How Personal Should a Professional Resume Be?

Professional Resume and resume writing

When it comes to writing a professional resume, it can be difficult to know exactly what personal details you should include and which you should leave out.

While it’s obvious that you need to include things like your phone number and email address, how personal should your professional resume really be? And are employers even interested in your personal pursuits?


Should you include a photograph in your professional resume? Most of the time, this is not recommended. If you’re thinking something along the lines of, “it will be great for the employer to put a face to my name,” save this for the interview.

At the initial application stage, employers are not interested in what you look like, and unless you’re applying for a modelling or acting job, there’s no reason they should be. In addition to this, photographs can be rendered irrelevant if the resume is printed on a poor quality paper, photocopied or scanned into a database. Your face could end up distorted, or absent all together, and the photography efforts will be wasted.

Hobbies & Interests

Unless you are a graduate with little or no work experience, it is generally not relevant or advisable to include hobbies or interests.

If you do choose to include them, ensure they are tailored to suit the position. If you’re applying for a job in a design company, for instance, you may want to include hobbies like, “blogging about web design” or “attending art and design exhibitions” etc.

Email Addresses

If you don’t have a professional email address, get one. Having addresses with Google, Yahoo, Hotmail and other web-based companies is acceptable (though Service Provider addresses can be more reliable), as long as your email prefix is professional. Email addresses that use your name, for instance, are ideal (, but if you have an address like “” this is not going to make a very professional or mature impression.

Resume Designs

Ever heard the expression, “less is more?” At all times, the design of your resume should be professional not personal. This means staying away from colours, fancy fonts, animated designs and other decorative images and graphics. Even a border can detract from the formality and professionalism of your document. Instead, stick to black and white, and remember that simplicity is best.

Do you require someone to write your professional executive resume?

At Resumes Australia, we specialise in writing executive and professional resumes for hundreds of candidates across Australia each year.


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Is a Skills-Based Resume Right For Your Career?

Skill_base_resumeWhat Is a Skills-Based Resume?

Skills-based resumes differ significantly from ordinary, professional resumes in that they are not presented chronologically. That is, they do not list your experience from the most recent position to the oldest position.

Instead, they focus on portraying your skills and talents in a highly attractive way that will stand out in the eyes of employers and search consultants. The emphasis in a skills-based resume is on your skills and competencies, rather than on your work history.

Why Use a Skills-Based Resume?

Skills-based resumes (which are also sometimes called ‘functional’ resumes) are best suited to candidates who do not have the right amount of relevant experience in a particular area or industry.

This might include:

  • Candidates who are changing industries or career paths and whose skills are predominantly transferable, rather than industry-specific
  • Graduates or students who haven’t yet gained much formal or relevant work experience
  • Candidates who have been consistently working, but whose experienced is varied; for instance, they might have held multiple temp or casual roles in a short period of time
  • Unemployed applicants who have been out of the industry or job market for a long period of time

If you fall under one of the above categories, a skills-based resume may be ideal for your career and can mean that your talents are showcased in a way that is more beneficial to your situation.

How to Format Skills-Based Resume?

The best way to format your skills-based resume is to group your abilities and any experience using particular ‘skills’ headings, rather than listing your chronological employment history. Sample headings you can use include:

  • Leadership Skills
  • Technical Skills
  • Personal or Behavioural Skills
  • Key Competencies
  • Qualifications & Training
  • Work Experience
  • Key Achievements

You should be as honest as possible when deciding what skills to include in your resume; don’t include skills that you don’t possess or portray your skills as ‘advanced’ when they are more ‘intermediate’ or ‘basic.’

When deciding which of your skills to include in your documents, ensure that you review the job advertisement or description. This will tell you exactly what the employer is looking for and will give you a clear idea of which of your skills you should emphasise over others.

Explaining Your Skills

All of this information should culminate in your document to give readers a strong idea of the overall value you can contribute to a business. However, your skills-based resume needs to be more than just a series of lists if you are going to be successful.

