The different sections of the resume

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How to write each section of the resume

Creating a good resume requires a bit of an effort, but it’s not really a hard task to do, it’s just one that demands all of our attention, care and compromise. If you know what the purposes of each section are, you’ll have an easier time focusing your information correctly.

We’ll now proceed to mention all the sections that should be listed in the resume:

  • Heading: this is the first thing the recruiter will notice about your resume, so it’s crucial to make it attractive. Your name should be the focus of attention because you want to be remembered, so make the font bold and a little bit bigger than the rest of the document. Include your address and phone number, making sure it’s written correctly, if there’s any mistake in this information the recruiter won’t be able to contact you. You can also include your e-mail address (a professional one!), web address and social media account.
  • Objectives: use this section in your favor and show the recruiter that you’re determined and know what you’re seeking in a job. Remember that most employers don’t have much time on their hands so keep it brief yet powerful. Summarize your different abilities and talents according to the qualities the recruiter is looking for. Make your statements positive! The best resumes orientate their competences in a way where they can benefit the company in question.
  • Work experience: the purpose of this section is for you to present your work experience. One of the best ways to do this is by writing the following information for each one of your past jobs over the last ten years, or three last employers (depending on the time you took to leave your previous jobs):
  • Name of the company
  • Position
  • Employment Period (mm-yyyy to mm-yyyy)
  • Responsibilities
  • Achievements
The different sections of the resume
The different sections of the resume

The best way to explain your achievements is by defining how you managed to be successful handling your job responsibilities. If possible, quantify your achievements (for example: the efficiency was improved in 15% in a period of 1 year)

  • Education: education is sometimes a big deal to your potential employers, so you have to present this information the best way you can. Regardless of your grades, it’s essential that you show the recruiter that you are truly convinced of the power of education. Organize it in an ascending or descending order. It’s better if you put your last academic achievements first. You can put:
    • Name of the institution
    • Periods of time you assisted
    • Location

Direct the attention of the recruiter to the area your studies were focused, and try to create a relation with the position you’re applying to.

  • Other sections of the resume: in other sections you can include information that can be helpful to back up more your resume. Structure it according to the type of resume you chose so that it remains very organized. You can consider including in your resume:
  • Other professional affiliations
  • Volunteering
  • Activities that gave you professional experience
  • Publications in blogs, magazines, academic articles, etc.
  • Awards or recognitions
  • Foreign languages

These sections aren’t exclusive, there are other options you can choose based on your particular case. If you wish you can include your references in another section, but only do this if you consider that your references are key to your recruitment, or if you’ve been explicitly asked to do so.

If you follow all the advice we gave you, it’s almost certain that you’ll be able to create an amazing resume with an accurate and effective focus. Show and emphasize your determination, confidence, talents and experiences throughout your resume; it’ll be the best way to walk straight into your road to success.

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