Thinking about a new job or career change but don’t know where to start?
At the Drake Resource Centre, you will find everything you need to know about job hunting, from downloadable templates to insightful articles from our recruitment team as well as links to our job board and job alerts. Browse our free and editable CV/resume and cover letter templates below. If you’re leaving a role, take advantage of our free resignation letter template and ensure you wind up your current job the right way.
Your resume: the essentials
Your resume is your opportunity to showcase your skills and achievements to a potential employer. However, many job seekers focus on listing their previous job titles and duties rather than demonstrating their capabilities. This common method is actually not best practice and could be screening you out of potential opportunities. A stand-out resume focuses on achievement vs responsibility.
Companies are interested in how your skill sets and the projects you have worked on have made an impact on the organisation and its goals. In order to capture a hiring manager's attention quickly, you should focus on presenting information in a way that allows them to see your suitability for the role immediately. This means highlighting your key skills and achievements up front, and summarizing your experience in a single paragraph.
Job seeker advice & tips on the latest topics
We want to help you find a career that motivates you and is aligned to your purpose and goals in life. Read more from our experts on how to manage job offers, prepare for interviews, explore your skills and navigate the hidden job market.
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Job seeker videos - tips to support you in your job search
Watch our 1 minute career advice videos from Drake designed to support you in your job search.
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