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Title: La Trobe University


1
Preparing resumes and job applications
  • Careers and Employment
  • www.latrobe.edu.au/careers
  • Level 1 Peribolos East
  • Mon- Fri 9am -5pm

2
  • Purpose of the resume/employer
  • Selects a future employee by assessing
  • Can you do the job?
  • (Your skills, qualifications and experience)
  • Will you do the job?
  • (Your motivation, attitudes and career)
  • Will you fit into the team?
  • (Your cultural match)

3
  • Telstra crucial qualities
  • An ability to work with people
  • A commitment to customer service
  • Effective self management
  • Well developed communication and interpersonal
    ability
  • An orientation towards achieving results
  • Capacity to manage information and make decisions
  • Commercially relevant technical expertise

4
  • Resume
  • Professional presentation
  • About 2-3 pages
  • Basic information to include
  • Personal details
  • Education
  • Relevant Skills and Achievements
  • Employment history
  • Additional Training/Professional Development
  • Extracurricular activities/Interests
  • Referee contact details

5
  • Personal Details (name, contact details)
  • Education (most recent first, dates,
    institutions, majors, thesis topic, academic
    achievements, technical skills acquired)
  • Employment (most recent and relevant first,
    dates, employer name, position, responsibilities.
    Remember to include volunteer, community,
    vacation work and course related work experience)

6
  • Employers are looking for
  • Evidence of your academic and non-academic
    achievement
  • Work experience
  • Part-time, vacation, or voluntary work
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Clues to achievement, motivation,
  • Leadership qualities
  • Teamwork skills
  • Attitude
  • Potential clients you can bring

7
  • Skills employers are seeking
  • Communicating ideas and information
  • Planning and organising activities
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Working with others in teams and independently
  • Solving problems/thinking laterally
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Using technology/mathematical ideas techniques
  • Collecting, analyzing organizing information
  • Source Employer Satisfaction with Graduate
    Skills www.dest.gov.au/highered/repts.htm

8
  • Good marks are useful but there is more to being
    an employee
  • Student Society involvement
  • Community involvement
  • Sports
  • Part-time work
  • Language skills
  • Travel
  • Other interests
  • Computer skills
  • Commitment
  • Teamwork
  • Ability to plan and organise time
  • Can be useful
  • Indicate a well-rounded
    individual
  • Language of business

9
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10
  • Relevant Skills and Achievements ( what are the
    skills required of the position and how can you
    demonstrate that you have them?)
  • Use short statements using action words to
    demonstrate these skills. Use specific examples
  • Decide where to include these in your resume

11
  • negotiated
  • designed
  • prepared
  • established
  • developed
  • compiled
  • coached
  • organised
  • supervised
  • Action verbs achieved
  • administered
  • created
  • delivered
  • initiated
  • managed
  • analysed
  • demonstrated
  • implemented

12
  • EMPLOYMENT
  • Insert date (from-to)
  • Position held
  • EMPLOYER 1
  • Describe experiences/skills (use action words
    eg)
  • Prepared
  • Participated in..
  • Designed..
  • Responsible for..
  • You may want to expand in one paragraph on any
    key skills/achievements acquired or
    responsibility held.

13
  • Additional Training/Professional Development
    (include examples of any additional relevant
    courses undertaken)
  • Extracurricular activities/Interests (allows
    employers to get a broader picture of you)
  • Referees (select appropriate referees, specify
    their position and contact details ask
    permission)

14
  • Other suggested headings
  • Career objective
  • Career Summary
  • Key skills (relevant to the position you are
    applying for)
  • Technical skills
  • Computer skills
  • Professional Skills Summary
  • Course-related work experience

15
  • Extracurricular activities
  • 200..-current
  • Committee member,..
  • Publicised functions and publications
  • Assisted with the production of the newsletter
  • Competed in..
  • 200
  • Captain .team
  • -Responsible for selection and motivation of
    players
  • -Organized training sessions
  • -Liaised with other clubs to fix venues and
    match times

16
  • Professional memberships
  • Student member of The Institution of Engineers
    Australia (demonstrates your professional
    orientation and commitment to ongoing learning)
  • Give the dates of your membership

17
  • Cover letters - One A4 page
  • Use name of employer (or Dear Sir/Madam)
  • Nominate the position for which you are applying
  • Mention your interest in the firm
  • Highlight the extent to which you match the
    requirements of the advertisement
  • Outline any further points in your
    favour
  • Thanks and method of contact

