As job seekers, when formulating your resume or cover letter, there is always a conscious decision to make. Do you emphasise your skills, or how much experience you have gained? Even though employers are interested in viewing your relevant work history and experience, many favour skill set over experience. Why is this? Let's delve deeper.
The end of every year provides an opportunity for self-reflection and with each New Year that passes, it brings along a tide of renewed ambitions and goals as people attempt to take on new challenges and for some, this includes a change in career. People decide to change careers for a variety of different reasons, such as a change in personal and professional goals or values, the pursuit of new interests and passions, wanting to earn more money or even the desire to work more flexible hours.
Temporary jobs are contracts in which employees are hired for a fixed period of time - from a few hours to a few months. Over half of Australian companies have employed the used of temporary or casual roles at some point and the prominence of these jobs are only on the rise. As a result, this influx of temp jobs has created unprecedented opportunity for job seekers to enter or re-enter the workforce.