How to write a standard resume
As uni students, we are often applying for new opportunities that will get us further in our careers. When doing so, it is important to make sure your resume is professional and polished, otherwise employers won’t take a second look. To give yourself the best chance at getting an interview within competitive industries, here’s some tips to improve your professional resume.
When writing your resume, keep in mind the type of jobs that you are looking for. Being concise and relevant, as well as choosing the right format to suit what you’re applying for will ensure that your resume is appropriate. Keeping your resume focused on the skills and attributes required in the role description is key to keep in mind, and that more information isn’t necessarily better.
Maintaining consistency throughout your resume is a major factor to ensuring a professional standard. Keep in mind that presentation and layout is the first thing employers will see, if it is messy and inconsistent you will not give a good first impression. Formatting needs to be the same throughout, whether it’s down to the dot points or the alignment of each section, be consistent!
To stand out of the crowd, ensure that you use industry key words. Showing that you have knowledge in the field you are applying for by using relevant words and phrases to the role you are applying for will keep you looking professional and increase your chances of standing out.
Lastly, it may seem easy enough, but check your spelling and grammar! As soon as there is one mistake in your resume you will be seen as unprofessional and will more than likely miss out on that interview.
How Griffith can help you:
Griffith allows enrolled students to submit a resume & cover letter online in order to get feedback and advice on being more employable.
By Shania Wood