The Curriculum Vitae or Resume is a two-minute commercial about you.
It will not get you a job … it may get you an interview
WHAT IS A RESUME?
· A summary of your work related information
WHAT IS A RESUME FOR?
The employer wants to receive a concise, honest %26;amp; relevant summary of you. From reading the resume the employer wants to know:
· What are the skills and personal qualities of this applicant?
· Can this applicant do the job?
· Will this applicant fit in?
You want to produce a document that makes you look as good as possible. At the end of reading the resume you want the employer to:
· Give you an interview (and after that )
· Give you a job
STYLES OF RESUMES
The Chronological Resume (see example):
· Is the most common and conservative form of presentation
· Is often preferred by small to medium sized organisations
· Arranges your experience and education in reverse chronological order
· Is good for demonstrating your growth and continuity in a single p