Resume Writing

Resume Writing

For many people, the thought of writing a resume is daunting. It’s hard to know how to begin and what information you should include. It can almost seem like an impossible task. To help you on your way, here are some tips you should think about when writing your resume.

Your resume is selling you

To put it simply, YOU are the product and your resume is selling you to potential employers. Your resume is basically a brochure about you. Objectives to remember when writing your resume are, ‘what are my strengths and achievements?’ and ‘what makes me unique?’ Try to think of some similar questions, and address them in your resume.

Personal Information

Include your daytime contact details as well as your home and email address.
Keep your career and personal objectives up to date. Some job seekers aren’t aware they are culled from a job shortlist because their objective is to work in an Advertising agency when they’ve applied for a role in an Insurance company.

Length

The length of your resume should be proportional to your work experience i.e. Graduates, 1 – 2 pages, experienced candidates, 5 pages maximum.
Bear in mind your reader, make it visually appealing and easy to read.
Use bullet points and avoid long winded paragraphs.

Employment History

List your current/most recent position first.
Include the dates of employment, employer name and company overview, position title, key responsibilities, key achievements and reason for leaving.
Give greater emphasis to the more recent and relevant roles.

Proof Read

Use spell check but don’t rely on it.
Ask yourself how will your CV rate if the reader is reviewing another 50 resumes?

Start applying for jobs

The more resumes you submit, the more chance you have of getting a positive response.

Greater Western Sydney Recruitment Specialists


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