Entries by Troy

What is the STAR Method?

As a jobseeker you may have come across the term ‘STAR Method’ when asked to respond to a position’s selection criteria. For those of you who may not know, the STAR Method is a common way of structuring responses to selection criteria by linking your experience to the position you are applying for.

Do I Need My Address on My Resume?

When was the last time you recall sending someone a letter? Unless you enjoy stationery, I imagine it was quite some time ago, if ever. In today’s day and age, written correspondence by mail is highly uncommon, which begs the question: do you need your address on your resume?

No Calls Back About Your Executive CV/Resume? Google Yourself!

Since the advent of the Internet and subsequently social media, our personal and professional lives are at risk of becoming totally intertwined. Not only that, the size of the web we have cast through our many online profiles is dizzying, leaving many of us unable to recall where and when we have shared our personal details. Whilst employers realise that their job candidates have separate social and professional lives, a simple Google search can undo your executive resume in a matter of minutes.

Should resumes have tag lines?

In an increasingly competitive job market, standing out in your resume is vital. And as the first point of contact for a recruiter or employer, some job-seekers embed a tag line before their professional summary to make an impression.

How Long Should Your Cover / Covering Letter Be?

There are countless resources and templates out there regarding how to write, frame, and style your resume / CV – but the same can hardly be said for covering letters. While a vital part of the job-seeking process, it can be largely overlooked due to its ‘optional’ nature at times, depending on certain roles.