[Cbsupport] Recruitment Agencies

hortnfash at dodo.com.au hortnfash at dodo.com.au
Mon Jul 28 21:27:01 UTC 2003

Andrew wrote
Hi folks
I am a recruitment agent.  We reformat your res anyway adn change it to pdf
to send to clients!

The best presentation is as a pdf file but be sure to attach a Word version
too if you expect the employer is behind the times.

Cutting an pasting into the body of an email is no good and neither are
pretty graphics.

If you are looking for a job show that you can be practical and accurate.

Cheers Andrew
Andrew like adn (accurate)

How many recruitment agencies have you worked for?
Is your agency Specialised?

Funny if you look at the Web Sites to look for work that I provided
I'm not going to do all the work
There are tips on Resumes, Monster is a major recruitment agency and seek is a major job site

There is no mention of pdf resumes
There is a mention about text, cut and pasting into the email body
I always place my application letter there so they see it straight away

I haven't been working for the last 18 months as I have been looking after David who had a broken back and wrist and I was caring for him

I was registered with many agencies in Sydney and got a well paid job in a large financial Services Call Centre through a large Recruitment Agency
The comment and what got me the interview was my elaborate and decorative Resume
using Word Art and Borders, also using subtle bold, italic or character format focusing the readers eye to pay attention to what I felt was important

The thing is if I sent a text only Resume I didn't get an interview
The same with David

When I reformatted, turning it into Landscape and using Graphics they both got noticed here in Melbourne and in Sydney
David and I both had assistance with Care Employment in Sydney and I have assistance with CRS here in Melbourne and David did have assistance with Recovre.  Our Resumes have been heavily discussed in the 2 biggest Cities and they get us the interviews.  Your way  has not worked.

Reformatting, Funny whether I have faxed or Emailed to a Job Network Provider or a private Recruitment Agency they present to me the Resume I sent in unchanged, Then when I've had my 3rd Interview and then with the Employer guess what!  They too had my Original Resume.

You need to get noticed and you need to be in there quick and once you find something that works what ever it be stick with it.

I had 10 Interview per week in Sydney during the Olympic Games, I was told that was impossible. That may not sound much but it either took one hour to travel to Sydney City or 2 hours to Parramatta.  The interview who take 2-3 hours at a time and the next one may have been across the city.  I have never driven!

I applied by phone, fax or email and I had a cold calling letter.  I applied for 40 jobs a week over a 6-8 week period, I did not have the internet at home I had to go to the Library, Centrelink or Care Employment to get it done.  I had a Mobile phone and people could leave a message if I was in an interview or talk to me if not I got interviews that afternoon or the next day I had no gaps. so I must have attended in that period 60-80 interviews!

I have many disabilities but I believe I had great success in the end I was offered 3 jobs.

A boring text Resume will not get you noticed one with Graphics will.

So I suggest try both and see what works for you all I can say is from experience and may interviews Andrews Methods did not work for me.  Maybe its the type of jobs I was going for.

Call Centre, Fashion Manufacturing, Admin, Reception and Hairdressing
I'm multiskilled, talented and creative and have attended about 12 TAFE courses these are my strengths.  

But what lets me do is I don't oversell myself or Lie
My sister in law gets a job in a couple of days but lies through her teeth and leaves 3 months later before she gets fired.  I'm not beautiful, probably ugly and though well groomed and fashionable, I'm very large (fat) as well as leaving school at 15 and these with the disabilities work against me.

So if it works for you do it.  If not change it.  I'm just sharing with you my experiences.

Real life experiences

Mr Horticulture & Ms Fashion

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