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What is a resume?

What is a resume?

A resume summarises a job hunter's education, skills, work experience, achievements and interests for a prospective employer.

It is usually required as part of a job application and is considered essential information to help an employer assess whether an applicant would be a suitable candidate to interview.

Resume Guides

Cover Letter

Cover Letter

A cover letter is a fairly brief letter that should be part of any job application.

The cover letter sells the job hunter and their resume to an employer or a recruiter.

The resume covers work history, education and achievements.

Is a cover letter needed?

The cover letter is designed to grab the interest of the reader encouraging them to find out more.

It explains why a job hunter is applying for the job, highlights the key points from the resume and includes relevant extra information that demonstrates the job hunter has read the job advertisement.

Do not dash off the same cover letter to every application. Make every cover letter specific to the job to be applied for.

Here are some links to cover letter resources that will help tailor applications for any job.