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Resume Writing for the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Student

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Resume Writing for the Job Seeker

Upon completing your Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or other Vocational Training and Assessment Course, many students ask the question… “Now what?” If you are not already employed, creating a standout resume is the best bet at giving you the edge in today tough job market.

For your convenience I have created a sample resume below, basically a ‘fill in the blanks’ for job seeking students.

TIPS & TRICKS

  1. Keep your resume to two pages (three max!)
  2. Spell check, spell check, spell check (and proof read) – grammatical errors are not acceptable
  3. The real opportunity is within the cover letter so highlight your biggest achievements there
  4. Keep the front plain and pages spacey
  5. Without ‘resume padding’ put forward the best version of you

PERSONAL DETAILS

Your personal details should always come first and include:

Name
Address
Phone
Email (make sure its professional)

CAREER OBJECTIVE

A brief sentence outlining what you want from your prospective job.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

It is important to only list relevant education and training. Also, if you have the room list one unit you undertook that is related to your prospective job.

2011 – 2012
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110)
Inspire Education
BSBCMM401A Make a Presentation – This unit has developed my communication skills in presenting concepts and ideas to broad audiences.

Additionally, to show you are prepared take certified copies of qualifications for interviews.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

You should always list your employment history with the most recent presented first. Usually only the previous five years or so is listed – unless you have been in positions for significant time. Conversely, if you have had many jobs, include the most relevant.

Dates employed
Job title
Organisations name
Main tasks and responsibilities

SKILLS AND COMMUNITY WORK

Particularly list community work if it is work experience or adds to the role you are applying for. Only list skills specific to the job – this does include generic skills!

TRAINING AND EDUCATION ACHIEVEMENTS

Particularly relevant in sales positions – include anything that will make you stand out from your peers (for example KPI results)

REFEREES

Referees should be listed last on the resume – make sure you have their approval before listing them to speak on behalf of you.

Name
Job title
Organisation
Contact phone
Contact email

This is a simple ‘fill in the blanks’ style resume for the prospective job hunters out there.

If anyone has any tips or ideas that I have left out remember to post them as a comment below! And if you are one of our students who have finished their course, congratulations and good luck 🙂

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