Resume Preparation Techniques



The Resume is:

  • an advertisement
  • a highlight of your background
  • an individually designed document
  • used by employers as a screening device
  • just ONE piece of the job search process

Is There as a Correct Resume?

No. There is no right and wrong when it comes to resume content and format. Each resume is as unique as the individual it represents. It is up to you to select the appropriate content that best highlights your skills for the employment you hope to acquire, and then effectively communicate your qualifications in a format that is clear and easy to read.


Tips for Preparing Resume

  • Keep it short and write down the facts.
  • Personalize your resume and tailor it to a specific opportunity.
  • Maintain your professionalism and keep your information up to date.
  • Avoid giving personal information (age, identification number, weight, etc.).
  • Do not use the phrase "I can give reference if desired".
  • Edit multiple times and check that it meets spelling and punctuation rules.
  • Leave a margin of 1- ½ inches on the page.
  • Specify your most powerful qualifications first.
  • Reserve as much space as possible: 1 page for every 5-7 years of experience.
  • After college sophomore, remove your high school references from your resume.
  • A resume prepared in chronological order gives the information in reverse date order.
  • Use verb verbs when talking about your experience.
  • Consider separating your experience with and without position
  • Specify the quantity / quantity of your information using symbols such as # and%
  • Always keep your name and contact information at the top of your resume.
  • Prepare a different background for your different business goals.
  • Keep your resume one page long if you don't have more experience with the position
  • Organize titles so that the most important points are listed first.
  • Use similar paper and titles when writing your prose.

Do not forget to come to the career development office and review your CV.

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