17 September Work in Australia

Write your resume in English

Write your resume in English

To find a job in Australia you need to write a resume showing your experience and skills.

Most resumes in Australia are one to two pages long. The following format is recommended:


  • Type your name in large letters at the top of your resume

Personal details

  • Name, phone number and email address, Australian address, visa type and work limitations, nationality (if you want)

  • Work experience

    • List from most recent to earliest
    • Experience should be relevant so don’t list every job
    • Describe the duties and responsibilities you had


    • Include names of educational institutions and the dates you attended
    • The most important qualifications to include are your degree and any qualifications from Australia
    • Don’t forget to include English school!


    • This is things you learn, like languages, computer skills and driver’s licence


    • Sports, musical talents and any other important things


    • Names and addresses of people you’ve worked for and who will provide a reference if necessary

    If you want to see some examples of resumes or you would like to show your resume to a teacher to check, come to the SWAP Starter Session on Wednesday, or find the SWAP coordinator in the staff room to arrange an appointment. You can also email your resume to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)