All CBT students have access to resume writing workshops conducted by our placement officers. These workshops or seminars will help all students to properly write resume that can result in a job interview.
Here are some tips on how to write a powerful resume, which are included in our workshops:
If you’re looking for a job, you need a resume. Your resume is your calling card, your advertisement, your flyer. It’s a hand-out that shows employers what a great catch you are. The purpose of a resume is to help you get job interviews.
There are many resume styles you can use, however, a common resume has five basic parts:
- The Heading
- Job Objective
- Education & Training
- Work Experience
Resume Writing Rules
- Write a reverse chronological job and educational history (list your last job first/last school)
- Keep sentences and paragraphs short but descriptive.
- Use simple terms and easy to read fonts for pleasant and easy to read resume.
- Use bullet points with strong action verb possible; organize, initiate, create.
- Describe best accomplishments or be results oriented.
- Use quantities. Dollar values, amounts will enhance a job description.
- Be specific in describing your job title and duties.
- Use year to year for limited employment history. Month and year for lengthy employment.
- Proofread and have others check your material and check for spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
- Do not lie or exaggerate about your experience.
- Do not use personal pronouns: “I, “me”, “my”
- Do not include remarks about your physical appearance or health.
- No personal photographs.
- Marital Status and Social Security information will not be disclosed.
- Leave out personal problems from the resume.
- Don’t write addresses or phone numbers of prior employers.
- Don’t list high school.
- No references listed.
- No salary information.
- Hobbies or social interest should be avoided unless it is linked to the position.
- Your resume should be one-page long, but not more than two.