Career & Resume Advice
- have clear career goals?
- understand the career implications of changing degrees or majors?
- know about your further study options?
Our experienced Careers Education Consultants (CECs) are here to help you formulate your strategic career path respective to your current studies.
The Careers Advice Hotline has changed how we are delivering our high-quality careers advice. You can now book into a timeslot and a Careers Consultant will get in touch with you. Booking now available at westernsydney.edu.au/careershotline
Additionally, we have a broad range of resources available to you so you can be completely self-sufficient. Remember, we are still just a phone call away, if you decide that you need more help.
Resumes (sometimes known as Curriculum Vitae or CV for short) are much more than just a chronological listing of skills and activities. It is your opportunity to promote yourself to potential employers. It is a reflection of how you see yourself and, to the trained reader can portray your values, philosophies and areas of employment interest. Hence, the best person to write your resume is you however we are here to help and offer a range of services and resources to assist you.
Step 1 - Design your Resume
Review our Design your Resume resources that will go through:
- Basic Resume Guidelines to Get you Started - Do’s & Don’ts
- Resume Structure
- Resume Checklist
- also, check out Resume Builder
Step 2 - Review your Review
You can receive feedback on your resume within approximately 5 minutes using CV360. This tool uses the same technology that employers use to screen resumes, checking your resume against over 50 checks on things such as:
- Language and spelling
As a WSU student you have unlimited access to this resource and can submit your resume as many times as required in order to achieve a great score.
Step 3 -
Submit your resume for a review:
Once you have scored at 85% or better on CV360 you will be offered a personalised resume review (via a link in CV360). These reviews can take up to 3 weeks.
Your personalised resume review will be conducted by one of our Career Education Consultants. These are trained professionals and provide advice and suggestions to the best of their ability based on the information supplied by the student. Other people might give you slightly different advice, but in our experience and in chatting with employers the advice provided by our team is consistent with general current industry standards.
Please note – this is NOT an editing service, rather they will advise about the content. You will receive advice about the content of your resume. Spelling, grammar and formatting will not be corrected.