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An interesting new direction/specialty for HR practitioners – the employee development and social media specialist, creating HR programs that drive employee engagement and development using Web 2.0 tools.

Not-so-traditional Resume

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Marie has great skills – but she just cannot get an interview.

A recruitment consultant told her that her resume and cover letter were poorly written (for Marie, English was a second language), and that she had not highlighted her achievements in these documents.

Marie saw a job advertised with Employer X, which was a good match for her skills. She decided to invest in the services of a Resume Writer. The Resume Writer talked to her about her work experiences and identified achievements that Marie had not thought to include. In no time – the Resume Writer produced a very professional resume and cover letter, that Marie was proud to submit to Employer X.

Employer X read Marie’s resume and was impressed by her experience and skills. They flagged Marie as a candidate worthy of progressing to the interview stage of the selection process. Before finalising the list of candidates to be interviewed, Employer X decided to check the web presence of the preferred candidates.

Marie’s name was ‘Googled’.

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Marie was the treasurer of a charity group TICK

Marie was registered with Facebook TICK

Marie’s Facebook Privacy settings prevented public viewing of her profile TICK

Marie had a Linkedin profile TICK

Marie’s Linkedin profile looked like her old resume (typos and poor English expression) BOO……

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Marie did not get an interview.

It is a good idea to make sure your online presence is consistent with your job application. Talk to your Resume Writer or Job Coach if you need help with your on-line profiles.

 –  You have heard and read about the importance of a professional on-line presence.

 – All of your friends and colleagues are talking about Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter….

 – You just have not had time to learn these tools.

 – You just want someone to sit with you to get you started.

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To discuss – contact me on 0403766812 or brisbanejobcoach@gmail.com

Fees – starting at A$250 (plus GST) for 2 hours of individual tuition. Or get together with a couple of friends/work colleagues and ask for a quote.

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