It is vital to demonstrate in your resume how you have used your skills in particular situations to achieve something or produce a winning outcome for the business. Hence, you will need to expand on each skill that you present and spell out to the reader how your talents were valuable in past situations.

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9 Ways to De-Clutter Your Resume

Professional Resume and resume writingMany people cringe at the idea of having to write or rewrite their professional resumes. But failing to update or de-clutter your resume can considerably decrease your chances of success.

Cluttered or chaotic resumes can create confusion for the reader and they can also bog your resume down with fruitless details that overshadow your true worth and value.

If you are in the process of resume writing, Resumes Australia has devised these 9 steps to help you de-clutter your document and enhance your professionalism:

1. Get Rid of Personal Details

The only personal details you need to include on your resume are your contact details. Other information like your birthday, age, marital status or salary is irrelevant and should be deleted.

2. No photos

 Including your photo with your resume is an outdated and inefficient practice. Unless you are applying to be a model or an actor, your suitability for the role should be purely based on your skills and experience, not on what you look like.

3. Space Out Your Document

Make sure that your document uses consistent line spacing and that your headings are clearly defined and labelled. You should also use bullet points when writing about your achievements and responsibilities. Don’t worry about how long your resume is, as this is not important. What matters is that your information is clear and concise.

4. Ensure Readability

Use a standard font throughout your document and ensure it is easy to read. You should also avoid using any design elements like graphics, borders and colours (stick to black and white). This is the mark of an amateur and does not belong on a professional resume.

5. Delete Your Career Objective

Career objectives are a thing of the past and are considered irrelevant to modern employers and recruiters. An objective is not necessary, as employers will assume that applying for the role is part of your career objective anyway.

6. Focus On Relevant Experience

Remember, recruiters, employers and HR managers are all very busy people. They don’t want to have to sift through your resume in order to figure out whether you’ve got the skills they’re looking for. To determine what’s relevant, simply take a look at the job description and consider how your talents or achievements correspond to what they’re looking for. Anything else should be given lesser priority or deleted in order to de-clutter your resume.

7. Forget Hobbies & Interests

Only include hobbies that are directly relevant to the job you are applying for. For example, if you are going for a sales role, hobbies like attending product launches or getting to know sales software will be useful; other hobbies like watching movies, spending time with family or playing sport have nothing to do with your suitability for the job.

8. Include the Right Skills

Listing any and every skill you’ve ever acquired is a sure way to add to your resume clutter. Instead, only include skills or qualifications that are overtly relevant to the requirements listed in the job advertisement.

9. Use the Right Language

Your resume writing language should be clear, succinct and easy to understand. Ensure that you use plain, business English in your descriptions and avoid flowery or extravagant language that fails to reveal anything about your talents, as this is essentially clutter. A good way to de-clutter is to focus on providing concrete examples and evidence in your resume to back up your claims.

Our Resume Writers at Resumes Australia know exactly how to de-clutter a resume and make it as professional as possible. For further information on our resume services, click here.


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The Art of Great Salary Negotiation

Salary NegotiationNegotiating your desired salary is an art form. From benchmarking your role to assuring your rewards and benefits match your remuneration, successful salary negotiation can result in a high level of career satisfaction and progression.

It All Starts With Your Resume

An extensive, detailed and excellently written resume is the first and crucial step in winning your salary negotiations.

Every detail or factor that you will use to negotiate a salary MUST be included in your resume. This provides both yourself and the employer with documented evidence of your abilities, which will ultimately give rise to the money you are worth.

If your claims for better pay or benefits are not backed up by your resume, you won’t have much ground to stand on and the employer won’t have any concrete need to meet your financial expectations.

Don’t Share Your Salary Information

One of the biggest resume writing blunders I see is when candidates include their current or target salary in their resume. This is a critical mistake that can cost you both an interview opportunity and the chance to negotiate a higher remuneration. Why?

