Need to build a RESUME?

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Here’s a guide on how to make the perfect resume.

Firstly start with your full name, location, email, phone number and LinkedIn URL.

Next, indicate 3 job titles you are qualified to fulfil separated by vertical dividers.

Your Resume should be divided into two pages.

Page 1:

Professional Summary

What you are professionally + who you are in terms of personal attributes.

Maximum of 4-5 lines.

Core Competencies and Achievements

Indicate with the aid of bullet points, hard or transferable skills and evidence with a major achievement.

Max. 6 bullets.

Max. 2 lines per bullet.

Page 2:

Professional Experience

In descending chronological order, Company name, Location, Job Title, Dates.

4/5 lines of responsibility description and other achievements not mentioned in section 2.


Earlier Work Experience for the 40 years + cohort: no detail or dates except company, location, job title.


In descending order of importance. No dates for 40 years + cohort.

Awards/Volunteer Work/Publications, if applicable.

No photos, graphics, tables etc for online ATS.

For recent graduates, your order should be 1,2,4,3.

Your resume is your passport to your next job.

Make sure it hasn’t expired!



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