Let me explain these things to you. Header
The header is the first thing a recruiter sees when receiving a letter. Thus, you should make headings for your resume as concise and understandable as possible.
First Name + Last Name, Position Name, your location (if you are ready to move, specify where), phone number, and email.
All headings for resumes must be short so that the bulk of the doc fits on the first page.
You can find practical examples and headings for resume on many sites. For instance, here
you can use the editor with ready-made blocks and fill them with your information Introduction/Profile
This text block goes right after the header and serves as an introduction, a summary of what you are looking for and who you are:
Hard and soft skills
- Your position
- Strong skills
- Industry experience
- Companies that you have worked successfully with
- Tools and software you can operate with
- The benefits you can bring to the company
This block can be perfectly arranged as a list of 10 important professional and personal skills for this position. For example:
- Telephone Call Handling
- Fluent in Japanese
- Customer Service
- Money Transfers
- One-to-One Support
- Safeguarding and Welfare
- Internal Auditing
- Creative approach
This is the biggest part of the resume, where you need to list all the places you've worked at. Workplaces can be paid or not, but in terms of scope and type of activity, they should relate to the current position for which you are applying.
Start from the last/current place, and organize the listing of work experience in reverse chronological order.
Describe in detail the results of your work, skills, and tools that you used at your previous/current workplace - this information will be more attractive for a potential employer. "Work experience" block structure:
- Years of work, company name, and your position name.
- A brief description of what your tasks were.
- List of your responsibilities.
Indicate the achievements you're proud of. Try to indicate these facts in numbers: company growth, revenue, years, etc. Education and Qualifications
At the end of the resume, list where you graduated from and when, what specialty you got, and how you upgraded your qualifications. If the list is too large, leave only the most significant links that correlate with the position you are applying for. Technical skills
Inform the employer about how technically savvy you are.
For example, you know how to work with:
- Active Directory
- MS Office: Excel, Power Point, Outlook
- Accounting Systems
- Certified Scrum Master
- Webex, STB technologies
It's an optional point. Make it concise - a maximum of 2 lines. Pro Tips:
- Organize the information in blocks with bold subtitles.
- Leave space between blocks to make the text easier to read.
- Add lists with short paragraphs.
- Make a resume of optimal length - 2 pages.
- Do not include links in the CV. They must be requested by the employer.
- Make resumes in PDF format or Google docs with viewing access, avoid HTML, EPS, BMP, ZIP, and Word.
- Avoid phrases such as Team-player, Results-driven, Hard-working. Be more accurate and creative.
- Do not specify in the resume the reasons why you want to take the proposed position as you have already reported this in a cover letter.