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.

Be truthful

  • Although you want to present yourself in the best possible way, don’t embellish the truth. This strategy can easily backfire.

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