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When applying for jobs and internship opportunities, it is not only important to have a professional resume, cover letter and email address, but also an excellent telephone manner. In a highly competitive graduate market even something like an unprofessional voicemail message could mean the difference between you getting selected for an internship opportunity or being

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As part of the Performance Education Professional Year program, students undertake a 12 week Work Integrated Learning placement organised by Readygrad, which gives them practical experience in their nominated field of study. Before the placement, students learn how to prepare a resume which potential host companies can review. A few months into your Professional Year

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Attention to detail is the ability to achieve thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task. As many employers seek this skill, it is not surprising to see many students list on their resume that they have ‘strong attention to detail’. However when asked how they can demonstrate this skill, many are unable to answer. How can

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Why is it important to include extra-curricular activities on a resume? For recent graduates with little or no work experience, extra-curricular activities can demonstrate important transferable skills that are highly valuable in the work place. They also illustrate an individual’s ability to manage their time and often show a well-developed soft skill set in regard

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So you’ve completed your accounting qualification and it’s time to enter the job market – but what career paths are there available? There are a wide variety of options available to you if you have a degree in accounting. Generally, the type of job that you enter into will depend on your own interests and

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In a sea of resumes, how do you make yours stand out? Job hunting can be tough and now with applicant tracking systems used by many recruiters, you only have one shot to get your CV in front of the right person. Performance Education’s top tips to nail your CV: Always tailor your resume –

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The best way to find out what types of skills employers are looking for is by doing some simple research. Based on what employers are saying on job boards, here is a list of the most common skills recent accounting graduates must have. 1. Desire to Complete CA or CPA Communicate to employers that you

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No matter what your chosen field of study is, as a graduate student you should ensure that you stay abreast of any changes in your industry. There are numerous ways that this could be accomplished e.g. networking events and professional journals, but one great way to draw on all of those resources is to join

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Applying for accounting roles can be extremely tough in today’s market, particularly when you could be up against hundreds of applicants. It’s really hard to distinguish yourself against other interviewees and make yourself stand out against the crowd. Recently I spoke with Michelle Hogan, the Financial Controller of the in the widely known retail store,

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When you are new to a country and perhaps there is a significant difference in culture, it can be hard to fit in and get to grips of the way to behave in this new environment especially in the corporate sector. There are some things about Australian working and business culture that international workers say

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