Youth job search program to help young people find a job. To assist young school leavers to look for a career and job. To teach school students and school leavers how to make a résumé, interview techniques, job search skills.
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Build Your Résumé - The essentials

The effective résumé should:
  • Be accurate, concise and visually appealing
  • Be well organised and easy to follow
  • Contain short sentences and paragraphs as well as good use of space
  • Begin with a very specific job objective
  • Contain a brief summary statement which highlights your special skills and supports and emphasises your objective with specific points
  • Emphasise your background, strengths and accomplishments; this is where you can communicate what you will contribute in the future
  • Be targeted to a specific audience

  • Be kept simple, using colour and graphics modestly and appropriately (e.g. avoid things like yellow text, purple headlines, big page borders, highly unusual fonts or title pages - remember it's a professional document, not a colouring competition!)
Some example résumés:
Below are two example résumés which you can download in Microsoft Word format and alter to reflect your details. If you are going to change either of these and make them your own, remember to change the words to your own and proof read the content! Click on the résumé thumbnail to download the résumé.
Example 1
Example 2
This résumé is particularly helpful if you have some work or volunteer experience.
This résumé was designed especially for those who have no prior experience.
This is an opportunity to clarify, identify and highlight those skills which are truly unique to you.

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