Prepare and Present a CV or Resume
Edited by Hotelier, Alexander Avdeev, Eng, Doug Collins
- 1 Work or Job Experience
- 2 Steps
- 3 Video: Prepare and Present a CV or Resume Work or Job Experience
- 4 Knowledge and Skills
- 5 Steps
- 6 Video: Prepare and Present a CV or Resume Knowledge and Skills
- 7 Relevant Additional Skills
- 8 Steps
- 9 Video: Prepare and Present a CV or Resume Relevant Additional Skills
- 10 Education
- 11 Steps
- 12 Video: Prepare and Present a CV or Resume Education
- 13 Other Relevant Experience
- 14 Steps
- 15 Video: Prepare and Present a CV or Resume Other Relevant Experience
- 16 Removing Experience
- 17 Steps
- 18 Video: Prepare and Present a CV or Resume Removing Experience
- 19 Comments
Work or Job Experience
Hello! Thank you for watching VisiHow! This is a tutorial with a discussion on how to present your work experience on your resume or CV.
- 8After our position or title, we have a comma and dates of employment. We use it in the "Month Year - Month Year" format. For example, in one position was "Freelance Editor, November 2012 - Present". "Present" means that we are currently employed at this job. If we go back, we can see the position of "Receptionist, Night Auditor, August 2014 - March 2015". So these are the beginning and ending days of our employment.
- 13We have three words. "Redesign", "Update", and "Recruit". Throughout our CV we can use very similar action words in a very similar format. They can be written in the past tense. "Review", "Provide", "Increase", "Sell", "Ensure", "Develop", "Create", "Manage", "Assist", and so on. So each of these points lists particular requirements of a job as well as sound accomplishments.
- 17If we receive a promotion in which our responsibilities completely change, we may want to handle the entry differently. In this case, the main responsibility did not change; but extra work was received. So, we can write, for example, "Administrative / Project Assistant, August 2005 - April 2008". This is a designation for having held two different positions that are very closely related.
- 18This does conclude the presentation on how to enter our work experience on a resume or a CV. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please leave them in the space below.
Video: Prepare and Present a CV or Resume Work or Job Experience
Knowledge and Skills
Hello! Thank you for watching VisiHow! In this tutorial, we are discussing preparing your resume or CV, specifically, by listing your knowledge and skills. This section lets the employer know a little more about you, what you're good at, and what are your strengths.
- 1There is a CV section simply called "SKILLS". We may also place knowledge in this section if we have any relevant course work. We can list it as well. In this video, there is no course work relevant to the job in the resume, which is hospitality industry, especially with the degree in political science. So, we simply may list our skills that we have learned with years on the job. In this video, the job experience is almost 10 years.
- 5Second, we can list language skills. We can include our native and other spoken languages. In this video, "Native English" and "Intermediate Georgian" are listed. We should choose languages that we do operate reasonably well. There might be other languages that we can use up to the point if needed, but we might omit advertising them. We could list them if we wanted to highlight, for instance, that we can read other languages. Those languages are Russian and Arabic in this video, but spoken Russian and Arabic are limited.
- 6There are many other skills we can include in the "SKILLS" section, depending on the job for which we are applying. It may help to do little research and even set up an informational interview, if needed, in order to find out what types of skills are required or generally sought out for the particular job for which we would like to apply. Especially, if we are new job seekers.
- 7If we have extra space, we could enclose our skills that may include:
- editing skills that we might have adopted from freelance editing;
- multitasking (it may be something that we do not enjoy doing, but it is possible, as a lot of companies are looking for people who can multitask);
- anything that may be relevant for the job for which we are applying.
- 8This does conclude the tutorial on preparing your resume and CV by presenting our knowledge and skills. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please leave them in the space below.
Video: Prepare and Present a CV or Resume Knowledge and Skills
Relevant Additional Skills
Hello! Thank you for watching VisiHow! This is a tutorial where we are discussing preparing your resume or CV. In this section, we will discuss how to present your skills.
- 3At the top, we can place technological skills. Those may include software such as Microsoft Office programs (covering the range of Excel, Access, Word, and Powerpoint), Opera and Fidelio Property Management Systems for hotel operations, and Adobe Acrobat. We can add many other technological skills. If we do know any programming languages, it would be possibly worth it to separate the languages from the programs and highlight the languages.
- 4In the next bullet point, we can include our language skills. For example, hospitality is an industry that places a lot of value on the ability to speak other languages. So, if we are applying for a hospitality industry job, it's absolutely worth it to list any foreign language knowledge. We can include only the languages in which we are relatively proficient. In this example, "Native English" is listed since the resume is for a non-English speaking country. "Intermediate Georgian" is listed too. It is possible to list other language skills that we have, such as the ability to read beginner-level Russian and Arabic. We may have different levels. For instance, the ability to read Russian may be far stronger than the ability to speak it. That means it can be a beginner-level speaker and limited-proficiency-level reader. We can designate our language skills in this way if we need it.
