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Resumes need to be aimed at a particular position, whether it's an advertised position or you are cold calling (showing an expressions of interest in future positions). You may need to have more than 1 resume if you are interested in varying fields of work.


When writing a resume put yourself in the Employer's shoes. What would they be looking for and what of that can you do? Do you have skills to match?

Some important points to remember.

  • Your resume is your opportunity to make a good impression.
  • A resume that works is a resume that gets you an interview.
  • Make it easy for the employer to see that your skills and experiences are well matched to the advertised job.
  • A resume is both a marketing tool and a history of your work and learning.

    Use our resume guides to start putting together a resume. Resumes give an important first impression to a potential employer.


    Information Sheets

    Resume Impression

    Resume Writing - What needs to be in a resume

    Electronic Resumes

    Some Do's and Don'ts of Resume Writing


    Resume Example 1

    Resume Example 2
    Resume Example 3

    Resume Example 4

    Resume Example 5


    Resume Builder (PDF)

    Resume Builder (Word)

    Resume Template (Word Doc)

    Resume Template 1 (Word Doc)

    Resume Template 2 (Word Doc)

    Resume Template 3 (Word Doc)


    Cover Letters


    Cover Letter Example

    Applying for a specific position (if you have work experience)

    Your cover letter is much more than a 'cover note' - when it is prepared it:

  • Introduces you to the employer
  • Highlights or adds to key information in your resume
  • Tells the employer why they should consider employing you, based on your skills and experience
  • Shows the employer that you know about their organisation and how you match their requirements
  • Invites the employer to read further to find out more
  • Convinces the employer that you're worth interviewing

    Things to remember:

    Keep it brief (no more than a page) - Employers don't have the time to read every job application they receive in full so they scan them for key information.

    Make sure your cover letter shows how you meet the criteria for the job - this could be through your personal strengths, skills and abilities, work experience or academic results.

    Ensure your cover letter addresses the key skills and requirments of the job's position description - there's no use talking about things that your future employer isn't actually looking for.

    Use your resume to back up and expand upon key points in your cover letter.

    Make it as personal as possible. This means addressing your letter to a real person (not "To Whom it may concern") This means extra work but it is well worth the effort.

    You also need to show that you are enthusiastic and have a positive attitude towards the role.


    The Cover Letter - tips on how to set out a cover letter and what information should be in it.


    Cover letter examples

    Administration - Cover Letter Example


    Driver - Cover Letter Example


    Electrical Trades - Cover Letter Example


    Expression of Interest Letter


    Reception - Cover Letter Example


    Trades - Cover Letter Example


    Health/Carer - Cover Letter Example


    Trainee - Cover Letter Example



    Some sentence ideas to help you get started or finished


    Addressing Selection Criteria




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