How to make the right resume

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How to make the right resume

It is undoubtedly important for the job seeker that the employer is interested in his candidacy. This is facilitated by a well-written resume, but not everyone knows how to make it right. If you decide to write a wide resume or a mini resume, you should stick to the following points:

  • Decide on the position. You can specify two positions on your CV, but they must be related to each other: for example, Human Resources or Human Resources Manager. If something like “manager, beautician” is specified, the employer will probably think the person is careless and illiterate.
  • Education. If only work in a specialty is considered an option, you should specify the specific university and department you graduated from. If you have a general speciality, you can only specify a higher education or a secondary speciality.

Students who are looking for work should not hide from their employer that they are still studying: sooner or later this will become known, and most likely everything will be found out at the first interview. In this case, it is best to indicate in the column “education” not “incomplete higher education”, but that you are a student of a particular university and faculty.

How to make the right resume
  • Work experience and other information. Often experience is more decisive than having a degree and if you have more than a year of work experience, you should indicate a specific position and job location, with the dates in your CV being the same as in your workbook. If you have less than one year of work experience, you may choose to enter “have experience” succinctly. If you have had to change a lot of jobs due to life situations, do not specify all of them, but only those that are directly relevant to the job vacancy. The fact that an applicant has changed several jobs over a certain period of time may lead the employer to believe that this person may be a dishonest employee. When filling in the item “additional information”, do not write the usual words like “accounting”, but it is best to specify the greatest number of your skills and abilities: drawing up forms, invoices, declarations, reporting, foreign exchange transactions, etc. Specifying your computer skills, write not just “PC – user”, but “confident PC user”, indicating the programs that you have at least at a basic level.
  • Age. Unlike in the West, where it is not customary to specify the desired age in an advertisement for an open position, as it is considered discrimination, in Russia employers most often specify the age and sex of the desired employee, but this will not play a decisive role. As a rule, the employer pays more attention to experience and skills than to gender and age.
  • Salary. Before specifying the desired salary on your resume, find out the average salary in your area of residence in relation to the position you are looking for: you can look through job openings in newspapers or on the Internet. It is best to specify a lower wage (i.e. “s/p from … thousand rubles), rather than an upper wage, as the specified overvalued s/p can make it easier for you to pass by quite interesting offers.
  • Personal data for communication. It is best to give both your home and mobile phone number. If you are still working, but are looking for a new job, give the time to call, as employers are also busy people. You should not trust your relatives to negotiate with your employer, otherwise you may be seen as someone who is not self-employed.

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