- Successful Resume
Sample Resume Format
- Is a self-marketing tool
- Is designed to get you an interview
- Is lean and to the point (up to 3 pages)
- Highlights the most relevant information
- Addresses the organisation’s needs and/or expectations
- Is targeted to where you want to go, using:
- A Career Objective
- A skills section using action words to demonstrate your skills, experience and accomplishments
- Focuses on your strengths so you can sell yourself
- Personal Details
- Career Objective/Personal Statement - tell us your dream job!
- Educational and academic qualifications - start with your most recent studies, listing:
- dates you attended
- name of institution/s
- location of institution/s (include the country if overseas)
- level of education and qualifications
- identify special course features and achievements - e.g. majors undertaken, scholarships obtained, etc.
- Technical Skills - these are the skills you have obtained through your course - e.g. experience/exposure to C, C++, Java, Perl, SQL, ASP, PC1 and PC2 microbiology lab, Solidworks 3D modelling, AutoCAD 2and 3D modelling, Matlab, etc.
- Other Skills and Abilities - e.g. team work, communication, organisational, Microsoft Word, etc.
- Employment History - do not undervalue your work skills and experiences. List key tasks, include specific achievements, most recent positions first.
- Professional Development - Include any relevant examples of training that links into your career objective or highlights additional skills and qualities
- Professional memberships - e.g. Australasian Association for Information Systems, Australian Computer Society, Australian Information Industry Association, etc.
- Volunteer Work - is highly valued by employers and can give you an advantage when applying for a job.
- Hobbies and Interests
For further information on resume writing and interview skills, please refer to the Careers and Employment website
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