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You’ve seen your dream job on the CathNews jobs site. Now it is time to sit down and craft your resume.

We’ve got seven tips to create a job-winning resume:

  1. Target your resume: Ditch the one-size-fits-all approach. Tailor your resume for each job application by highlighting skills and experiences directly relevant to the job description
  2. Keep it concise: Aim for a one-page resume, ideally two pages if you have extensive experience. Recruiters often spend mere seconds scanning resumes, so prioritise clarity and conciseness.
  3. Focus on achievements: Don’t just list responsibilities. Use action verbs to showcase your accomplishments and the impact you made in previous roles. Quantify your achievements whenever possible with numbers or percentages.
  4. Structure: Maintain a clear and easy-to-read format. Use headings, bullet points, and white space to create a visually appealing and navigable resume.
  5. Proofread impeccably: Typos and grammatical errors scream carelessness. Proofread your resume meticulously and consider having a trusted friend or colleague review it for any mistakes.
  6. Highlight relevant skills: Don’t just list generic skills. Tailor the skills section to the specific requirements of the position. Include both hard skills (technical proficiencies) and soft skills (communication, teamwork).

Education matters: List your educational background, including degrees, diplomas, and relevant coursework. If you graduated recently, you can highlight relevant academic achievements or projects.