Work Guru

Essential Proof-Reading Tips & Advice

28th Jun 2011 | Author:Nikky Rhodes
Essential Proof-Reading Tips & Advice

As a recruiter and hiring manager I can’t tell you how many applicants have been discredited and disadvantaged due to simple spelling and grammatical mistakes. It goes without saying that you MUST proof-read your application prior to submission and if you are able to, ask someone else to proof it for you. Things to look
[continue reading…]



Essential Information to Include in Your Resume

14th Apr 2011 | Author:Nikky Rhodes
Essential Information to Include in Your Resume

Faced with the prospect of updating your resume or writing one from scratch can be a scary and daunting prospect! Resumes are constantly changing and it’s important that you have one that is designed to secure you an interview. At a bare minimum your resume should include: Contact Details Your full name, address, telephone numbers
[continue reading…]



Are you an older worker? – If so, you must read this!

12th Feb 2011 | Author:Nikky Rhodes
Are you an older worker? – If so, you must read this!

I’ve just finished reading an interesting report published by the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) about older workers and their roles within the workplace. You can download the full report here: www.cdaa.org.au/content/career-snapshots Reading the report got me thinking about my own attitudes towards older workers in the workforce. Having worked as a recruiter for
[continue reading…]



Returning to the Paid Workforce in 2011 – 7 Essential Strategies for Success!

19th Nov 2010 | Source:Nikky Rhodes
Returning to the Paid Workforce in 2011 – 7 Essential Strategies for Success!

If you have been out of the paid workforce for a little while, either raising a family, caring for a relative, studying or generally taking a career break you may be feeling apprehensive about returning to work. It’s probably been some time since you last updated your resume – maybe you’ve never had a resume
[continue reading…]



How to Write Winning Australian Resumes in 5 easy steps!

10th Sep 2010 | Author:Nikky Rhodes
How to Write Winning Australian Resumes in 5 easy steps!

Unfortunately, in today’s competitive job market you have about 20-30 seconds to make a suitable impression and stand-out to prospective employers and recruiters. With so little time to make a positive first impression and stand out from other job-seekers, it is essential that your resume is an effective marketing document targeted at selling you as
[continue reading…]



A Paid Parental Leave Scheme for Working Australian Families

6th Aug 2010 | Author:Nikky Rhodes
A Paid Parental Leave Scheme for Working Australian Families

Working families can finally look forward to enjoying the benefits of Australia’s first national paid parental leave scheme following the passing of historic legislation earlier this year. Paid Parental Leave – all you need to know Applies to eligible parents of children born or adopted after 1 January 2011 If you have a baby between
[continue reading…]