Job search tools


Successful interview guide free resource
Do you want to have more success with your job interviews? Glide Outplacement has written a comprehensive guide to job interviewing that will help you stand out from your competition and convince potential employers to employ you. If you're not having any success with […]

Successful job interviews: free ebook


Chart of job search action plan
Looking for work or changing careers can be a challenging task. A job search action plan will help you to organise your search for work or an alternative career. Having a plan with clearly defined goals motivates you stick to them, and also makes you more effective […]

Career change and job search action plan


Checklist for planning transition to retirement
Like most life events retirement can involve stresses and challenges that you might not have anticipated. A ready for retirement checklist can help you identify what challenges you may face in your transition to a new stage in your life. […]

Transition to retirement checklist



Online job search boards
The following list of Australian job search boards is provided to assist job seekers who know what type of job they want. If you are unsure what career is right for you, get in touch with us and ask about our […]

Top 100 Australian job search boards


Asking network contacts questions
Networking is an essential career tool that can add significant value to your job search and professional life. The following are some questions you may wish to consider asking when networking with individuals or potential employers. Ask those that are […]

Questions to ask a networking contact


4 step career plan
Career planning is an ongoing process that can help you manage your learning and development. You can use the four step career plan shown below whether you are: At school An an adult adding on skills An adult changing your job […]

4 step career plan



Follow-up emails to networking contacts
The networking contacts you meet at professional events could give you access to the ‘hidden job market’ – the 80% of vacancies that are not advertised. But often at such events you get to talk to people for only a […]

Follow-up email samples to a networking event contact


Successful job searching strategies
Traditionally jobs have been advertised in newspapers, shop windows and community notice boards. However, many vacancies are now advertised online. There are also many jobs that are filled via word of mouth or networking. The following is a list of […]

Job search strategies


Template for job search contact records
Methodically keeping accurate records is a vital part of maintaining a systematic approach to your job search. You should try to develop the habit of making notes as you talk, paying particular attention to recording details of names, dates, titles […]

Job search contact records



Questions to ask an employer during a job interview
One of the final interview questions you may be asked by an employer or HR manager during a job interview is “Do you have any questions for us?” Asking the employer your own job interview questions is your opportunity to […]

20 interview questions to ask an employer


Action words for resumes

150 action words for resumes and cover letters

Action verbs give your resume and cover letter power and direction, and ensure your personal marketing tools are noticed by employers and recruiters.

Here is a list of 150 powerful action verbs to use in your resume and cover letters.

150 action words for resumes and cover letters


Cold calling is when you contact an organisation directly to ask if they have any jobs available. It can be a daunting task, but cold calling potential employers gets easier with practice. Writing a telephone call script can help you remember […]

Telephone call scripts for job seekers



Types of resumes for job applications
Different resume formats achieve different results. Make sure you know which format to use in your particular situation. The most popular to choose from are chronological, functional or cross-funtional (also known as combination) style. Here some examples of the different types of resumes […]

Resume formats for every type of job application


Resume template sample
Your resume is your first contact with a potential employer or recruitment agency. It needs to provide a clear picture of your professional experience, highlight your skills and abilities, clarify your training and education – and convince the employer you are the […]

Resume template for job applications


Cover letter example template
Your cover letter is like a professional sales proposal. You use it to support your resume and to demonstrate how your skills, knowledge and experience are the best match for a position. If you’re applying to a job advertisement, it should be […]

Cover letter template example for job applications