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    Hi,
    Its been many years since i worked and now I have completed a TAFE course and am looking for work.

    I have done my resume and it looks pretty dodgy to say the least lol

    I have transcripts from the TAFE showing what units I have done, should I include a copy of these with my resume?

    I need to do a cover letter and I have no idea where to start...

    so please any advice would be most welcome..

    Thanks

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    Seek have some good tips on resume writing and cover letters:

    http://www.seek.com.au/jobs-resources/resume-cv

    I don't think you'll need to submit the transcripts with your resume, just list your courses under education/qualifications.

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    Do you think it might be worth investing some money into having a professional write your resume for you? Might be worth it if you think it looks dodgey, especially since you have been out of the workforce for several years.

    I know some professions will decide whether they will even read your resume based on appearance alone, not sure what you will be trying to get into though.

    Good luck!

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    Thank you

    i will look into both suggestions

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    Quote Originally Posted by meredithgrey View Post
    When I finished my undergraduate degree (midwifery) mine went like this


    Education
    Bachelor of Midwifery (2009-2012) Univeristy of X
    - GPA 6
    - awesome scholarship 2010
    - other awesome scholarship 2011


    Clinical Placements
    Semester 1, 2009 X town Hospital (10 weeks)


    I listed each placement along with my skills that I had gained.


    For example my first placement was something like "Basic observations of woman in labour" and my final placement was "manage care of a woman of labour". It showed that I gained knowledge and improved skills over the duration of my course.


    Employment.
    I was employed in retail and hospitality at the time. I just listed those jobs and my basic responsibilities in those jobs as well as relatable skills (following policies and legislation, leadership, being polite to people even when I wanted to slap them etc)


    referees.
    2 of my clinical preceptors and my current manager in retail.


    If I remember correctly, you did nursing so I hope this helps.


    Obviously formatting was better.

    Thanks so much, yes im an AIN and now studying Diploma of Nursing EEN and looking at Cert 3 in Aged Care as well... The job im applying for is in Aged Care.

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    I am an RN and similar to meredithgrey mine goes

    Education
    Employment history (with a list/description of skills/responsibilities)
    Clinical placements (placement locations and duration with list of skills developed)

    Aged care is always in demand if you know your stuff and with a good resume I am sure you will find a job soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepouts View Post
    I am an RN and similar to meredithgrey mine goes

    Education
    Employment history (with a list/description of skills/responsibilities)
    Clinical placements (placement locations and duration with list of skills developed)

    Aged care is always in demand if you know your stuff and with a good resume I am sure you will find a job soon

    Thank you


 

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