About Kim Shaw

Kim Shaw has been helping people manage their careers successfully for 10 years within a range of organisations including community, state government and university. In addition to being a fully qualified Career Counsellor with a Masters Degree in Career Development, Kim has accumulated a wealth of 'real life' knowledge from her previous experience in the accounting field with a range of resource companies and in the finance industry. Her clients have included executives, migrants, refugees, international students, adults in career change, Indigenous, youth, individuals with disabilities or severe injury, and mental health. Current Professional memberships includes the Career Development Association of Australia, and the National Association of Graduate Career Advisory Services. During this varied experience, Kim noted the issues faced by people, particularly new migrants and international students, seeking work and the lack of professional career and job search coaching services available. Career Potential Australia was created in 2013 to help close the gap between the great skills coming into the country and the employers seeking to fill skilled roles. "I believe that, with the right skills and help, everyone can reach their full potential, anywhere."

Information Technology Industry in Australia

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Sample two of a skills based Australian Resumé

Here is another skills focussed Resumé style kindly provided by a Careers colleague of mine, Martin Darke, from his book “The 30-Second Impact Resumé – How to get that job”. The book can be purchased via  http://www.a-new-career-direction.com/resume-book.html  This book is great Continue reading

Australian Resumé for Migrants

If your Resumé isn’t getting you interviews, the chances it hasn’t been changed to suit what Australian employers want. Even though many jobs are never advertised, it is vital to have an up to date Resumé ready to adapt to Continue reading

Sample one of Skills based Australian Resumé

Below is a sample of a skills based Resumé that separates relevant skills from experience so Human Resources can quickly see how the applicant matches the job criteria. IMPORTANT: Read Australian Resumé for Migrants for what you need to have in your Continue reading