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Resume Tips

Your resume/CV needs to contain a few key things: 

  • Your Degree/Current Area of Study 

  • Relevant Work Experience 

  • Skills (especially for technical roles) 

  • Personal Details 


These are the essentials. Three significant pieces of advice from here: 


  1. How to stand out? Prospective employers are often looking evidence that you’re passionate about your area of study, and you’ve gone above and beyond to apply your knowledge. Workshops and projects are the best way to prove this. 


  1. Traditional or Flamboyant design? While having a black and white text-filled document will not necessarily cause recruiters to discard your resume, having a colourful design may reflect you as a person better, and leave a more lasting impression. Use sites like or Canva to come up with an appealing layout, but don’t make it too busy or difficult to read/look at. 


  1. How to balance detail in an appropriate length? Make sure your resume avoids being overly lengthy. The best way to be concise but detailed is by using dot points and only talking about relevant experiences and skills. We recommend a resume of between 1-2 pages. 



Basic Resume Template 




Address: <Address> 

Date of Birth: <dob> 

Email: <email> 

Phone Number: <phone> 



<One or two sentences about who you are, and your career goals/objectives> 



For each qualification: 

<Qualification Gained & Year Started/Finished> 


  • <Major> 

  • <WAM/Mark Average> 

  • <Relevant Courses relating to applied job> 



For each work experience (can include volunteering/less relevant experiences in a separate section): 

<Position Title & Duration (Month/Year started and Finished)> 

<Organisation/Company & City> 

  • <Summary of work activities, skills applied and major achievements in dot points> 



List a few skills, especially for technical roles: 

  • <Skill, how you obtained it, and how you apply it> 

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