Usually, employers decide on an interview with a candidate based on viewing a resume, which is the calling card of applicants for vacancies. A well-written resume is one of the secrets of a successful job search. And only at first glance it seems that there is nothing difficult in this. It’s good if you have a lot of experience and good recommendations, but you also need to know how to “present” correctly. What to write in a resume if you have just graduated from a university or decided to start working again after the decree? There are a huge number of domestic and translated printed manuals and manuals on creating an effective resume or CV. A lot of useful information can also be found on the Internet: individual pages with useful tips, lengthy manuals devoted exclusively to this problem, as well as numerous examples and free software for creating an attractive and appealing and informative document. Even the widely-used word processor in the Microsoft Office suite contains several resume templates.
At the same time, our society, in contrast to the West, has not yet developed strict rules for drafting resume. On the one hand, the absence of strict requirements makes it possible to improvise. On the other hand, freedom sometimes leads to the fact that many resumes cannot be read without a smile, since they represent a real vinaigrette. The purpose of the resume is not only to show your ability to own the pen, but also to ensure that the employer wants to meet with you in person. A recruiter who decides to invite you for an interview spends an average of 10 to 20 seconds reading the resume. To read the multipage autobiography he simply will not have time. The first rule follows from this: the summary should not exceed 1-2 pages of printed text.
It is the printed text on a good white paper, and not scrawl, written hastily on a piece of paper in a slanting ruler that will make the proper impression. It is proved that documents written by hand, cause more confidence and pity for the writer. You are not asking now, but on the contrary, you are proposing. For a moment, stop thinking about yourself as a woman, a specialist, etc. Imagine that you are a seller, as well as a product at the same time. And you the seller needs you to sell the goods as profitably as possible. A resume is an advertisement that convinces an employer that by accepting you to work, he will solve all his problems. Therefore, the second rule: the text must be typed on a computer and then printed on a printer. As a last resort type the text on a typewriter. And all sorts of frames, decorations, vignettes, different fonts are inappropriate here. Vertical or horizontal lines can be used, but only in small quantities. Use only standard fonts: Times or Arial with a size of 10-14 p. The surname, name and patronymic can be distinguished by a larger font. Such a headline will allow you to quickly find your resume among such papers.
Further, it is necessary to select only the section headings (“Target”, “Education”, etc.) in bold or underlined. The third rule follows from the thesis about advertising properties of a resume: the text must be written correctly. Employees of the personnel department of companies or professional recruitment agencies are usually quite educated people and, having seen the phrase “haracho pichatai on kamputera”, they are unlikely to invite the author for an interview. Therefore, be sure to check the text, at least with the same MS Office tools, or rather ask someone familiar to do this.