  • If an employer or recruiter knows your present salary or your target salary and decides the figure is too high, they might not bother even interviewing you for the role, because they think you are unaffordable.
  • If an employer or recruiter sees your salary as being too low, they might develop assumptions about how much you are worth and whether or not your experience and skills justify such a big jump up on the remuneration scale.
  • If you include your salary and it is below the client’s threshold, they can obviously take advantage of you by offering you slightly more than what you’ve asked for, even if this is much less than what you deserve or what the role is worth. This also means you lose any grounds for negotiation.

Similarly, you should avoid revealing any details about your salary throughout the interview process. If questioned, simply state that you would rather leave any salary conversations to the end, when or if a job offer is made. If you absolutely have to specify a figure, give the employer a salary range only.

Never Accept the First Offer

The first offer an employer makes is always intended to be the starting ground for negotiations. If you accept the first offer straight away, it means you’ve essentially lost your bargaining power and as a result, you can end up in a role where the salary is below par.

Instead of accepting, prepare to negotiate. Many employers will often expect a negotiation (particularly when they are recruiting for executive positions) and it is vital at this stage to make sure the financial reward corresponds to the skills and value that you offer.

When negotiating, you can:

  • Ask for more money – you will need to justify what abilities you have to warrant an increase. You can also use industry benchmarking here to support you.
  • Ask for additional benefits – this can include perks like a company car, company phone or laptop, paid expenses, yearly or quarterly bonuses or higher superannuation. Upgrading your benefits is especially ideal if a higher salary is not negotiable.
  • In some circumstances, you may also be able to negotiate better work conditions, such as the option of flexible hours, working from home or even shorter probation or notice periods.

Making a Counter Offer

When making a counter offer, you should remain friendly yet professional at all times. You should let the employer know that you are thrilled to be joining the business, but that the offer is not quite what you need or want in order to accept the role.

You can then ask the employer if there’s room for negotiation and specify exactly what changes to the contract you want to make.

Try to only make a counter offer once (rather than going back and forth numerous times) and use this opportunity to effectively cover off all your requests and concerns.

Resumes Australia is a successful career consultation firm offering salary negotiation, resume writing and career coaching packages. Learn more at Resumes Australia.


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How to Maximise Your Job Search

Maximise your job searchSearching and applying for positions online remains one of the most common ways that Australians achieve job success. However, if you are not having much luck with your job applications or if you are finding there aren’t many roles that suit your criteria, it may be time to expand your search strategies and explore other avenues for finding employment. Doing this allows you to maximise your job search and significantly increase your opportunities!

1. Get On Social Media

Social media has gained escalating importance over the last few years for job seekers, as well as employers and recruiters. If you’re not having much luck with traditional job sites, social media sites are a great place to start maximising your job search.

LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus will be the most lucrative places to begin networking, job searching and promoting your skills. You will need to make sure that your profiles are accurate and impressive and that your professional resume is fully updated in case you are approached about a job opportunity. If it is feasible, voicing the notion that you are looking for work can be highly beneficial, too.

2. Search for Jobs On Your Phone

Mobile job searching is also a great way to expand your strategies, simply because it allows you to search for jobs (and apply for roles) while on the go. Mobile job searching is ideal for busy executives who don’t always have the time to spend job searching during the week.

Setting yourself up on the mobile means you can review your desired jobs as soon as they are posted and begin preparing your resume application as soon as possible. Keep in mind that when it comes to a lot of opportunities, getting in early is a big advantage.

3. Approach Recruitment Agencies

Rather than waiting for recruitment agencies to approach you or contact you about your resume, why not approach them first? Targeting the right recruitment agencies in your field can considerably increase your chances of success.

A friendly phone call is a good way to initiate contact and the search consultant will likely ask to see your resume, so make sure it’s ready to go. If possible, set up a meeting with the consultant so that you can build rapport face-to-face and discuss your strengths in person.

