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A Résumé provides detailed information about yourself for job applications and a way to showcase your education, skills, experience and achievements to potential employers.


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A well-crafted resume provides a succinct summary your qualifications and experience, demonstrating why you are a strong candidate for the role you are applying for. A resume should be easy to read, organised, and tailored to the specific job or opportunity, highlighting your most relevant skills and experience.

Use this Resume if:

  • You are applying for a job as a professional.

  • You need a well-structured resume for a job application.

What does this Resume cover?

  • Your contact information.

  • A summary of your education, skills, experience and achievements.

  • Your most recent education.

  • Your professional experience.

  • Your skills.

  • Your volunteering and extracurricular activities.

  • Your references Top of FormBottom of Form.

What are the benefits of having a Resume?

It is generally a good idea to have a well-prepared and up-to-date resume ready to share with potential employers, even if you are not actively looking for a new job. This is because you never know when a job opportunity may arise, and having a strong resume on hand can help you respond quickly to new job openings.

Additionally, resumes can be used for other purposes beyond job applications, for example when applying for internships, scholarships, or other educational programs that require a formal application. In these cases, a resume will help demonstrate your qualifications and potential as a candidate.

A good resume is valuable for several reasons:

  • Providing a summary of your qualifications, skills and experience makes it easier for employers to evaluate whether you are a good fit for a job opening.

  • Showcasing your achievements and demonstrates your value as a candidate, helping you stand out from other applicants.

  • It serves as a marketing tool that helps you promote yourself to potential employers.

  • Drafting a resume forces you to reflect on your skills, experiences, and career goals, to articulate them clearly and concisely, thus helping you organise your thoughts and gain clarity and focus as you search for job opportunities.

  • It demonstrates your professionalism and the effort you have put into presenting yourself in the best possible light, making a positive impression on employers and increasing your credibility as a candidate.

Resume writing tips:

  • Don’t be over-descriptive, nor too vague: employers may view this as a way of overcompensating for an area an employee is not strong in.

  • Ensure it is well-presented: format your achievements in reverse chronological order.

  • Pay attention to spelling or grammatical errors: ask a friend or relative to read over it.

  • Use bullet points: facilitate easy reading.

  • Address any large gaps in your employment: e.g. took time off to raise children, gain experience in another industry, further education, etc. Without addressing such gaps, it may leave a negative impression on the recruiter that you have a lack of present industry experience.

  • Avoid including your work contact details: ensure your personal email address is appropriate.

  • Be truthful: you may face serious consequences if you lie on your Resume, including legal action due to fraud, termination of employment, financial consequences, and repercussions for future employment.

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