@TheFutureMcBride: No problem. Ill just outline what I had put in my resume for you. Maybe that will help?
My resume is 6 pages long including cover.
Cover page – is on white paper with a custom letterhead. This is just something I did on Microsoft publisher – I picked a letterhead using the color green because apparently this screams professional? Had the main details. My name- address contact telephone and phone number and simply title resume.
First page is listed quite clearly
-name, mobile number, email address, postal address (in this order because its the best way to contact me, phone first, email then if you really have to send me snail mail)
I listed 5 dot points about me ( kinda like the best sellers)
i.e I have a high level of Self Motivation. In which I am reliable, confident and committed to achieving professional standards.
i.e I have excellent communication skills with a friendly and outgoing manner – an assest for interacting with clients and fellow staff.
Hint: Dont just list the same word to explain your level of how good you do something. Use words like Accomplished, skilled, experienced, adept, competent.
Hint: Spellcheck is my friend…
Next Heading Key Technical Skills
(this is where I listed all the technical side of qualifications that I am in)
- Accomplished in Computer Operations, Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint, Access, Adobe Photoshop CS3, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Bridge and Database Operations, Data Retrieval, Database Fundamentals
I listed in dot point yet again all the education and qualifications I had. Short and sweet in explaining. So something like
- Diploma of Airport Management: SWAN TAFE WA, Midland – (2004)- Successfully completed a 43-module course. Modules covered a varied range of topics including industry specific areas and generic workplace skills such as; bookkeeping, legal, public relations, risk management, workplace protocols, team membership and leadership.
Then on the next page I listed
JOB TITLE (DATE OF EMPLOYMENT and FINISHING DATE)
then the company name and location and one sentence of what the company did.
I then listed 10 -15 points of what my job role was there (the further back in time i used less dot points, so the most 2 recent jobs was 10-15 points then the rest got cut back to 5 dot points.
- Co-ordinate travel and accommodation requirements for staff
- Co-ordinate internal and external functions
or ones that I thought were relevant for whatever job I was going for.
Work Experience: (any work I did unpaid, like an internship)
Personal Achievements: This was any award that I won or was recognised for (even going back to my last year of highschool)
Then my last page was Personal Details
DOB: AGE: MARITAL STATUS: PLACE OF BIRTH: LANGUAGES: LICENCE: INTERESTS.
Then I put my references and referees. 2 for each.
Attached to each resume I then put a photocopy of certificates or any documentation they might need. for example Like in Australia they require a WWC which is a Working With Children check.. (police clearance) if you work in an industry that you could come in contact with a child or have any involvement with or anything like that.
Thats pretty much what I did. Excuse the bad grammar its 11pm here and well my motivation went out the window.
Hope that helps!