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10 things that must be included in a first resume. Developed by Jenni Proctor, Career Clarity http://CareerClarity.com.au

10 things that must be included in a first resume. Developed by Jenni Proctor, Career Clarity http://CareerClarity.com.au

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  • Marketing yourself for your first job
    It’s all about YOU!
  • What’s your personal brand?
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  • Who are you on Facebook?
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  • Branding
  • Personal branding
    Presenting a consistent image
    Being true to yourself
    Showing what you are capable of
    Looking the part
    Dressing appropriately
  • Self-marketing
    Resumes
    CV (Curriculum Vitae)
    Cover letter
    Portfolio
    ePortfolio
  • Your resume - Contact details
    Your name, address, email and telephone number, clearly displayed
    Is your email address appropriate?
    Is the message on your mobile phone appropriate?
  • Objective
    Only include this if the job you are applying for
    Is part of your career plans
    Is related to a special interest
  • Education
    Your school
    Current year level
    Grades
  • Achievements
    Awards
    Leadership positions in school and sport
    Certificates
    Special responsibilities
    Membership of Associations, Choirs, Service Groups eg lifesavers
    Membership of sporting teams and years of involvement
    Achievements in the Arts – Music, Art, Drama
  • Strong positive action statements
    Write your achievement statements starting with a strong verb eg Achieved, Created, Lead, Managed, Won, Assisted or a passive verb eg Awarded, Given.
    Let your achievements tell a story
    Verb = Doing word
  • Skills
    Languages
    High level of mathematical ability
    Musical ability
    Technology Skills
  • Technology skills
    Basic computer use (Indicate the level)
    Word
    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Internet
    Other technology skills
    Office machinery 
    Electronics
    Film making
    Advanced computer skills
    Graphics
    Photoshop
    Video editing
    Excel
    Solving hardware problems
    Solving software problems
    Programming
  • Work experience
    Paid, informal and volunteer work all tell the prospective employer a lot about you.
  • Paid work
    Any work that you have done for an employer where you had to give them your tax file number
    Job title
    Name and address of employer
    Dates that you worked for them eg Jan 2009 – April 2010
    Achievements/responsibilities
  • Informal work (paid or unpaid)
    Baby sitting, helping in a family business, pet care or gardening, school work experience.
    Job title
    Name and address of employer
    Dates that you worked for them eg Jan 2009 – April 2010
    Achievements/Responsibilities
  • Volunteer work
    Fundraising
    Door-knocking for recognised charities such as Red Shield Appeal
    Caring for elderly relative or neighbour
    Assisting at a school or church function
    Tell the story – What was it for? What did you do? What was the outcome
  • Interests
    Let them know something about you as an individual eg singing with a band, running in fun runs, surfing
  • Referees
    Someone who
    Knows and respects you
    Is willing to be telephoned by a prospective employer
    Believes in you.
  • Personal characteristics
    Try to show them in the statements you make in the resume and/or cover letter
    Can be a separate section …….. but what you say needs to match what you can demonstrate through your resume.
  • Layout
    Simple clean layout
    One font throughout
    Consistent formatting
    No spelling mistakes (Don’t trust spellcheck on the computer!)
    No grammar mistakes
    No typos
  • Cover letter
    Correct letter layout
    Start with
    Dear …………….
    Re: Job you are applying for
  • Cover letter content
    4 or 5 paragraphs:
    How you know about the job
    A bit about yourself and your availability
    Why they should employ you
    Personal characteristics
    A friendly signing off.
     
  • ePortfolio
    Your documents
    Art /graphics
    Music
    Performance
    Resume
  • Your network
  • Interviews
    Be about 10 minutes early
    Smartly dressed
    Well groomed
    Dress appropriately for the job
    No tats, piercings, or obscene T-shirts
    No extreme hairstyles
    No strong makeup
  • Jenni Proctor
    Career Clarity
    www.CareerClarity.com.au
    jenni@CareerClarity.com.au