If you’re wondering how to write your first resume, believe us, you’re not alone. This can be a really useful learning experience, too, so we’ve created some tips for you about how to make a first cv and interview do’s and don’ts.
How to write your first resume – First steps
Contacts, phone and email (business phone and email are best)
LinkedIn account (optional, but useful in many cases.)
State for what position you are applying. Afterwards include these key points into your cv structure:
Transferable skills – These are your core skills, including things like accounting, database management, call center skills, business software skills and similar useful information.
Qualifications – These are degrees, professional certifications, licenses, and other official qualifications. Be sure to include a full description of your qualifications. Note: List essential qualifications first.
Technologies – Meaning, the technologies in which you have experience. Technologies form a separate part of your resume for information purposes, so include all your skills in this area.
Work experience – For entry level cv, work experience should be shown as below, detailing your experience and providing appropriate information to provide a clear picture of your skills and experience.
Your work history section needs to be in reverse chronological order, with your current or most recent employer first. Describe the position title, and the nature of the work performed.
When writing your work history:
Be brief and factual, listing your skills according to position description. Give a clear description of your employment role, outlining your duties and responsibilities.
Don’t include irrelevant employment, like “paper route” when you’re going for a job as an IT specialist. Information like this contributes nothing to your CV.
Additional information on your work history
You may also include community work, professional associations, volunteer work, and similar information. Many employers, particularly major corporations, do a lot of community work, and your added information may be of interest to these companies.
Resume information quality
Most important in any discussion of how to write your first resume is information quality:
Be sure that your resume is typo-free, reads well, and clearly shows your skills and experience.
Take the time to thoroughly check your resume information.
Does your cv include all the information you want to include?
Does it look good, and present well?
Do you feel confident with your cv?
You’ve written your first resume, and done it well. We hope you’ve found our information regarding how to write your resume helpful.Images are taken from: goudsepoort.nl, gstatic.com, uxbeginner.com.