How to create a resume in English
Miscellaneous / / December 19, 2019
CV in English as in Russian, should take 1-2 A4 page (can be 3-4, but only if two extra pages will take work experience). Some foreign companies are asked to provide a summary of 10-15 pages, but it is rather an exception to the rule. prepare a resume is not necessary in advance.
The text uses no more than two fonts. Small as the largest written name and surname of the candidate for the post and Objective (goal). The remaining titles - a little smaller than the main text - the smallest. Value can be: 20 - 16 - 12 nm, or 18 - 14 - 11 pt.
The file with a summary is available in RTF format: his employer will be able to open, no matter what operating system and a text editor it may be used. In the subject line please indicate the name of the position and the candidate, such as: Accountant vacancy - Yuliya Pavlova(job Accountant - Julia Pavlova). The name of the file must also be meaningful: Accountant-Yuliya-Pavlova.rtf. Help the employer immediately clear from whom and what the letter.
skilful; skillful; qualified honours; honors; honors contrast (as in "with honors») licence; license; license, certificate programme; program; program
The English-language summary of frequent compound adjectives, in which you need to put a hyphen. For example: problem-solving skills (the ability to solve problems), growth-oriented company (a company focused on the development), full-time employee (an employee full-time).
Do not put a hyphen after the adverbs on -ly: highly organized (highly organized), extremely motivated (highly motivated), deeply engaged (deeply enthusiastic).
When a noun stands in the possessive case (Possessive Case), you need to remember about the apostrophe:
- I hold a Master's degree in ...
- I have a master's degree...
- I have five years' experience in ...
- I have five years experience in ...
The structure of the summary does not depend on the country (summary candidate from Ireland will look the same as that of the US candidate) and always consists of more or less the same set of blocks. Blocks of Experience (experience) and Education (education) can be swapped: the priority is the one that is more closely linked with the vacancy. Before the last block of References (recommendations), you can insert a section Interests and Hobbies (hobbies), if the beneficial interests are you as a candidate for the position.
The word Header should not be written. You can write a CV or résumé, but it is not mandatory.
Both options - CV (curriculum vitae - Latin. "Course of life") and résumé - is now equal. Resume permissible but not desirable because it can be read as a verb [rɪzjuːm] - resuming, summarized.
Title again written. Written name and surname - in that order. Middle name in English resume point is not accepted. Name and surname transliterated from the Cyrillic to the Latin script for any of the systems: BGN / PCGN, ALA-LC, and so on. This can be done online Transliterator.
and the English equivalent of the name suitable for a foreign company (Helen - Helen, Michael - Michael).
If you think that on behalf of the employer will not clear your floor, please contact Mr. ahead or Ms. (Ms. indicates female sex, without specifying the marital status of women).
The address is written in the order of the index, the house and the street (for example, 221B Baker Street), city, country.
Phone number in international format (with country and city codes). In addition to the email address (this is a must), you can specify in a Skype account, accounts in other messengers, provide a link to your profile in LinkedIn (the latter for foreign companies very desirable).
Marital status is described as a single (Single / Status), married (Single / Status), have a child / have children (there is a child / children). However, it and the date of birth and nationality may be omitted.
The block may also be called Job Objective, Career Objective, Job Goal or Career Goal. Here you specify what position applying for (if you are applying for a specific) or see their work in what direction.
It is advisable to do without blurry phrases like:
- I am seeking a job where I can use my experience to help your company meet its goals.
- I'm looking for a job where I can apply my experience to help your company to achieve the goals.
The goal can be noted briefly. For example: Graphic designer. It can be deployed more using complete or incomplete sentences:
Here in a couple of sentences candidate describes his career achievements, education and skills that make him the best candidate for this position.
How to do this briefly? That's how, for example:
Successful web developer with 8 years' experience in developing interactive websites.
A successful web developer with 8 years of experience in creating interactive websites.
Ten years of software engineering experience, with a broad range of computer expertise and infectious enthusiasm for technology.
Ten years of experience in software development, extensive knowledge in the field of computer science and technology contagious enthusiasm.
able to...; capable of...; accomplished; qualified an expert in...; an expert in the field of...; experienced; experienced extremely motivated for career change goal; I have a great desire to change the type of activity; good at...; I can... proficient in...; specialist in the field...; strong background in...; in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in the field of... successful in...; successful in...; with broad experience in...; with extensive experience in... with over 10 years of experience in...; with more than 10 years experience in...
A partition can also be known as Work Experience, Career Summary (overview of career achievements), Employment History (history of work). Here, in reverse chronological order you list the organizations that worked.
First, specify the duration of work, the company's name (you can also specify the scope of the business or market position), its address (city, country). Next - your job title, duties that you performed, and the results achieved.
Since the dates of recording formats in the UK and the US are different, to avoid confusion is better to write the date of the number, and a month - in a word.
How to burn "12 July 2016"? In the UK - 12.07.2016. In the United States - 12/07/2016.
Optimal: July 12, 2016, or July 12, 2016.
However, the exact date is not necessarily specify, month and year will suffice.
If you work somewhere at the moment, the timing is specified as follows:
(Starting date) - Present.
For a description of the duties in the present tense is used Present Simple, in the past - Past Simple:
- I manage. - I managed.
- I run. - I ran.
- I translate. - I translated.
