Choosing your words

January 19, 2021

Your job application is likely to be the first thing a prospective employer will see from you, so it’s important to make a good impression. Bad grammar and incorrect spelling are more than a big turn-off,... Read More

Quality over quantity

December 4, 2020

Applying for jobs can be a daunting task. You’re baring your soul to prospective employers, and every omission from interview can seem like a siren of doom. You may not feel up to continually restructuring... Read More

Is your resume ATS friendly?

November 30, 2020

You may have recently submitted a job application online. If so, you’ve almost definitely had an experience with applicant tracking software (ATS), whether you’re aware of it or not. ATS are automated... Read More

Different in a good way

November 5, 2020

There are many job-searching websites out there. Recently we've been looking at a few of them. Most of them have their own unique ‘selling’ point, whether it’s the graduate-focused GradConnection or the... Read More

Transferable skills – discuss…

October 27, 2020

There are two little words that are – more than likely – going to come up when you’re applying for work… transferable skills. Neither is there any escape from the question: “So, what transferable... Read More

Opening doors

October 8, 2020

Ask someone to name a business-oriented social media website and they’ll likely name ol' reliable - LinkedIn. Or maybe, ask them to name a job-search website and they’ll probably go with Seek. And they’re... Read More

Getting connected

October 1, 2020

So, you’re a third-year student ready to go out into big wide world and get a proper job? Where do you start? Seek is a good, if predictable, choice, and Jobactive is a neat way to maybe snag something not... Read More

Summarise yourself

September 2, 2020

The thing about the resumes is that they're still here! No matter how much tech is changing our work practices and perspectives, your resume is still the go-to-doc needed when you're looking for a job.... Read More

The referee question

August 19, 2020

The Careers For Tomorrow Festival is underway! Our very first session for this annual event was ‘Best Practice Job Applications’ presented by Sandra Ursino OAM, HR Director for Pitcher Partners – a... Read More

Selection criteria, it’s still a thing

June 23, 2020

You’ve crafted your personalised cover letter and spruced up your resume.  All writing tasks are now successfully completed, unless… there’s still that matter of addressing the dreaded selection... Read More