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Career Development

Cover letters

Cover letters are a teaser to give a prospective employer the enthusiasm to want to read your resume before anyone else’s.
 
 
A good link to access more information to make yours stand out above all others.
 
http://www.seek.com.au/career-advice/cover-letter-openers-that-land-the-interview?s_prop4=article%2Breadmore&s_prop7=Second    
 
How to write your resume
How to help your resume rise to the top when recruitment consultants are short-listing:
Students that are studying certificate courses should include these on their resume. 
 
Students who complete a School-based Traineeship while at school will have this appear on their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and should also include the qualification on their resume.
  • Keep your resume succinct and relevant,  only include work experience that is relevant to the role

  • Your resume can change from time to time, make sure you update it when:

    • you have referenced the year you are in at school and gone up a level

    • if you have completed relevant work experience in a role you are applying for

    • if you have a change of contact details 

    • if you have completed a course or qualification 

  • If you do community or voluntary work, include this as it highlights to the employer that you are a caring individual and a team player. Take advantage of the many opportunities that Marymount offers in this area

  • A RESUME SAMPLE.docxRESUME SAMPLE.docx
 

Job Interview Tips

Interview Preparation 

 

A Guide for Young Workers

  
Community/volunteer work speaks volumes about you as a person. In addition to the attributes mentioned in the resume section, it also can have you appear an obvious choice for a leadership role (not only at school but University and beyond). People might provide a job opportunity to you based on your involvement/experience in a particular area. It can provide valuable networking opportunities, it is a great way to be seen and remembered for your role in an activity, and it could also give you an edge in opportunities like scholarships, etc. when applicants are being shortlisted.