A resume (also known as a CV) is a professional document that presents information about your qualifications, skills and experience.
- Focus on the most relevant skills and experience for the position.
- Use language economically.
- Be professionally presented.
Creating your resume
- Resume Format – Arts
- Resume Format – STEM (Science Technology Engineering Maths)
- Resume Format – Teaching
Targeting your resume
- What to include and what to leave out
- The order in which to put sections (for example, if your voluntary work is more relevant than your paid work)
- How much detail to include about certain activities
- How to organise your experience (for example, consider grouping all relevant experience under a heading such as 'Professional Experience').
Resumes for part-time or casual work
- Objective: This should clearly state that you are looking for part-time work. Try to find some point of connection to your study and/or career interests (for example, in applying for a retail job, you might say that you are keen to use your interpersonal skills and gain experience in the business sector).
- Profile or Summary: Highlight relevant skills, particularly if you don't have relevant work experience. Talk about how you've acquired the required skills through other experiences.
- Education: It is important to indicate that you are studying, but there's no need to include much detail for non-professional jobs.