Your resume (sometimes called a CV or curriculum vitae) is a marketing tool – a way to sell yourself. It has one main purpose: to win you a job interview. A good resume is crucial when applying for a new job - it’s your first chance to really impress what could potentially be your new employer!
It should summarise the following:
- Personal strengths
Based upon the strength of information in your resume, you will either be selected for an interview or passed over for another candidate.
Your resume is the only step in job hunting in which you have total power. Remember this is your personal marketing document, so make sure you stand out. Any jobseeker in today's job market is up against very strong competition.