LOOKING FOR A UNIQUE LAST-MINUTE CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA?
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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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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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To schedule an Online (Skype) Counselling session, please contact Blu Ripples® via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) between 8am and 7pm (AEST) Mon-Fri.
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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
Stay Tuned for Part 3 – Creativity in the recruitment phase; Is there a place for it?