18
  • Tips for a good resume
  • Marketing document visual impact
  • Format information must be clear and easy to
    read
  • Present information in sufficient detail to show
    what you have to offer
  • Target your resumes and covering letters
  • Research and ensure you are suitable for the
    position
  • Avoid unsupported claims (back up claims with
    specific examples)
  • Bullet pointing is a good idea
  • Data is best placed on right hand side
  • Good cover letter

19
  • Addressing key selection criteria
  • Create a new document
  • Break the criterion into key points
  • Can use a (STAR) approach for each response
  • Situation Provide a brief outline of the
    situation or setting
  • Task Outline what you did
  • Action Outline how you did it
  • Result Describe the outcomes
  • Use dot points for clarity (generally)
  • Not strong on a criterion - refer to skills
    required and indicate your
    willingness to
    learn nb Essential Careers Guide

20
  • Reference sources
  • Essential Careers Guide La Trobe University
    Course Careers Service, 2007
  • Villiers, Ann D., How to Write and Talk to
    Selection Criteria.4th edn., Mental Nutrition,
    Canberra, 2005.
  • Faust Bill and Faust, Michael, Pitch Yourself.
    2nd edn Pearson Education Ltd, Harlow, 2006
  • Websites
  • www.latrobe.edu.au/careers
  • www.graduatecareers.com.au
  • www.seek.com.au

21
  • Purpose identify your reader
  • Avoid temptation to give every detail
  • Avoid redundancy and repetition
  • Use parallel terms
  • Keep sentences short
  • One main point per sentence
  • Keep the subject and verb at the beginning of
    sentences close together

22
  • Careers and Employment
  • Ground floor, Peribolos East, Mon-Frid 9-5pm
  • Make appointments for
  • Career counselling
  • Resume checks
  • Graduate Opportunities Published by the Graduate
    Careers Australia plus other publications from
    Hobsons press etc
  • Purchase Essential Careers Guide 5 per copy
  • View CDs/Videos re Interview Skills, Assessment
    centres etc
  • Register online at the careers website
    www.latrobe.edu.au/careers for JOBS -
  • Graduate,full time, part time and casual
    employment
  • EVENTS-Job-hunting seminars (resumes, graduate
    recruitment, interviews and more)
  • Access to Going Global website
  • FAQS
  • NEWS
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Title: La Trobe University


1
Preparing resumes and job applications
  • Careers and Employment
  • www.latrobe.edu.au/careers
  • Level 1 Peribolos East
  • Mon- Fri 9am -5pm

2
  • Purpose of the resume/employer
  • Selects a future employee by assessing
  • Can you do the job?
  • (Your skills, qualifications and experience)
  • Will you do the job?
  • (Your motivation, attitudes and career)
  • Will you fit into the team?
  • (Your cultural match)

3
  • Telstra crucial qualities
  • An ability to work with people
  • A commitment to customer service
  • Effective self management
  • Well developed communication and interpersonal
    ability
  • An orientation towards achieving results
  • Capacity to manage information and make decisions
  • Commercially relevant technical expertise

4
  • Resume
  • Professional presentation
  • About 2-3 pages
  • Basic information to include
  • Personal details
  • Education
  • Relevant Skills and Achievements
  • Employment history
  • Additional Training/Professional Development
  • Extracurricular activities/Interests
  • Referee contact details

5
  • Personal Details (name, contact details)
  • Education (most recent first, dates,
    institutions, majors, thesis topic, academic
    achievements, technical skills acquired)
  • Employment (most recent and relevant first,
    dates, employer name, position, responsibilities.
    Remember to include volunteer, community,
    vacation work and course related work experience)

6
  • Employers are looking for
  • Evidence of your academic and non-academic
    achievement
  • Work experience
  • Part-time, vacation, or voluntary work
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Clues to achievement, motivation,
  • Leadership qualities
  • Teamwork skills
  • Attitude
  • Potential clients you can bring

7
  • Skills employers are seeking
  • Communicating ideas and information
  • Planning and organising activities
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Working with others in teams and independently
  • Solving problems/thinking laterally
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Using technology/mathematical ideas techniques
  • Collecting, analyzing organizing information
  • Source Employer Satisfaction with Graduate
    Skills www.dest.gov.au/highered/repts.htm

8
  • Good marks are useful but there is more to being
    an employee
  • Student Society involvement
  • Community involvement
  • Sports
  • Part-time work
  • Language skills
  • Travel
  • Other interests
  • Computer skills
  • Commitment
  • Teamwork
  • Ability to plan and organise time
  • Can be useful
  • Indicate a well-rounded
    individual
  • Language of business

