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Resume tips for mums with students:

From working in the recruitment industry for over 15 years, I have seen many students struggle to put their best foot forward. It can be heartbreaking.
By Kerri Peterson
Date: May 25 2012
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With the volume of job applications being received by Employers, resumes are getting between 6 - 20 seconds 'air-time', so it's important for students to learn how to write a resume which makes a positive and powerful first

A resume is the first point of contact a student will have with their future employer. It is one of the most significant documents they will write and continue to upgrade as they advance their career, so it needs to look good and show the employer how they will add value.

Share these resume writing tips with a student you know:

1. Show the breadth of skills and knowledge developed through academic, professional training and paid or non paid work environments

2. In addition to listing academic qualifications include a section on academic achievements such as awards, academic prizes or scholarships whilst at University or TAFE or even in the final year of secondary school

3. If relevant to the employer, describe any reports, assignments or honours thesis written receiving exceptional marks

4. Describe the skills gained through extra-curricular activities such as participation in music, drama, sporting, scientific, technical and environmental activities or clubs

5. Invest time to come up with a resume design which is uncluttered, free of spelling mistakes and addresses the criteria the employer is looking for

Kerri Peterson is a director of My Resume Builder - an online resume builder helping students create a
professional resume just the way Australian employers like it. For more information visit

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Abigail says: 2012 05 25

Spot on Motherpedia.  Mothers go through agonies on behalf of their children as they try to take the step from the desk to the workplace.  Your tips are practical and relevant.

Caroline says: 2012 05 25

Resume writing - a valuable skill or knack, and one not well understood by many who write too much.

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