Resources to make a resume that sells your awesome!

Top 5 tips

  1. Don't have typos or lies. Do get someone to proofread it for you, who can also give honest feedback.
  2. Do talk about how you delivered (or how you helped). Talk about how you worked in using your skills. If things didn't go well, what did you learn?
  3. Unless this resume is for you as a person, which is part of your brand, choose a template that does not include a photo.
  4. Link skills to the experience in an easy to read way. Bonus points if you link to evidence, like a live site or GitHub repo.
  5. Choose the right format for your career stage - qualification based resumes are great for grads, chronological is more standard once you have relevant experience.

More advice by role

Each industry or role has different quirks and expectations. Here are some resources to help you navigate those for your dream career!

Also don't forget to talk about any transferable skills that you have. Just because the experience wasn't directly related doesn't mean it can't work for you. For example, if you were captain of the football team you can talk about team work and leadership with evidence.

General tips

Here are some general tips on crafting great resumes. Some of these will vary by region or industry, but there are common themes around the world in telling a story to sell your experience.

One last tip! Don't forget to tailor your resume and cover letter for each application. You might leave out some experience that is older and not relevant to the position. Do be sure to highlight where you have the skills and experience that they are looking for.

Job sites

Here are some sites that specialise in junior or entry level jobs. We've specifically listed entry level jobs sites here so a) you don't have to through sift the bulk of jobs that are for more experienced roles, and b) once you get more experienced you will probably find a site or agency that matches the kind of roles that you are interested in.