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BLU RIPPLES CHRISTMAS GIFT CERTIFICATES

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LOOKING FOR A UNIQUE LAST-MINUTE CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA?

 

Have you considered gifting your loved one, colleague or friend a:- Read More


Career Counselling and Development – Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens

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Blu Ripples Career Counselling and Development Services for High School Students

Blu Ripples Career Counselling and Development Services for High School Students

CAREER COUNSELLING AND DEVELOPMENT – NEWCASTLE, LAKE MACQUARIE AND PORT STEPHENS NSW

Last Thursday, 21st May 2015, I had the privilege of speaking with numerous high school students, parents and members of the general public at the Newcastle Lake Macquarie Career and Training Expo.

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Working With Children Check – NSW Clearance – Blu Ripples Counselling and Consulting Services

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Blu Ripples Founder, Katherine Foster is accredited to work with children and youth in accordance with Office of Children's Guardian (NSW Government).

Blu Ripples Founder, Katherine Foster has attained clearance to work with children and youth in a paid or unpaid capacity in accordance with Office of Children’s Guardian (NSW Government) requirements – clearance granted until Jan 2020.

Blu Ripples Founder, Katherine Foster has received her updated Working with Children Clearance through the Office of Children’s Guardian (NSW Government) today (12 Jan 2015).

A Working With Children Check is a prerequisite for anyone working in child-related occupation. It involves a national criminal history check and review of findings of workplace misconduct (source Office of Children’s Guardian website).

Thus, Katherine has been granted clearance to work with Children (0-18 years of age) either in a paid or unpaid capacity until Jan 2020 at which point Katherine will be required to undertake another Working With Children Check in accordance with current legislation.

For further information on the Working With Children Check- requirements for obtaining and maintaining a clearance to work with children please visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian website.  To verify Katherine’s clearance status prior to engaging Blu Ripples (Katherine) for the purposes of helping your child or teenager with respect to our counselling, career consulting, training, workshops, and events please visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian website and go to “verifying a working with children check status”.  For all additional queries pertaining to Katherine’s clearance please contact her directly on 1300 300 557.

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Blu Ripples Online (Skype) Counselling Services

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Blu Ripples offers online (Skype) Counselling sessions

 

Bluripples® is proud to provide Online (Skype) Video and Telephone Counselling services.

To schedule an Online (Skype) Counselling session, please contact Blu Ripples® via e-mail (info@bluripples.com.au) between 8am and 7pm (AEST) Mon-Fri.

Online (Skype) Counselling sessions are available after hours, however bookings are essential and appointments are subject to availability.

 

 

 


Writing a Clear and Concise CV-Resume (Part 2) – Blu Ripples Career Consulting Services

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Promote and elevate yourself on a professional platform with a Resume - Curriculum Vitae (CV) by Blu Ripples

Promote and elevate yourself on a professional platform with a Resume – Curriculum Vitae (CV) by Blu Ripples

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writing a clear and concise CV-Résumé is easy if you take the time to do your research, remain objective and highlight what you can do for your potential employer based on their needs not yours.

To ensure you achieve the above stated outcome it is imperative that you know your subject “YOU” very well.  Spend a little time analysing your academic, professional and personal background.  What skills, acumen (knowledge) and personality traits do you currently possess that would be beneficial for your potential employer? Now look at the flip side of the coin to analyse which skills you need to develop or refine.

The purpose of the above stated research and analysis is to determine congruence between yourself and the current labour market.

It should go without saying that the labour market is a highly competitive environment and as such when compiling your CV-Résumé you need to keep in mind that Managers, HR Professionals and Recruitment Consultants are predominantly highly conservative individuals who are impressed with the content of the of the document not the “Bells and Whistles”.

NB:  “ Bells and Whistles” refers to clip art, photographs, multiple fonts, colours, borders etc.

Speaking from experience the more Bells and Whistles one finds on a  CV-Résumé the more one is likely to focus on what the applicant is hiding or not saying rather than what the applicant can do; as previously highlighted the whole point of a CV-Résumé is to highlight what you can do for your potential employer not draw their attention to what you are lacking in experience and/or education.

5 Tips for compiling a Clear and Concise CV-Résumé

  • Optimal Page Length – 3 pages ideally, but no more than 5 pages
  • Do not include discriminatory information for example your date of birth or marital status
  • Do not include the Bells and Whistles; when formatting  your CV-Résumé remember the  4 C’s: – Clean, Clear, Concise and Consistent
  • Highlight your academic qualifications, key skills and competencies, professional affiliations, operational responsibilities, key achievements and projects, academic publications and if appropriate relevant voluntary work; and finally
  • Always clarify your statements in the responsibilities and achievement sections

 

Stay Tuned for Part 3 – Creativity in the recruitment phase; Is there a place for it?