A resume is usually the first point of contact between you and your next potential employer. It's the first impression you get to make, and with a well-written professional resume, it could be one of many more to come. These tips are from SEEK and they’re pretty good.
Take out the objective. Seeing that you're already applying for the job, it's obvious you want it.
Brief is best. Get rid of the clutter if it's not related to the role you want to pursue now. Give more detail about your current or recent jobs and less about the past.
Cut out unnecessary info. That includes your age, marital status, religion or nationality. All of this information is now illegal for your employer to ask you. As for an address, a suburb and postcode will suffice.
Make it clear and straightforward. Use simple text in one modern, standard font that is easy to read, and that everyone can understand. As everything in your resume is about your experiences, avoid writing in first or third person. Write "responsible for managing a team of 3" in concise bullet points below headlines where necessary.
Avoid using cluttered or complicated layouts with headers, 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 to pick up any errors - a big mistake that is easy to avoid!
Be professional and discreet. You may still be using the same email address that you set up when Hotmail came about in the 90's, but if it's anything that looks unprofessional, it might be worth your while setting up a new one for the purpose of your job applications.
Keep to the employer's submission requirements. You won't get noticed if you don't follow all of the specific requirements in the job description. Often both resumes and cover letters are requested in a certain file format (doc, pdf, docx, rtt).