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Resumes

Show your relevant skills and qualifications for the job

Use this guide to create a professional and compelling resume for job applications.


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Your resume is one of the most important tools for applying for jobs

A resume gives you the opportunity to show prospective employers that you have the right skills, qualifications and experience to meet the job and organisation’s requirements.

Taking the time to write a detailed summary of your work experience, education and skills gives the potential employer the information they need to proceed to the interview stage.

Use these tips as a guide when putting together your resume:

  • Ensure your name and personal details are on each page.
  • Include a header or footer to ensure your resume is easily identifiable from others. Also include page numbers.
  • Keep it concise and to the point.
  • Format your resume in a simple format using basic fonts and layout.
  • Keep paragraphs short, use dot points and headings.
  • Outline your skills and accomplishments.
  • List your formal qualifications, relevant professional development, volunteer work, and skills and abilities.
  • Check your resume for spelling and grammar errors.
  • Get someone else to check over your resume.
  • Contact your referees. Check they are happy to be your referee and let them know about the roles you are applying for.
  • Keep your resume between 1-4 pages. This may differ depending on the nature of the position you are applying for.

For further tips and examples of resumes, visit the websites below:

Jobs and Skills WA Job Jumpstart 

 Discover more free tips and resources to help with your job applications:

Selection Criteria Cover Letters More Resources 



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