We have given you an outline of a blank sample resume as a GUIDE ONLY. It is intended to be read in conjunction with the Careers Centre handout on ‘Resume Writing’ which can be downloaded from the Careers Centre web site. There is also a ‘Sample Resume Template’ available which may provide you with further guidance. In order to MAKE YOUR APPLICATION COMPETITIVE AND UNIQUE, you should take into account your own experience and background and compile your resume in a way that you feel best reflects those. This may mean that the length of your resume varies. YOU MAY FIND THAT YOU NEED TO: • change the order of the headings • change the wording of the headings • leave some sections out that are not relevant to you or • add new sections (such as “Major Projects” or “Awards and Achievements” or “Leadership”) to capture certain experiences you have had. Also, bear in mind that employers will sometimes state what they want in a resume for a specific job application. They might specify length of resume, content required, number and type of referees required etc. In this instance, you should ALWAYS MEET THE EMPLOYER’S REQUIREMENTS for the specific job application.
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