Resume template for young and inexperienced applicants

RESUME

 

NAME

address

phone numbers; list a number where a message can be left

email

 

 

CAREER OBJECTIVE

The career objective should always be in line with the job you are applying for.

For example:

I am looking for part time work while I complete my studies.

I am looking for a plumbing apprenticeship

 

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

When preparing an application select those of your skills and attributes that are most relevant to the position you are applying for.

Skills may be of different kinds:

  • Technical skills, such as those you learn in your course or through work or work experience
  • Employability skills such as team work, problem solving

 

EDUCATION

Write the most recent first and work backwards.  Set out some key competencies from your course if you are using the course for entry to a new line of work:

 

2014                 Certificate III in Aged Care, Box Hill Institute

Subjects include:

  • Work Effectively with Older People
  • Follow WHS Safety Procedures for Direct Care Work

Work Placement

Dates                 Name of organisation

Duties:

 

 2013                                                    Victorian Certificate of Education

Mont Albert Secondary College

Subjects studied:

English, Further Maths, Health and Human Development, Biology

 

 

OTHER TRAINING

2013                                                    First Aid, Level 1

 St John’s Ambulance

 

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Work from the most recent backwards (usually)

Set out the dates during which you were employed, the name of the company and the name of the position you held. Briefly list your responsibilities, for instance:

 

March 2012 ongoing                 Customer Service Officer, Harrison’s Supplies, Doncaster

Duties:

  • responding to phone queries
  • processing orders
  • first response to and correct forwarding of complaints.

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Set this out like paid work

 

VOLUNTEER WORK

Set this out like paid work

 

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Use this category if you don’t have much experience or if the job advertisement specifies desirable characteristics.

List qualities that you have that will be useful in the work place, for example: punctual, reliable, good attention to detail

 

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

List the name of the dates, organisations and the nature of your involvement in any community activities or sport. For example:

2012 (ongoing)          Bulleen Neighbourhood Watch

 

AWARDS

List the date you received an award, the name and what it was for.

June 2013,             Outstanding Student Leadership,

                               Mont Albert Secondary College

 

INTERESTS

Sometimes they give an insight into the person.

B Grade Tennis, fitness,

 

 

REFEREES

The names, positions and contact details of people who can speak about your skills. Ask them if they will be referees before you put name in your resume. Tell them when you are going for an interview.

 

Marianne Jones                                             Craig Lee

Manager                                                         Teacher

Harrison’s Supplies                                         Box Hill Institute

Phone                                                              Phone

Email                                                               Email