Writing a good resume
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A résumé is a document that contains a summary of relevant job experience and education. The résumé is typically the first item that a potential employer encounters regarding the job seeker and is typically used to screen applicants, often followed by an interview, when seeking employment. The résumé is comparable to a curriculum vitae in many countries, although in United States and Canada it is substantially different.
Tailor your résumé to the job
Highlight specific skills that are of interest to the position you are applying for or the scholarship you are applying for.
Arrangement of the résumé
It would be best if you arrange your résumé in a way that is easily read and understood by the person reading it. Start of with personal details, then move on to your primary and secondary education. Bear in mind that creating a title for each of your achievement shows that you are orderly and not all-over-the place.
Give a list of your academic achievements that shows your consistency and your excellence in an orderly manner. Start with the most recent one that and then work your way to the past for this would set an impression that you are organized. Always remember it would be an advantage for you to organize them according to years.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACHIEVEMENTS
Follow the same way you did for the academic achievements. Using a table for this would be advisable for if you have many achievements and phrasing them in a paragraph would be tedious and confusing for the reader.
The example above is a general one. You can always get creative with your résumé and add sub-tittles such as "interests" and "career aspirations".
Things to avoid
Bad/Childish email addresses
Since the human-resource department usually have to handle a lot of emails each day, many of them will develop quick ways to eliminate potentially unsuitable candidates. The first thing that they will notice is the email address of a person. If someone uses an address with childish names such as firstname.lastname@example.org, his application will most probably be struck out immediately. This is also true regarding to the email domain (the part after the '@' symbol). This means that someone with the address ending in hellokitty.com will not be taken seriously as well.
It is recommended that applicants use a proper email address and domain. The best suited format is email@example.com. A good example will be: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resume Writing Tipsheet by the Career Development Center at Brown University: