Resume Submission Tips
Get your resume noticed.
We receive thousands of resumes each year from skilled professionals. Here are some tips to get your resume noticed:
List your most recent experience first
- List your employment history in order, starting with the most recent experience first.
- Avoid any gaps; if you’ve been out of the job market for a while, mention it.
- Don’t go into deep detail about positions you held more than 10 years ago.
- Include details of holiday or temporary work only if it’s relevant to the job you’re applying for.
Include the facts
- List your job duties below each position listed on your resume.
- List your achievements, responsibilities and results.
- Talk about results: what difference did your involvement make?
- Use numbers for achievements wherever possible, e.g. “Boosted sales 40% in the first year.”
Be accurate and grammatically correct
- Always check your resume for errors.
- Run a spelling and grammar check and ask someone else to review the resume for you.
- Use the past tense for previous jobs and present tense for your current job.
- Read your resume out loud.
- Although you want to present yourself in the best possible way, don’t embellish the truth. This strategy can easily backfire.