative attitudes also come across as being unproductive, uncreative and inefficient.

Instead, your responses need to demonstrate the positive aspects of your decision to switch jobs. Here are some great examples and focus not on what you dislike, but what you are looking for:

  • “I don’t get paid enough” – “The salary on offer is not on par with my skills or with the industry norms. I feel that I bring a lot of value and strengths to the role, but this is not shown in the remuneration or benefits given.
  • “I hate the people I work with” –  “The culture in the company is quite unproductive and people tend to not pull their weight. I’m more interested in a role where I can do my job to the best of my ability each day and be supported by a passionate and likeminded team.”
  • “What I do is boring” – “I feel that my current role doesn’t allow me to use my main strengths and as a result I don’t enjoy my everyday tasks or feel as if I’m learning anything new. I’m keen to find a job where I can use my talents and find ways to learn and grow.”

Remember, whatever you dislike about your current job, make sure you shed some positive light on your decision to leave in any interview you attend. This will show you are an enthusiastic, determined and career-focused candidate who knows exactly what they want and who is making the right moves to achieve success.

Resumes Australia specialises in great interview coaching techniques that can significantly enhance your interview performance. Learn more about our interview packages here.

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kylie hammond

Impressing Recruiters in an Interview

Make an impact in an interviewConnecting with a recruiter or search consultant during your job search can be invaluable. Recruiters can open doors to new opportunities outside of traditional applications and they can put you in front of high profile organisations that you otherwise wouldn’t have access to. Once you’ve made it to the interview stage, it is imperative that you impress your recruiter in order to secure that next, crucial meeting with the employer.

1. The Small Things

No matter how much talent and experience you have, the small things can often make or break your success. While they might seem trivial, they are actually indicative of your personality and ethic:

  • Be punctual; show up on time (or earlier); if you are late because of circumstances out of your control, make sure you phone ahead
  • Dress appropriately in clean, corporate attire
  • Ensure your breath is clean and fresh and your hair is neat and tidy
  • Turn your mobile phone off or put it on silent, and don’t be distracted by it during the interview

2. Confidence

Confidence goes a long way in impressing recruiters in an executive interview. Being shy, uncertain or too softly spoken can give the recruiter the image that you are not strong enough to deal with the daily tasks and challenges that the role entails. Confidence needs to encompass all areas of your interview, too; you need to be able to speak confidently about your past/present responsibilities and accomplishments, as well as your challenges and weaknesses.

3. Interview Techniques

Have you mastered the art of answering tough interview questions, talking for the right amount of time and staying on topic? And are your answers fully relevant to the role? If your interview skills are rusty, it will benefit you significantly to polish up your interviewing and speaking techniques. Practising and rehearsing answers or participating in a short interview coaching session can be useful, especially if you haven’t been to an interview for a long time. Remember, if you don’t impress the recruiter, you won’t have the opportunity to impress the employer.

4. Personal Edge

Friendliness alone won’t get you the job, but it is important in building rapport with the recruiter. While you don’t need to be overly friendly, pleasantries and courteousness are ideal in giving your interview that personal touch and ensuring the recruiter that you are a confident, relaxed person. Remaining attentive throughout the interview is also key; appearing distracted, negative or bored will definitely not work in your favour.

5. Asking Questions

Finally, make sure you ask some questions about the role you are applying for once the recruiter has finished interviewing you. Most recruiters will expect this and your questions will shows interest and enthusiasm in the position. Conducting research prior to the interview can also help shape and inform your queries and will also serve to impress the recruiter. While basic questions like, “what does the role involve?” and “what are the company perks?” are important, more specific or in depth queries will also demonstrate your aptitude for the role. Resumes Australia is a top career consultancy firm specialising in interview coaching, resume writing and career coaching for executives.

Regards,

kylie hammond

Resume Writing for the Unemployed

unemployedTrying to get back into the workforce after you have been unemployed for some time can be challenging.

Employers and search consultants will often want evidence that your skills, strengths and proactivity have been maintained throughout your unemployed period.

 

When it comes to resume writing for the unemployed, here are some useful ideas on how to account for your down time:

Volunteer Work

Employers like to see that you are striving to remain active while you are unemployed and volunteer work is a great way to fill that gap. You should list any volunteer experience you have taken on, as well as any new skills and responsibilities you have gained. Including any key accomplishments will also be beneficial and demonstrates that you are still motivated and capable of achieving goals.

