When writing a resume, it is important to take into consideration the target job you are applying for. What should I put in my CV or Resume? Your resume helps hiring managers determine if are able to do the job based on your listed skills.
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What Should I Put in My CV or Resume?
Include your name, phone number, e-mail address and address. Add your linkedin URL if your profile is complete and you have over 100 followers.
Job Title: Enter your target position title (i.e. Sr. Business Analyst)
Summary Draft a summary no more than three (3) sentences under your title.
If you are in Information Technology, include technical skills. For other career fields, list skills that are relevant to the position you are applying for.
Professional Experience, Experience
Company Name, City, State (Two Letter Abbreviated Version) MM/YYYY – MM/YYYY
- Major Accomplishment/Achievement related to your position at this company
- Secondary Accomplishment
- Job Duties
- Job Duties
Write up to six bullet points per position.
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Degree YYYY(Grad Year)
School Name, State
If you are still attending school, you may write down your expected graduation date. Include GPA if you are 3.8 or above.
If you are applying for college degree level employment and have your degree, omit high school education.
Check out: IT Resume Template
Once everything is completed, print off the first page of your resume and fold it in half (top to bottom). Read the top half of your resume and ask yourself if your background looks relevant to the job you are applying for.
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Eric Putkonen @ MinnesotaTechJobs.com says
I love the tip about printing off the first page of your resume and folding it in half…and if your background looks relevant to the job you are applying for.
It is important to make it as easy as possible for the HR or recruiter to see that you are a fit for the job. This includes the above tip and another I would like to share. Use the same terms that are in the job description. Sometimes it is not a technical person reviewing your resume, but a not-so-technical HR person or recruiter. So if the job asks for AS/400…don’t just say you have iSeries and expect that the person will know it is the same thing. If they say AS400…you say AS400 in your resume.