If you are unsure about which businesses to approach, either do a quick online search for agencies who hire for your industry or peruse the job descriptions on Seek etc. to see which agencies are currently recruiting.

4. Use Your Connections

Your connections, whether professional or personal, can also be invaluable when it comes to achieving job success. Let your connections know that you are looking for work and that would appreciate a ‘heads up’ on any positions available.

If you are connected to any influential leaders or executives in your industry, you should also ask them for advice or see if they can put you in touch with anyone who may be able to help you with your search.

5. Target Employers

If you know exactly which organisations you want to work for, why wait? Targeting your ideal employers directly can be a great way to get your foot in the company door. Even if they’re not recruiting at present, making contact with the HR manager is an excellent way to begin relationship building. If they are not keen for a meet-and-greet, make sure you send them your resume and continue to stay in touch over the coming months.

Contact Resumes Australia to find out how you can further maximise your job search and your resume applications.


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Attracting Recruiters: 5 Essential Tips

Attracting RecruitersAttracting the attention of a recruiter or a search consultant can be hard work. Recruiters are extremely busy people, with several roles to fill, dozens of resumes to review and lots of interviews and meetings to conduct.

With many other candidates out there, though, how do you attract the attention of a busy recruiter and make a lasting impression?

1. Impressive Resumes

When a recruiter looks at your resume, you only have a few seconds to impress. Your resume needs to convince them at first glance that you’re a high-calibre candidate who can effectively fill their vacancy. Therefore, you will need to make sure your professional resume is of the highest quality possible and that it accurately portrays your knowledge, experience and skills. If you haven’t put a great deal of time or effort into your resume, start now!

2. Plain Language Resumes

One of the biggest mistakes many job applicants make is to try and spruce up their resume with ‘flowery’ language. Recruiters don’t have time to read every word of your resume; instead, attracting their attention means depicting your experience in clear and concise ways.

Using plain language to expand on your skills and accomplishments will help you achieve this, as will including concrete details and demonstrating successful outcomes using succinct writing and language.

Resume writing at this level is significant and if writing is not your strength, you should search for an expert resume writer who can spruce up your resume the right way.

3. Using Social Media

Since its inception, social media has come to play an enormous role in the recruitment and HR industries. The majority of recruiters and consultants today use social media to carry out further research on the candidates they come into contact with.

Ensuring your social media profiles (such as on LinkedIn, Twitter etc.) are thorough and up to date is essential. You can also include links to your profiles in your resume details, which will give your application much more strength and unity.

At the very least, a detailed LinkedIn profile is essential. The biggest challenge here is to make sure that all of your information is consistent and up to date: if a recruiter notices discrepancies between your resume and your online profiles (even with simple things like dates or titles), it may not cast a good impression.

4. Recruiter Research

You should also remember that recruiters are also diverse in their functions and roles. Many specialise in particular fields, positions or industries and only recruit in these areas. Make sure you conduct research on a particular recruiter or agency before sending off your resume and double-check that they recruit for your industry and at the level of jobs you are applying for. This means that you can (a) target your approach much more effectively and (b) you will have a much better chance of grabbing a recruiter’s attention.

5. Be Proactive & Ready

A candidate who is ready for anything will always cast a strong impression with a recruiter; proactive candidates are often the most appealing. If you have already sent through your resume to a particular consultant, make the effort to follow-up with them via phone (but without becoming a nuisance). This gives the recruiter the impression that you are organised, enthusiastic about the job and ready for the next stage of the search process.

Keen to make a great first impression with your next application? Resumes Australia offers executive candidates specialised resume writing assistance and other valuable career services. Learn more at


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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.


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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Executive Work – Life Balance – How Do You Achieve It?

work life balanceAlong with higher salaries and increased company benefits, finding employment that offers a work-life balance is one of the top desires for working Australians this year.

But obtaining that ideal work-life balance is not always simple or feasible.


