- Choose the best examples from your work experience history.
- On your very first résumé for a part-time job as a school student, it is okay to list all your volunteering, community and/or sporting activities in your job application. This shows employers you can balance lots of activities and manage your time.
- Beyond school you should only include details about volunteering and other extra-curricular activities if they are relevant to the employer and/or the job.
- If you are trying to break into a competitive field find ways to build up relevant work experience.
You can do this by:
- choosing courses that include quality work experience placements
- finding voluntary work that builds your skills and abilities
- taking a lower-level job in your chosen field and working your way up.
- Show employers you have a good work ethic and are open to new opportunities.
Show employers how your work experience makes you great for their job. This is especially important if you have changed jobs a lot or worked in many different roles.
Maybe your mixed work experience shows that you are a good learner who can adapt to new environments quickly? Maybe it shows you have a strong work ethic and that you are good at taking the opportunities available to you?
These tools can help you:
…Or you can browse Job Jumpstart for other ideas and suggestions of what to do next.