Consulting Work

Consulting work is a fantastic way to bridge the gap in your resume if you have been providing advice to other businesses during your time off. This will give you the opportunity to showcase your ongoing expertise and knowledge and demonstrate to employers the value you can bring to an organisation.

Temporary Work

Many job applicants also assume that temporary work is not beneficial enough to include in their resume or they worry that it will affect the consistency of their experience. Temporary work, however, can be a useful addition to your resume and shows the employer that you have made efforts to stay within the workforce, even if it has been in a role that is not entirely relevant to your career goals.

Education & Training

Any training, skill enhancement or education that you have undertaken while unemployed should also be mentioned in your resume. Courses, workshops, certifications and conferences are all valuable and mean that you have made the most of your time while unemployed and that you still have a passion for improvement and self-development.

Personal Time

It is perfectly reasonable to be unemployed for personal reasons. This can include time off for things like travel, study or caring for your family and kids. If you mention these factors in your resume, make sure that you make it clear why you decided to embark on these journeys in the first place and why you are now heading back into the workforce.

Other Things to Remember When Resume Writing:

  • Be honest about your unemployment; there is no point in trying to cover up the fact that you are out of work. An employer or recruiter will most probably uncover the truth anyway, so it is important to be upfront and honest in your approach
  • If you are quizzed about how or why your previous role ended, be truthful, but accentuate the positive rather than the negative aspects of what occurred
  • Resume writing can be a difficult balancing act between including just enough detail and not giving too much away. If you are struggling with how to depict your unemployment, consider whether a qualified resume writer could make a difference to your applications

Lost your job? Resumes Australia offers a range of career services, including resume writing and interview coaching, to help you get back into the workforce. Contact Us today for a confidential discussion or email your resume to: resume@resumes-australia.com.au.

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kylie hammond

Company Perks That Can Enhance Your Career

company perksToday, many job hunters want much more than a simple salary boost or a good retirement package from their employers.

Overall happiness and a work-life balance are at the forefront of executive demands these days, and top employers are responding by offering additional perks and benefits to attract and retain top talent.

 

If you are searching for a new job, keep your eyes out for some of these amazing perks that could make a real difference to your job and your career:

Day Care Programs

With the new parental leave benefits recently announced for hardworking executives, many corporate organisations are recognising the need to be ‘family friendly.’ Providing in-house Day Care Programs for parents is one of the biggest ways that companies seek to retain their valued employees full-time or even part-time even after they have made the decision to have children. This is a great perk to look out for if you’ve got young kids or if you are looking to have children in the future!

Work Flexibility

Many employers are also conceding to executives’ demands for more flexible work arrangements. This could include the chance to work from home on a regular basis or opportunities to start or finish the workday either earlier or later. This gives employers the chance to attract a wider net of quality employees who may have family commitments to take on or who don’t want a long commute to and from work each day – and who otherwise wouldn’t consider joining the company without some flexibility. Most organisations, however, may not advertise or promote their flexibility, so be sure to ask this when approaching employers or recruiters.

Opportunities for Fitness & Health

Promoting greater health is the key to having happier and more productive staff. For this reason, lots of organisations offer gym memberships and discounts for health and fitness facilities. Sports teams, clubs, lunch time activity classes and access to local recreation facilities are all perks that show how dedicated an employer is to the health of their workforce.

Education & Training

Providing career training and advancement opportunities are perks that prove loyalty to employees by encouraging personal growth within the company. Executives keen to learn and gain further education can look for a position in an organisation that provides instructor-led, web-based or even video-based training, or one that will reimburse your tuition should you pursue advanced training or education at university or another institute.

Company Car

If you have to travel a lot within your job or simply to get to/from your job, a company car is an excellent perk to keep an eye out for. This can both maximise your time and productivity and it will also save you money since you won’t need to pay for your own vehicle. If you are having trouble negotiating the kind of salary you want with a new employer, asking for a company car instead may be a great compromise that benefits both parties.

