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What Recruiters Look for in a Defence Industry Resume

By Kinexus on 30 March 2017
With hundreds of resumes coming across our desks each week, we know what makes a standout resume and candidate within the Defence Sector. If you’re looking for work and want to catch the eye of internal HR or industry recruiters, you need to know that not all resumes are considered equal. When it comes to comparing resumes of Defence Industry candidates, there are extra details you should be adding around your skills and experience for the niche defence audience. Here is a simple how-to guide for composing a clear and defence specific resume with all the tips from our industry recruiters.
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How to Choose a Referee

By Kinexus on 16 August 2016
Companies carry out formal reference checks at different times and in different ways. The aim of the exercise is to verify your experience and to try to understand what sort of person you are and whether you would suit their company culture. To do this, recruiters and employers will usually want to speak to someone who has recent experience managing you. Please take note, listing your mate from the graduate intake, or a manager who vaguely worked with you on a one month project ten years ago will only make you look like a goose.
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Explaining a Gap on Your Resume

By Kinexus on 16 August 2016
Stressing about that gap on your resume?  Don’t, it’s more common than you may think. Whether it’s due to the global economic downturn, the joy of raising children, the desire to drop everything and see the world, or any other number of reasons; a resume gap can (and should) be explained.
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Writing an Effective Covering Letter

By Kinexus on 16 August 2016
I recently spent time covering a colleague’s desk whilst they were on leave and it became very clear that candidates applying for new jobs often treat a covering letter as an after-thought. This can be the first document that will be read, the first impression. Yet candidates often spend so little time on ensuring this is right.
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Step by Step Guide to Writing a Cover Letter

By Kinexus on 16 August 2016
So you’ve found the job you want to apply for and you don’t want to submit just any old application. You care about putting your best foot forward and getting in front of the hiring manager. You have already tweaked and tailored your resume – it’s ready to go, but you’re stuck on that cover letter. So where do you even start?
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A Simple Resume Guide Everybody Should Follow

By Kinexus on 16 August 2016
With the rise in online job applications, having a stand out resume is critical to a successful job search. It’s the first impression that an employer or recruiter will have of you and is often the only tool that will be used to decide whether you’re worthy of inviting in for an interview.
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4 Deadly Reference Mistakes that are Costing You Job Offers

By Kinexus on 16 August 2016
You’ve made it through the initial screen, the interview with HR, the interview with the line manager and aced the psych testing – next hurdle references. Surely, this is the easiest step in the process – you provide the contact details for people you’ve worked with, they say nice things and you get the job, right? Not true. All too often these deadly reference mistakes at best can cost you time before you get that wanted job offer and at worst, may cost you the job opportunity completely.
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How to Make your Resume Pass the 5 Second Scan

By Kinexus on 16 August 2016
In this busy, time poor world, people want to consume their information in the most simple, fast and clear way possible. And when it comes to reading resumes, employers are no exception. It’s been said that your resume has between 5-7 seconds in front of a hiring manager, recruiter or employer before getting the initial yes/no; so how do you do structure your resume to stand out in just a few seconds?
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7 Tips to Make Your CV Stand Out From the Crowd

By Kinexus on 16 August 2016
Whenever a friend of mine is looking for a new job, I always get the “Why is it I never get a call-back when I send my CV”. Whilst definitely not an excuse, most recruiters, whether in an agency or internal are inundated with CVs for a job. (I recently advertised for a reception role and received nearly 200 applications in 24 hours). So, when yours is potentially 1 of 200 CVs, how do you ensure it says Pick me! Pick me! so your CV survives? You‘ve got about 30 seconds to impress the person looking at your CV to get them to keep reading, and ultimately give you a call. So, where to start.
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