1. Contact DetailsResumes are above all a self-marketing tool, so advertise yourself in a professional and engaging manner. Centre your contact details (i.e. name, mobile number, email address) at the top of the page and ensure your email address is updated. Prospective employers will hardly appreciate your teenage email@example.com account, so keep things civilized.
2. Career OverviewThis introductory section should provide the reader with on overview of what he or she will find in your resume. It is there to make sure they actually read through your resume. It should only be a few sentences and should include information concerning of your professional, academic and industry training. Don't waste words here ensure that your information is pertinent.
3. Professional HistoryWhen it comes to formatting your professional history, consider a simplified reverse chronological template. You are welcome to include information about each company however this is optional.
Kate Southam of Career One dictates the following formula:Job title, employer, dates, what you did, for whom and when.
E.g. General Manager, Effective Solutions, August 2007 present day.About Effective Solutions:
Founded in October 2004, Effective Solutions offers innovative consulting sessions across a variety of fields to improve business operation. Specifically, the company focuses on security and high-risk operations.Responsibilities:
Managed a team of 25 employees who offer consultancy on business operations.Achievements:
Recruited and trained employees to be work-ready within 3 weeks.
85% of clients reported improved business operations within our first 12 months.
4. Education & Training
Start with your highest qualification first and work down. It is not necessary to list your high school certification unless you are a recent university or school graduate. Be sure to include qualifications such as First Aid and other in-house training you may have undertaken.
5. References/RefereesThese are always last. Please include the names/phone numbers/email addresses of your references, as these are the most acceptable means of communication. Do not, under any circumstance, link your reference's social media account as a point of contact.