As you already understood from the headline, today we will talk about getting a job, namely,
competently writing a resume. There is a lot of literature on this subject on the Internet, but
I did not find any clear and understandable instructions. So, I decided to unite all the
knowledge I have to create a tutorial on how to craft a brilliant resume!
Before starting, I want you to remember the 3 main rules for successfully writing a resume:
#1 Rule: Always Write Only the Truth (But Not All Of)
Focus on your strengths and do not mention your shortcomings. Recruiters will ask about them at
the interview, be prepared for this.
#2 Rule: Adhere to a Certain Structure
The resume should be written on 1-2 pages, no more. Therefore, try to state all the necessary
information briefly and succinctly.
#3 Rule: Be Optimistic and Cheerful
Positive-minded people attract success. In your case, you will attract a new job.
So, we now turn to the structure of the resume and the main 10 steps you should go through to be
Step 1: Title of the Resume
Here you have to write the word Resume itself and indicate to whom it is composed. Then your
potential employer will immediately understand who owns the resume. For example, you previously
called the company to find out if they still have this vacancy. You were given a positive
response and decided to send a resume.
Step 2: Your Purpose
Your resume must have a goal. You should correctly formulate it: The purpose of the resume -
getting the position of an accountant. Since this moment you will be considered as the
applicant, who is looking for work, potentially applying for it.
Step 3: Put Your Data
At this point, you must write the following:
- date of birth;
- contact number;
- marital status.
Step 4: Education
If you have several entities, then write them in reverse order.
New York National University, 2012 - 2017,
Business School, 2010 - 2012.
Step 5: Experience
Please note that the work experience column is very important. Write about your experience from
the very last place of your work, if it is not the only one.
Step 6: Official Duties
This item in the resume is not always required. If you apply for a common vacancy you don't need
this section, especially if you held a similar position at a previous job. Sometimes this
section can be included in the previous one by writing your duties immediately after the
Step 7: Achievements
Section "Achievements" is one of the most important in the resume! It is much more important than
education and even work experience. Your potential employer wants to know what he will pay you
Step 8: Additional Information
Here you need to describe your strengths, professional knowledge, and skills that will directly
help you to carry out the tasks.
Step 9: Personal Qualities
There is no need to describe
too many qualities, especially if they are not relevant to your future work.
For example, if you are applying for an accountant position, then it would be good to write about
your concentration, attentiveness, punctuality, efficiency, mathematical turn of mind, ability
Step 10: Recommendations
It would be very nice if at the end of the summary you mention the full name and the positions of
your former managers, and also indicate their contact numbers. In this case, your potential
employer or his representative can verify your professionalism by receiving feedback about you
from your former direct managers.
At the very end of the resume, you must specify how long you are ready to start work, here you
can also specify the desired level of remuneration.