Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Life is a Journey, focus

Moments: life throws you a lot of good experiences, but with those are the challenges too. Some you could deal with a simple smile, others a shout and they go away. Some haunts you a little longer. These are moments! They don't last forever.


So, turn all the moments into memories. The memories last. They keep you going. Put all the moments into a basket and carry them around like you'd in a 'bilum'. Keep the pleasant ones on the top, so you can easily reach when needed.

Keep going. Gather moments and challenges, as many as you can. Create memories. Fill as many baskets as you can. One day it'll all make sense.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Write a Killer Resume - Tips and Layout


Writing a resume or Curriculum Vitae can consume a lot of energy and also take a lot of time. I would like to share some important details for writing a good resume. But, first what is a resume or CV? Both documents are used for job applications. The three differences are: 
  • Length, 
  • Purpose and
  • Layout
A resume is short usually 1 to 2 pages, concise and laid out with bullet points. Whereas CV can span up to 3 or 4 pages, detailed. Some job advertisements specify the number of pages. If the employers (recruitment agents) ask for 1 or 2 pages they are probably asking for your resume, instead of a CV.

IMPORTANT: Ensure only details relevant to the job you are applying for are included: must be condensed, concise and informative. 

Here is an example of a layout of a resume. (Hints for writing a good cover letter will be available here shortly)
                                                                                                                                                  
(Contact detail here)

Career overview  (in bold) 
Briefly state your career profile. For example ‘An administration support staff with nine years work experience in both public and private sectors. Last employed at Giveme More Ltd in Port Moresby. Have strong computer and social skills. Determined to make a difference. Currently pursuing a Diploma in Business Administration’.

Career history, key responsibilities and achievements   (in bold)                           

Year, Job, Company/Organisation (In italics)

Key responsibilities: (relating to the job advertised)
·                …………………..
·                …………………..
·                ………………….
Achievements: (additional task you've done for employers, note that meeting a target is not an achievement. Doing the 'extra' is)
·                ………………….
·                …………………..
·                ………………….

(List the other key responsibilities and achievements)

Education and qualification 


Contact referees                                   

(Don’t have to attach reference unless asked for, instead write 'references available upon request')

Additional information
·                ………………
·                ………………

Hobbies
·                ………………

·                ………………

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