Resume advice

How to write a resume

When it comes to resumes, not all information is relevant or necessary. In this section, find out the steps behind writing your resume and how you need to fill in the various parts of your resume from your opening statement, work history and education and training.

Choosing the resume format for you

Before anything else, you need to choose the resume layout that suits your experiences and the job you are applying for.

Here are 3 popular resume formats to get you started:

  • Reverse Chronological - list your work experience starting with your most recent position
  • Functional - emphasises your skills and abilities, not employment history and dates
  • One page career summary - A targeted snapshot presented as a single page career summary

Resume examples

It can be tough deciding on the resume format that best highlights your achievements and fit for a job. Take a look at our examples of 3 common resumes formats to get a better understanding of how each resume highlights your skills and experience.

How to write a resume

Follow this basic structure when you write your resume.
You’ll give yourself the best chance of success when applying for any job.

Resume templates

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