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    Hi All,

     

    Trying to put together my Resume and was wondering whether anyone had a good IT Resume Template or any Resume Template that they wouldn't mind me using?

     

    Thanks,

     

    Craig

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    Guest Jadeyk

    Ooo I can't help u there but I would really like to look at one too. What job do u do? My OH is a network manager

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    My partner works in IT and when we emigrated we used a migration company and they offered a service where you could pay extra for an IT expert based in Australia to help with the application and also modify/create a resume specifically designed for the Australian IT market. My partner went for 2 interviews when we arrived and got both jobs. We have lived in Adelaide for 4 years now and he is looking to move jobs so we have kept with the same format.

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    Guest Roo1

    Hiya Craig,

    PM me with your email address and I'll send you a template

    Cheers

    Judi

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    My partner works in IT and when we emigrated we used a migration company and they offered a service where you could pay extra for an IT expert based in Australia to help with the application and also modify/create a resume specifically designed for the Australian IT market. My partner went for 2 interviews when we arrived and got both jobs. We have lived in Adelaide for 4 years now and he is looking to move jobs so we have kept with the same format.

     

    My partner has just secured a new job as a Senior Engineer (IT), so since arriving in Adelaide in early 2007 he has had 3 inteviews and 3 job offers, so he must be doing something right. :D Mind you I am a resume/cover letter writing trainer, so he should be doing well!!!;)

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    Guest snowy10
    My partner has just secured a new job as a Senior Engineer (IT), so since arriving in Adelaide in early 2007 he has had 3 inteviews and 3 job offers, so he must be doing something right. :D Mind you I am a resume/cover letter writing trainer, so he should be doing well!!!;)

     

    We are validating our visas in December/January and I am now in the process of trying to arrange interviews/meetings with prospective employers to discuss future employment. I have heard all sorts of different things about "the Australian Resume". Is it all that different to a UK CV? Can you offer any advice on how I should approach prospectve employers.

     

    I have recently left the RAF in the UK and secured work so my CV is very much up to date, would you advise me to change the style of it to approach the Austraalin job market?

     

    Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide.

     

    Michael

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    We are validating our visas in December/January and I am now in the process of trying to arrange interviews/meetings with prospective employers to discuss future employment. I have heard all sorts of different things about "the Australian Resume". Is it all that different to a UK CV? Can you offer any advice on how I should approach prospectve employers.

     

    I have recently left the RAF in the UK and secured work so my CV is very much up to date, would you advise me to change the style of it to approach the Austraalin job market?

     

    Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide.

     

    Michael

     

    Hi Michael

     

    As I say to my students, I have never looked at a resume and not changed it!!

     

    If your UK CV has a good layout and good content then it may be fine for the Australian job market. However I see so many resumes that contain irrelevant information or resumes that do not sell the person or their skills. The key to using a UK CV is making it appear 'Australian' or getting rid of information that only people from the UK would know and does not add any value to the document. I speak to employers on a weekly basis to discuss the jobs they want to recruit to and their requirements. The job market/employers have some strange quirks and obviously when you first come over you are not aware of these quirks, for example some employers will not even consider you if you put your address down and they consider you live too far away, however if you take your address off the resume you would probably get an interview!

     

    I know for admin/office vacancies employers usually received around 100 applicants. When my partner recruited for a Help Desk Administrator and a Technical Support Officer he received 90 applications for each position, so there is a lot of competition for the jobs.

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    Guest Jadeyk

    Hey, my OH is a network manger. We r hoping to get out to Adelaide next April. He has a great cv that hasn't failed him over here but it would be so helpful to see one that's been successful in Oz. Is there any chance we could have a look at it? Even the little tip about not putting your address is super helpful. Anymore tips like that? X

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    Guest pixie7

    Hi Roo1 and Jessica Berry could I ask for some help too? My OH works in IT and we are doing his resume. Could you PM me a template too or any tips??

     

    Thankyou

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    We are validating our visas in December/January and I am now in the process of trying to arrange interviews/meetings with prospective employers to discuss future employment. I have heard all sorts of different things about "the Australian Resume". Is it all that different to a UK CV? Can you offer any advice on how I should approach prospectve employers.

     

    I have recently left the RAF in the UK and secured work so my CV is very much up to date, would you advise me to change the style of it to approach the Austraalin job market?

     

    Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide.

     

    Michael

     

    Michael

     

    Do you work in IT? Are you just coming over for a visit in December/January?

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    Hi Roo1 and Jessica Berry could I ask for some help too? My OH works in IT and we are doing his resume. Could you PM me a template too or any tips??

     

    Thankyou

     

    As I mentioned we paid extra (300 pounds) for the services of an IT specialist in Australia when we were applying to the Australian Computer Society and included in this fee was help with the resume. If this service is available to you, in our opinion it was worth the extra money.

     

    Everyone will have a different work experience. At the end of the day my partner has skills that are in demand and presents very well. After being happy in his current job for 4 years he decided it was time to change, and 2 weeks later and 1 interview he has a new job. On the other hand a colleague who was made redundant took almost 6 months to find another job in IT.

     

    I run resume and cover letter workshops and discuss with participants not only the format and content but the realisms of job hunting in Adelaide.

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    Guest Mitchell

    If you are coming to Adelaide with SharePoint skills you can probably get away with any cv format as there's a huge demand and no-one to take the jobs. We've had to expand our search to Melbourne as I can't get anyone to fill my vacancy!!!

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    Haven't used Sharepoint although the project I am on now uses it but i don't think it is used correctly. I shall have to investigate it more. It doesn't seem too difficult. You don't need a business analyst/requirements writer for July next year, do you? ;-)

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