Information that a resume should contain
Below is a list of parties that may appear on your CV. The parties that you choose as well as its agenda depends on your CV.
How to choose the right type of resume?
It all depends on your experience and career paths.
- If you want to focus on your career progression, you can choose a chronological resume. It represents a list of job from newest to oldest.
- If you want to focus on your professional achievements by area, you can choose the CV functional. It allows you to develop your skills and competencies.
- If you want to focus on your skills, you can choose the resume skills. It highlights the importance of your knowledge
You can also choose a CV joint, ie a chronological resume with the first part is
a summary of accomplishments. In short, take the time to think carefully before
choosing CV that suits you best.
Example: If you have real skills, but
very little experience, it may be better for you to use a resume jurisdiction.
On the other hand, if you have a nice career progression, a chronological resume
is perfect for you. And if you are a person where you have achieved significant
accomplishments, a resume running you will value. Check your library, there are
many books on this subject that will guide you.
It is wrong to believe
that it would take several versions of your resume. Concentrate your efforts
instead to the editor of one, which is excellent and up to date. (The specific
to each potential employer should be reflected more in the letter of presentation)
After the interview, you could send a letter of thanks
And, only after you have signed the contract of your new job, you can write your
resignation letter and send it to your "new old boss".
List parties may appear on your CV
You can choose to submit your resume on paper or electronically. The presentation paper is the treaty that everybody knows. The electronic version is very interesting to people, for example in high technology. It allows people to be more proactive by creating hyperlinks. We can lead the employer on the sites of companies for which you have worked and what add the logo. In short, regardless of the format you choose, you will find the same information.
|Your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and Web site (if applicable).
|In order to target a position. Example: Let me get a position of…. In order to put my… following qualities. For the benefit of an ever-expanding company like yours.
Profile synthesis or experience or summary: you expose your experience, your interests, your areas of expertise and your skills. Capitalize on your strengths distinctive. The part can be optional. Example: bilingual skill of 30 words per minute. , 10 years of experience in the field…… Good knowledge, etc.…. Mention about five points.
|Years of beginning and end, degrees and the area of specialization.
|List of courses and seminars followed in the wake of a diploma.
|List employers, starting with the most recent. Include also the dates of employment, position, the most important responsibilities attached to the post.
|List special knowledge gained during your job and your training. (Eg, operating a machine, ...)
|Your computer skills
|Detailed list for people in information technology and multimedia
|Your social implications
(Volunteer - Involvement - professional associations - extracurricular activities)
|Describe each activity as if it were work experience
|Other experience - various contract
|They are not directly related to your career, but they can bring out some experience and transferable skills.
|Awards and achievements
|Specify the title of the year and Awards
|List of articles, research findings, a book that you published.
|Professional associations to which you belong
|Do not forget to include: accession date, type of participation.
|The activities paraprofessionnelles
|They are interesting because they highlight the skills most difficult to detect.
|Interest cultural and sports
(Interest cultural and sports)
|Indicate your hobbies, and sports activities that you do actively.
|References on request
|List of persons who can give references on you (optional).
Its shape and writting
- The CV should not exceed, usually, more than two pages. Be concise.
- Highlight the important information of your curriculum vitae (your address, names of employers, posts under ,...) using: italics, underlining, bold, CAPITALS (Moderation tastes better, of course)
- The dates (of jobs, studies) must be in the right or left margin.
- Titles (topics) should be centered or left.
- Paragraphs should be ventilated, with a pleasant space.
- Paragraphs should be spaced one another (for easier viewing of information and give the employer of the area to encircle emphasize what he or she wants to retain or deepen)
Its writing :
- Use a standard, easy to read and write your CV to the computer.
- Do not use acronyms unless they are known to all (optional).
- Do not write resume on your document.
- Do not write personnel informations.
- Do not use a vocabulary too sought; avoid words too rare, too technical, but neither for a poor style!
- Sign always quantifiable in figures and not in words. (10%, and not ten per cent)
- Avoid the mistakes of style, grammar or spelling.
- Use active verbs in order to better illustrate your commitment or your level of involvement. (Ex: action, prepare, respond, submit, create, manage, process, ...)
- Use an accurate and vivid vocabulary; avoid lengths.