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What's Happening
The newsletter for switched on people
Issue 37 September 2001

Drivers start your career engines

With the job market tightening there are fewer job vacancies and more job seekers competing to win. So how can you rev up your resume?

There are a number of factors to be considered when entering the race for that perfect role, and it is the combination of these that will determine who makes it to a podium finish.

When writing your covering letter express yourself in a way that lets the employer know the reason why your are applying for the position is because you want that particular job, not because you are out of work or desperate for the role.

Stock standard won’t win you a trophy on the racetrack, or that ideal job on the job seekers circuit. You need to tailor your resume to the position you are applying for.  Steer your covering letter and your résumé in the direction that highlights how your skill sets and experience map to the competencies of the available position.
Recruiters are looking for a successful track record and a skill set that will be relevant to the job.  It has been proven time and again that those who put the time, effort and research into their covering letter and résumé turn out to be the race winners.

Up-skilling yourself is a good way to increase your odds at getting that job, whilst solid qualifications and experience will always put you in a very favorable light with recruiters.

Most importantly if you want to be in poll position, you need to be flexible on a number of different plains: you need to be prepared to work overtime and weekends and be flexible on salary and conditions.

The race can sometimes be long and you may encounter some bumps and sharp bends even an occasional flat but a solid race strategy and plenty of persistence is the key. 

Remember there is nothing sweeter than the taste of victory!

Australian Institute of
Training & Development Awards

Fabulous food, wonderful wine, colourful company and diva disco dancing best describes the fantastic night Happening People had last Friday night (24th Aug) at the Australian Institute of Training and Development Awards (AITD).

The national annual awards recognise and celebrate achievements of those members and those associated with the Training and Development industry.  Happening People were selected as finalists for a Customer Service program designed and delivered for our client Telstra Corporation.

Although we didn’t come home with the gold we were grinning from ear to ear that our program made it through the rigorous national selection process.

We would like to congratulate all companies who submitted an entry and thank the AITD for such a memorable night.

Personally Speaking

Recognition for hard work is wonderful and motivating.  Thanks again for a great evening AITD. 

On the topic of training and program design now is a perfect time to talk to us about your future training needs. What better time to design a new program ready for early 2002.

Make it the new years resolution for your company to be the leaders in learning – speak to the leaders in training design now – US!


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