Resume Tips

Once you've found a job that interests you, you'll need to submit a resume as part of your application. We may review hundreds of resumes for each competition, so it's important yours is concise, relevant, and designed to present you at your best, highlighting the core competencies of the role you’ve applied to.

What your resume should include (at minimum)

  • Contact information
  • Your work experience in chronological format, starting with your most recent role
  • Dates of employment, names of employers, and your job title for each role
  • A brief description of relevant accomplishments and responsibilities for each role
  • An overview of your education, including certification, degrees, and relevant courses


  • Tailor the information to reflect the requirements of the role you're applying for. Highlight the relevance of your experience and qualifications.
  • Be clear, concise, and avoid misleading or vague information. Avoid misleading or vague information. During the recruitment process, you can expect questions about the information you supplied.
  • Use basic fonts and clear, logical layouts.
  • Always proofread your resume to eliminate any grammatical errors, typos, and spelling mistakes.

Cover letter

Although not always required, a cover letter can be a great addition to your application.

A cover letter is especially useful for:

  • Demonstrating writing capabilities
  • Explaining why you're interested in working for the company
  • Providing your background and qualifications
  • Summarizing information about yourself
  • Highlighting significant career accomplishments

Cover letter tips

  • Be short and stay on point
  • Highlight your most relevant professional and/or personal accomplishments
  • Demonstrate your understanding of the role and how your background aligns