NAME contact number email Always make sure a prospective employer and your recruiter can contact you. An answering machine or voicemail is essential. EDUCATION Keep it simple. Include the highest level attained in secondary or tertiary education, the institution and the year commenced, eg. XX High School HSC/VCE 1995 Monash University B. Commerce 1997 Don’t include vocational training courses here, only major qualifications. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT List vocational courses attended to demonstrate continued learning and up-skilling. Include course name, institution and the month/year. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS Include industry and professional bodies, eg. Australian Institute of Management Public Relations Institute of Australia Australian Marketing Institute INTERESTS A resume doesn't provide much insight to you as a person. Listing some of your interests will. CAREER STATEMENT Make sure your career objective and summary aligns with the role for which you are applying. Do not forward the same resume to every role...all roles are different with unique requirements so you need to tailor your resume accordingly. Your statement should be 5-6 lines highlighting your experience - including level and specific areas of sales or marketing, the type of businesses and sectors you have worked in and your key strengths. KEY COMPETENCIES List 4-5 key competencies with a 3-4 bullet points under each to describe your experience. Ensure these are aligned to the role you are applying for. CAREER HISTORY Include work history for at least 10 years using the following format:. Date (month/year) Role Company Brief snapshot of role purpose and/or background if explanation is needed. If the company is unknown include 1-2 lines on what the company does, their location, size etc. Responsibilities List in bullet point your key responsibilities. These should be no more than 6 as an average. This is not a list of everything you do, rather the most significant or important. Achievements List your key achievements and/or milestones you reached during the tenure of the role. These need to be tangible and specific to demonstrate your contribution and overall benefit to the business; not what would be expected from the role. Examples include, special leadership, project management or change management, cost savings, increased sales, increased market share, team performance etc. REFERENCES Always have your referees up to date. Include their name, role and a contact number. Referees should be the people you reported to, not a colleague or peer. If this is not possible then a senior manager who worked closely with you is acceptable.
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