- 7The important thing to know is that we should tailor our skills to the position for which we apply. This may require additional outside research or even setting up an informational interview if we are not familiar with the industry. That way, we can learn for which skills employers in the industry typically look.
This does conclude the tutorial on preparing your skills in your resume or CV. If we have any questions, comments, or suggestions, leave them in the space below.
Video: Prepare and Present a CV or Resume Relevant Additional Skills
Hello! Thank you for watching VisiHow! This is a tutorial where we are discussing preparing your resume or CV. In this particular section, we'll talk about presenting your education.
- 10Below, we place a set of bullet points. We can place any extracurricular information in each of those. For example:
- "Minors in International Studies and Classical Studies";
- our membership in any honor societies;
- any clubs;
- extracurricular activities.
In this case, it is written as:
- Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honor Society - 2005 - Present
- National Society of Collegiate Scholars - 2003 - Present
- Turkish Intercultural Club - 2004 - 2005
- Loyola University Bands - 2001 - 2002
If we don't know the months exactly, we can include only the years in this section. In this example, only the date when the degree was received has both month and year.
This does conclude the tutorial on preparing your CV or resume and presenting your education. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please leave them in the space below.
Video: Prepare and Present a CV or Resume Education
Other Relevant Experience
Hello! Thank you for watching VisiHow! This is a tutorial where we are discussing the CV or resume. In this section, we'll talk about how to include any other experience that is not paid professional experience.
- 1We may weave any other experience throughout our paid professional experience. Alternatively, we may elect to keep it separate. In this case, it has been elected to be separated. It is listed under the heading called "Other Relevant Experience". We may also use "Volunteer Experience" or simply "Other Experience".
- 6What kinds of experience can go in other experience? We can place any type of employment experience that may have not been paid or may have occurred during the school. It can also be any place in which we have learned a skill that is relevant to the position for which we would like to apply, but was not a traditional paid job. This may include: #* volunteer experience; #* internships; #* apprenticeship.
- 7When should we leave other experience off? It really depends on for what we are applying. It is recommended to include our relevant experience in the case that it does relate to the job that we are trying to attain. We may have received a skill while doing some volunteer work, and that skill will be an advantage at the job that we would like have. In this case, we should definitely put any other relevant experience into our CV. Especially, if it can help to fill the gaps in our employment history, or if it can improve our not-so-long career.
This does conclude the tutorial on preparing your CV and listing your other experience. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please leave them in the space below.
Video: Prepare and Present a CV or Resume Other Relevant Experience
Hello! Thank you for watching VisiHow! In this tutorial we will be discussing our CV or resume and when we can remove experience. At some point, you are going to have to choose what you will include or not in our CV.
- 1In this CV, the professional experience begins at the red line and ends on the next page at the red line. So, it may get quite long, and this is not even all of it. There are a few jobs as well as some volunteer experience in this CV that have already been removed. This eventually will lead to the point where we have to choose even more things that we need to cut.
- 3In this CV, there is some experience in a nonprofit organization that lasted one year from 2004 to 2005, which was about ten years ago. This might get a bit old. It may be impressive experience, but it's no longer relevant to the current career path. In this case, the hospitality sector is the goal. So, we may decide eventually to completely remove old and nonrelevant experience to free up some room for newer experience without advancing to the next page.
- 5If we do decide to go back into the nonprofit area, we might have some experience. In this video, there are two very solid experience periods with the dates before 2008. These may become relevant in the future. We are not saying that they will never be used again. There are skills that were learned at nonprofit jobs that can be taken and sold to another company. We may want to read them if we decide to go back into the business. So, we can say that we have done this before and we've taken a bit of a detour; but we are ready to start doing this again.
- 8We can save some lines if we combine or remove some of our duties. For instance, in this CV, there is work experience at the Millennium Hotel in Chicago from July 2008 to April 2012. During that time, there is a little less than a month of experience working as a part-time reservations agent, which, perhaps, a good thing to add to the hotel experience in the CV. Now, that more very good experience was gained at two other hotels, we can probably save a line by removing the part-time job.
- 10So, our experience should be relevant and relatively current. We want to remove anything that is more than 10 years old. In this CV, from about 1999 to 2002, there is a barista experience in a coffee bar. Now, it is too old and too irrelevant to include. So, that can be completely removed. It should be no longer in our CV. That experience was previously included in order to be sold as a candidate for hospitality, and it was relevant experience. The job that was held in secondary school was removed, since the job was simply too old and more relevant experience was gained.
This does conclude the tutorial on preparing your CV and knowing when some experience can be removed. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please leave them in the space below.
Video: Prepare and Present a CV or Resume Removing Experience
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