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Resume Writer – Tips for New Year

Get a head start this year. Here are our top 10 list of things to do to avoid the congestion of the New Year job hunt: 1) Ensure your resume is up to date and in tip-to-condition; 2) Start applying from day 1 (Jan 1st) – you’ve nothing to lose 3) Follow up all calls to the agency (it’s quiet period so you’ll stand more chance of getting through) 4) Do not apply for everything – you must be selective 5) Use a cover letter – it shows commitment and understanding 6) Befriend recruiters early but don’t harass them 7) Try to apply to companies direct and follow up your application 8) Understand, that there will be delays as many “decision makers”  are on holiday.....

Employment Loyalty

Do employers capitalise on uncertain job markets? Sadly, yes. In an ever consistent trend dating back since pre-GFC, many companies are using market uncertainty as a basis to hold back from increasing staff numbers and/or improving remuneration and benefits for existing staff. This in turn has seen organisations freezing recruitment, increasing job loads of existing staff, and often expecting staff to work additional hours (often without extra pay). Commonly, bonuses are also being heavily restricted, and annual pay rises benchmarking less than inflation rates. Case Study: John, a married man, 45 years old, 2 kids, a mortgage, and works as an IT Engineer for ### Engineering Ltd. When John first applied for the position as IT Engineer, he was told.....

Looking for a Resume Service with a difference?

Given the explosion of resume service providers across the internet, it’s become extremely difficult to assess the good from the bad, the franchise from the sole operated. In fact, picking the right resume service provider can be more difficult than trying to pick a stock from the ASX 200. So how do you go about choosing who is right for you? The first step is take a good, long look through their website. Assess the content, and think to yourself, if that’s how the company presents themselves, will they present my resume with the same quality as you witness in their online content. Make sure that they have the right industry background, industry awards and are recognised. Accreditations are also.....

Considering your Next Career Move?

As resume writers, we’re often asked about industry, and which industries are currently the most appealing. Given current economic conditions, we would recommend that you consider wisely both short and long range goals, and whether your target market is expanding or shrinking. For example, if you are considering specialist roles such as a Telecommunication Engineer, then you need to think about entry points, and whether there is long term growth in the area you are targeting. There’s nothing worse than securing a job that becomes redundant and/or obsolete in the next few years. Instead, considering Project Engineer roles where you can potentially switch positions as the market grows. As resume writers, we’ll need to focus on both competency skills and.....

Resume Writer / CV Writers – Awards

  CV Writers / Resume Writers Awards: itouch are product to announce a special award by Word of Mouth online. We were voted amongst the Top 5% of Service Providers across all category types. This is an outstanding award as it’s based on the feedback of real customers. We would like to extend our thanks to all those that have posted their feedback so far. This is an essential aid to all those seeking to use CV Writers / Resume Writers and are a little undecided on who to choose. We believe your feedback (good or bad) is an essential component to us being able to achieve continuous improvement in everything we do. Resume Writing & CV Writing is an art,.....

Resume Writing – recruitment agency wrongs

Resume Writing - Things that job seekers do with their resume that can really annoy recruiters: Submit multiple applications across multiple job types to the same recruiters and their colleagues. Recruiters talk to each other, and serial job seeker who sends their resume out in volumes is easily identified and readily rejected. Resume locked – unbelievably, some applicants still send their resume “protected” and needing a password. These often go straight to the “trash can”. Also, sending resumes in .pdf isn’t always the best idea. Don’t list a phone number on their resume – yes, when it comes to resume writing, it’s amazing how many job applicants put in the effort to resume writing yet forget the very basics. Resume.....

RCSA Guidlines – Your Privacy

If you ever feel grieved by the behaviour of a recruitment consultant, agency of anyone associated in the industry, you have support. The RCSA was set up help govern and provide guidelines into recruitment. Organisations such as itouch ( executive resume writers and CV writers) are trained in RCSA and champion complete governance. We also provide counsel to our clients on potential risk and situations. General Principles 1. Members will observe a high standard of ethics, probity and professional conduct. 2. Ethical behaviour is not simply compliance with legal requirements, it extends to honesty, equity, integrity and social responsibility in all dealings. It is behaviour that holds up to disclosure and to public scrutiny. 3. All members are required to.....

Resume Layout

There’s much talk about what are the standard Australian resume layout requirements, how many pages should be included, what to put in and what to leave out etc. Here we will provide you with a simple overview from our executive resume writers on some of the differences that an Australian resume faces as opposed to its overseas counterparts and what you may want to consider when looking into a resume layout. ► Size – does it matter ? Here in Australia, we have been extremely fortunate to avoid some of the rules faced in the UK and the US. Currently the UK have set a standard for an average of just two pages, and the US has restricted this even.....

Executive Resume Writers Networking Tips

If you research and identify recruiters who specialise in your industry will greatly increase job search efficiency and networking. Check for directories that list executive recruiting firms by type, industry, job function, or region. Limiting yourself to only contacting executive recruiters or search firms in your immediate geographic area will significantly reduce impact. Search & Headhunters often work from virutal offices, and therefore their reach is national. Making contact with recruiters and developing relationships with them long before you need them may will see long term rewards. Remember, you are much more marketable before you need a job. Also, if a recruiter asks, making a referral of a qualified person for a position when that may not be relevant to.....

Resumes & Strategies: Facebook as a Job Search Tool

The explosion of social media has led to all new methods of communicating with people. You can find people you have not spoken to in ages, post comments to friends who live across the world and even get up to the minute news on companies you are interested in. Facebook has become a popular obsession for many people and some savvy job seekers are learning that Facebook can be an incredibly useful job search tool. How can you use Facebook to find a job? Here are some great new ideas for job seekers that want to use the most popular social media site to find a great new job: • Network with professionals in your field. One of the best.....