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Old 04-07-2013, 11:55 PM
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The toughest part about resume writing is actually being able to market yourself properly. There is a fine line between promoting your achievements and sounding boastful. In my experience, I have found that the majority of people “play it safe” when writing their resume. They stick to the old style format and spend the majority of the resume detailing their duties and responsibilities that they do on a day to day basis. This not only leads to a dull and boring resume but also does you no favours when trying to stand out from your competition.
I have listed some tips below;
If your resume lists responsibilities and duties it’s time to turn these into “Achievement Statements” You may not realise but many of your daily duties can easily be adapted and turned into an achievement. For example:
“Manage a team of 5 office people” – This sounds like a daily duty and a boring statement By adding a couple of “Power Words” we can easily turn this into an achievement statement: “Manage, develop and mentor a team of 5 diverse individuals in all aspects of office operations”
The more achievements you can include within your resume the better. Don’t forget to back your achievements up with examples.
Target your resume towards the job you are applying for and remove information that does not add value to your application. For example, if you are applying for a job as an accountant, it is not necessary to include a hobbies section on your resume that’s says you like “reading, going to movies and playing tennis.” This is irrelevant information that is taking up space on your resume. Hiring managers have limited time to read through every job application. Don’t waste their time with information that won’t help you in getting the job.
Don’t use fancy fonts, different sized fonts, pictures, tables, boxes etc. etc. Your resume is a sales document and has one job and that is to get you to the interview stage. Hiring managers are only interested in the facts. They want to know that you have the right skills to do their job.

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Old 04-08-2013, 02:27 AM
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I do not think there are a lot of differences between oz resume and somewhere else's, and in my point of view, make a unique style of resume will help you stand out from so many competitors.

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Having a good resume is very important and adding to that if you have local Australian company relevant experience, that will for sure make you one strong candidate among the crowd. Make sure you prepare a good CV. During my time I took help from one of the cv books online and it really gave me an idea of what to include and what to exclude. Good luck.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:55 PM
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Just go; there are heaps of information there.
CV are long format(min 3 pages) and resume are short format(max 3 pages).

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