Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Job-Seekers Harm Chances

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Job-Seekers Harm Chances

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Byline: Vanessa Marsh

BUNDABERG businesses say the biggest barrier between people and employment is the people themselves, with many putting themselves out of the running before they even get to the job interview.

Bundaberg Regional Council employs almost 900 people and human resources officer Anna Angerer said potential employees needed to present themselves well on their resume to get an interview.

"People tend to sell themselves short by not providing enough information such as what skills, experience and qualifications they hold that are required for the particular position they are applying for," she said.

"It's important to keep your resume current and tailor your application to the position you are applying for."

Central Hotel manager Tom Walker agreed, saying people needed to take care when writing their CV.

"Some of the biggest problems we see in resumes are spelling mistakes and including really useless information," he said. …

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