In a society filled with endless people with talents similar to you, a resume is one way to present yourself to those above you. This means that a resume is something rather formal and actually has important parts to it.
You can see a resume as a way of advertising yourself. You’re trying to sell yourself to other people so that you get employed, accepted, and so forth.
This means that your resume should be long enough, containing all the information it needs. However, it shouldn’t be too long because if the important people reading your precious resume becomes bored, you’re kind of screwed.
There is no mandatory structure that companies or universities require of you but there certainly is an order that is recommended.
First, contact details.
This information would include your full name, email address, and a phone number typically. Depending on the job you’re applying for, the address of where you live will or will not be needed.
Second, an opening statement.
This opening statement is something like an introductory paragraph of an essay. This paragraph has to be written in first person but never use the pronouns “I” and “me.” So for example, you’d say, “Can eat a whole chicken” instead of, “I can eat a whole chicken.” Since it is the first thing the superiors will read, it is recommended to start with a sentence explaining who you are and what you can bring to the job. And the rest of the paragraph would be a couple lines describing the skills, advantages, knowledge, and experience you have that will bring benefit to the place.
Third, skills and strength.
From this section on, it will be written as a list. The title of this section is rather straightforward. Of course, the skills you put down should be somewhat relevant to what you’re quote-on-quote trying out for. Like if you’re turning in a resume to a company like LG, listing “great lap dances” isn’t the best idea in the world. On this list, you can also include the past jobs you’ve had, your major, and possibly any volunteer work you were involved in in the past.
Fourth, personal attributes.
This is a way to dress yourself if you haven’t had too much experience before. This section would be a list of traits you have: responsibility, honesty, flexibility, etc. You just have to make sure that this list does not overlap with your skills and strength.
Fifth, educational history.
When’s your education going to be used? Right here, baby. This list will contain two parts. The first part will only have one thing: your highest education level. You don’t have to share your results unless it benefits you. The second part will have a couple academic achievements you achieved in the past.
Sixth, employment history.
Go the opposite of chronologically: recent to first. It’s recommended to give the position title and the period you worked there. Of course, there’s always a first. In that case, where you don’t have any work history, feel free to add work experiences or internships you’ve had in and through school or volunteer work you’ve done in the past. It’s good to had a list of achievements you reached or significant contributions you gave in each job.
It’s always good to use ethos and have at least two other people saying good things about you. Of course, it could be like a, “Bob is very good to children.” But it’s better if it supports you as an employee. You should also add their contact information so that the people hiring you can check that you didn’t just recommend yourself with a fake identity.
There are certainly things you shouldn’t or don’t need to put in your resume. Private information, typos and errors, pictures, fancy editing, tables, and just really unformal things. Also, make sure many different people get a chance to review your resume because those few pages decide you fewer ever so literally.
So there you have it! Bestest of luck with your future endeavors!
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