- Undergraduate with degree related work experience (DOC 34K) - Sample 1.
- Undergraduate with degree related work experience (DOC 30K) - Sample 2.
- Undergraduate with work-integrated-learning placement (DOC 29K)
- Undergraduate with part time employment and some degree related work experience (DOC 29K)
- Honours student (DOC 35K)
- Graduate Certificate student (DOC 29K)
- International postgraduate student (DOC 29K)
- Artist/ Design professional/ Postgraduate student (DOC 108K)
- Sample part-time and casual work resume (DOC 49K)
- Sample resumes and resources for experienced professionals
Your resume is an important tool in the job application process to help market yourself to employers. While it is not the be all and end all (things like cover letters, networking and making contact with employers are arguably more important), it is essential for providing a potential employer a snapshot of your past experiences tailored to their needs. Remember, there is a difference between resumes for part time/casual employment and resumes for professional or graduate employment. Look at our sample resumes for ideas about how to approach resume writing according to the type of job you're applying for.
- Concise and to the point
- Mainly in point form
- Markets you to the specific employer/industry
- Persuades the employer of your future capabilities with specific evidence
- Promotional in written style and word usage
- Absence of errors
- In proportion and logical
- Edited and re edited!
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It is important to tailor your career objective and not just copy one from the internet. A stock standard objective will not leave a lasting impression and, quite frankly, is boring! This is your chance to sell yourself and stand out from the crowd.
Resume Seminar Video
- Going Global Country Guides
- Recognising and presenting your skills
- Promotional language for resumes
- Career options with my degree
- Careers Appointments
- On-campus job search seminars
Part Time and Casual Work Resumes - When writing a resume for part-time and casual positions, it is important to list your employment history first. You only need a brief outline of your educational qualifications. Length should be no more than three pages. Use software which all employers can open e.g. MS Word or Adobe PDF.Professional Resumes - While it is important to target your resume to the particular position you are applying for, the format and headings generally used in writing a resume are largely similar, regardless of your program of study. It is essential to tailor your resume to each application, as employers want to see a direct correlation between the job requirements and your skills and experience. Think of your resume as a marketing tool that highlights what you can offer that matches the employer's needs.
In today's competitive graduate labour market, an ePortfolio could be a valuable tool to help you plan, develop and gain desirable career opportunities. An ePortfolio is an online record of your developing learning, achievements, skills and experiences whilst at uni, and showcases samples of your work such as reports, assignments, clinical notes, videos, artwork, photographs, lab and field work reports and many other 'artefacts' that help tell your story. The power of an ePortfolio comes from the reflections made over the course of your degree - this helps you to understand and record the relevance of learning in a particular course to your overall degree and career goals. Starting in first year is recommended! To get you started, Griffith Enrich offers samples to inspire you in the development of your own ePortfolio. Check out our Pinterest ePortfolio board for relevant articles and tips from the experts.
Don"t just take our word for it- here are some Griffith students talking about their own experiences in developing an ePortfolio!
- Preparing a professional resume (PDF 88K): A useful booklet to help you prepare your resume. It is also helpful for finding part time and casual work.
- Promotional Language for Resumes (PDF 208K): Handy hints on words you can use in your resume.
- Self-Assessment of Generic Capabilities (PDF 82K): You may not have degree related experience, but this PDF will show you how to present other skills and qualities graduate employers are seeking.
- Resume Checklist (DOC 178K): Make sure your resume covers all these areas.
- Use the handout on Identifying Transferable Skills (DOC, 600K) to analyse and record the skills you have developed through your studies, work and extra-curricular activities.
For further help preparing your resume, check out our Resume board on Pinterest for relevant articles and special tips from experts. If you want your resume checked over, you can book a 20 minute appointment with one of our Careers Counsellors. Log in to CareerBoard.