Creating a Powerful Resume - Insights and Strategies Series

Creating a Powerful Resume - Insights and Strategies Series

Seven Dimensions
Updated May 24, 2024
Course Description

HR consultant Peter Wallbridge and psychologist Eve Ash discuss the do’s and don’ts of creating a powerful resume and how to style your resume to stand out and attract recruiters. The program covers typos, grammar and font size, as well as how to use action words to show improvements. Positives should be emphasized, as should volunteering experience, skills accreditation and initiatives. Resumes should be succinct with referees on the last page and the candidate ready to explain gaps. Peter Wallbridge stresses the importance of seeking feedback from trusted others and the necessity of checking for spelling and grammar.

Key Learning Points

Your CV or resume should stand out and attract recruiters, says Peter Wallbridge:

•    3 classic mistakes with a resume

•    Typos, grammar & font size

•    Make it compelling

•    Page 1 essentials

•    The question of referees

•    The power of the covering letter

•    Use action words & show improvements

•    List responsibilities & achievements

•    Qualifications, awards & special skills

•    Community section

•    Gaps in employment history

•    Strategies for improving your resume

Target Audience

Jobseekers, University students and Youth

This program is one of the Insights and Strategies Series, featuring psychologist Eve Ash interviewing a range of experts and business leaders who share their experiences and practical strategies for achieving best practice.