How to write a resume

Follow these 9 easy steps.

Personal details:
Up front and in bold, so we know how to contact you! Include your name, home address, phone numbers, email address, nationality and (if applicable) visa status.

Career objective:
This is optional, but if you’d like to include this, make sure it’s relevant to the role you are applying for.

Education:
Details of any qualifications, including institute and when completed.

Personal associations:
Any relevant memberships, i.e. Australian Institute of Management, Australian Computer Society, A.P.E.S.M.A., I.E.E.E. etc.

Employment overview:
This gives the reader a chance to see your career at a glance. Bullet points only. Indicate if the role was Permanent, Contract, Part time etc.

Employment history:
This section will form the bulk of your CV. Reverse Chronological Order is best. It’s possible to include a short overview of the company if non-mainstream, your job title and dates of employment, as well as your key responsibilities and achievements.

Aditional Skills and training:
This section may include certified training courses and workshops you’ve atttended and completed, any value add skills etc.

Interests:
Remember, we want to know whether you’ll be a good culture fit for our client.

Referees:
We will only contact your referees with your permission, but you should include your past employer, and his/her contact details. Make sure your referees know they are included in your resume.

Our candidates say:

Interface genuinely helps us source candidates and always has the time and courtesy to follow up calls and always responds back in a timely manner. I have also found the team at Interface all have great people skills, listen well, and asks relevant questions to clarify our requirements. It also helps that Interface are just round the corner from us, nice to know they can get on site quickly if required.

- Project Manager – Transport (Burnley)

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