If you need help with a job application, or want to brush up on your interview technique, you have come to the right place! As a qualified and experienced HR professional, I have extensive skills in the preparation of resumes, cover letters, selection criteria, suitability statements and interview coaching. I know what recruiters look for and aim to help my clients achieve success by working with them, understanding their needs and work history and producing quality documents that deliver a competitive edge.
A professionally written, targeted and reader-friendly resume is your best chance to secure an interview. My resumes cater for jobseekers from entry-level to executives across the public and private sectors. I am experienced in all fields including local, state and federal government, mining, oil and gas, construction, education, banking and finance, health, nursing, community services, retail, hospitality and administration. In addition, I have assisted mothers returning to the workforce, those who have been made redundant, clients wanting a career change as well as school leavers. My business assists clients who have never had a resume along with those who have a current resume needing to be updated. I will work with you to obtain the relevant information to ensure that your document is tailored and represents your skills and experience to capture the attention of recruiters.
When applying for positions, I recommend submitting a cover letter to accompany your resume. The purpose of a cover letter is to introduce you, match your skills and experience with job requirements, highlight your personal attributes, goals and motivations for applying. They are a must have tool for communicating to employers which position you are applying for and why you should be given an interview. I can create cover letters tailored to specific roles and more generic cover letter templates targeted at certain positions or industries.
Selection Criteria and Suitability Statements
When applying for positions in government, it is essential that you respond in writing to a set of selection criteria that outline the qualifications, skills and knowledge required perform the role. Selection criteria must be written in accordance with strict guidelines that dictate length (word limits and page limits) and require detailed, evidence-based examples of how you meet each criteria, according to the STAR or SAO Methods. With an extensive government HR background, I specialise in selection criteria, suitability statements and application forms requiring targeted responses. Experienced across local, state and federal government, I have written selection criteria responses for departments such as health, policing, education, environment, mining, transport, community services, child protection, justice, local councils and universities.
With extensive experience on interview panels (specialising in government), these sessions enable me to impart my knowledge and provide tangible tips to increase your success at interview. My practical skills in behavioural-based interviewing and my work on three-person panels will enable you to prepare and perform more effectively at interview and provide you with the strategies to stand out from other applicants. As a one-hour telephone consultation, the coaching session will cover the following areas:
- Pre-interview preparation and strategies to manage nerves and present confidently
- Explanation of behaviour-based interviewing and the STAR/SAO Methods
- Practice interview with analysis and critique of your responses
- Discussion of interview etiquette and questions to ask
- Post interview follow up
My interview coaching sessions are relatively informal and I will provide an opportunity for you to ask questions and discuss areas for improvement. I follow up with resources including fact sheets and video clips. Have a pen and paper ready to take notes in your consultation and a list of questions to ask me!