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The headings and sections in your resume will depend on:
Use ResumeBuilder for heading ideas. We suggest ordering the sections by putting the most relevant information first. Examples are below.
The titles you use in your resum can be different to the below suggestions, but keep them simple: one or two words that will be meaningful to an employer.
Your name: should be at the top of your resume as part of the main title in larger bolded font. E.g.
It is okay to use a preferred name and sometimes this can be helpful to employers if you have a name that is hard to pronounce.
Career objective: summarise the type of work you are seeking and your key skills or experiences that make you a good candidate.
Education: start with your current or most recent education and work backwards. Use your judgement on how far back to go. Rule of thumb is Year 12 for younger students and 10 years for mature students. Highlight your strongest subjects/majors
Employment history: start with your current or most recent employment and work backwards.
Key skills: this section can be useful if you have had limited casual work experience, volunteering, or internship opportunities and wish to highlight the development of transferrable skills though other means. Suggested sub headings: communication, teamwork, problem solving, research skills
Referees: employers usually consult referees about your behaviour and performance in the workplace
Professional development: training that is relevant to the work you are applying for. Do not repeat items from your education section
Extra-curricular activities: may include volunteering, sporting involvements, interests (hobbies). Use it to show employers how you’ve used your skills outside the workplace, and that you’re a well-rounded person.