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Resume Writing Advice –
Your words are your weapons

Whether you are seeking a job as a waiter or a senior-engineer, your resume is an important summary of your work experience, skills, education and talents. Ever heard of the saying, “You’re only as good as your resume says so and the only purpose of your resume is to gain an interview” Perhaps you have sent hundreds of resumes already but still NO luck? We know what you are facing and how you are feeling, being a local Aussie employment agency, we have come across so many badly written resume that just don’t pass the mark!

Job2Go is sharing some hidden industry facts over here – recruiters spend less than a minute reviewing your resume. These people receive stacks of resume for just one position. We care for our candidates that is why we have prepared this for you.

CAN YOU IMAGINE NOW HOW HARD IT WILL BE FOR YOUR RESUME TO STAND OUT?

Now to make your resume stand out, follow this format and you should not go wrong.



1st – Start with a brief overview

  • Talk about your career objectives.
  • Give a summary of your skills and knowledge.
  • Briefly share what you have learnt from your previous work experience.
  • Highlight your achievements.


2nd – Include your contact information

  • Full name
  • Address
  • Phone numbers (landline and mobile)
  • Email
  • Date of birth


3rd – State your professional attributes

  • Skills
  • Academic or Trade qualifications
  • Certificates (if any)
  • Tickets (if any)
  • Training course completion (if any)
Note that if you have just graduated from high school, listing your overall grade is suitable, however if you are well out of school, it is not important to list your grades. It is good practice to list approximant dates which you completed you qualification.

4th – Describe your work experience (Chronological order)

  • Name of company
  • Dates worked there (use months and years ex. January 2013 – March 2014)
  • Your job title
  • Your roles and duties
  • Also it is good to add key achievements and targets that stood out


5th – Your hobbies and interests

This gives the employer an idea of your personality and lifestyle.



6th – Your references

By listing at least two is good enough. If you don’t wish to add them in then please use “referees upon request”.


You're almost there

Now that your resume has a good structure, the next step is to enrich it with valuable information. We have prepared these 4 Tips that you should follow to have a successful resume:

  • Tipp 1: Cover Letter

    A well-written resume tells the hiring manager that you are interested in the job. A well-written COVER LETTER tells the hiring manager you are TRULY interested in the job.

  • Tipp 2: Length

    Keep your resume to 2 pages. 3 pages at most.

  • Tipp 3: Content

    Use the job description for key words to incorporate into your resume. Smart hey?

  • Tipp 4: Formatting

    Before you start typing away, choose an easy to read font type and size. Our suggestion is Times New Roman / Arial / Calibri. Keep font size consistent and use bolding and italicization for effect. Keep resume layout clean and readable with plenty of white space to make it look inviting.

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