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1. Posted by Gooner_ali (Budding Member 73 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Can anyone help, Im in the process of writing out y Australian CV and have few questions

1. Is it called a CV or Resume (ive heard conflicting points)
2. What address do you put, your home address or the hostel your staying at or what?
3. How long does it have to be?

Any help will be great thanks

2. Posted by aboo10 (Respected Member 122 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hi there -

1. I think either is fine, but would probably use the full spelling of Curriculum Vitae as a heading if that's your option.

2. I would probably dispense with an address and just put in your mobile number, email addy and any other appropriate contact IDs - e.g. Skype or FaceTime

3. Rule of thumb would be no more than 3 pages. But depends on how much experience you have, what jobs you're applying for, etc. Concise is good!

Hope that helps,

3. Posted by Gooner_ali (Budding Member 73 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Thanks Abby

That helps a lot! Is there anyway of finding out your mobile number before I head off?

As I will be buying a sim card, can you get one before going or do I have to wait, ?


4. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

I'd stick with 'resume' over 'curriculum vitae'.

At this point I'd put in an email address and add the mobile number when you get it. I personally wouldn't both about sykpe or any of that.

Depending on the tpe of job you're after and your job, but you might want to consider setting up a Linked In account. Again, depending on your line of work, most employers are looking for your 'achievements' in your resume, not just what the duties of your jobs were.

5. Posted by worldbug (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

It is definately resume over there. It is a good idea to include a personalised cover letter for the job/ company and if you can let them know how long you intend to stay in the area - the longer the better chance you will have!

Australians also like meeting and talking: go and introduce yourself and then leave them your resume. Try to put the important stuff on the first page, no one will really read beyond that.

gd luck with the job hunting!

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