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July 27, 2018

Career Development Workshop – Resume Tips and Interview Skills

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Due to the workshop that will be held at the end of the month, this blog post will briefly summarise the key areas that will be mentioned. This blog will be split into two sections: one focusing on the topic of resumes and the other half focusing on interviews. 

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What is a resume?

Resume is a formal document that is typically one to two pages long that summarises an individual’s background and skills. Resumes must be altered to suit the job position in which an individual is applying to as employers seek keywords and skills. Resume also allows an individual to highlight relevant experiences and qualifications required for the desired position thus helping employers with finding the right applicant. 

There are different ways in which a resume can be set out. Some resume formats are provided below:

  • Reverse chronological resume

A reverse Chronological resume is the most commonly used format when generating a resume. This layout lists the individual’s experiences in chronological order starting from the most recent work experience down to the earliest. Current positions will be listed with the start date and end with the word present. Whereas, past work experiences will have the start and end date. More details and examples will be demonstrated during the upcoming Career Development workshop. 

  • Functional Resume

This resume type focuses more on the individual’s skills and experiences as it is sorted into skill area or job function. This resume format is recommended for those individuals who are in the middle of a career change or have gaps in their employment history. 

  • Non-traditional Resume

Unlike other resumes formats, a non-traditional resume is unique as visual images and graphics can be attached to the document. This resume layout is ideal for those individuals seeking a career in a creative field as it is a perfect way for them to stand out from the crowd through their designs. 

Resume Tips

During the workshop, many more tips regarding crafting a winning resume will be shared with you, like the fonts, colours, layouts, Dos & Don’ts in your resume. Book your free ticket now. 


What is an Interview?

An interview is a conversation between an interviewer and interviewee where questions are asked and answers are given. In relation to employment, interviews are a way in which potential employers can evaluate the qualifications and suitability of the interviewee for a specific position. 

There are different types of interviews that can be used. If you are interested and want to learn more about the numerous interview methods please click on this link where you will be able to download our FREE ebook. Wanting to enhance your career or find a job but finding it hard to express yourself during the interview stage? Simply attend our Career Workshop to find out strategies on how to prepare for interviews.

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CREDITS

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/resume-types-chronological-functional-combination-2063235

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interview

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