To be able to create a real professional resume you should follow one particular format. This is adopted in the production of all types of resumes, whether you were applying for a job in finance, medicine, teaching, management, etc.
The Format of a Real Professional Resume
- Use the proper format: Check if the firm you’re applying for suggests a specific resume form.
- Don’t exceed your real professional resume to more than one page.
- A real professional resume should be brief: The description of your experiences should be short, not more than three bullets.
- Use a simple text format: as a help with resume, I suggest you use a bolded, italic, underlined text is not recommended. Keep it simple and limit the use of bullets and numbering.
- The font size should be readable: Use the same font size all over your resume (not smaller than 11 points), except for your name and contact information for which a smaller font size will be more convenient.
A Real Professional Resume Subdivisions
A real professional resume should be divided into 6 subdivisions to contain all the necessary information:
- Personal information: you need to write your name, date of birth, marital status, address, the number of children if any, telephone number and email.
- Education and diplomas: You have to mention all your degrees and diplomas, the name of the institutes or colleges where you had your education including high school. Mention your grades and plus A level is available.
- Work Experience: You should include all sorts of work experiences and skills especially those relevant to the work you’re applying for. Provide a few details about every work experience using verbs that reveals self-motivation and dynamism. Try to paint yourself a good image to motivate the employer in using your services or hiring you in his firm. But remember to be clear and brief, and use good English to leave a good impression- a badly written text won’t reflect professionalism.
- Mention Your Hobbies: this section should be brief and short. Skip using clichés such as sports and reading, if you were to put reading mention the books you read. Represent a variety of interest to look as a motivating person. Strange hobbies can differentiate you from the rest of the applicants; something like skydiving or hiking can reveal a sense self-dependency and strong personality. Be aware to mention any hobbies that are related to the job, this is very important and could give your application a push forward.
- Skills: usually, in a real professional resume the skills mentioned in this section are languages (you should mention your level in speaking, reading and writing: fluent, basic, conversational, etc.) and computing: mention the level of knowledge in different software.
- References: sometimes it might be good to mention people of a high social position that might back you up to have increased chances of employment, but most employers don’t pay attention to this section so it is totally up to you to take it or leave it!