Career Centre

Resumes

If you are applying for a job in Australia, it is important to make sure that you adapt your Resume so it is applicable for Australian employers.  In Australia, the Resume is the most important part about getting a job.  Your Resume is YOUR marketing tool, so it is important to present yourself appropriately.

Your resume promotes your skills and experience and can open the door to interviews and new opportunities.  It needs to make you stand out from the competition and convince the viewer that you deserve an opportunity to be interviewed.

 

If you already have a resume but are not sure if it meets Australian standards, please use our Resume Appraisal Service for feedback and advice about how you can improve it to get better results.

To make sure your resume is easily understood and appeals to Australian employees, our Career Centre staff can help you.  For further information and pricing please contact us.

 

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The following 10 points will help you to make your Resume more Australian:-

1. It is not necessary to give too much personal information.   Your age is not required, nor is your height, weight, condition of health, marital status or religion.

2. Do not put too much detail in your Resume, only detail that is relevant to an Australian employer should be included.

3. You should adapt a resume to suit each particular job you are applying for.

4. Make sure you include your relevant skills as well as your responsibilities, achievements and duties from previous roles.

5. Remove any slang or jargon language that may be used in your country.

6. Your Resume should be no longer than 3 or 4 pages.

7. Check your Resume to make sure that you don’t have any spelling or grammar errors.

8. Check that your qualifications will be accepted by Australian employers.

9. Have 2 referees and include their current telephone contact numbers.

10. It is a good idea to get your resume checked by someone in Australia.

 

 

 

Our Career Centre staff can help you write your Resume.  Please contact us for more information and pricing.

 

 

 

Our career coaches are professional members of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA), a national organisation of professionals in the career development industry which ensures that our services meet the highest professional standards

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