Under all of the pressure of executive employment, how can you achieve a work-life balance without losing a grip on your responsibilities?

Remember Your Priorities

If you are seeking a better work-life balance, you probably have a list of personal aspects in your life that you consider important. But have you lost sight of these? Reminding yourself of your priorities outside of work, such as family, friends or hobbies, can help give you much more focus and perspective when it comes time to approach your work-life strategy.

Be Proactive About It

Achieving a work-life balance is not always simple and it’s not something that happens on its own. We all know that as a busy executive you easily could work 15 hours a day, 7 days a week, sacrificing many other areas of your life. Yet if you crave more personal time, it is up to you to proactively manage your hours so that a work-life balance is achieved. Getting into the right mindset and being proactive about creating a work-life balance plan is crucial.

Delegate Your Tasks

If you are an executive, your job description is probably several pages long. But if you do want to reach a work-life balance, it’s important to remember that you can’t do everything alone. Consider off-loading some of your responsibilities or delegating specific tasks to other managers and staff members. This allows you to reduce your workload and also generate a great opportunity for another employee who is keen to take on more responsibility and grow within the company.

Reduce or Change Your Hours

Reducing your work hours is the most ideal way to enhance your work-life balance and you can come up with various ways of doing this. You might want to make a resolution to be out the door by 7pm everyday or you could put a rule in place where you finish by 5pm each Friday.

Alternatively, if you can’t cut back your hours, consider changing your hours to better suit your work-life balance needs.

Work From Home

As an executive, many organisations will ideally give you the flexibility to work from home. Although you’ll still need to work throughout the day, it also gives you the opportunity to spend pockets of time – like a lunch break – doing what you like. It also means that at the end of the day, you can maximise the time you’d ordinarily spent commuting and use this time to give attention to something in your personal life.

Use Your Leave

How many leave days have you built up over the course of your career? You’ll likely have many days up your sleeve and taking these regularly throughout the year (rather than in one, big hit) can enhance your work-life balance substantially.

Force Yourself to Take a Lunch Break

Lunch breaks are a great time to implement a better work-life balance. You can utilise lunch breaks to meet up with a partner or friend, eat out with a colleague or head to the gym. Consider how you can better utilise your lunch break for ‘non work’ activities. If you eat lunch at your desk or skip lunch, you’ll need to force yourself to take a break – even if it is only for one or two days a week.

Start small

Your perfect work-life balance structure isn’t going to happen overnight. If you are concerned about how changes to the structure or routine of your work day will affect your success, start small and simply change one thing at a time. If you’re still stuck, make a list of the things you feel comfortable changing immediately and implement these first.

Need more of a balance? Resumes Australia provides tailored career coaching services that can help you achieve a more fulfilling work-life balance and a more satisfying career and life overall.

Good luck!
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Give Your Resume a Christmas Makeover!

Merry ChristmasHo-ho-ho – Christmas is almost here! With the holidays fast approaching and the end of the year, it is a fantastic time to really spruce up your professional resume (especially if you have got significant career plans for the coming months).

You never know what 2013 might bring, so ensure that you boost your profile, and give your resume a little Christmas makeover before the New Year arrives.

1. Give It a New Look

Is your resume a little old and boring? If so, you may want to give it an overhaul and transform it into a new executive resume. Alternatively, you can choose to strip it back and make it more streamlined and professional. Remember not to go overboard with your new resume look, keep in mind that simplicity is best and that anything “fanciful” will not result in Christmas presents under your career tree.

2. Review Your Achievements

There is no doubt in my mind that you will have made some significant achievements over the past year – but have these made it into your resume? If not, sit down and write a list of all the major and minor accomplishments you’ve attained since the last time you worked on your professional resume, and try and make them quantifiable. The next step is to incorporate these accomplishments into your resume. Ensure that they are completely professional achievements, and that they effectively demonstrate one or more of your key competencies or strengths.

