Most probably you have read a lot of tips and tricks on how to write the job-winning resume; also, there are different opinions even on what title to choose for it – should it be a resume, a CV, or even a career autobiography. The name itself is not of critical importance.
Advice #2 – The Picture
Add a photo of yourself, only if you have a suitable one. Suitable means a business one. A business photo on which you are dressed up smartly and look friendly is the best combination. Photos that show how beautiful you are, your sister, your cat, your meal or reveal way too much of you are highly inappropriate. If you don’t have a suitable photo, just skip it – no impression is better than a bad impression.
Advice #3 – The Style
Write in a concise manner. Do not use too much metaphors and clichés. Remember that you are writing a resume, not a novel. Also, mandatory – check for spelling and grammar mistakes.
Advice #4 – The Content
Add a short intro about yourself (e.g. your top character traits; key achievements; in what area you would like to develop, etc.); highlight the milestones in your professional growth, education, extracurricular activities; list your achievements (especially those related to the position you are applying for); mention additional key advantages that you might have – foreign languages, specific courses, awards, etc.; mention some of your hobbies (list your real hobbies, not those that might sound “classy” because you might be asked about them).
Advice #5 – The Message
Be sure that you are sending a clear message with your resume and it says “I’m the right candidate for the position!”