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Your resume

Your resume is the document which summarises all of your skills and personal attributes. It is a significant tool in persuading the employer you are a suitable applicant for the job and therefore should be presented in an appropriate and professional manner. 


Your resume should include: 

  • contact details 
  • education and training 
  • work skills and attributes 
  • professional experience 
  • work history 
  • professional membership
  • referees.

Proofread the finished product

Once your resume is complete you should proofread it and also give it to a friend to look for any mistakes. Make sure you have not forgotten any relevant experience you have or left out any other important details.

Writing your resume resources

The following tools and examples are available to help you write a professional resume.

*This file is in Portable Document Format (PDF) which requires the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader. A free copy of Acrobat Reader may be obtained from Adobe. Users who are unable to access information in PDF should contact the Manager (Career Development), telephone +61 4531 5308 to obtain this information in an alternative format.

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