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Soos hulle se DAGSE BOET :) ,

Does anyone maybe have a layout of what your CV should like like before presenting it in the job market <_< and does this differ between Melbourne, Sydney ect.

Baie Dankie

Fifi

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Hi Fifi,

Resumes here tend to be more achievement orientated than task orientated, so try to highlight your achievements - and what results this brought the business if possible (example - introduced a process for XXXXX which resulted in a significant improvement in efficiency and a positive impact on the overall profitability of ABC company)

They prefer short, sharp bullet points, so try to think of your experience in these terms, instead of wordy descriptions.

They are very 'competency' based, so if you get to interview stage, you'll need to elaborate on real experiences (as opposed to giving theoretical answers). You'll find more on this elsewhere in this section. Some time spent preparing for this is time well spent!

I don't believe that there are significant differences between the states - all seems pretty much the same

Good luck!

Ajay

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The Aussies don't like lengthy CV's (here mostly referred to as a resume) but rather a short version of less than 3 pages. You may be asked to elaborate, at which time you may forward the longer version. They prefer to get a "first glance" opinion in order to shortlist and only THEN to get into all the details. It is best to have 2 versions of your CV (Long & Short) - always send the short one first. If they get the impression that it will take longer than 5 minutes to read through all of 11 pages to find the critical details they're looking for, they might just give up.... Here's an example of a short resume (not mine!!) - hope this helps.

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Hi Fifi,

You can also get an example CV from seek.com.au. Most of the job sites have examples.

Here is the link to Seek's Resume write up and examples of Resumes http://www.seek.com.au/career-resources/ge...sume-guide.ascx . Here is also a link to the Seek's Resume checklist http://www.seek.com.au/career-resources/ge...esume-tips.ascx .

SAS

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  • 3 weeks later...

Also - if I can suggest (what we do and it seems to work) is if you worked at say ABSA then give a brief description of the company - try to compare it to a Aussie company eg SunCorp - it will put things more into perspective for possible employers.

I agree with Ajay - make sure your cv is competence based. So if you are a IT professional, have a skills matrix (a table with what platforms you've worked on and your years and level of skills)

Hope that helps

Shandell

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Just a big thanks to everyone for the great info :ilikeit: it's been a lot of help.

Regards

Fifi :)

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