Your resumé is the first impression recruiters have of you, this is why it has to be perfect and make sure you express yourself correctly. In this blog, we are going to advise you about the structure you should follow to make your resumé look professional and correct. Also, we made a resumé structure template to make it easy to understand. Check it out!

It is important to capture the information in just one page, this will make it easy for recruiters to get all the information they want to know in just one sight. This is why we are going to organize the structure into 8 big blocks, 3 of them will be red blocks, where the most important information will be written. As you can see in the following picture, there is not a block for a personal picture, because resumés in English usually do not include one, we suggest you investigate the role, the company and the market before including this section.

1. Name

The name has no secret, you have to write down your name, not necessarily your full name if it’s too long or has too many last names. Use the name that represents you and that recruiters can identify you with.

2. Profession

Here you have to write down your profession or what you are an expert on to achieve the job you are applying for. If you have studied Business Administration and you have worked as a Sales Supervisor, and Marketing Manager, depending on the job you are applying for, you could choose which profile works best for you. 

3. Studies 

In studies you have to show all the studies records you have from university on, your high school records are not necessary. If you have studied Master’s, graduate courses, or extra relevant information, you can add it in this section. See the template to check the order in which you should write the information!

4. Experience

Write down the experience from the last (present, currently) to the first experience you have had. You should not write down the whole experience you have, just the one that is relevant for the job you are applying to. Also, if you have any type of volunteering, here is the space to place it.  Check the template to see the structure of the information writing. 

5. Personal summary

The summary has to be 2-4 lines and has to describe what you like and which one is your future vision or passion, for example: “I have +5 years of experience in Software Engineering, and my passion is learning about C++ Developing”. With this small summary about you, the recruiter can get an understanding of what are your expectations in your work life. 

6. Skills

The skills are going to be essential to move forward in a hiring process. There are two types of skills that you should write down in your resumé. The hard skills are the technical skills, which are accomplished by practice, education, and training in previous jobs. And soft skills are the interpersonal skills that reflect your personality and personal attributes. Here is a list of different skills that your resumé can have, find the ones that best fit you: 

Hard skills: 

  • Product design
  • Product development
  • Human resources 
  • Project management
  • Data privacy
  • Data analysis
  • Accounting
  • Software proficiency 
  • SEO
  • SEM
  • Typing 
  • Editing
  • Adobe packaging
  • Excel
  • Microsoft

Soft skills: 

  • Work ethics
  • Multitasking
  • Empathy
  • Teamwork
  • Customer service
  • Communication 
  • Attention to detail
  • Adaptability
  • Leadership
  • Problem-solving
  • Time management

7. Languages

The languages you speak are key in the time to search for a job. You should write down all languages you know and the level you have: native, proficiency, medium, or low. 

 8. Contact Information

Last but not least, the contact information should be perfect to fully take your opportunities in the process. You should write down your living address (you do not have to write the exact address, if you write down the province, state, neighborhood, etc., you will be alright), your email address, your phone number, and your Linkedin profile username. This last one is interesting to add to it, nowadays everything related to jobs and professions moves around LinkedIn, and a good LinkedIn profile could help your resumé to get launched to your dream job.

The first impression you give is the most important one. Write down your highlights according to the job you are applying to in your resumé. This document will determine how far you advance in the hiring process, so remember, to be clear and concise! 

Learn more about tips that will help you to get your dream job in the following blogs:

5 Ways to Show You Are Truly Passionate in a Job Interview 

The Ultimate Guide to 6 Questions Your CV Must Answer

Blog 5: Tips to make your Linkedin profile stand out

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