However, to be lucky to locate this job and get placed in it depends a lot on the initial spadework done by you.
Believe me, your resume or the Curriculum Vitae as they say, may just be the first and most vital step in your search for that balance between your personal and professional development. This is so true if your job-hunting is going to happen in a place like Australia where the job outlook is exceptionally outstanding and professional skills are in great demand. Hence, wake up to the reality of shaping your resume and impressing the employer at the first instance.
Here’s what you need to keep in mind before writing your resume in Australia.
1. Remember!! Your resume is the initial platform on which you present yourself before the employer. Keep in mind this important fact and try to project yourself through your resume which is your marketing device.
2. Before starting to write your resume, critically evaluate your skills and capabilities and decide on the points that will be included in the resume.
3. To begin with give a precise description of your personal details like name, nationality, gender, etc.
4. The next important point that will be listed in the resume is your career objective as this will catch the eye of the employer. He/She would be interested in looking for people who are suited to their requirements.
5. Your job skills, academic qualifications and work experience should form the nucleus of your resume. Do not forget to mention the exact duration of your previous work experiences along with the nature of the job and your responsibility and achievement in that company. Any awards or recognition received should be mentioned. However, do not make this part a very lengthy one that bores the reader. Let it be an exciting description that also mentions your future objectives.
6. While mentioning your future plans, try to point out how this job is capable of facilitating the fulfillment of your career plans thereby giving the employer a small hint about the mutual benefits that can be enjoyed by offering the job to you.
7. Never forget to furnish your contact numbers in the resume. Ensure that your resume is always updated with your current contact numbers. Accessibility is an important factor that many people tend to ignore while preparing their resume.
8. It is always imperative to include specialized skills like knowledge of any foreign languages, computer literacy (if the job is a non-technical one). These points may add credence to your resume and your employer might consider you over the other applicants.
9. References from people who are capable of providing unbiased opinions about you and your previous work related activities is a must in your resume. But please do not forget to mention clearly the details of the referees.
Your resume is the mirror of your personality and your achievements in life so far. Hence pay due attention to the details.
Once it is complete, do a spell-check and grammar-check thoroughly. Keep in mind always that it is through the resume that your first meeting with the employer happens and the rest follows its due course.
So, obviously, you want to make a beginning in the right direction and in the correct manner. Good Luck!!!
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