9
(No Transcript)
10
  • Relevant Skills and Achievements ( what are the
    skills required of the position and how can you
    demonstrate that you have them?)
  • Use short statements using action words to
    demonstrate these skills. Use specific examples
  • Decide where to include these in your resume

11
  • negotiated
  • designed
  • prepared
  • established
  • developed
  • compiled
  • coached
  • organised
  • supervised
  • Action verbs achieved
  • administered
  • created
  • delivered
  • initiated
  • managed
  • analysed
  • demonstrated
  • implemented

12
  • EMPLOYMENT
  • Insert date (from-to)
  • Position held
  • EMPLOYER 1
  • Describe experiences/skills (use action words
    eg)
  • Prepared
  • Participated in..
  • Designed..
  • Responsible for..
  • You may want to expand in one paragraph on any
    key skills/achievements acquired or
    responsibility held.

13
  • Additional Training/Professional Development
    (include examples of any additional relevant
    courses undertaken)
  • Extracurricular activities/Interests (allows
    employers to get a broader picture of you)
  • Referees (select appropriate referees, specify
    their position and contact details ask
    permission)

14
  • Other suggested headings
  • Career objective
  • Career Summary
  • Key skills (relevant to the position you are
    applying for)
  • Technical skills
  • Computer skills
  • Professional Skills Summary
  • Course-related work experience

15
  • Extracurricular activities
  • 200..-current
  • Committee member,..
  • Publicised functions and publications
  • Assisted with the production of the newsletter
  • Competed in..
  • 200
  • Captain .team
  • -Responsible for selection and motivation of
    players
  • -Organized training sessions
  • -Liaised with other clubs to fix venues and
    match times

16
  • Professional memberships
  • Student member of The Institution of Engineers
    Australia (demonstrates your professional
    orientation and commitment to ongoing learning)
  • Give the dates of your membership

17
  • Cover letters - One A4 page
  • Use name of employer (or Dear Sir/Madam)
  • Nominate the position for which you are applying
  • Mention your interest in the firm
  • Highlight the extent to which you match the
    requirements of the advertisement
  • Outline any further points in your
    favour
  • Thanks and method of contact

18
  • Tips for a good resume
  • Marketing document visual impact
  • Format information must be clear and easy to
    read
  • Present information in sufficient detail to show
    what you have to offer
  • Target your resumes and covering letters
  • Research and ensure you are suitable for the
    position
  • Avoid unsupported claims (back up claims with
    specific examples)
  • Bullet pointing is a good idea
  • Data is best placed on right hand side
  • Good cover letter

19
  • Addressing key selection criteria
  • Create a new document
  • Break the criterion into key points
  • Can use a (STAR) approach for each response
  • Situation Provide a brief outline of the
    situation or setting
  • Task Outline what you did
  • Action Outline how you did it
  • Result Describe the outcomes
  • Use dot points for clarity (generally)
  • Not strong on a criterion - refer to skills
    required and indicate your
    willingness to
    learn nb Essential Careers Guide

20
  • Reference sources
  • Essential Careers Guide La Trobe University
    Course Careers Service, 2007
  • Villiers, Ann D., How to Write and Talk to
    Selection Criteria.4th edn., Mental Nutrition,
    Canberra, 2005.
  • Faust Bill and Faust, Michael, Pitch Yourself.
    2nd edn Pearson Education Ltd, Harlow, 2006
  • Websites
  • www.latrobe.edu.au/careers
  • www.graduatecareers.com.au
  • www.seek.com.au

21
  • Purpose identify your reader
  • Avoid temptation to give every detail
  • Avoid redundancy and repetition
  • Use parallel terms
  • Keep sentences short
  • One main point per sentence
  • Keep the subject and verb at the beginning of
    sentences close together

22
  • Careers and Employment
  • Ground floor, Peribolos East, Mon-Frid 9-5pm
  • Make appointments for
  • Career counselling
  • Resume checks
  • Graduate Opportunities Published by the Graduate
    Careers Australia plus other publications from
    Hobsons press etc
  • Purchase Essential Careers Guide 5 per copy
  • View CDs/Videos re Interview Skills, Assessment
    centres etc
  • Register online at the careers website
    www.latrobe.edu.au/careers for JOBS -
  • Graduate,full time, part time and casual
    employment
  • EVENTS-Job-hunting seminars (resumes, graduate
    recruitment, interviews and more)
  • Access to Going Global website
  • FAQS
  • NEWS
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