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5 things that are bad for your resume

Writing a job-winning resume is a challenge. You have a limited amount of space in which to promote yourself and your abilities, and typically just six seconds in which to impress a potential employer or recruiter. So don't waste time and space on things that are likely to discourage someone from interviewing you.

5 things that are bad for your resume

10 ways career coaching can help you
A career coach is similar to having a personal trainer, but instead of improving your fitness, career coaching can improve your professional health. Whether you want assistance to identify your […]

10 ways a career coach can help you

Changing careers in your 20s
Once there were jobs for life. The career you began in your twenties would usually be the one you’d continue doing until your retirement. But for Millennials, changing careers, even […]

Wrong choice? How to change careers in your 20s

Video job interview tips
Well done, you’ve submitted your resume and reached the next stage – a video job interview. Although this may be your first on screen assessment, they are becoming ever more popular with […]

How to be great in video job interviews

Outplacement help with job search

When you were made redundant, you may have thought outplacement services wouldn't be of use to you... But now you've started your job search independently and it's not going as well as you had hoped. Fortunately a career transition program can help you at every stage of your job search, from coping with change, to assessing your options, writing a resume and right through to negotiating a job offer.

Outplacement helps at any job search stage

Are you hiding your ADF defence skills from employers
Former ADF members are great assets to any organisation. Thanks to your Defence background, you bring plenty of experience, knowledge, skills and qualifications to a civilian job. So why don’t employers know what they are […]

Writing about your ADF Defence skills in a resume

10 questions to ask if made redundant
What questions should you ask about your redundancy to ensure you receive the support, such as outplacement services, you may be entitled to? Whether the news about your redundancy is unexpected […]

10 questions to ask if made redundant

Telling people about your redudancy
Many people feel sad, embarrassed or angry about being made redundant. As a result, they do not feel comfortable sharing the news with others – and, more importantly, that they […]

Telling people about your redundancy

LinkedIn profile picture
Your LinkedIn profile picture is your opportunity to let people know that you are happy, confident and approachable. If you post a profile photo that portrays you as negative, threatening […]

Why you need a LinkedIn profile picture

Professional resume writing services
If you are leaving the Australian Defence Force, writing a civilian resume to apply for non-Defence jobs will be one of the first steps in your job search. But how […]

Writing a civilian resume after the ADF

Are you maximising the benefits of outplacement services for your job search?

Why bother with outplacement services? If you've got a number of years' work experience, and have changed jobs during that time, you may wonder what you can learn from a specialist outplacement consultant. Maybe you think your time is better served shooting off a raft of resumes... The choice is yours, but research shows that outplacement can help you find the right job quicker than going it alone - if you make sure you're getting the most from it.

Maximise the benefits of outplacement for job searching

Crazy job titles harm your search for new position

Weird job titles are, usually, quite amusing but relatively harmless. But what if you happen to be a 'marketing guru', 'beverage consultant' or 'software wizard' on the search for a new job? Will potential employers look beyond your wacky title to appreciate the skills you can bring to their organisation and recognise your former achievements, or will your resume be promptly thrown on the rejects pile?

Crazy job titles damage chances of finding new job