How to write a RESUME to get JOB INTERVIEWS in Australia

How to write a RESUME to get JOB INTERVIEWS in Australia

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– When we apply for a job, a resume is the first contact and only information that
an employer has about us. It’s the first impression to make, and people say that you
never get a second chance to build a first impression, and it’s absolutely true with your resume. Whether we like it or not, it’s crucial to write an
impressive and outstanding resume to impress the hiring managers and hopefully land a job interview. Hi, everyone. I’m Thea from acejob.com.au. I’m helping a lot of skilled migrants and international students get
jobs and live a better life. And today I’m going to
talk about five tips that will help you write a killer resume, show off your skills,
experience, achievements, and hopefully land a job interview. (uptempo music) Tip number one: Take out the objective. (paper rustling) I’ve seen this again and
again in hundreds of resumes from the job seekers that I’m helping, so I like to raise it
here for you to avoid. You are applying for this job at this company with this title so it should be obvious
that you want the job. That’s why you don’t need to mention it again in your resume. Instead, you can save that
space for your Profile Summary in which you summarize about
your professional profile, your key strengths,
skills, and achievements, and hopefully you can
build a strong impression with the hiring managers. (paper rustling) Tip number two: Being brief. Do you know how long a hiring manager is going to spend on your resume? The answer is six seconds. They don’t read it. They skim it. And everyday, they skim
not only your resume but hundreds of them. What you should do is
building a good feeling to the hiring managers when
they reach your resume. I’ve seen many job seekers
that have five-page resume while they have only
five years of experience. And the feeling that it creates to me is I don’t want to read that
resume because it’s too long. It also raise another thinking
to the hiring managers. If you cannot shorten your resume, which seems to be a simple task, then how can I trust that you can solve other complicated problems
when I offer you the job? Just focus on the relevant positions. Give more space to the
current or latest jobs and less about the past. If it doesn’t fit on one or two pages, it’s not worth writing about. (paper rustling) Tip number three: Skip irrelevant info. And what is irrelevant info? It includes your age, marital status, religion, or nationality. It sounds like a very basic thing, but I still see it in many resumes, so I want to mention it here. This information is now illegal
for your employers to ask so there’s no need to
include it in your resume. For security reason, I suggest that you don’t
include your date of birth. And for your address, a suburb
and state will be enough. (paper rustling) Tip number four: Look for
keywords in the job postings. The best place to start
with when writing a resume is to carefully read the job posting that you want to apply for. Identify the keywords that the employer is looking
for in an ideal candidate and include those
keywords into your resume where it’s relevant. For example, if you are
looking for job aids at Credit Risk Analyst working in a bank, then you can highlight the keywords such as developing and
implementing credit strategies or enable strategy development or undertake analytical deep dives. If you have the same skills as the employers are looking for, then you can add the
same terms to your resume in the Experience or the Skills sections. (paper rustling) Tip number five: Quantify your results. Employers are highly responsive to measurable and proven results because the numbers allow
them to better understand the value that you may
bring to the position or to their companies. Tangible results are
also the differentiation between candidates. A high possibility that your competitors who are applying to the same job also have the same skills, knowledge, and experience like you do, so how can you convince
the hiring managers that you are the right candidate and they should choose you over others? You can do that by your
achievement and tangible results because it’s where you are unique and no one can have the same results and achievements like you did. And how to quantify your results? For example, if you are
looking for job aids in Administrative Assistant, then one of your bullet
point can look like executed processing vendor contracts and implemented a standardised process, reducing contract discrepancies by 90%. An accomplishment is anything
that helped your company saved money, saved time,
improved the process, or reduced the complaints. In general, it is anything that helped to get a better result. One tip here is you should try to quantify as many results as possible. Because many job seekers
say it’s hard to quantify my results with my job, however I can always quantify
my clients’ achievements, whatever few that they are working in, so I can say it’s an opportunity
for you to stand out. Now, if you’re someone who’s struggling to get a job in Australia because you are new to the country or you’ve been trying for
a while without any luck, then feel free to head over to my website at acejob.com.au/contact-us. Send me your resume from that page so I can give you a free resume assessment and then we can talk about strategies, how I can help you to get
employment in Australia. If you like this video,
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share with your friend, and leave your comments
below to let me know what you think about my tips. Thank you so much for watching and I will see you in the next video.

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