Want more interviews? Job searches in tough timeslike now demand polished resumes more than ever. If you areattempting to write your own resume, these seven tips are importantto follow:
1. Select the best format. 选择最佳格式
While most resumes are written in ahistory chronological format, often a better technique is to evenlybalance between skill-set description, achievements, andemployment。
2. Make certain your document is error free.
Since you are familiar with your ownwriting, you will “see” what you were thinking and not what isactually on the page. Do not rely on yourself to proofread yourwork and do not rely on spell-check. Find a friend who has stronggrammar skills to check your work。
3. Find a balance between wordiness and lack of detail。
Employers need to see details about yourwork history and experience, but they don’t need to knoweverything. The fact that you were den leader in your Cub Scouttroop is irrelevant. Keep information germane to the goal ofattaining an interview. Eliminate information that is not relatedand will not have a direct impact on winning theinterview。
4. Do not use personal pronouns。不要用人称代词
”I,” “me,” “my,” “mine,” and “our” shouldnot be on a resume. Resumes are written in first person (implied).Example: For your prior job description, instead of writing: “Ihired, trained and supervised a team of assistant managers andsales associates” you would instead state that you “Hired, trainedand supervised a team of assistant managers and sales associates.”Fragment sentences are perfectly acceptable on a resume andactually preferred。
5. Use numerical symbols for numbers. 以阿拉伯数字代替文字
While we are taught in school to spellout numbers less than ten, in resume writing, numerical symbolsserve as “eye stops” and are a much better method. Instead ofwriting “Developed a dynamic team of eight consultants.” it wouldbe much more advantageous to state “Developed a dynamic team of 8consultants.”
6. Think “accomplishments” rather than “job duties。
What makes you stand out from the crowd?How did you come up with a way to do things better, moreefficiently, or for less cost? What won honors for you? Informationsuch as this is vital, will grab attention, and put your resume atthe top of the list。
7. Keep it positive. 传递积极态度
Reasons for leaving a job and setbacks donot have a place on a resume. Employers are seeking people who cancontribute and have successfully performed in the past. Concentrateon communicating these issues and avoid any detractinginformation。
Remember, many first-time job interviewsare conducted via telephone rather than in person. Make sure youare prepared for that telephone call when it arrives. And make sureyou have a resume that will make the phone ring!