Does your résumé need a makeover? How do you know?
One sure way of knowing your résumé needs a face-lift is if you are applying for jobs..but, not getting any replies.
What used to work 10 years ago won’t work now.
The way employers look for candidates has changed dramatically in the last decade with the introduction of technology that reduces hundreds of applications down to just a handful. Ouch!
There are NEW RULES for writing job applications. Your old résumé simply won’t work without the correct formatting and key words.
Most career changers aren’t aware that 80% or more of companies now use Applicant Tracking Systems (sometimes called ‘robots’) to make the huge number of resumes they receive more manageable. They do this by looking for key words that are in the Position Description – if you don’t have these keywords, your application goes in the bin.
In this book, you will learn:
THE NEW RULES for getting a job in 2017
How to write job applications to get into the ‘yes’ pile
How to find and use key words in your application
How to format your application to get past the robots
How to ‘sell’ your achievements in your application
How to ‘tailor’ each application in line with the Position Description
How to write a winner cover letter
Tips on how to answer selection criteria for government jobs
How to write a stand-out LinkedIn Profile to impress employers
If you’re like most career changers, you’ve spotted a great job and you need your résumé makeover … NOW!
No problem. We’ve made it really quick and easy for you to update your résumé and cover letter using templates, where you replace the sample text with your own information. We’ve also provided valuable QUICK GUIDES, CHEAT SHEETS and CHECKLISTS to make sure your application is free of errors that could end your career before it starts.
Dawn Richards has spent the past twenty years as a career coach and professional resume writer, helping job seekers get the jobs of their dreams. She is the author of best-selling career books: Selection Criteria Toolkit, Get That Government Job and From Fired to Hired.
Please note – this book uses templates and examples from REAL Australian and New Zealand applications. They really work!