How to Write a Resume



What is a Resume?

A resume is a sheet of paper including your personal details such as your name, address, telephone number… etc . It’s a summary of what you have done for your work experience, and your past working experiences. When you apply for a job, it is very important for the employer to have “a picture” of who you are. It can help the employer making the decision to decided to arrange an appointment to see you for an interview.

Preparing a Resume also helps you to keep track of your knowledge, skills, qualifications and abilities so you won’t forget what you have done.

You can make changes to your Resume to suit with the job that you want to apply for.  You can also delete unnecessary information that is not relevant to the job you are applying for. You should update it when you have new skills or qualifications or experiences.

Can you get help to do a Resume?

Yes! You can ask a teacher, a friend or a youth worker to help doing this

What should you include in a Resume?

Your name, address, telephone, and your referees but remember to ask them before you put their contact details in your resume.

About your work history experiences and qualifications:

Just include the ones which relate to the job you want to apply for. Include all courses and qualifications that you have achieved. Keep it clear to read:

2011- Class A- drivers licence

2012- First-Aid certificate….etc

You can also include your casual work and work experience even if these are just for a short period of time.

Any other certificates, personal interests and hobbies can be included.

Remember a referee is someone who knows you well but is not your relative. A previous employer, teacher or a community worker can be your referee.

A resume is your 1st successful step closer to get a job, if the employer arranges an appointment to meet you for an interview. I’ll show you how to “sell yourself “in a job interview next article. See you then. Good luck and be well prepared for your Resume.


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