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    Default What do employers look for on a resume

    Hi all,

    I'm thinking of returning to work and I have no idea how to update my resume, it's been many years that I have needed one.

    What should I include and leave out?

    Do we still do cover letters?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Having recently been sorting through applications for a number of positions for a new section just opened, checking references, organising interviews and being on the interview panel, your CV is only part of the process and obviously the first thing that is looked at with your cover letter and selection criteria if the position requires it, the information provided, the way it is formatted and what you include in your CV and the selection criteria determines if you are short listed.
    The amount of applications that came through where it was obvious people had absolutely no idea how to set out a CV or what to include was quite incredible. I recommend having your CV updated/formatted by a person who specialises in doing them, it is well worth the $150-$200 it costs.
    Your CV should include your personel details, qualifications, a short speel about yourself , your past 10 years experience in detail and very briefly list your experience prior to that and then 2 current references should be last on your CV. If your CV is done correctly and you proceed to interview stage then how well you interview is taken into consideration obviously.

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