- The basics
- Set your font size to 10 – 12 points
- Always start from the most recent job and work your way back
- Choose a simple font something like Arial or Helvetica
- Read the job advert and then read it again.
- Include your name in the file name (i.e. John Smith – Resume)
- Do not lie on your resume. Most employers can spot a bulshitter from a mile away.
- Clean up your social media
- Grab their attention
After your contact details listed at the top is a great idea to include a power statement. Something that summarises who you are and what you bring to the table. Make an impact!
- Transferrable skills
Many skills are transferrable and by that we mean, can be used in multiple disciplines. For example, if you are great at organising and prioritising tasks this can be applied to almost any role and it’s something that employers look for.
Really think about the soft skills that you have mastered over your career, long or short, because these could be the difference between getting an interview or not.
Imagine your prospective employer gets 96 job applications and is also running a business. Time is something they simply don’t have! So make your resume really easy to read – separate things by headings and keep the format simple. It’ll also make sure the most important details don’t get lost.
Heading to include on your resume:
- Contact information
- Professional experince
- Professional Development
- Volunteer experience
- Your professional experience
This is definitely not an area to skimp on, make sure to include your work history. For each role you want to include the following:
- Company Name
- Job Title
- Start and End Dates
- Job Description
- Proofread your resume
There is nothing worse than having ‘attention to detail’ on your resume and about four or five spelling errors as well! Make sure you Proof read your resume. This is one of the BIGGEST tricks of the trade.
Grammarly is a great tool if grammar and spelling is not your strong point! Plus you can always ask a friend to give it the once over.