Create a Resume or CV for the Job Market in America

Edited by Hotelier, priya, Eng, Inukshuk

Hello, and thank you for watching VisiHow. In today's tutorial, we'll begin discussing the resume or CV prepared for the United States. This looks different from a resume that is prepared for European, Asian and Middle Eastern countries in a few ways. We will be discussing the specifics of preparing your CV or resume for the United States. We will begin by discussing contact information, as well as objective statements.

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    At the very beginning of the resume or CV, we need to place our name and contact information. For the United States, we are only giving limited information. This includes our full name, which may be in a larger font or even bolded, as it is in this demonstration.
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    Below that, we are placing our mailing address.
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    Then we will place our telephone number where we can be reached.
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    As well, we will include our email address.
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    This information may be centered on the page, or on the left or right side, depending on which style we are using for our CV. The purpose is that it is presented clearly, cleanly and professionally. Whichever way that we choose, we should make sure that it does present us in a good way.
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    We have separated our contact information from the rest of our CV by a dividing line. We may choose to do this, or not. It is entirely up to us and how we would like our resume to appear.
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    Below our contact information, we should insert an objective. I personally have headings for my own CV or resume in all capital normal letters. I have written my own in roughly 11 pt font, so it is not too large and not too small.
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    An objective statement will inform a potential employer, or anybody who is reviewing our resume, what skills we have as a general overview, and what we hope to gain by acquiring employment in this position. We may have several objective statements if we are applying to many different jobs. General wisdom says that we should not have a too broad and generic objective statement.
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    However, if we cannot prepare an objective statement that is good, we can completely remove it.
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    With some experience, I have instead traded an objective statement for a single line that I personally call my "Professional Profile". We may also include an executive summary, which will also inform people of who we are. My own "Professional Profile" says that I am a hospitality professional with over seven years of customer experience in four and five star properties.
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    There is no solid rule as to how this section should look, and many people are deciding to completely delete this section, and begin their resume straight from either their education or their work experience.
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    This concludes today's tutorial on how to prepare your resume or CV for the United States. In this section, we discussed your contact information, as well as your summary or professional profile. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please leave them in the space below.
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Recent edits by: Eng, priya, Hotelier

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