Basic resume tips from Quay Appointments

The employment market is a very competitive one. Your resume has to stand out in order to create a favourable impression with a decision maker.

To ensure your resume provides an opportunity for you to gain an interview it is essential that it provides accurate and concise information from which relevant details are accessed quickly. The resume must be well laid out and thoroughly checked for spelling and grammatical errors.

  • Try to limit your resume to 2 pages
  • Insert your name on each page
  • Provide your full name and contact details (be cautious about work telephone numbers)
  • Leave out personal information such as hobbies (unless very relevant) marital status, children etc.
  • Education – List degrees, relevant training courses, honours, scholarships or study in progress
  • List other areas of competencies such as computer software used, languages spoken, licenses held, professional memberships
  • Work History – Start with your last position first, document your work history accurately, record start and finish dates. Ensure the reader is not confused by overlapping dates
  • Provide position title and detail your responsibilities and achievments
  • If the position was a short term or one with no relevance to the position you’re applying for, record limited information
  • It is not necessary to provide extensive information about positions that were short term or a long time ago
  • Do not use abbreviations
  • You may want to consider a summary of your work history before commencing with your current position

For your convenience Quay Appointments have put together a resume template on our website

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