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When was the last time you considered someone in the 50+ age group for a position in your company? There have been countless reports, research studies and statistics that indicate a huge demographic shift is taking place in the workforce. Since the 1960s, there has been a decline of births that will create a shortage of younger candidates entering the labour market.
Here in Australia, we are facing the Great Poach! The unprecedented mix of stunted immigration, lockdowns, and other restrictive measures has created a supply and demand issue in favour of the worker. Employed or not, if the candidate has the necessary skills, they are being targeted by employers to fill their own talent gaps.
How many of us have the same old resume template we have been using for years? If you are like the thousands of other job seekers out there, chances are you’ve painstakingly structured your resume in a list-like format highlighting previous job titles and duties. Sadly, this common method is actually not best practice and could even be screening you out of potential opportunities.