Your resume is the first point of contact with a potential employer. Make a good impression! I've include some notes in brief below on how to write your own resume for people living in Adelaide, Canberra and the NSW South Coast. There are longer instructions on this blog but this is a good start.
One of the most important things to remember is that you're applying for a professional job. They are expecting a professional resume and cover letter. Much as they will expect you to present professionally in a job interview. There's far more to writing a resume to this and if you're after a first class product, send me an email.
Take out the objective: You’re already applying for the job, it should be obvious you want it.
Brief is best: Get rid of the clutter. Focus on detail about your current or recent jobs and less about the past. For most resumes, two to three pages is heaps! Less if you’re just starting out. Make sure you include specific skills that are relevant to the job.
Cut the crap: Delete age, marital status and religion. This information is now illegal for your employer to ask you. Don't include your date of birth.
Make it clear: Use simple text in one modern, standard font that is easy to read. Instead of writing "I managed a team of three", or rather write "responsible for managing a team of three" in concise bullet points.
Spike the headers: Avoid footers, tables or other items that may not look right when viewed on different computers with varying software versions. Make sure you also run a spell check – and set the checker to Australian spelling.
Be professional: Don’t use silly email addresses and don’t complain about old bosses or work. Play it straight.
Keep to the submission requirements. Provide it in the format the employer wants (Word, PDF, etc) and keep to word limits.