Monday, February 20, 2012

How to write a good Resume

How to write a good Resume
Personal Information:
Your personal information should go right at the top of your CV! Make sure it includes your name, phone number, e-mail address and postal address.
List your professional experience in reverse chronological order.
For each role listed, mention clearly the company name, role title and how long you worked there.
List your tasks, contributions and achievements in each position.
List your educational qualifications in reverse chronological order.
Mention the name of the course/program first, followed by the name of the institution and the time period you studied there.
Don't forget to add any additional training courses you have taken that would be of interest to your prospective employer.
Quick tips for your CV
As a general rule don't exceed 2 pages. Make sure the best that you have to offer is on the first page.
Avoid writing long paragraphs. Use bulleted points
Make sure all the information is correct.
Proof-read your CV
Use an easily readable font type and size. Georgia and Arial/Helvetica are good choices. Font size 13 for the screen and font size 8 for print is recommended.
Avoid too much italics, bold, colours, highlights and underlines

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