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How to Write a Resume

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008
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The following lines will try to offer some useful tips on how to write a resume, also known as CV, the short form for Curriculum Vitae.
The purpose of a resume is to introduce you to your potential employer, that’s why the information it gives should refer to your abilities, education and work experience.
A resume may also be requested to a student who wants to compete for a scholarship or join an exchange student program, by a university authority.
The information given in a resume should be given in a clear, concise, balanced way. Take into consideration the fact that your resume will be read in few seconds, so it shouldn’t be longer than 1-2 pages.Underline your strong points and try not to mention your weak points if you really want to be called for the interview.
The most widely used structure of a resume includes the following:
1) Personal details/ information: full name, address, telephone, fax, e-mail, nationality, date of birth( day, month, year)
2) Education : the pieces of information about education and qualifications are given chronologically, from the most recent to the most remote.The title of each course that you have completed must be written separately.
3) Work experience: should also be presented chronologically, from the most recent to the most remote one. Do not forget to mention the period you worked there, the title of your job, the name of the company/employer you worked for, the town/ country where you worked.
4) Personal skills and competences: specifying your mother tongue and other languages you can speak( indicating the level), social skills and competences mentioning where you acquired them.
5) Interests: mention your hobbies and different things that interest you.
6) References: mention the names of those people that can offer information about the kind of worker you are. First you should ask for their permission. Mention their names, the company they work for and the possibility to contact them.
Before sending your resume you should check it again and again, making sure that there are no spelling, punctuation or grammar mistakes.
Also pay attention to the layout, the font you use and, the most important thing, everything mentioned in your resume must be true.
In case you found these tips too difficult to follow, or if you still have questions on how to write a resume, you may find some further help at www.BestWriting.com