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Career Advice and Resources

Windsor Group has a variety of resources for job seekers and those people in a job, seeking to build their career.

Our resources include tips for writing cover letters, expert advice for interviews and suggestions on how to make a lasting impression in an interview.


Candidate Care Program

Session 1: Essential Resume Skills for Job Seekers

Hear from Jane Fisher, the essential skills you need to refine your cover letter and resume to win you that interview with your employer of choice. The key discussion points and their timestamps are listed below:

  • Introduction
    • 01:57 CV vs Resume: what’s the difference?
    • 05:19 Anxieties around writing a CV
  • Writing a resume
    • 07:18 The basics
    • 07:44 Contact details and personal information
    • 08:20 Layout and visual representation
    • 09:20 The importance of white space
    • 10:54 Personal summary/mission statement
    • 12:03 Key skills/qualifications
    • 13:53 Job history, responsibilities and achievements
    • 19:10 The scope and level of your work through verbs
    • 20:31 Professional development, certifications, awards and tertiary qualifications
    • 21:22 References
    • 22:39 Review your resume!
  • Drafting a cover letter
    • 25:00 What’s the purpose of a cover letter?
    • 27:18 Where to start
    • 30:38 What to avoid
    • 32:20 What to do after finalising your CV and cover letter
  • Q&A
    • 34:53 Introduction
    • 35:46 Cover letters for Government jobs: how to use the ‘STAR Technique’ to cover the selection criteria
    • 38:14 How to organise a lengthy job history
    • 40:09 Ageism: am I getting knocked back because of my age?
    • 42:45 Should I pay for a professional CV/cover letter writing service?
    • 43:51 Should I have 2 resumes if I’m multi-skilled in different disciplines or sectors?
    • 46:07 How do I avoid repeating myself when describing similar roles?
    • 49:05 What’s the perception of an older applicant who’s been out of the workforce for a number of years?
    • 51:30 How does a graduate or someone with limited experience create a CV?
    • 54:35 How to address a job title that does not clearly reflect the generic nature of the role

Session 2: Essential Interview Skills for Job Seekers

In this follow-up webinar, Jane shares her insights into how to best prepare yourself for a job interview, manage and communicate your personal brand and to leave a lasting impression.

  • Introduction
    • 01:54 Overview
    • 04:47 The purpose of the interview
  • Planning for the interview
    • 07:45 Personal brand/online presence
    • 11:02 How to dress
    • 12:54 Research – the role, the company and the people you’re meeting
    • 14:10 Know your resume
  • What to expect in the interview
    • 14:51 Prepare for the worst, expect the best
    • 15:55 Employer vs recruiter
    • 16:56 How you can influence the interview
    • 17:45 What questions to ask at all interviews
  • Video interviews
    • 18:37 Pick your place/control your environment
    • 19:48 Test your equipment
    • 21:28 Plan your personal presentation
    • 22:12 Set the scene/avoid interruption
  • Behavioural based interview question
    • 22:48 What is it and why?
    • 24:14 Example question and different types of responses
  • Summary
    • 34:35 Simple checklist for job interviews
  • Q&A
    • 36:22 Introduction
    • 36:58 What type of questions should you ask about an organisation you’re interviewing for?
    • 38:53 How to best answer: “what are your biggest weaknesses?/what areas do you need to develop?”
    • 41:39 How to answer questions regarding salary expectations
    • 45:01 Tips for convincing the interviewer that you’re capable of a managerial role despite having limited experience
    • 47:30 How to answer an inappropriate question
    • 50:11 How to follow-up after an interview

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