Resume Layout and Preparation

A professional resume should contain the following information in the sequence listed below:

Personal Details

  • Address
  • Email
  • Telephone numbers
  • Licenses

Education

  • Tertiary Institution
  • Qualifications obtained eg. BA AgScience, Diploma
  • Year graduated
  • Secondary level reached , school attended
  • Other studies or courses

Employment Details

  • Start with the most recent employer
  • Ensure dates are accurate
  • Title of roles and industry sector
  • Brief summary of position with bullet points of key tasks performed

Additional Skills or Training

  • Computer
  • Agsafe accredited
  • Fertcare accredited
  • CPA

Interests or Hobbies

  • Taxidermy
  • APEX
  • Football
  • Cricket

Referees (optional)

  • ???
  • ???
  • ???
  • ???

Useful Hints

  • Do not exceed 3-4 pages, bearing in mind the reader will be reviewing a number of resumes;
  • Be concise with your information and keep the layout simple. Pictures or graphics can cause problems for the end-user;
  • What strengths do you have that will help you perform this role?
  • References and published papers are best presented at the interview. They can give the impression that you are overqualified or too academic for the majority of positions;
  • If possible provide as a word document for user-friendliness.