Contents of Resume
Resume can be defined as a written declaration that includes a person’s personal data, education, and employment background etc. Contents and layout of resume or curriculum vitae vary widely. There is no single best way to write resume. However, a factual and effective resume usually contains the following contents:
(A) Opening section: Opening section of a resume generally includes following two items:
- Identifying information: Identifying information includes name, contact address (both present and permanent), e-mail address, and telephone number of the applicant.
- Career objective: A modem resume includes a statement of immediate and long-term career objective of applicant. This statement helps the employer to evaluate what type of job the applicant likes. Career objective also helps the employer to categorize the applicants.
(B) Education / academic qualification: This section of resume contains a list of degree achieved along with name of the institution granting the degree, year of obtaining the degree, courses taken, position obtained etc.
(C) Work experience: In this section, a list of employment and description of work experience are incorporated by following a reveres chorological order. It mentions employers’ name and location, duration of employment and position held.
(D) Achievements and awards: This section includes school and community memberships, offices held, honors, publications, language skills etc. of the applicant
(E) Personal data: Personal data include applicant’s age, relation, gender, nationality, marital status, hobby, height, date of availability etc.
(F) Reference: Most resumes mention references from whom the employer can seek information about the applicant. Generally, name of the former employers and teachers are mentioned as reference.