There are visible differences between an Australian Resume and an American one. The difference can be both formal and content as most resumes are 3-6 pages long with every professional experience elaborated.
Before anything, we will discuss the basics of how to write a resume:
- Pick a simple layout without fancy fonts (unless you work as Design/Graphics expert)
- Restrain from sending the same resume to all opportunities. You need to adapt your resume to every company according to the respective position
- Organize Your Resume with clear headers and sections
- Focus on details that will make you stand out. Recruiters hardly spend 30 seconds on one resume, so make yourself stand out
Following, we will discuss the structure of an Australian Resume in details:
- First Name Last Name
- Phone Number (Don’t Forget Dialing Code)
- Social Profile Links (LinkedIn)
You need to summarize your career objective in 3 sentences at best. These three sentences should tell who you are, the position you seek, and your current skills. This is your introduction towards the recruiter who will read the resume.
Use short paragraphs that will showcase your expectations, and possible value your skills will bring to the company.
You need to mention the latest diploma certification on top of the list. Mention where you graduated from with the title of your diploma, name of university or school, city, and country.
Put the latest professional experience on top. Describe your position from start to end including companies name, position title, your responsibilities (achievements if you want), skills you have learned, etc. You need to make at least 3-6 bullet points per position prioritizing on their importance with proper action and verbs.
Highlight your skills and rank them according to the category. You need to edit the skill section based on the position you are applying for and must put relevant keywords here.
This is where you put your hobbies and interest. This consists an important section of your resume as the employers will consider it as well. Make it interesting, and add something about sports
Obtain two referees who will write about your skills and the value you will bring to the company. The referee is a former employee who can recommend you to future employers.
Note: As we have mentioned the details you should put on your resume, let’s focus on details you better keep out of your resume.
- Marital Status
- Your Snap
- Date and Place of Birth
- Confidential Information (ID Card Number, and Financial Information)
This letter will accompany your resume. You need to divide it into 3-4 paragraphs, and it should support your application while capturing the employer’s attention.
It should mention your address, date, and the name of the person you write to. This should follow from:
- Your Introduction
- Motivation for Position
- Driven Results
- Interview Request
- Closing Statement or Formula
If you are applying by mail, the message body will serve as your cover letter, don’t put another attraction. This is your first message, and it should leave a good impression on the worker. So keep it short but relevant.
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