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How To Write a Winning Resume

Make the person's job reading your resume easier by showing a clear match between your skills and the job requirements. Clearly demonstrate how you meet the key skills, experience and attributes the employer is looking for. Emphasise your most relevant strengths and eliminate details that are unrelated to the position. Use similar key words in your resume to those used in the job description to create a link in the mind of the reader. Focused on Achievements Highlighting key responsibilities is important, but don’t list your daily workload. Your resume should focus on the unique accomplishments that make you stand out. Show how you contributed to the organisation; did you save money or time, exceed targets, solve problems, improve processes, or attract new customers? Where possible, quantify how you added value with numbers, percentages or dollar amounts. Compelling Reading The tone of your resume should be enthusiastic, upbeat and professional. Put your strongest and most relevant points first, using action words such as ‘completed’, ‘developed’ and ‘managed’, and superlatives such as ‘first’, ‘best’ and ‘highest’. Presenting your accomplishments honestly but confidently using high impact words will help them stand out and make your resume more compelling. Structured Correctly Centre your contact details at the top of your resume. Include your name, address, phone number, mobile number and email address. Next, list the relevant education [...]

By | 2017-11-21T11:28:13+00:00 November 21st, 2017|0 Comments

November 2017 Bulletin

Welcome to our November Newsletter   Step into Summer with TOP Talent! Are you wasting time and wanting your business to be more people efficient? Southside Staffing Solutions have you covered as your preferred Shire Recruitment Specialists with our top local talent pool. Check out a small selection of the experienced candidates registered with us. We have Permanent & Temporary staff available to assist with your Commercial or Industrial needs.   Open Full New Letter

By | 2017-12-04T21:33:54+00:00 November 1st, 2017|0 Comments

October 2017 Bulletin

Welcome to our October Newsletter Only 11 weeks till Christmas...  If that scares you maybe it's because you don't have the right people in place or have enough people to get you through the festive season? Southside Staffing Solutions have an extensive database of local and experienced people across all industries ready to help you.   Open Full New Letter

By | 2017-12-04T21:24:02+00:00 October 1st, 2017|0 Comments

September 2017 Bulletin

Are you in need of new Staff? Southside Staffing Solutions have an extensive database full of local and experienced people across all industries. We believe one of the most important assets to a business is their PEOPLE but more importantly people who are passionate about what they do. Having the right team in place can make all the difference to your businesses overall productivity.   Open Full New Letter

By | 2017-12-04T21:34:38+00:00 September 1st, 2017|0 Comments

What Jobs will disappear first and who will it Impact Most?

A recent article by “INDEED” discussed “Which Generation is Most at Risk of Losing Work through Job Automation? Broadly speaking - management, professional and service occupations fall into the non-routine category while - sales, administrative, construction, transportation, production and repair occupations are considered routine. So which generation shows the most interest in jobs which are more susceptible to automation? Millennials and Generation Xers are significantly more interested than boomers in cognitive occupations.  The younger job seekers tend to be more interested in jobs that involve a lower degree of routine tasks, a characteristic that often makes them harder to automate. The majority of job seekers in all three groups under consideration – Millennials, Generation X and Boomers – show interest in some routine occupations. However, the two end generations (boomers and millennials) show significant differences in taste Boomers tend to be 49% more likely than millennials to show interest in a wider range of routine manual occupations that include installation, construction, maintenance and repair, transportation and materials moving, as well as personal care occupations. With the exception of Personal Care, these occupations fall into the group of jobs most associated with a high likelihood of automation in the future. Millennials have an above average level of interest in jobs in office administration and food preparation (routine) as well as arts, education and the life, physical and social sciences (cognitive). With [...]

By | 2017-09-14T14:38:58+00:00 August 16th, 2017|0 Comments

To Disclose a Claim or Not to Disclose a Claim

When considering employment, if a prospective employer does NOT ask you if you have previously had any workers’ compensation claims or have previously suffered any injuries which could affect your ability to work, you do not have a strict obligation to disclose any injuries to them. However, with today’s legislation, in the modern workplace, both employers and employees have an equal obligation to ensure the health and safety of ALL workers whilst at work. So as a matter of workplace health and safety, if you have an injury or condition which might affect your ability to do the job safely (whether you have lodged a workers’ compensation claim in relation to it or not), some may argue that you SHOULD disclose that injury or condition to the prospective employer even if they do NOT specifically ask you about it. If the prospective employer refers you for a pre-employment medical, the doctor SHOULD ask you about any existing or previous injuries which could affect your work, and you SHOULD disclose those injuries (although not necessarily whether you claimed workers’ compensation or not). The overriding issue should be the safety of yourself and other workers at your workplace.  If you have an injury which may affect that, then you SHOULD disclose that injury to your prospective employer. The prospective employer should NOT be asking whether you [...]

