Help me to apply for a job
What is a résumé ?
Your résumé (sometimes called your "CV") is your most important tool when applying for a job. It doesn't matter how qualified you are, or how much experience you have - if your resume is poorly presented or badly written, you're going to have trouble getting the job you want - or even an interview. Taking the time to work on your resume is really important.
Make sure you include your name, email address and a contact phone number on your resume. You don't have to include your home address, although there might be some situations when doing so would be a good idea. Also make sure your email address is respectable.
Your Educational History only needs to show your highest level of education, such as senior studies. You really don't need primary education listed. You can choose to include your results if showing them proves how well you're suited to the job.
If you can, you should also include a few bullet points listing your academic achievements (e.g., school or class captaincies, awards you've won, or groups you've been part of).
When providing your employment history, start with the your most recent job and go backwards from there. Give the position title and the dates you worked there.
If you haven't had a job before, you can use other things to demonstrate your experience, including:
* Work experience you've done through school
* Work placements that you've done through TAFE
* Volunteer work you've done
* Domestic jobs you've completed at home
* Personal interest projects
Employment Related Skills
While there will always be job-specific skills that an employer is looking for, most employers will also want you to have some general skills. These general job skills are sometimes called "employability skills" or "transferable skills".
How to demonstrate employment related skills on your resume.
Your resume should list two people who can positively recommend you as an employee. Ideally your references will be people that you have worked with before. Provide their name, their position title, and a way that they can be contacted.
What is a Cover Letter?
A cover letter is brief summary of your skills in relation to the job and expresses your interest in the position to the employer. It is placed at the front of your job application and is addressed to the person advertising the job. A Cover letter or application letter as it is also known, is the summary page for your résumé.
Why Do I need a Cover Letter?
A cover letter formalises your application and ensures that it is directed to the appropriate person within the organisation. It is also a tool for selling yourself to the employer and capturing their interest to examine your Resume`.
Types of Cover Letters
There are four different types of cover letters:
• Advertisement response letter
• Expression of interest or canvassing letter
• Referral letter
• Online – email letter
Cover Letter Essentials
• Be concise, but ensure you include key points about your skills and personal attributes
• Match your skills to those requested in the advertisement
• Punctuation, spelling, wording and sentence structure must be of a high quality
• Use simple, honest, positive words to convey your interest and ability for the position
• One page in length on white or buff coloured paper
• Your contact details must be correct
• Neatly staple to your résumé
A passion project is something you do in your spare time. Passion projects are fantastic for demonstrating initiative and enthusiasm for your chosen industry. Some examples are: