What to include in a resume

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Reading a resume takes a few minutes. During this time it is important to have time to interest the personnel manager. Therefore, the information should be presented clearly, specifically, without superfluous facts. It is necessary to indicate only significant information, omitting the “colorful” descriptions, quotes, explanations. Contact Information. This is the basic information about the applicant, indicated at the very beginning of the document, so that the employer does not have to search for them throughout the text. It is necessary to specify: last name, full name and patronymic, valid phone number, residential address (briefly, city, district), e-mail, marital status.

Purpose. This is information about what job there is a desire to take, what it will give the author of the document and the employer. Size 4-6 offers. Experience. It is customary to specify it in reverse order, starting with the last place. Indicates the name of the position, organization, period of work (month, year) and duties performed. Skills. This section describes the acquired professional skills, experience, work with certain programs, interaction with government agencies and so on. For example: knowledge of sales stages; work with staff; interaction with the tax service; the preparation of certain reports; knowledge of accounting or other programs; marketing policy implementation; drawing up contracts; budget management; other.

Education. This item should not be too big. Indicate the received specialty, the name of the institution and the period of study. More fully can be described only by students or persons without work experience. Additional education. These are all kinds of courses and master classes. But only if they are related to future work. Hairdresser courses are unlikely to be useful as an accountant or manager. Additional information: computer skills; knowledge of languages; driver’s license; information about yourself (no bad habits, diligence, resistance to stressful situations). 

When drafting a resume, it is advisable to discard the following information: Wishes to the level of wages (unless required by the organization). Such information is usually discussed at the interview. Physiological data and appearance (except for the importance of these parameters for future work). Height, weight, hair color can be entered if you are supposed to work, for example, a security guard or a model. Reasons for leaving a previous job. The entire list of positions held, if they were more than 3-5. It is enough to indicate only the latest organizations. Jokes and dramatic retreats. The pronoun “I”