Why do we ask for a Resume or CV?

A Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) details your education and study, experience in the workplace and any volunteer roles you hold or may have held. It may also list the types of skills you have, such as whether you are a good communicator. This helps us to know your background before your interview.

If you don’t have a current CV – perhaps you’re self-employed, retired or have been out of the workforce with carer responsibilities – we ask that you please put one together.

Formal education qualifications and job experience are not essential – but we still need a CV. Just let us know what you’ve been doing until now, and what your skills and hobbies are so we can better understand you.

What to include in your Resume or CV

Please include your name, contact information, education, skills and experience.

Two pages is an optimal length of information, although larger files can be accepted as long as they are under 1MB in size. If you are using a Mac, please submit the file as a PDF. The following CV is included to indicate the level of detail required.

Sample CV

Name: Sample Name
Phone: (02) 555 1234
Mobile: 0400 123 456
Email: name@email.com

Skills  Good written and verbal communication skills, quick learner, ability to work in team environment, friendly nature, can establish priorities and meet required deadlines.
Experience Localtown Hospital (July 2016 to October 2017)

Worked as a volunteer at Localtown Hospital. Positional duties include collecting mail, filing, data entry, answering phone calls

  • Collecting post and sorting
  • Typing and filing the patient records
  • Answering phone calls and other office admin duties

Localtown City Council (May 2014 to November 2014)

Office volunteer at Localtown City Council. Positional duties include filing, data entry, answering phone calls.

  • Maintaining document files
  • Typing and filing
  • Answering phone calls and other office admin duties

Partyplan Selling Company (July 2012 to December 2015)

Sales representative running my own business with Partyplan Selling Company. Responsibilities include following the company’s procedures, product sales, placing monthly orders, product delivery, managing sales accounts and paying the invoices.

Primary Carer of my 2 children ( 2002 to December 2015)

I took a break from the paid workforce to raise my 2 children, during which time I participated in many activities related to the school on a voluntary basis, including reading groups, canteen duties and fundraising events

English Language Teacher March 1998, 1999 and 2001

Taught English each March at a Summer School for Secondary School pupils in another country. This involved teaching in local schools in two provinces with groups of approximately 20 students ranging in age from 12 to 16.

Education Bachelor of Arts, Localtown University
Work Related Training
  • Certificate III in Children Services from Localtown College
  • MYOB training from Localtown college
  • First aid certificate
  • Localtown City Council Home Support & Community Services course
  • Win 2000, Win XP, Win Vista and Win 7
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, Power Point)
Hobbies Orienteering, martial arts, reading

I’m ready to submit my application.