Update your resume

Have you lost work due to COVID-19?

Last week, we took you through Step 1 towards finding work – Register as a jobseeker. Today is Step2: Update your resume.

  • Your resume is a very important document. Employers will almost always ask to see your resume.
  • A resume is a short document that summarises your working life, with some other relevant personal information added as well.

The first part of your resume is the ‘Personal Information’ section. This is where a lot of people get confused about what to include, and what to leave out. Here are some guidelines:

Include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Current phone number
  • Current email address
  • Qualifications

Include ONLY if it’s relevant to this job:

  • Hobbies or interests
  • Membership of an organisation
  • Affiliation with a group

Do not include:

  • Date of birth or age
  • Photo
  • Marital status
  • Number of children

Click here for some more resume writing tips

More COVID-19 resources are available here.COVID19 Resources