A resume is a more detailed document that contains essential information that employers will need to consider your application and decide whether they want to interview you for the position.
What to include on your Resume:
- Contact Information – List all relevant personal information including your full name, phone number and email address
- Personal Statement – Write a brief statement about yourself, for example the education levels you have achieved, what you have done professionally and what goals you have. In addition, mention some of your achievements making sure they are relevant to the job you are applying for
- Professional Skills – Include any further skills or education, for example any training you have completed or any other skills you have relevant to the job you are applying for
- Educational Qualifications – List any tertiary or vocational qualifications in order of completion as well as secondary school results for young job seekers
- Employment History – List your employment history starting with most recent as well as the position you held with each job
- Memberships – List and professional memberships you have
- Interest and Hobbies – List three of these as it will help give the reader an insight into the type of person you are
- Volunteer activities – Include these if they are relevant to the job you are applying for
- Referee’s – List a minimum of three referee’s along with their current contact details.
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Free resume template
To make sure you are on the right path of writing your resume, we have created two resume templates for you to use. These include both experienced and non experienced workers.