May 26 & 27, 2023
Brisbane Convention
& Exhibition Centre

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2022 Information, 2023 info will be availble closer to the event.

Free Resume & Interview Workshops


Most job seekers start their quest for employment by completing a resume outlining their qualifications, work experience, and personal attributes – then start looking for a job.


But, according to personal branding specialist, Marlene Cole, resumes have changed significantly to get that call for an interview, or to land your dream job.


“The majority of Australian job seekers are still resorting to an online resume template that does not get through the competitive recruitment process and this is why they never hear anything back after applying for a job” she explained.


“The biggest change in resumes is that one size doesn’t fit all.  Those stories you want to share at interview MUST now be in your resume as condensed and quantifiable achievements. With five key elements that need to be included in this new style of resume, the worst thing you can do is grab a resume template off Google or Microsoft Office. You have just copied exactly what everyone else has done and there’s a good chance it’s going to take longer for you to land a job.”


“The new generation careers resume has a targeted headline, keyword section, and clear, quantifiable bullet points that show your uniqueness. This marketing tool shows through storytelling, how you can bring value to the company and that you take your career seriously.”


Marlene said job seekers often require the support of a professional career practitioner to help them develop their unique selling proposition, gain career clarity and market themself at interview. She has been helping job seekers gain that first job, change careers, gain promotions, and return to the workforce for more than two decades.


On both days of the Careers & Employment Expo, Marlene will present informative, hands-on workshops to help create winning resumes and interview techniques that work.


As an international multi-award winning resume writer, she has written resumes, performed job-search coaching and prepared job seekers for interviews ranging from entry level to executive positions. This includes first-time job seekers, people seeking to advance their careers within their current industry, and others looking for a complete new career path.


Now sharing her knowledge, to guide teachers and students to highlight experiences and gain that first job with her Educator PD training and First Resume to First Job student course, reach out to learn more at


“I am passionate about helping others develop the confidence and career tools needed to get noticed - on the path to career success - and ultimately job satisfaction.” Marlene shares.   


Talk with Marlene at the Careers Seminar Area (Site 22)