Resumes, Tips and Templates

Resumes, Tips and Templates

We've put together some tips and templates to ensure that you are well equipped to apply for a job... And get it!

Cover Letter


A Cover Letter provides a nice introduction to your resume, is written in first person and should be targeted to the business advertising the job you’re applying for. It should outline your strengths and the reasons you feel you make a good candidate for the position.

We've put together a
Cover Letter template to get you started.

Resume


Think of your resume as the first point of contact you will make with a prospective employer. It is your one chance of making a good enough impression to take you through to the next step – an interview. Many School leavers don’t have a lot to talk about in the way of work experience; this is where any extracurricular activities and sporting/community participation can come in handy.

Have a look at the Resume Template we've put together to give you some ideas.

Interview


Preparing for an interview can be a little scary – especially if it’s your first. The key is to research the business in question, prepare some answers, think of examples and make sure you dress appropriately on the day. Here are some common interview questions:
  • Provide an example of when you have worked effectively in a group situation.
  • What are your strengths?
  • What are your weaknesses?
  • Why did you apply for this position?
  • Do you have something you’ve worked on or something you’ve achieved that you are really proud of?

First impressions are key; it takes on average 3 seconds for someone to evaluate you when you meet for the first time. Here are some tips on how you can ensure that you make a great first impression:
  • Dress to impress!
  • Make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes early for your interview
  • Once introduced to the people who will be interviewing you – shake their hand, try to remember their name and say “nice to meet you”.
  • Try to keep your answers professional and polite, keep on track and make sure to leave any negativity at the door.
  • If you want the job, act like it! Be positive, enthusiastic and ask questions if you have any.
  • Once the interview is over make sure you again shake your interviewers hand(s), say “it was nice to meet you” and most importantly thank them for their time.

Should you be unsuccessful for the position, don’t get discouraged. A good tip is to ask your interviewer for some points on where you can improve your application and interview skills.

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