How to write a resume

Applications consist of a cover letter and a resume. Both are a science in their own right, but we will devote ourselves exclusively to resumes in this article. There are basically three types of resume wording: functional, detailed and tabular. All three are used in both paper and digital applications.

A functional curriculum vitae summarizes competencies in blocks, such as "qualifications," "subject areas," or "responsibilities." Thus, these blocks are not time-sorted and make it difficult for the reading staff to recognize the time structure.

Detailed curriculum vitae, on the other hand, present all the information the employer is interested in in a continuous text form. This form of resume should be used only when explicitly requested by the employer.

Tabulated biographical information sorts courses of study and professional experience in chronological order and lists all relevant experience in chronological order in a clear and understandable manner. The ease of reading makes this resume the most commonly used and most appropriate option for young professionals.

Information that should appear on your resume

Your complete resume should include the following information:

  • Personal information such as name, date of birth, citizenship, contact information.
  • High school diploma, high school diploma, training
  • Work experience and career
  •  Knowledge, skills, certifications, training, driver's license
  • Photo and signature are not required in most cases, but welcome.

Information is usually presented as a bulleted list in a tabular and functional curriculum vitae. However, this does not mean less informative. When making the final decision to fill a position, it can be crucial that sufficiently detailed information is provided. Include elementary information about your degrees, professional experience and training, such as the topic of your dissertation or sales data as a salesperson as additional information about your recent employment history. But it's important that you act selectively, because if your sales performance as a salesperson has been very poor, you would certainly be better served by remaining silent about it.

The bio is your individual marketing tool. This means that after reading it, you should make a positive impression of yourself, which you can also confirm later. Excessive exaggeration is just as inappropriate as the modest omission of good accomplishments.