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Candidates

MPM’s ability to place candidates with the most suitable positions is unsurpassed. We address all aspects of employment – from professional experience to location, hours and career advancement goals – to ensure that we connect the right person to the right job.

With our focus on delivering exceptional service to Australian businesses, MPM’s consultants take the time to understand each candidate, their skills and their aims. This process allows us to ensure a smooth transition into a new position or new industry, and the development of strong professional partnerships between employers and employees.

In our candidates, we look for capable, experienced and enthusiastic individuals who are keen to make a positive contribution in a permanent or temporary role.

To find out more about what’s available with MPM, simply fill out our Candidate Registration Form.

Resume and Interview Advice

Here at MPM, we realise how intimidating and overwhelming the process of finding employment can be, whether it is experienced business professionals or first time job-seekers.

At MPM we are here to help. Our company has worked together to produce a variety of helpful advice and facts to support you in the job seeking process. MPM additionally provides 24hr consultants who will be able to provide personal advice, tips and answer any questions relating to recruitment process.

Resume Advice

A resume is a document that contains a summary of relevant job experience and education. The resume is often the first line of contact between an employer and job seeker. It establishes a first impression of a potential job candidate's skills, background and hiring value. Therefore, when written well, this impression can be a positive one, offering the employer a sense of the candidate's "fit" for the position and company being targeted.

The thought of writing a resume can be seen as a very daunting and unappealing process, but having a well-constructed and designed resume with planned content and layout is the key to job search. It is important to remember that recruiters screen individual resumes within approximately 20 seconds, so it is vital to prioritise important points in the beginning of the resume. However make sure that what is written in your resume can be supported and validated by relevant documents at the interview and reference check stage.

Key points to incorporate:
  • Use Appropriate headings (bolded)
  • Display most important details at the front of the resume, least important details at the back
  • Use appropriate fonts and size (preferably Times New Roman or Arial size 12)
  • Use Bullet points to emphasise achievements or responsibilities
  • Presentation to obtain a “clean” and professional appearance
  • Contact information such as name, address, phone number, and e-mail address (if included)
    are clearly visible and at the top of your document
  • A two to four page resume is usually acceptable as long as the information you provide is
    relevant and valuable to the employers interests.
Headings to include:
  • Name
  • Address
  • Contact details
  • Employment History (10-20 years maximum)
  • Qualifications (Tertiary)
  • Education (secondary schooling)
  • Key Responsibilities of Relevant Roles
  • Major Achievements
  • Training Courses
  • Skills
  • Memberships (professional and social)
  • Interests / Hobbies

Interview Advice

The two most important features to a successful interview are research and preparation. It is important to make sure you understand and are familiar with the company or organisation by finding out the history, performance and structure.

Presentation is a crucial aspect to the interviewing process including dress and grooming. You should wear the type of clothing worn within the profession or work environment you are determined to get into. It is important to show confidence by using eye contact with the interviewer and shaking hands firmly as well as portraying enthusiasm and manners to promote the development of a positive impression.

It is of upmost importance to know and prepare an extensive list of your achievements, as it can be difficult to recall your achievements during the interview unless you are familiar with them.

Rehearsing out loud before a job interview is the best method to test your preparation and to identify gaps in your preparation work. Rehearsing various questions before an interview will help build confidence and communication skills and soothe pre-interview nerves. It is also important to remember that asking questions will exhibit your enthusiasm, preparation and career motivation. Questions asked by the interviewer may include: