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Your resume is an incredibly important document. It is the first point of contact you have with a prospective employer, so take the time to prepare it well. So how do you write a great resume? And what should your resume include?Personal details
Education and training
- contact numbers
- public service number (if applicable)
- security clearances, if any
Professional/work experience (starting from the present)
- post school and school qualifications
- accredited training
- non-accredited training
- special skills you can bring to the workforce
- positions and responsibilities you have held
- key results or achievements
Address all selection criteria
- be concise
- do not include every task you've done
- focus on what is most important for the position you are applying for
- focus on what will differentiate you from others
- focus on the results you have achieved, not just the duties you have performed.
- include voluntary and community work if it demonstrates your skills and the value you can add.
- respond to key words
- be concise and specific
- use short words and direct sentences
- provide relevant examples
- give evidence - what results have you produced in the past?
- address all parts of the criteria
- avoid jargon or generalisations
The only purpose an application serves is to get you to the interview. Your resume is therefore a marketing document that must sell you.
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