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5. BASIC RESUME OUTLINE

Here is the ABSOLUTE BASIC résumé outline.

It contains only the basic information an employer expects.

(When you draw up your résumé, make sure that it does NOT look exactly the same as this one... You'll be surprised how many people do...)

Try to put a LOT more of your own personality into it.



NAME
Full name, surname in CAPITALS.

ADDRESS
Full address, including postcode.

PHONE NUMBER
If you have none, leave a "contact" number such as a neighbour or a relative who can pass on message to you.

DATE OF BIRTH
In full-i.e. 7th April, 1977.

EDUCATIONAL DETAILS
List details of your latest educational qualification - eg for school leavers, where you attended high school, and in what years. List the results of your School Certificate, H.S.C., or your latest report card - subjects studied, grade, attitude, etc. List any school academic prizes that you have won.

OTHER COURSES
List the details of any further education - what, where, when - e.g. any Technical or Business College courses? University studies and results? Any special certificates such as First Aid?

WORK EXPERIENCE
In this section, list the type of jobs done, and the location of all places you've worked at in your holidays, part-time, or casually, or any school Work Experience Program, and when.

INTERESTS AND HOBBIES
List some of your leisure time activities to give the employer some idea of what you are like. M sure that you don't list things about which you know very little - you may get caught out! Don't say you like watching T.V. or other equally "useless" pastimes. Mention any special skills you may have - good at public speaking, art, soccer team, etc. Try to pick those personal interests which may be relevant to the job you are applying for.

REFERENCES
In this section, list the names, title and address of the people who have said they will act as a referee for you. You could just simply say, "References can be supplied upon request" making sure that you can


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