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    I don't know about a template but I found several sites on the web that give advice on putting together an Aussie resume. Unfortunately, I can't remember the names of the sites or the addresses but I just put in "australian resume" and plowed through the list.

     

    Also, if you want a really good resume done quickly (and cheaper than anything I've seen advertised on the web!!) try sending Suzer on here a pm. She did mine a short while ago and, despite it being in the run up to Xmas, she still got it sorted for me within a couple of weeks. She's really helpful too.

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    If you have a look on the Seek.com website it shows you examples of Resumes and what you should include in them and how to lay them out.

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    Hi, I used the SEEK.COM as a template. Apparently too much information is not necessary and it won't get read. Conscise and relevant is recommended!

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    I know for office positions there is a lot of competition and employers want to know you actually want the job they are advertising and are not just applying for anything, so your cover letter and resume needs to stand out - but for all the right reasons!!!

     

    Employers I am speaking to have approached our organisation because they don't have the resources to deal with the approx 100 applicants they will get for an advertised office vacancy on seek and they just want me to put forward a few suitable applicants to interview. One of the employers I spoke to said in 30 hours of his vacancy being on seek he had 70 applicants.

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    Guest WhatNow?
    I know for office positions there is a lot of competition and employers want to know you actually want the job they are advertising and are not just applying for anything, so your cover letter and resume needs to stand out - but for all the right reasons!!!

     

    Employers I am speaking to have approached our organisation because they don't have the resources to deal with the approx 100 applicants they will get for an advertised office vacancy on seek and they just want me to put forward a few suitable applicants to interview. One of the employers I spoke to said in 30 hours of his vacancy being on seek he had 70 applicants.

     

    Absolutely right...That is not at all unusual either - a 30 hours a week basic admin job I know about that was advertised recently attracted 274 applications. The employer will look for reasons to throw out as many as possible in the first pass, so, as I have posted before, you need to write a good covering letter showing you have addressed the requirements of the job description closely, matching the requirements to any experience/qualifications you have. You do not have to mention your visa status unless this is a condition of the job, as this is often used as a 'filter'. The employers are principally looking for evidence that you can express yourself clearly in good English, have understood the job description and have enough relevant experience/quals to be worth asking to an interview. Keep the CV, or 'Resume' as it is known here, relevant (target the way it is written if necessary) and brief (2-4 pages) with no unexplainable gaps and you should be OK.

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    This is true again, when faced with so many applications, employers look for reasons to exclude. When my partner recruited for an IT position, he had 90 applications, anyone that did not write a covering letter he excluded, because the process clearly stated that they needed to include a covering letter with their resume. It indicates you are unable to follow instructions/a process.

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