Private Health Care

In Australia, health care costs seems to be endlessly on the rise and yet many executives consider comprehensive health care essential to their wellbeing. You may find that many larger, corporate organisations will offer healthcare cover for their employees (and in some cases, their families, too) or they will provide a monthly benefit to help pay for your private health care. If you are trying to negotiate with an employer over salary, health care benefits can be a great perk to ask for as well.

Profit Sharing

Profit sharing is often limited to corporate organisations, but this can be a great perk, as you will get to share a percentage of the company’s profits, which can be a nice little bonus to complement your job.

Socialising

It’s important to remember that work isn’t all about sitting at a desk, too. Lots of great friends and valuable contacts can be made on the job – and often, these come to fruition through socialising. If you love the idea of being part of a team or community, look for organisational perks that include social clubs or activities. It might be as simple as monthly company lunches or organised team days off-site.

Taking control of every aspect of your career is essential in achieving success fulfilment. Resumes Australia provides leading career services, such as career coaching and resume writing, to help your career flourish.

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kylie hammond

Tasks Job Seekers Should Do Each Week

Job seekerWhether you are between executive jobs or simply searching for your next corporate position, finding a job isn’t always easy.

Although you might be applying for roles each week, standing out from the crowd and securing an interview can be extremely competitive.

 

If you are having a challenging time getting noticed by employers and recruiters, my best advice is to open your mind, step outside of the box of traditional applications and expand your opportunities in other ways.

1. Expand Your Search

If you have simply been utilising one or two job sites to search for roles, it might be time to expand. Consider either changing the keywords you use in your searches (e.g. ‘project leader’ instead of ‘project manager’) or coming up with other ideas regarding where you can find vacancies. Social media site like LinkedIn and Twitter, for instance, are considered just as vital now for jobs seekers as are traditional websites like Seek and MyCareer.

2. Revise Your Resume

Let’s be clear: there is no point in revising your professional resume every week for the sake of it. However, you should be revising your resume to suit each position that you apply for. Every role and employer will have different qualities and criteria that they are looking for and your resume should be adapted to reflect the desired skills and talents the employer is after.

It’s also possible that there is much room for improvement in your resume in general. You might want to expand on your skills, include more achievements or simply add in new talents that you’ve acquired. If your resume is simply not attracting the right employers or recruiters, it may be time to seek advice from a professional resume writer.

3. Follow Up

Many job seekers make the mistake of simply sending off their resumes and then sitting back to wait. Although this might seem like a humble move, the reality is that recruiters and employers often receive dozens of resumes for one vacancy and don’t have time to contact every single person they hear from.

Following up with a phone call gives you the opportunity to begin building rapport with the hiring manager/consultant and shows them that you’re proactive and passionate about the job. If you don’t reach any success after this move, you might need to revisit your resume to see what’s going wrong.

4. Connect With Recruiters

Another way to expand your opportunities outside of online applications is to meet with recruitment agencies and search consultants who specialise in your industry.

For example, you might choose 1-2 new agencies to meet with each week. This can open up new avenues for both networking and employment and although appointments can be time consuming, they can pay off in the long run. Once you’ve met with a consultant, endeavour to stay in touch with them on a regular basis; this is as much about relationship building as it is about finding work.

5. Become a Social Butterfly

To give yourself the best chance of securing high level employment, it’s imperative that you spend some time each week networking. Networking can open doors to new opportunities and new employment and will benefit you significantly if done well.

Networking can take place online, via sites like LinkedIn or Twitter, or offline, by attending events or meeting with consultants, industry executives, old colleagues and even friends.

6. Strengthen Your Interview Skills

You never know when you might be asked to attend an interview. Consultants might simply be impressed by your resume or you could find that a casual chat with someone quickly leads to an opportunity for a formal interview. For this reason, you need to ensure that you are ready to make the most of any interview and that your interview approach is fresh, accurate and competitive.
Rehearsing answers and researching the company will help you refine your interview skills and secure your success for the next round. If you’re particularly anxious or if your next interview is especially important to you, interview coaching can help give you that competitive edge and can train you on what to say to meet employers expectations.

Resume writing and interview coaching are just two of the valuable services we offer at Resumes Australia. We specialise in assisting executives and candidates find employment in any industry and at any level, from graduate to manager to CEO.

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kylie hammond

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