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What are you working on?
My resume.
Writing an English resume is so hard.
I wish someone could help me.
Do you want my help?
Oh thanks for offering, why not?
Hi everyone! Welcome back to VT English.
Today I'm going to teach you how to write an English resume.
I'll walk you through every section of a resume,
and give you some tips along the way,
so that by the end of this video,
you'll be ready to write your very own English resume.
At the very top of your resume,
you'll need a header that includes all of your basic information.
You should include your name, phone number, email, and address.
You can format this however you like,
but remember that it should stand out and look professional.
And just a side note,
in North America and the UK,
photos are not usually included on resumes.
Below your header you can add a section that highlights key points from your resume.
This section is often titled "Professional Profile,"
"Summary of Qualifications," or "Highlights."
This part should be a brief summary of your skills, strengths, and key experiences.
It should show companies what you have to offer.
You can write this in sentences or bullet points, but keep it short.
A few lines should be enough.
The next section is work experience, or professional experience.
In this section, you should list the jobs that you've had in reverse chronological order.
So, your most recent job should come first,
and then you should work your way back in time from there.
For each job you should include your job title,
the company's name and location,
and the dates that you worked there.
Under that, you should write a few bullet points
that explain what you did at that job.
Each bullet point should start with an action verb,
and should focus on specific job duties.
Also try to include some measurable results.
For example, if you worked in sales,
you could write the actual amount of sales that you made.
Remember, since each bullet point starts with a verb,
they won't be complete sentences.
There is no need for a subject,
so don't use "I" in them.
And remember to use the right tense for each verb.
For tasks that you still do in your present job, use the present tense.
For past jobs, use past tense.
You should also be careful about which verbs you use.
Instead of using very simple or boring verbs, use power verbs.
For example, rather than using "made," use "developed";
or, instead of using "did," use "executed."
Using power verbs like these will strengthen your resume.
The next section is education.
This section can also be moved to before professional experience
if you're a new graduate and you don't have much work experience.
In this section you should list your education starting with your most recent degree.
So if you have a master's degree, you should list that first,
followed by your bachelor's degree.
For each of these, you should write your degree, school, and graduation date.
If you haven't graduated yet, you can write "expected graduation date" and then that date.
You can also include your GPA if it's high and any awards you received.
The other sections of your resume will depend on your own needs.
Let's go through a few sections that people often include.
Under this section you can list any volunteer work you've done.
Here you can list any licenses or certificates that you have
that relate to the job you're applying for.
In this section, you can include any skills that might be useful for the job you're applying for.
If you work in a field that requires technical skills, list those.
If you're applying for an office job,
you might want to include something like:
"proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel."
If you speak multiple languages, you can list those here.
If you've done any language exams, include those to show what level you're at.
Otherwise, just give a basic idea of your level.
You could use words like "native language,"
"fluent," "intermediate," or "basic" to describe your language level.
Alright, we've gone through all the basic sections of an English resume,
but before I go I'd like to give you a few final tips.
Number one, keep your resume to one to two pages in length.
Number two, adjust your resume based on the job you're applying for,
to make sure that the information on your resume relates to that job.
Number three, make sure not to make any mistakes or typos on your resume.
This looks really unprofessional,
so get someone to check over your resume before you send it to any companies.
You can download our full sample resume by clicking the link in the description below.
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Evangeline published on July 18, 2018
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