Job Search tips

Once you have decided to look for a new job it can often be daunting to know where to start.

We have put together some tips for you to help with updating your resume as well as some important things to help you prepare for your next interview.

Also take a look through our Job Seeker News articles or visit our Blog page to see if there are any tips on specific areas that you are looking for and browse our Newsletters for job market updates.

If you have a question you would like answered don't hesitate to contact us via jobs [at] inplacerecruitment [dot] com [dot] au (email )or call us on 02 9278 5100 or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin or Google+.

If you would like to have your Resume professionally prepared we recommend:

Seriously Successful Resumes 

Resume Tips

Original content: 

Resume Template

Phone: home & mobile
Email: personal email address

Personal Statement

This is a short, concise  sentence about yourself. It describes your personality & points out facts about yourself that can add value to the company you are apply to. 

Employment History

In this section clearly set out your previous employment history. Start with your current or most recent job. List the dates from when you started to when you finished up, list the company name & location, your position held there & tasks completed in bullet point form. Under each position list your achievements in that role.  


Date from - to     Company Name & location
                                 Tasks completed

                                 Bullet points: List any successes you had or ideas that you personally contributed to.

Summarise previous employment
Date - Company name & position held, Tasks completed, Achievements
Date - Company name & position held, Tasks completed, Achievements
Date - Company name & position held, Tasks completed, Achievements


In this section outline your educational background including all courses & qualifications.

Year                        Educational institution
                                 Course completed

Year                        Educational Institution
                                 Course completed

Other skills:         Courses or skills that may have been in-house (eg. GDS , customised software,                                                    Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Photoshop. MYOB, Selling Skills

Summarise any additional training if applicable & countries visited

Referees (provide at least 2 professional referees)
Do not list referees without first speaking  to them and asking if they are happy to be contacted.

1)                               Professional referee name
                                  Phone & mobile

Interview Tips