- Resume arrangements differ widely, but the following procedures are general:
- Logically arrange information on:
- Education (institutions, dates, degrees, major field)
- Experience (dates, places, firms/companies, duties, accomplishments);
- Personal details (memberships, interests, achievements – but not religion, race, sex);
- Special information (achievements, qualifications, capabilities.
- Construct a heading for the entire resume and sub-headings for the parts.
- Include other vital information such as objectives and contact information.
- Arrange the data for best eye appeal – making the resume balanced – not crowded.
Thinks Should be considered while writing a resume:
Selecting background facts
1. Begin by reviewing the background facts you have assembled and see what is really required that will help your reader.
Arranging the facts into groups
2. Sort out the facts by groups – like: job functions, dates or a combination.
3. Also consider groups such as achievements and qualifications
4. Write headings for the resume and its parts using topic headings that are most common.
5. Make your headings look as if they are talking to your reader – in saying “please read me”.
6. Distinguish your headings by using different FONTS/SIZES.
7. Display your contact information prominently.
8. Consider your OBJECTIVE statement.
9. The statement should cover the job you are looking for.
Presenting the information
10. List the facts under the headings.
11. When writing about work experience, in the least include dates, places, companies and responsibilities.
12. When appropriate show achievements.
13. Use action verbs to strengthen appeal.
14. For education, include institutions, dates, degrees, and areas of study.
15. For legal reasons, some personal information (on race, religion, sex) should probably not be included.
16. Information on activities and interests tells about one’s personal qualities.
17.List references but make sure you request permission from the person whose name you will use as a reference.