3. Add New Skills and Experience

Of course, if you have obtained new skills and experience over the past year, you will also need to add these to your resume. They will most probably find a place under your current job description, though you may wish to further highlight any significant skills that will help you stand out in your next application (if you already know what that will be).

4. What If You Have No New Skills?

If you feel that you really haven’t gained any new skills, have a think about the responsibilities you have taken on in the last few months. Even if they have been in the same role, there are most likely some skills you have acquired or existing skills that you have improved. These are important too, and need to be adequately reflected in your executive resume.

5. Engage a Resume Writer

Resume writing can be challenging, and for many professionals, the lead-up to Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year. If you don’t have the time (or aptitude) to work on your professional resume, engaging a resume writer can be a highly beneficial investment.

An experienced resume writer will be able to advise you on exactly why your current resume is or isn’t working. They will also posses the knowledge and writing expertise to effectively portray your talents in a persuasive and powerful way that reaches out to recruiters and employers in your field.

Do you need a valuable resume boost for 2013? Resumes Australia has a wealth of resume writing and career coaching services to help you get on top of your career! Send us your resume for a complimentary assessment today or visit our Online Shop to learn more.

Happy holidays!
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Christmas is Coming! Have You Got Your Survival Guide?


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Christmas is right around the corner and I’m sure that many of you are looking forward to a relaxing and well-deserved break. The holidays are also a fantastic time to take a step back from your professional life and gain some perspective on your current employment situation – perhaps you plan to update your resume, work on your interview skills or refresh your job search strategies.

With over 20 years experience in the recruitment, head hunting and resume writing industries, I always feel that it is important to give my clients as much information as I can. As a special token of appreciation during the Christmas season, I would like to invite all my current and prospective clients to download (for free) my new and revised edition of the

Executive Candidate’s Survival Guide

This e-Book is an extremely in depth insight into managing your career, searching for jobs, applying for jobs and winning jobs – and what you need to do to achieve success in all of these recurring phases of your career.

Let’s take a quick look at what’s inside the Executive Candidate’s Survival Guide:

  • Chapter 1 – Laying the Foundation for Career Success

Learn how to set professional goals and evaluate your career options

  • Chapter 2 – Developing Your Career Plan 

We cover personal branding, portfolio development and career management

  •  Chapter 3 – Positioning Your Skills & Capabilities

What are your key selling points? Learn how to market yourself effectively

  • Chapter 4 – Resume Development for Specific Opportunities

Learn how to write a resume that will showcase your talents the right way 

  • Chapter 5 – Applying for Roles & Researching Companies

Learn how and where to find the right opportunities & build rapport with employers

  • Chapter 6 – Developing a Professional Career Network 

This chapter dives into effective networking and job lead development

  • Chapter 7 – Leveraging the Power of Business & Social Media 

We teach you how to use LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to your advantage

  • Chapter 8 – Working With Executive Search Consultants

Find out how to locate and build rapport with executive search consultants

  • Chapter 9 – Interviews, Interviews, Interviews

Learn how to prepare for an interview and master those interview questions

  • Chapter 10 – Salary Negotiation, Contracts & Reference Checks 

You’ve got the job! Here’s what you need to know about choosing between multiple offers, negotiating your salary and more

  • Chapter 11 – Got the Job, Now the Next Steps 

This chapter will show you how to resign in style and kick start your new role successfully  

  • Chapter 12 – Tales from the Trenches 

The inside scoop on what has and hasn’t worked for past candidates

The Executive Candidate’s Survival Guide is an invaluable tool for any executive job seeker who wants to kick start a new job or career, gain answers about resume writing and learn how to stand out from competing candidates and ultimately achieve professional fulfillment.

You’ll also find useful tools, tips and questions that will help you recognise your strengths and weaknesses and identify which of your talents you can leverage to help you secure new job positions.

I wish you all the very best for Christmas and New Year and look forward to speaking with all of you in 2013.

Best wishes,
kylie hammond

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