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    LinkedIn is where it's at, fix your LinkedIn, if you don't have one time to start one.
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    I was recently made redundant and the re-employment consultant I used said you should keep your resume the same - its a fact sheet.

    The cover letter is adapted to address the specifics the employer is looking for, it supplements the facts in your resume.

    There are no hard and fast rules here, and each person will approach differently, and each employer will look at them differently.

    I've had 4 different job offers in the last 12 months, so my approach seems to be working well with the employers I'm looking at
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    I guess if anything this thread confirms what I already believed; Every HR person is different, but they will all tell you "this is the way it should be done"...

    Some things are consistent though, grabbing their attention immediately is critical.

    I'm getting mine done by a pro (again they all have different ideas about what is correct!) and adjusting what they give me with ideas from several good ones that people have sent me.

    Thanks for the input!

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    I speak as someone who wades through the applications with the help of a recruitment consultant. When it comes to government jobs they are psychotic about arse-covering and making sure that everyone is treated the same. If you effectively demonstrate that you meet the criteria in the application they have to get you in for an interview. How strongly you interview is what provides some wriggle room but they make sure to ask everyone the same questions and give the same time to answer. If you are found "suitable not preferred" you can remain on an active list in case other similar jobs come up. This way the government can save money by not advertising and interviewing because they know they have someone suitable in the files. The interview panels I've sat on work pretty hard to help people give it their best shot, especially if they appear nervous.
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    I have always written my own Tim.
    I'll do it for a small fee.
    Unemployment for the last 6 years is killing me.
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    Im getting my resume done up, might aswell put your best foot forward.

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    'Give me the job cunt'...short and to the point!
    Smoke me a kipper...I'll be home in time for breakfast
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubs View Post
    yes but theres a difference between satisfying the criteria and authoring a response.
    I satisfy all the criterion for roles but struggle with the written application
    I recommend 'Write a winning job application: a guide to responding to selection criteria, by Lloyd White'. A good resource, but use it to build your own response. Amazed how many people plagerize verbatim. The key is behavioural examples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim the PM View Post
    I guess if anything this thread confirms what I already believed; Every HR person is different, but they will all tell you "this is the way it should be done"...

    Some things are consistent though, grabbing their attention immediately is critical.

    I'm getting mine done by a pro (again they all have different ideas about what is correct!) and adjusting what they give me with ideas from several good ones that people have sent me.

    Thanks for the input!
    Hi Tim,
    I don't think that there is one answer. Different sectors, industries, panel members and jobs have different requirements.
    From my perspective as an employer, I look for different things in a CV for call centre staff (duties based) to a technician (tech and quals based) to a project manager (outcome/achievement based).
    My recommendation would be to target your CV to the job that you are applying for. Ring the contact person, to make sure the job is what you thought. Use the conversation with the contact person to understand your audience. Someone calls me about a call centre position, I talk about the duties (ie types of calls/customers). Someone calls me about a Project Manager, I talk about the outcomes (responsible for managing X project resources to successfully deliver Y and Z).
    Having said that this gets a bit lost when employers use a comsultant as the contact point who has generic answers on the process.
    Usually get 30 to 200 applicants for every job. Gotta filter that down to a managable number of interviews. Usually only get a handfull of phone enquiries.
    Just another opinion/ perspective to add to your collection.


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