- I translate. - I translated.
You can write and incomplete proposals (not to be I - «I»). The main thing - to use the active voice Active Voice, and not passive Passive Voice.
analyzed; He analyzed; managed; I managed arranged; suit; organized; organized assessed / evaluated; assessed; performed; carried assisted; He helped; planned; planned budgeted; part of the budget; promoted; promoted calculated; He is counting, figured; recommended; recommended controlled / monitored; controlled; represented; He represented the coordinated; coordinated; researched; researched created; I created; sold; selling designed; I designed; solved; deciding developed; He developed, developed; supervised; controlled, supervised distributed; disseminate, distribute; tested; checked examined; I tested and studied; trained; taught implemented; He implemented, embodied;
When you list your achievements (accomplishments), be sure to specify the numbers in which they can be measured. At the same time, remember that in the English language as a separator between the integer and fractional part of the number is used a point and point big numbers are divided into groups of three characters from the right.
Streamlined manufacturing process, resulting in an annual savings of $ 1.5million.
Upgraded production technology, resulting in annual savings of 1.5million.
Helped to increase company's house list by 2,000subscribers.
Helped to increase the list of companies in the distribution 2000subscribers.
In the event of a break in the work of state reason. For example: relocation - moving or maternity leave - maternity leave. Maybe you just long to find a job or have a break, but in that time have passed some courses (courses) to obtain a certificate (certificate).
If there is no work experience, this unit can enter the internship (internship and traineeship), practical training (work placement), part-time work (part-time job), participate in the projects as a freelancer (freelance job) - also with timelines, responsibilities and results. In this case, Experience unit to go after the Education Unit.
In reverse chronological order, list the educational institutions who visited from the university to the school. Specify the duration of studies, the name of the institution, faculty (faculty), department (department), specialty, academic degree.
The official name of the university in the English language is on the university website (in English version). And in the statute of the university, which can be found there as well.
boarding school; boarding, board (boarding school) college; COLLEGES institute; Institute of private / independent school; private school teacher training college; Teachers College technical college; technical university; university vocational college; vocational school
undergraduate; student of bachelor's degree student; Bachelor master's degree student; Master postgraduate; post-graduate doctoral sandidate; doctoral
You can include your GPA GPA (grade point average), specifying the points system (from 5, 10, 100). For example: GPA 4.5 (5).
If you received a diploma with honors, and write: diploma with distinction or diploma with honours (honors in the American version).
If you are still learning:
my internship involved...; my practice consisted of... conducting / performing research on...; research in the field of... developing...; development... performing a wide range of tasks on...; performing a variety of tasks... training on...; training to work with... working with...; to work with...
On the same block write workshops (seminars), conference (conferences) and workshops (workshops), who attended, if they are relevant to the desired job, and your publications in the media and scientific magazines.
This specifies the skills, knowledge, and skills that make you a suitable candidate for the position.
Firstly, it is knowledge of foreign languages. Indicate your level: basic (basic), intermediate (middle), advanced (advanced), fluent (fluent), native (mother tongue). If you pass the international language examination, record the result. For example:
English (IELTS 7.5 - advanced).
Second, ownership of work tools and technologies. For example:
Systems (UNIX, Windows, VMS, NeXTSTEP) - OS.
Databases (Oracle, Sybase) - database management systems.
ability to conduct business in two languages; the ability to conduct business in two languages easily solve technical problems; easily solve technical problems excellent written and verbal communication skills; Excellent written and oral communication in-depth knowledge of... / Understanding of...; in-depth knowledge in... / Understanding... keep alert to... / keep abreast of...; follow the novelties in the field... keep up-to-date with changes in the industry; I watch for changes in their professional sphere speaking in public; the ability to speak to an audience well-developed skills in...; developed skills in the field of...
Look, what qualities are required of the candidate for the position, you want to take, and copy those that have.
a quick learner; I learn quickly able to find innovative solutions; I am able to find innovative solutions able to prioritize; able to prioritize adapt well to new situations; I adapt easily to new situations dedicated; enthusiastic dependable; reliable detail-oriented; hardworking attentive to detail; hardworking have good communication / interpersonal skills; have good communication skills have planning skills; I possess planning skills to keep deadlines successfully; perform work in multitasking time; mnogozadachen natural leader; born leader open to change; open to the optimistic changes; optimist patient; patience possess proactive approach; I possess an active lifestyle self-motivated and determined; proactive and goal-oriented and team player; team player work independently with little or no supervision; work without control from above or with minimal supervision well-organized; organized
In English-speaking countries attach great importance to letters of recommendation (reference letters, letters of recommendation), so be sure to attach them. In order not to "shine" your referees contact details, leave a line Available upon request (recommendations available on request).
Cover letter consists of 5-7 sentences. Motivation letter - is, in fact, expanded the cover: it is larger and takes approximately page of A4.
Both letters should answer three "why":
Why this company?
— I recently saw your CEO on Bloomberg Television discussing your company's success and explosive growth.
- Not so long ago I saw on Bloomberg Television, as the CEO of your company discussed its success and rapid growth.
Why you are the ideal candidate for this position?
— I am convinced that my background makes me suitably qualified for your specific requirements.
- Given my knowledge and experience, I am convinced that my qualifications meet your requirements.
Experience how the summary is described using the time of Present Simple and Past Simple: