How To Write A Correct Resume

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How To Write A Correct Resume
How To Write A Correct Resume

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According to statistics, representatives of the employer who read the resume of candidates spend no more than a few minutes on each document. After that, their lion's share is irrevocably sent to the basket. One conclusion from this suggests itself: your content should convince the reader in such a short period of time that it deserves attention. And here a lot depends on how it is composed and executed.

How to write a correct resume
How to write a correct resume

It is necessary

  • - computer;
  • - the ability to analyze their own work experience.


Step 1

Each resume starts with the personal details of the candidate. Please enter your first and last name.

Whether a middle name is required depends on the corporate culture of the potential employer. If this is a Western company, it is simply not needed in the course of work: as a rule, it is accepted to address it to you and by name, even when the trainee communicates with the first person of the Russian office. But, for example, in Russian banks this is usually a mandatory attribute even for a cleaning lady.

Step 2

Below you must indicate the age (number of full years or date of birth).

The next line is the place of residence. The full address is not necessary, a settlement is enough, for a large city in some cases it will not damage the area of ​​residence or the nearest metro station (sometimes living near an office or other area of ​​activity can be an additional advantage, all other things being equal).

Step 3

In the section on contact information, indicate all the methods of communication that you consider necessary: ​​email address, landline and mobile phones (the second may be enough if it is always on, and an answering machine is used for insurance). You can also specify your identifiers in various messaging programs and voice communication via the Internet (Skype, ICQ, Mail.ruAgent). Optimally - those additional methods of communication that are indicated in the job description by the employer himself. Also be prepared in case of interviews about your use of these programs. At the same time, your task is to convince you that you need them for business, and not to toil with foolishness during working hours.

Step 4

A separate line is dedicated to the purpose of your resume. It is optimal when it sounds in full accordance with the name of the vacant position in the ad to which you are responding. It will not be superfluous to indicate the name of the employer, if it is known (or even better, if this company is well known). A more universal wording is also possible. For example: "obtaining a position of the head of the commercial department in a large Russian or international company."

Step 5

Most often, work experience follows. This is the most important and informative section of the resume. From it, the employer must emphasize what exactly you did, what you know how, whether you have had a career growth.

A simple listing of jobs and positions held in reverse chronological order is not sufficient. Indicate the main responsibilities for each position held, the main achievements, if any. It is better to enumerate in a column with an unnumbered list (with a dash at the beginning of the line), headings ("Responsibilities", "Achievements") in bold. Also highlight the section names and places of work in bold. It is more convenient to read this way. It is not necessary to rewrite the entire work book: the last five years are enough.

Step 6

The next section is usually devoted to education. That's right: first work experience, then education. This is obligatory even for yesterday's student, who, apart from education, seems to have nothing special to write about. Better to split it in two. In the first, basic education in the same format as professional experience: years of study, university name, faculty, specialty, diploma qualification.

Then, in reverse chronological order, all the courses, trainings, and professional training programs you have completed. It makes sense to list only those that are relevant to work.Diving courses, for example, can only be useful when applying for a job as a diving instructor.

Step 7

In the section for additional information, list the skills that may be needed in one way or another in future work. This applies to knowledge of foreign languages ​​(list everyone with whom you are friendly, and the level of knowledge, it is better in generally understandable words: fluently, I can speak, with a dictionary, etc.), having a driver's license (category, driving experience, having your own car), etc. …

Step 8

In the section on personal information, it is advisable to indicate marital status, the presence of children and their number, in some cases - citizenship (relevant, for example, if you graduated from a university in the near abroad).

Step 9

In principle, you can do without a section on hobbies (or it is better to make it a subsection of personal information). But if you yourself deem it necessary to share information about your hobbies, it will not be superfluous. Especially if they indicate character traits that are in demand in a vacant position. For example, it is unlikely that parachute jumping will fall into the number of hobbies of an indecisive person. There are also cases when the final decision in favor of a candidate, all other things being equal, when the hobby indicated by the topic in the resume coincided with the tastes of the person who made this decision. But you shouldn't rely on such an alignment. The opposite effect is not excluded: the human factor is an unpredictable thing.

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