Writing a resume Purpose Format Vocabulary Required Sample
Resumes • What is a resume? • A resume or curriculum vitae is an objective summary of your education, experience, certification and skills. • When do people send a resume? • A resume is sent by a job seeker to a prospective employer. • What does a resume include? • A resume should be short and simple. • Every sentence starts with an active verb and includes keywords
Categories • Chronological order (starting with oldest first) • Reverse-chronological order (starting with newest) • Functional (sorted by category -> date)
Formats • Online (PDF/Word DOC/Hangeul HWP/email text) • Faxed • Website form • By post (A4/Letter paper)
Length and sections • Resumes are generally one page at most in length • They are divided into a header and body.
Header • Your contact information • Perhaps a photo • A title (Your name + Resume/Curriculum Vitae)
Body • Objective • Education • Job experience • Skills • References • Hobbies • Use active verbs at the beginning of each line
Write your own resume You have 45 minutes Use lots of active verbs (NOT passive) Your current job/education must be in the present tense Your previous jobs/education must be in the past tense Give at least two references (names, contact info, titles) Write three lines about your university, high school, middle school, and elementary school education (12 lines) Write three lines about a part-time job/volunteer work Write two lines about four different skills (8 lines) Make sure you include an objective (> 2 lines)