If you are creating a resume for the first time, it is best to keep it simple. Here are some tips to help you get started.
A resume contains a brief account of work experience, knowledge and accomplishments to date.
At a minimum, your resume should contain the following key sections:
|Contact Details||Full name and address, phone contact details including your mobile number, email address.|
|Qualifications||List your qualifications with the most recent at the top. Ensure you include:The institute/school/University/TAFE you attended. Where you attended, ie. Melbourne, Australia. What was the resulting qualification ie. Certificate II - Forklift driving or Certificate I - Business Administration. The date you completed your course.|
|Work History & Experience||List your work history with the most recent at the top. Include the company you worked for and the start and end dates of your employment.
You will also need to list the responsibilities you had and your achievements whilst in this job.
|Referees||At least two people you have worked for (Supervisor or Manager) in the past who are happy to talk to a prospective employer.|
|Additional Information||You may also want to include information on organisations you are a member of and any licenses or permits are applicable to your industry.|
Remember your resume must represent your true skills and experience, so ensure all the information you include is true and accurate.