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Preparing Your Resume

Hiring managers receive hundreds of resumes for any given position, so it's important that yours stands out from the crowd. Here are a few tips to get your resume up to scratch and looking professional.

Your objectives

Before you start your resume, it's important to determine a clear and targeted objective. Clearly state what sort of a job you want, and the skills and experiences you possess in order to do well in that job.

Presentation is everything

  • keep the layout simple
  • restrict it to 2 or 3 pages
  • always provide a cover letter highlighting your strengths
  • don't leave career gaps unanswered
  • try to keep the reader interested
  • check for spelling and grammatical errors
  • ensure your personal contact details are correct

Education & qualifications

  • list your most recent educational information first
  • include your degree, diploma, trade or other qualifications
  • include any professional memberships
  • list any vocation training or technical training

Career experience

  • start with your most recent position
  • describe your work responsibilities with emphasis on skills and achievements
  • demonstrate that you have real life experience by giving credible examples  

Other experience

  • highlight any certifications or advanced training
  • include any software or technologies such as programming languages & databases
  • note special recognition, awards or participation in relevant trade organisations

Interests & hobbies

  • showcase your personality, skills or potential by listing your free-time pursuits
  • provide at least 2 referees
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