Writing An Interesting Resume: Basics

Anastasia Sosina shows how to write a resume.

Writing An Interesting Resume: Basics

Starting from the first year, each student begins to think where to work after graduation. It can be scary as you do not have any work experience. First of all, you need to decide on the industry that interests you and create a resume. In this article, I have collected important points that you should not forget about when creating a resume and which can make a good impression on the future employer.

1. Why are documents in Word not a good idea?

It is important to understand that a resume should not be just a document with a lot of text, because the recruiter sees a huge amount of resumes in a day, and if yours is not just text on a white background, it is likely that it will hook and like. There is room for creativity, but in a reasonable amount. To create a visually appealing document, I advise you to use Canva.com. Canva is a cross-platform service for graphic design, which already has many interesting resume templates. You can either be inspired by colorful works or borrow something in your document.

2. What king of photo do you need?

When compiling a resume, you will need your photo, and here you need to be careful. A lot of people use photographs which you really like, but they can be completely non-official. For example, a photo from a vacation in a bathing suit, a photo from the back, with eyes closed or with a group of friends, where without a clear indication it will not be clear which of these people are you. But there’s also no indication that you should upload a passport photo that you don’t like at all. To avoid incidents, upload your photo, in which you look at the camera, relaxed and like yourself.

3. And what to write?

In this paragraph, points out the information that you definitely need to indicate in the summary.

  • Your name and surname
  • A photo
  • Contacts (city of residence and mobile number, home address is optional)
  • The goal is the position you are applying for. And it’s better to articulate clearly: “Customer Relations Manager”, “Copywriter”, “Brand Manager” and so on. Discussions about how you want to find a company that you would greatly benefit from - it’s better to say at the interview, in the resume everything should be brief and to the point.
  • Key competencies. Here you need to indicate professional knowledge and achievements, as well as indicate several personal qualities.
  • Education
  • Work experience (at the top - the latest place of work, below - earlier)
  • Additional information (languages, knowledge of programs, availability of automobile rights)

4. What interesting things can I add?

You can also add to the resume university projects in which you participated or topics of your term papers.

You can also attach links to your social networks. BUT, before you do this, you need to remember that the content that is published on your personal page will be seen by your possibly future employer, would you like this? There is no, then you should clean your personal pages, or do not attach links at all. The choice is yours!

I hope this article was useful to you, and I wish you success in your studies and future career.

Text by 
Anastasia Sosina