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Global Resumes & Cover Letters: Australia

AUTHOR: Darlene Zambruski
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POSTED: September 30, 2008 at 8:46 am


AUSTRALIA

Resume Guidelines

Personal Information (include):

1. Date of Birth (optional)
2. Language Proficiencies (other than English)
3. Visa or Resident Status
4. Personal Interests (Hobbies and Sports Activities) – not mandatory to include, but common
5. Marital Status – not mandatory to include, but common

Education

1. Including Years of Graduation is not mandatory, but voluntary

Format

List Personal Information first, then Education, Professional Affiliations (if relevant), Additional
Education, Specialized Training, then Professional Experience

Length: No more than five pages with lots of space and wide margins


Cover Letter Guidelines

Content (include):

1. What job is being applied for
2. Why you are interested in this particular position
3. Skills, experience, abilities that will be valuable to targeted company
4. Education, job title, years of experience in positions comparable to one being applied for
5. If currently unemployed, this must be stated

Length: No more than one page