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The secret to a successful transition

A successful transition means securing your next career with an organisation that offers the total employment solution you're looking for.  This can be achieved a number of ways:

  • Trial and Error - Sooner or later you will work out how to get your CV/Resume right so you start getting interviews. Sooner or later you will work out how to say the right things at the job interview. So long as you learn along the way, Trial and Error can work. It just takes a long time.
  • Ask a Friend - You may have a friend who has been successful with what they used, so why shouldn't it work for you? Well - would you get the same bank loan as your friend? The trouble is, your financial situation may be different. Similarly, your background will vary to that of your friend. What is important to you, based on your experiences and your next career, will be different to your friend and may mean that what works for one, won't necessarily work for the other.
  • Get professional assistance - with the right help (the key is "right help") you can have your CV/Resume specifically tailored to provide you the best opportunity to be selected for an interview the first time you apply. So what's the right assistance? Trans-Civ. We know the secrets and pitfalls because each of our Career Development Practitioners have been where you are and know the challenges you face in building a new career. Trans-Civ know how to succinctly articulate your unique skills, abilities and experiences to future employers in terms employers understand, particularly in regard to enhancing profitability, effectiveness and efficiency. By understanding the employer's requirements and demonstrating the benefits you bring to an organisation Trans-Civ provides the key to your successful transition.
    • First impression at the job interview
    • Your body language and other non-verbal gestures
    • How you connect with staff on the interviewing panel
    • Their decision as to whether you will suit the other members of the team
    • Corporate cultural fit
    • How you talk about your experiences and how they relate to the job you're applying for
  • The biggest cause of job-seeker frustration is that people don't see themselves as others see them.  While you may have all the right experience and qualifications for the job, it will count for approx 40% of whether you actually get the job or not.  The remainder is made up of things such as:

This is where our Career Coaching Service is head and shoulders above the rest.


What about resigning from your current workplace?  Have you put thought into that?  Here are some things to think about:

  • Draft your resignation letter ensuring you have given the prescribed period of notice in accordance with your contract. In most cases the employer will request two weeks notice.
  • Request acceptance of your resignation in writing, not just a verbal acknowledgement.
  • Ensure you receive a ‘Certificate of Service' for time served with the organisation you are leaving (if applicable).
  • Seek advice from your HR Manager/Pay Officer in regards to your final entitlements.  Is there an option to give notice and take this notice as leave or do they require you to work through your notice period? This is important if your new employer requests an immediate start.
  • Find out your leave entitlements on termination to ensure your final pay is correct.

For more information click here to get a quote, or call us on 1300 366 104 to chat with one of our friendly staff.

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