By | 2017-09-08T15:28:09+00:00 August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Strong Economy & Continued Growth: (We’re Still Growing !)

A recent report (Daily FX) stated that the record trade surplus accompanied by the pick up in business sentiment may generate another “better-than-expected” employment result.  This positive development may spark a bullish reaction in the $A as it boosts the outlook for growth and inflation. Australia added another 13.5K jobs in December following 38.3K jobs expansion in the month prior. These rises were made up of 9.3K full time roles and 4.2K part time positions As December/January are our lowest employment months, we can expect continued growth as we move into the year ahead. The jobless rate is still at 5.8% and when you consider that over 3% are unemployable, we are still up there on the World scale. And where are these jobs?  What sectors are expanding? Which ones are contracting? A Senior Manager in the Recruitment Sector recently reported on the overall positive growth across all Sectors: Specifically: Up 19% Child Care; Aged Care: Disability Care (these are obvious sectors) Communications; Up 14% Hospitality/Waiting Staff/Baristas; Professionals such as : nurses, Accountants, Teachers, IT Providers & Software Programmers Up 9.3% Sales, Real Estate, Cashiers, Pharmacy workers However the sectors expected to see job losses aside from mining, manufacturing and agribusiness include: Down from 18% in 1990 – 14% in 2015 (of total workforce) Clerical, General Accounts and book keeping, Credit Control, Data Entry/Management and Reception. [...]

By | 2017-09-08T15:36:03+00:00 August 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Business Condition / Expectations are UP!!!

I was recently speaking with some associates from the NSW Business Chamber.  We were discussing the results of the latest recorded (July-Sept) Quarterly Survey of Businesses here in NSW. The survey has indicated that NSW Businesses have sustained increased confidence in their businesses and the NSW economy.  This has been demonstrated by increased revenue, profits and decision to make new capital investments and hire new staff. Half of the NSW businesses have reported hiring staff in the last quarter.  This is partly because orders were up – increased sales – thus promoting greater investment on the part of businesses.  Also staff have greater confidence in the economy and candidate movement was up. Many companies have indicated that increasing sales through better marketing was a priority and this sentiment was mirrored in the fact that skills demand in the sales, marketing and social media areas were the most sought by business. We DID have a short slow down from mid Sept to end October but here at Southside Staffing Solutions, we have found renewed confidence again from the beginning of November.  No doubt these figures will be reflected in the NEXT quarterly report. Although their businesses are progressing positively, some of our clients have indicated a degree of hesitancy in taking on PERMANENT staff throughout this current quarter and into the first quarter of 2017.  However, they do not [...]

By | 2017-09-05T23:02:07+00:00 August 13th, 2017|0 Comments

How can I overcome Interview Jitters

First of all, you got the interview! CONGRATULATIONS! Now you’re getting ready for it and pre-interview anxiety is healthy and if used right can help sharpen your focus. Here’s a list of things to help guide you and keep the jitters under control. 1. Give yourself credit. You got the interview, that’s more than the majority of applicants can say. Pat yourself on the back - they are already interested in you ! 2. Be Prepared. Research the company and the role. Go through the job description and ensure you are able to justify your experience with each of the responsibilities and qualifications. Be prepared with specific exampless. Remember you can never be over-prepared. 3. Practice makes perfect. Organise your thoughts, write them down, and practice with a friend or mentor. The best sports people in the world review their performance, you can do the same. 4. Sleep well. Get some good nights sleep leading up to the interview as the night before might be a restless one. 5. Avoid negative thinking. Prior to the interview picture yourself being hired. 6. Don’t fear rejection. Think about the sheer number of interviews versus offers. There are many aspects that you can’t control: chemistry with the interviewer, internal candidates who are normally viewed more favourably, and candidates from direct competitors. Don’t fear rejection, use this as a learning experience and perfect your interview [...]

By | 2017-09-05T23:08:27+00:00 August 12th, 2017|0 Comments