Preparing to write your ISMYCV resume
When planning to write your resume using the ISMYCV Resume Writer, consider the following, to help you find the right job.
1. Key Information
  • Give your resume a unique title. If you create multiple resumes for different industries (recommended), the title will help you distinguish them.
  • When are you available to start working?
  • How many years experience do you have in your target industry?
  • What is your salary expectation?
  • Select your targeted industry and occupation carefully.
  • Be realistic when selecting locations you would prefer to work.
2. Skills

Objective

  • What is your dream job?
  • What goals and ambitions are you working towards?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years?
  • Try to be specific to your selected industry.
  • Don't be afraid to be ambitious.
  • If you have both short term and long term goals, don't be afraid to mention both.
  • If possible, limit your objective to one or two paragraphs
Skills
  • Skills are job-related abilities that are commonly necessary in your chosen industry – i.e. strong communication and people skills.
  • Consider skills that aren’t essential to your career but would be seen as an advantage.
Key Strengths and Attributes
  • Be honest.
  • Don't be afraid to list the aspects of your selected industry that you know you are skilled at; a resume isn't a time to be humble.
  • The more attributes you are able to list, the more enthusiastic you will seem about your chosen career.
3. Education and Qualifications
  • Your education and qualifications can include short course certificates you may have acquired.
4. Work History
  • History of past and current employment, outlining all relevant key responsibilities and achievements associated with each role.
  • Provide as much information on your key responsibilities and achievements as possible.
    • Employers will look for experience that matches those required of the advertised job, so the more information you can provide, the more likely you are to match their criteria.
    • Key achievements are notable accomplishments you have been involved with as part of a job that either went beyond your normal duties or achieved something significant. Consider major milestones, exceptional financial results, improvements in turnover or your involvement in any projects of note.
5. Particulars
  • List any achievements and/or awards.
  • List any professional memberships.
  • List your interests and hobbies.
  • List any languages you speak.
  • List any websites/links that showcase your professionalism, skill base etc. This is helpful for creative occupations that utilise a portfolio online.
6. References
  • Make sure you have your referee's permission to include their name and details in your resume. Try to select former managers or employers, and ensure you include references from your most recent positions of employment.