Monday, November 22, 2010

Preparing good resume - fundamental and basic tips

Preparing appropriate CV/ Curriculum Vitae/ Resume

Fundamentals of a Good Chrological Resume

You probably have about 30 seconds to convince u potential
employer you deserve as interview. A resume summarises your
accomplishments, your education, and your work experience, and
should reflect your strengths.

Wha follows is an outline of a typical chronological resume
best suited for entry -level job seekers or those who have stayed in the
same field. Here are the key components of a standard chronological

It is essential that a potential employer can reach you.
This section should include your name, address, Phone number(S)
and e-mail address. If you are a student, this section might also include
a school address and a permanent home address.

Job Objective
A job objective is optional and should only be included for new
college graduates and those changing careers. Otherwise, use you
cover letter to show your career interests and job objective.
If you do use an objective, make sure your objective explain
the kind of work you want to do. and keep it between two to four
typed lines.

Key Accomplishments
Some resume experts are suggesting adding a section that
highlights your key accomplishments and achievements. ‘Think of the
section as an executive summary of your resume; identifyke
accomplishments that will grab the attention of an employer.

This section should summarise (using nouns as keywords and
descriptors) your major accomplishments and qualifications.
This section can also be labelled “Professional Profile,” “Summarv
of Accomplishments,””Key Skills,” “”Summary of ‘Qualificalions,” or

For fresh college graduates, this entry should be your next. For
others with full-lime work experience, this section should follow your
experience section.

This section should include school{s) and colleges attended
(including year of attendance), majors/minors, degrees, and honours
and awards received.

*For new graduates only: There appears to be a growing trend
of employers wanting your overall percentage in this section. If you
decide to do so, make sure to use the one that puts you in the best 1ight.

Professional Experience

This section can also be labelled “Experience, “Work History,”
or “Employment.”

This section should include company name, your job title, dates
of employment, and major accomplishments. List experiences in reverse
chronological order, starting with your most current experience.

List your accomplishment in bullet format (rather than paragraph
format). Avoid discussing job duties or responsibilities.
If you don’t have a lot of’ career-related job experience, consider
using transferable skills to better highlight your work experience.

Finally, make sure to use action verbs when describing your


This section is optional; include only if you have space on your
resume for for. Items from this section are often used as an ice-breaker
by interviewers looking to start an interview on an informal basis.

This section should only include professional memberships and
non-controversial activities/interests.

Usually applicants give the names of two references (name and
address of two responsible persons to whom the prospective employer
may approach for verifying the credentials of the applicant).
Today, many experts say this section is passe, but if you have
room, include it. If nothing else, this section signals the end of your resume.
This section should only include a statement saying references
are available upon request.

1 comment:

Writing Professional said...

If you are not sure about what to add or delete and how to condense this document down, seeking professional resume writing help is necessary.

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