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Career advice for international students and new migrants: http://www.acecis.com.au/
Career advice for international students and new migrants: http://www.acecis.com.au/

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Job hunting can feel like a job in itself. There are currently over 6 million jobs available in the U.S. and at least that many people looking for one. It’s no wonder that it can feel like an uphill battle for so many millennials.

The good news is that the jobs are out there. The bad news is that you may find yourself overwhelmed with the potential choices and operating from a fear of rejection. The key? Improve your mindset, and find ways to stand out from the other applicants by focusing on the right things. One of my favorite moments as a career coach is when I see my clients land a job that’s a perfect match for them…and not go crazy during the search process. Believe me when I say that I’ve seen it all, from a few tears, to full on breakdowns.

If you are ready to begin the hunt, and want to maintain your sanity, follow these three tips to nail your search.
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Spring is a great time to search for new jobs for a number of reasons. First, budgets are often approved around January/February to hire more people. Second, the economy is pretty healthy right now, and businesses are ready to expand and try to grow their profits. For some companies, this means new hires to support these growth efforts. Lastly, it’s also the time of year when companies often revisit their products, services and technologies, working on improvements to keep competitive in the market. Often, companies will hire new employees or teams to work on these changes.

If you’re ready to job search, or perhaps you’ve already started, here’s one skill you should sharpen: writing thank-you notes. A powerful thank-you note can land you the job -- we’ve seen it happen frequently with the candidates we place. (And on the flip side, we’ve seen bad thank-you notes damage a candidacy.) Here are four tips from our recruiters for writing the kind of thank-you note that impresses hiring managers.

#interviewtips #jobsearch #careers #Acecis
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Australian SMEs have dominated a list of Asia’s best small and medium workplaces, produced by Great Places to Work.

Each year, the same research institute produces lists of the best places to work in Australia, but local firms are also standing out in the broader Asian region.

Of the 25 companies listed in this year’s ‘Best Small and Medium Workplaces in Asia’ list, 16 of them are Australian, accounting for 64% of the entire list.

The list recognises organisations all over the Asia region and judges each based on their dedication to sustaining high-trust cultures for their employees. The list focuses on workplaces that produce an extraordinary level of trust, pride and camaraderie.

Businesses on this year’s list come from a number of different sectors, including accounting, IT, physiotherapy and retail.

#Australia
#jobs
#careers
#bestworkplaces
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Job vacancies in Australia continue to increase.

According to the Australia’s Department of Jobs and Small Business Internet Vacancy Index (IVI), online job vacancies rose by 0.9% to 187,200 in March.

Openings have now risen in each of the past 18 months — the longest stretch of consecutive gains since March 2011 — leaving total vacancies up 12.1% on a year earlier.

#Australia
#jobs
#jobhunting
#skilledworkers
#graduates
#migration
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We notice that a large majority of job seekers tend to send unfocused cover letters when applying for jobs.

Perhaps because you assume a single cover letter can work for all jobs you’re applying to or maybe you’re just in a rush. Regardless, thoughtless cover letters hardly produce positive results.

Here’s an example of a bad cover letter:

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing in response to the Accounting Assistant position advertised on SEEK.com.au on 17 February 2017. This looks like a very good fit to my previous accounting experience and I am keen to join your company.

I am a seasoned accounting professional with high aptitude across all areas of the accounting scope. I am skilled in accounts payable and invoicing and can excel at tasks such as bookkeeping, reporting and tax.

Throughout my career I have had exceptional results as an Accountant in Malaysia. I am goal oriented and work well in teams. I am a hard-working team player and can deliver month end reporting results on time for your organisation.

Enclosed, you will find my resume with more detail on my accounting skills and value that I can bring to your esteemed company.

I can meet you for an interview and I am keen to discuss the position with you soon.

Yours sincerely,

Job Seeker

No hiring manager wants to see something like this. Unless you cannot thoughtfully convey why they need to hire you for the role, you won’t be shortlisted for the interview stage.

What makes a good cover letter? Find out more here.

#Australia
#careercoach
#jobhunting
#careerscoach
#resumewriting

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I worked in recruitment at Google for six years, and like all companies we wanted the best talent. We believed that we were only as good as our next hire. But we also realized that our next hire was only as good as our interview process. That’s something that most companies might understand, yet neglect to put a formal procedure in place to make sure it happens. Maybe they hope that they’ll just magically recruit top talent.

But just like candidates have to do their homework if they want to land a great job, companies also need to make sure their recruitment processes are set up for success. Here are a few tips I’ve learned throughout my 10 years in recruiting.

#recruitment #jobs #Australia #jobinterview #hiringmanager
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If you’re looking for a pay increase and willing to undergo a seachange to do so, the table below from jobs specialists Adzuna may be of interest to you.

Based on current job postings on its website, it shows the postcodes with the highest advertised salary levels right now.

The postcodes in the table reflect the first two digits in each location.

Right now, the highest average salaries are found in postcodes starting with 46 and 47, which represent the Gladstone and Bowen regions of Queensland.

Raife Watson, CEO of Adzuna, said a number of new coal mining projects in the Bowen Basin, and the subsequent flow-on-effect to the ports in Gladstone, are currently acting to support salary levels in these regions.

Read more at https://www.businessinsider.com.au/high-paying-jobs-salary-levels-australia-2018-4#xkl02GHwZ1vOctMC.99
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In the Australian Job Market, most companies are looking to buy “the best product” available, which means “the right candidate” for the job.

This is why it’s called a Job Market.

Candidates, like yourself, need to make sure to market themselves better than the competition. This means proving that you truly are the best fit for the position advertised and the best person to solve any problems the position might see.

How do you do this?

You need to show Australian employers your:

Working rights
Communication skills
Relevant experience
Local experience (if possible)
Cultural fit
Qualifications/certificates
The best way to show this is in:

Your resume and cover letter
LinkedIn profile
Direct email (with PDF resume) to recruiters and hiring managers
Picking up the phone and introducing yourself (after you’ve emailed them)
Don’t worry if you don’t tick all the boxes just yet – because what I go over below should help you with becoming “the right candidate” for the job.

#Australia #jobs #jobmarket #resumes #coverletters #jobhunting #jobapplication #resumewriting #Acecis

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If employers are not offering you any phone calls, interviews or jobs for work in Australia – you have a problem.

The problem may be your cover letter, resume or even your “personal brand” is just not working. You’re hitting a brick wall, and you’re not sure what to do.

Don’t worry. There’s hope.

Here are the reasons why your job application gets rejected – and what you can do to land a job in Australia.

#Australia #jobs #resumewriting #Acecis #jobsearch #jobapplication #jobhunt #jobtips
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Recruiters rarely read your resume from start to finish. Follow these tips in order to grab their attention right away.

It’s easy to think that after all the work you’ve put into perfecting your resume, recruiters will at least spend the time thoroughly reading it from start to finish. Unfortunately, this is usually not the case. Recruiters are generally very busy. Resume-writing blogger and long-time recruiter Steve Wang says, “During my more busy weeks, sometimes I have to fill as many as 15 positions at once, and when each position gets over 100 applicants, I can only afford to spend a minute or two on each resume.”

So, like anyone faced with a whole lot to do, recruiters take shortcuts. Instead of looking through every single application carefully, they’ll simply skim through each resume to see which ones might be worth taking a closer look at. Because of this, it’s crucial that even a quick glance at your resume will leave readers awestruck. With this in mind, here are some techniques you can dish out to make your resume super easy for recruiters to skim through and understand.
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