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Jobshop: Resumes and cover letters

Successful applications need to be targeted to the organisation. Allow yourself sufficient time to produce a professional resume and cover letter which showcase your skills and attributes.

Cover letter basics part I

Geared towards applications for Australian's public services but covers useful information on how to structure responses to selection criteria.

Listen to advice from employers about applications.

From The Wall Street Journal. Sometimes your job applications only get looked at by humans at later stages of the process. Read more about the process, and theinfographic, in the linked article

Recruiter CV eye-tracking study. Key findings: average 6 seconds per CV, 80% spent on name, current and previous job, employer, start and end dates and education. 'Beyond these recruiters did little more than scan for keywords to match the open position, which amounted to a very cursory “pattern matching” activity.'

Confessions of the recruitment industry!

Always check your applications for correct spelling.

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