“Being great in business is the most fascinating kind of art.

"Crafting an effective Résumé is an art
​and great business is the best art.”
Dave Mann

  
Résumé & Cover Letter Tips for Australian Jobs 

  1. Make an impact on potential Employers or Recruiters with a well-structured, easy to read and “Targeted” Résumé and Cover Letter.

  2. Use targeted and striking information about your knowledge, abilities and appropriateness for the Job, Contract or Tender you are applying for and why you are the right candidate for the role, tasks or position advertised.

  3. Résumé styles and formats are constantly changing. FIFO STAFF understand what both Recruiters and Employers are looking for and want to read! We also understand computer screening software and can help you get your Résumé past stage 1 of the hiring process.

  4. Use a well-crafted Cover Letter to highlight the core skills you possess! Write both your Résumé and Cover Letter from the Readers perspective.

  5. Send a PDF version of your Résumé, Word documents .doc & .docx can often appear differently on the Reader’s computer screen depending on what version of Microsoft Word they are using. Using a PDF version of your Résumé ensures the same format every time on every type of computer for every Reader.

  6. Triple check your work, Recruiters and potential employers have many choices in today’s competitive job market when it comes to hiring new staff. Make sure your Résumé does not contain spelling or punctuation mistakes.

  7. Triple check the job advertisement, PD or job description: Endeavour to answer every job requirement or “selection criteria” on the first ½ page of your Résumé.

  8. Use the appropriate keywords in your Résumé: Safety, JHA’s, SWMS, Team Player, Problem Solving ability etc etc. Include as many appropriate keywords as possible!

  9. Be specific and concise in your Résumé about your professional skills and personal attributes. What do you bring to the table?

  10. Be honest, lies are easy to check in today’s digital age and can/will get you instantly discarded or dismissed. That said a skilled Resume Writer (such as FIFO STAFF) have a wide vocabulary and will help you wordsmith your Résumé to paint a “True” picture of why you are an ideal candidate for the role and why you should be short-listed and interviewed. This is the function of an effective Résumé and Cover Letter.

  11. The maximum file size you should email to a potential Employer or Recruiter is 5MB (That includes both Résumé and Cover letter) as some email Servers have a 5MB Maximum permitted size and will bounce or not receive your email or any files attached if the combined size of all files is more than 5MB.

  12. Most Employers and Recruiters will accept the following file formats. For Text. Microsoft Word. Doc & docx and/or Adobe .PDF. For Graphics, or copies of Qualifications or Tickets etc . jpeg, pdf, gif or png are normally acceptable. Always check the detail in any advertisement for any file type specifications the potential Employer or Recruiter may list. FIFO STAFF advice, when in doubt, Adobe PDF is the recommended file format.

  13. Most Employers and Recruiters rate the letter of application (Cover Letter) and Curriculum vitae (Résumé) particularly high as hallmarks of your application. As the old saying goes, “You only get one chance at a first impression”.
FIFO STAFF aim to provide a Résumé  writing service second to none. Our clients range from individuals and small businesses to large enterprises and international corporations.
 
With more than 40 years of combined experience between then, to ensure you receive the best Résumé and job hunting advice possible.

TARGET EMPLOYERS TO CONSIDER

·Action Drill & Blast
·Alacer Gold
·Alcoa
·Alliance Contracting
·Anglo Gold Ashanti
·Apache
·Ativo
·Atlas Iron
·Aus Drill
·Barminco
·Barrick Gold
·BGC Contracting
·BHP Billiton
·BigD Group
·Boart Longyear
·Boom Logistics
·Brierty
·Byrnecut
·Camco Engineering
·Cape
·Chevron
·Citic Pacific Mining
·Consolidated Minerals
·Diverse Group Australia
·Drill West
·Fenner Dunlop
·FIFO STAFF
·Flour
·Focus Minerals
·FMG Fortescue Metals Group
·Gindalbie Metals Ltd
·Goldfields
·H. D. Diesel Mechanic
·HSE Group
·Independence Group
·Independent Oil Tools
·Karara Mining
·Kingsgate Consolidated
·Legra Engineering
·Leighton Contractors
·Macmahon
·Minara Resources
·Mincor Resources
·Mineral Resources
·Mining Maintenance Solutions
·Mount Moss Mining
·Newmont Mining
·NRW Holdings
·O’Donnell Griffin
·Rio Tinto
·Rock Australia
·RockOn Ground
·Roy Hill Mine
·Sandfire Resources
·Saracen Mineral Holdings
·SeaBreeze Contracting
·Sinosteel Midwest Corporation
·SKM Consulting
·St Barbara
·Target Drilling
·The Superpit
·Toll Mining Services
·UGL
·Westrac CAT
·Woodside