2 minimal effort hacks for an impressive resume

Writing resumes sucks. I know.

It’s draining, depleting and downright frustrating at best. And there’s tons of advice out there on what you should & shouldn’t do when it comes to your resume.

I know it can be overwhelming. Which is why I’ve written this short & sweet post for you with the 2 easiest hacks you can do.

Even if you do nothing else, do these. Because it’ll make you application infinitely better, with minimal effort. Trust me.

 

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How to smash your interview in 5 practical steps

You’ve typed and typed and typed trying to ace your resume. Maybe you even sent me your application to be edited to perfection. Wink wink. 😉

Finally, you sent it all off and you waited, patiently. Well, as patiently as you could. Then you heard… YOU GOT AN INTERVIEW, WOOHOO!!!

Oh wait, a new dread sets in.

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What should you say? How should you say it? What should you wear? GAH. Just when you thought the hard times were over, a new kind of panic has arrived.

But don’t worry. Here are the 5 essential steps you need to follow for a successful interview.

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How to write an eye-catching cover letter in 5 steps

Getting the perfect balance between a professional yet interesting cover letter is difficult.

You don’t just want to spout out all the same tired stuff everybody says. But you also can’t be too “out-there”, otherwise you won’t be taken seriously. It takes time & some serious patience.

But don’t worry, because here are five insights and action steps you need to take to create a winning cover letter —and not go too grey in the process.

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How to fit everything onto your CV in 2 steps

First of all, as much as you don’t want to hear it, it’s important that your CV is only 1 A4 page, at the VERY most 2 sides of A4. (Unless you’re a seasoned employee with 20 odd years of experience, then you can definitely get away with 2 sides of A4).

How to fit everything onto your resume in 2 steps

I know, it’s heart breaking because you want to say everything you possibly can and choosing what to cut out is difficult.

But trust me, be selective in your examples and wording and only have a 1 sided A4 CV that’s sleek and easy to read. Rather than a 2-page mess of text-boxes everywhere and page margins now a distant memory.

There are two steps to fitting everything onto your CV.

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How to successfully apply for a job you have no experience for

I’ve heard a lot of people say when they’re looking for a new job: “I’d love to do this, but I don’t have any experience”.  And that’s where it stops. They close the open tab on their computer and with that, shut the door on opportunity. 

That’s why in this post I tell you exactly how you can apply for that job you want and know you’d be amazing at. 

How to successfully apply for a job you have no experience for

To be honest, it’s mostly my girlfriends who say this. They see a job ad they think they’d be awesome at, but because:

  • it’s a change from what they’re doing
  • they don’t have specific experience in that yet
  • they don’t meet 100% of the things listed in the ad

they don’t even apply.

It breaks my heart. Honestly.

Call it naivety, but I believe you can apply for those jobs your heart soars when reading, even (and especially) when you don’t have experience in yet.

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3 powerful mindsets you need to get the job

I’ve been working with a number of people trying to get a better job, start their career or make a change.

And the biggest challenge we’ve faced is overcoming the: “I’m not enough” mindset.

3 powerful mindsets you need to get the job

 

I honestly can’t believe how much it has cropped up, and this destructive narrative shows up in a myriad of ways, it’s sneaky. (Just like this cat, but definitely not as cute).

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I’ve collected the most common three shapes I’ve seen the: “I’m not enough” trap take so far, so you can recognize it earlier, throw it out and not be hindered by this lie anymore.

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