How To Write A Great Resume

Resumes are critically important documents. It doesn’t matter how good you are, if you cannot produce a good resume, chances are you won’t even get to an interview, let alone win a good job. Here are some tips on how to write a good resume:

1. Make it easy to read

Dot points are very good in this regard. Difficult to read resumes can often find themselves in the waste bin, especially if the reader has lots of other applications.

2. Keep formatting neat and consistent

Try to make every page as consistent as possible. Avoid obvious poor layouts like starting a new heading at the bottom of a page.

3. Change your resume to suit the job you’re applying for

Lots of people have many years of experience under their belts and cannot include all of it on a single resume. Leave out the irrelevant bits and include all the things you’ve done that are relevant to the job you’re applying for.

4. Get your spelling right!

Many employers will not interview people who cannot be bothered to check their spelling and show poor attention to detail.

5. Do not exaggerate

You’ll just be wasting your time and others’. Remember people do reference checks. Our resume template below has been designed to provide you with a structure which will allow you to include all your employment details in a logical and easy to follow format. All you have to do is fill in the blanks.

Be sure to check out The Recruitment Alternative’s job board for new employment opportunities. Also, take a look at our job seeker help center for more tips and suggestions to assist you on your job seeking journey. 

Resume Writing Tips

The purpose of a resume is to help you secure an interview with a prospective employer or recruiter.  In this fast paced world we live in, employers and recruitment consultants often view hundreds of resumes. It’s important to showcase your expertise and suitability clearly.

Here are some resume writing tips to consider:


  • If you are applying for a variety of jobs in various fields such as administration, sales and accounts, consider having a different resume for each position.
  • Pick out the key duties and responsibilities from the job ad. If your experience is a match, be sure to highlight this.


  • List your education and previous employment information in reverse chronological order.
  • Check spacing between each section and each page.
  • If including information in Bold or Italic, ensure these are consistent throughout.
  • Include subheadings to separate the sections and have these clearly labelled.


  • Highlight relevant training, education, professional skills and even personal attributes.
  • Address gaps in your employment history.
  • Be sure to include any career breaks.

If you would like a sample format, you can download a copy of a Resume Template via the Job Seekers page on The Recruitment Alternative website.

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