to Write Resume & Sample
First, start summarizing
||Write down the position you are seeking and the
skills you can provide.
||Write down the names of companies you previously
worked for, as well as locations, titles, job descriptions,
and number of years worked.
||Write down the name of school, major, and the
degree earned. For educational background, writing
the most recent and the second most recent should
be sufficient. It is not necessary to write a lengthy
background, as practiced in Japan. For recent graduates
who end up having extra space on their resume, they
could list internships or about six classes that
were taken while attending school. Listing your
GPA could work to your advantage, provided that
your grades were good.
||It is not advisable to randomly write these down,
but include them if you have specialized skills
||You can include any awards you earned, or any
special activities that you participated in.
Here are some tips when writing
- Always type your resume.
- For work history and education,
start with the most recent one.
- It is not necessary to attach
your photo. Date of birth, sex, and family details
are not necessary either.
- It is advisable to include
your “Work Status”, thereby informing
potential employers about your work permit status.
- There are no set rules as to
the format, but pay close attention to how organized
and clear your written contents are to the reader.
Keep all contents to one page, or two pages at the
most, if necessary.
- Besides basic data, such as
your address, name, telephone number, and E-mail address,
there are no set rules on what information should
be included. What items to be included, sequence to
follow, and what points to be emphasized are at your
- Based on all of the items previously
mentioned, create a draft first. Delete unnecessary
wording and improve your sentence structures. Uncomplicated
and “to-the-point” are what you want.
This process should never be taken lightly no matter
how pressed for time you are. Always proofread and
check for grammatical mistakes and spelling, since
they may have negative impact as to how the employer
perceives you. It may be also beneficial to have other
people look over your draft and give you some advice.