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Old 01-18-2009, 03:50 PM
 
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Hello everyone,

I am in need of help to write a resume. I don't know how to write one.

How is it to be structured and what do I have to put in it? What infos are relevant?

Y'all must know, I grew up in Germany. Therefore I know how to write a resume in German standards, but I don't know the American standards.

I gladly appreciate your help.
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:31 PM
 
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Hallo,
Wie gehts?

I'm not very experienced - In fact I'm a new guy starting out fresh with a job, but I did interview with many firms [ and I did manage to get a job!], so here's my input :

Make sure its a one page resume unless you're an academic.
Ideally it should contain the following headings:
Your name on the top, followed by your address below it.
An objective, followed by your education, followed by your experience, followed by your skills, and lastly any additional stuff you would like to add [ Awards, Affiliations, etc] . Note, these are all headings!
Make sure there's not too much information, and try to make the design as clean as possible!

Good luck!
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:55 PM
 
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Do I have to write that in form of a letter?
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:58 PM
 
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Default Resume

Your best bet is to google resume format. It will probably give you the format also type free
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:22 AM
 
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Ok, I've found out, there is a cover letter and a resume.
What do I have to add to an application? Cover letter, or resume, or both?
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Old 01-19-2009, 11:03 AM
 
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Here's a decent place to start- Careerbuilder.com if you don't want to pay a professional writer. Be sure to look at the before and after examples.

And, yes, you should include both a cover letter and a resume.
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:09 PM
 
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A resume and cover letter are generally used to submit your candidacy for different openings. Submitting your candidacy is not the same as applying for a position. I know that seems to be a matter of symantics but the distinction has to do with federal guidelines re: how long companies must keep applications. Generally speaking companies will invite you to apply for an opening once they are interested in your candidacy.

So to answer your question about attaching your resume and cover letter to your application, Take it on a case by case basis and do what the application asks.

Re: how to write a resume. It's not simply a matter of filling out a template. You want to make your resume easy to scan for both humans (by using bullet points and plenty of white space) and computers (by making it keyword rich). You also need to sell the reader on your capabilities by linking your responsibilities and accomplishments in at features/benefits format.

Here are more tips on how to write a resume Write a Resume That Gets the Interview - 7 Characteristics to Include (http://ezinearticles.com/?Write-a-Resume-That-Gets-the-Interview---7-Characteristics-to-Include&id=1724570 - broken link)

Best of luck to you.
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