Resume for a Safety Job
Recruitment & selection uses “Past behaviour predicts future behaviour” The idea is to give plenty of examples of where in the past you have successfully done the sort of things that you will be required to do in the new job. Say what you did, how you did it and what were the results.
When you see a job advertised analyse the ad to identify the required competencies and write down a dot point list. In your response talk about your experience with those competencies, preferably with concrete examples. Even if not specifically asked for, always include something on your communications and interpersonal skills and your ability to work in a team.
Writing a resume
The first thing you have to do is identify your skills relevant to the type of employment you desire. t. Give specific numbers and figures for your achievements. Show results.
Insert your personal details and contact information.
Put in your career objective, do not be too specific or you will limit your chances of getting the job that does not fit the bill exactly.
If you think it is appropriate put in an overview of your employment highlighting your major strengths and major achievements.
Briefly list the jobs you have had.
List your qualifications / affiliations.
List your skills-These may be technical skills relevant to the sort of jobs you want to apply for, written communications skills, oral communications skills, computer skills, leadership skills, put a lot of work into describing your interpersonal skills as employers see this as very important.
List all the jobs you have had in the last 10 years describing in some detail what you did and very importantly what your achievements were.
Carefully analyse the requirements of any position you apply for and tailor your resume to this.
As a general rule I would keep the resume to 3 or 4 pages for people who have been in the workforce for a number of years, do not make the job of reading it too hard for the potential employer.
Very important-Get someone to proof read what you have written.
The good books say you must tailor your resume to each job you apply for. Good job ads will specify what qualities the employer is looking for in applicants, in other words the selection criteria. With detailed selection criteria you should prepare a covering letter or response to selection criteria and say, with examples from your past work, how you meet the criteria. In these circumstances you may be able to get by with a generalised resume(still pays to go through the resume and make sure it meets the general criteria)