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Check your resume draft carefully before sending it to employers, and use the checklist below to ensure you’ve included all the right information. Ask someone else to proofread it; it is easy to miss errors in your spelling or grammar when you have looked at it for so long!
Print and complete checklist before a resume check
|Is your name at the top of the page in a larger font?
|Are your current address and telephone numbers included?|
|Does your career objective appear immediately below personal details?|
|Does your front page include sections that show your experience/skills that are most relevant to the position?|
|Are your achievements relevant to your suitability for the job highlighted within each section?|
|Is your most recent or current education listed first in the education section?|
|Does your career objective clearly show what sort of work you want?
|Does it tell the employer what you will give as well as what you want?|
|Is it 3 lines or less?|
|Do you demonstrate results you have achieved, problems you have dealt with and important learning experiences you have had?|
|Have you mentioned community-based activities that show your planning, teamwork, organising and communicating abilities?|
|Have you used short statements and paragraphs?|
|Is your punctuation and spelling correct? Have you used spell check?
|Do your statements begin with action words?|
|Is all text in your resume in the same font?|
|Is your resume neatly and accurately typed? Is it free from errors and marks?
|Is it clearly set out and concise?|
|Is your resume free from borders, pictures, colour and underlines?
|Have you taken copies for reference?|
|Have you printed only on one side?
|Have you used good quality paper?|