What are Resumes All About? A resume can be defined as a document used by individuals to present their background and skill sets. Resumes can be used for a variety of reason but most often to secureemployment.
Well let’s take a closer look at what it really means for you……. Your resume should be a concise document of your relevant education, skills and experiences, and should targetthe specific position you are applying for as well as the organisation you are sending it to.
So… your resume should be.. Your resumes should be • Limited to 1 page • Neat and simple to read • Chronological order(is a sequence of events arranged in their order of occurrence in time, such as a timeline) • Be specific • References should always be included • “Proof Read” “Proof Read” “Proof Read”
RESUME • Natalie Mrmacovska • 3 Barry Street Brunswick VIC 3056 • Phone: 03 9670 8890 Mobile: 0419 555 444 • Email: NM@hotmail.com • Other Languages: Italian / Macedonian • Objective: I wish to gain a part time position ……… • Education and Training: • 2007 – Current ●Brunswick Secondary College • Subjects currently being studied: • Employment Related Skills: • Communication • I can speak confidently in front of large audiences. I have had experience participating in classroom debates as well as representing the school in debating. • Work Experience: • Hobbies and Interests: • Referees: For example Contact details should always be at the top of your resume Choose 3 to 4 areas that apply to you and are most relevant for the job 2-3 Referees should always be included –remember to ask first.
TEST YOURSELF TRUE OR FALSE. Should I use funky looking fonts and colour. TRUE FALSE Keeping your resume simple and plain – will look more professional
Don't include email addresses or websites that have the potential to reveal controversial or inappropriate personal information: Avoid addresses such as firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com TRUE FALSE
Some employers will look at social media before hiringemployees Your Aim is to not have an inappropriate display photo or profile Google or Search your profile .. What do you see? Is it appropriate and would you hire yourself?
TRUE OR FALSE. Should you put your objective at the top of the page. TRUE FALSE
TRUE OR FALSE. Do you discuss your two or three most relevant strengths and illustrate them with experience and achievement statements.. TRUE FALSE
For each section of your resume, ask yourself • • Is this relevant? • • Could it be perceived negatively? • • Can I word this in a positive way? • Get feedback, but if in doubt – leave it out.