Your resume is the most critical tool for securing your next career move. We specialise in developing professional resumes / CVs using a variety of methods, always ensuring the resume is personally tailored to suit your personal career goals. We format resumes using a fluid approach, taking into account your career history, your current situation, your immediate goals and future plans, and the information you provide. At the same time, we conduct some research to help you out with content, making suggestions and brainstorming ideas! We don't just type; we also offer real-time resume help. You may have heard some of these terms - functional resumes and chronological resumes. Yes, we do use these methods, but we also adapt resumes using our style and structure. If you are; embarrassed by the state of your resume; feel the content is bland and uninspiring; you're struggling to come up with good quality content; the formatting doesn't look right no matter how hard you try, you're finding it difficult to link your past with your future; you've had one-too-many jobs; you lack formal training and qualifications; you've had a career break and don't know how to explain the gap, you've spent more than a day procrastinating, or you are not getting to interview, it might be time to call in the professionals.
No doubt having an online presence in today's world is almost second nature. The world wide web has led to some amazing innovations, with social media being one. However, it's no longer just social; we also use it as a professional platform to market and promote business and self. Social media plays an essential role in the way we communicate socially and professionally. LinkedIn is yet another platform where you can build an online presence and establish professional connections. It is also fast becoming another method to conduct a job search and a way to network with potential employers and recruitment agencies. Career Origin specialises in critiquing and optimising established Linkedin profiles, and setting up those from scratch, writing and developing refreshing new content, while ensuring your brand is on point. LinkedIn is another essential marketing tool which can accompany your professional resume and cover letter or work independently to establishing new connections and career opportunities.
Did you know that different Government departments have different recruitment practices? If you are currently on the lookout for a Government job you may have noticed that each department or level of Government have different recruitment methods. Career Origin specialises in the development of Resumes, Cover Letters, Expression of Interests, Selection Criteria and Online Applications specifically for all levels of Government – LOCAL, STATE and FEDERAL. We have expert knowledge of the STAR method and how to address and include the capability framework in your application. Over the years we have developed many successful applications, supporting our clients through the process. Many are now enjoying the benefits of long term secure employment and the career development opportunities that follow. When you embark on pursing a role in Government, you will be faced with different expectations in the application process. At Career Origin we bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in addressing each stage of the application and understand the key words and methods. We can guide you on each of the requirements and ensure your application is prepared to very highest standard.
Interviews are a fundamental component of your job search. We coach on responses to questions and strategies to effectively manage nerves and other personal challenges. These days interviews can be conducted via telephone (phone interviews), in-person with a single interviewer, or an interview panel consisting of up to 4 interviewers, online via video link, and online with self-recorded responses to automated questions. The interview stage can also accompany tests and assessments to gauge your level of skill and ability in key areas. If you have completed the first stage of your application, you may be waiting anxiously for the good news, or perhaps you have been notified you have succeeded to interview. You may now be contemplating what to expect and how to prepare. Preparation is key! Career Origin can offer a structured approach to interview coaching, along with tips and hints on how to survive the interview process, and helpful methods for remembering key responses. Most importantly, gaining an understanding of the interview process and being prepared can improve self-confidence and enable a candidate to present themselves throughout the interview confidently and professionally.
Career Coaching can be referred to in a few different terms - Career Coaching, Career Guidance, and Career Counselling. Career Coaching is intended to provide support for a number of reasons. How the session transpires and how many sessions are required all depends on the individual and their specific needs.
The following list includes some indicators of why you might consider Career Coaching:
A Career Coach brings relevant expertise to provide careers information, referencing career resources, interprets aptitude tests, discusses career development opportunities, brainstorms options for further study and analyses if a career change is viable based on the individuals characteristics, skills, training and personal situation. There is so much to discuss, and each person is so individual. Whatever your reasons, one session can be the beginning.....
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