The Vitae Resume, CV (from Latin "career of life"), is a general presentation of your major academic achievements and work experience (if you have one).
The question we commonly ask ourselves in the workplace is: How should I make a resume?
Below are the basics that will help you organize and describe information that is easy, organized, and consistent with what an evaluator might expect to start a selection process.
- Making a computer resume is now practically a requirement, in Word format, or in some text-like format.
- The presentation should be impeccable, never photocopies.
- Preferably in black ink, using the same format and letter throughout the document.
- There is no rule indicating that you must place a photograph, there are companies that require it otherwise. But the important thing is that this must be formal, very sober and in card size.
- All data must be true, never place false information. Remember that all information is verifiable.
- The resume is your cover letter at the time you show up for a job interview.
What data should I put in a resume?:
- Full names and surnames
- Address and city of residence
- Phones (include, if possible, a fixed number and a mobile number)
- Personal email
- Professional Card and Driving License Number are optional and will also depend on the charge you want to apply to
It is a summary that describes it in a particular occupation. To help you make this profile, you may wonder: who am I? (academically) and what can I contribute? (at work). Clearly describe your skills, skills, strengths, and areas of mastery. This must not be greater than six lines. An example of a professional profile for the resume may be:
- Example 1: Professional in Business Administration, with Master's Degree in Marketing. Extensive management experience, over five years, in Management and Commercial Management. Skill in the management of work teams and groups, oriented to achievement and customer service. Ease of obtaining results quickly and tangiblely, high sense of belonging and responsibility. Proven ability to identify new business opportunities and take advantage of market opportunities.
- Example 2: Senior bilingual student in Economics and Finance, with specific knowledge in Econometrics and Research. Excellent numerical, statistical and problem-solving skills. I know econometric models that allow to estimate and quantify possible gains, losses and risks that arise in financial markets. I show great interest in learning and putting my knowledge into practice.
Describe data related to your formal education, such as technical, technological, university, specialization, master's degree, among others. These should go chronologically starting with the most recent one.
- Name of school
- Title or number of semesters completed
- Start and end date
This includes courses, trainings, seminars, diplomas, or updates received. Also describe the information regarding:
- Name of institution
- Training title
- Number of hours received
- Start and End Date
This is one of the factors most considered when evaluating the resume. So be as accurate as you can. Like studies, start with the latest work.
- Name of the Company you worked for (please specify if possible address and phone number)
- Service Time (Preferably Exact Entry and Retirement Dates)
- Name of Charge
- Main functions, no more than four. Only those relevant to the performance of the position
- If you want, especially in the case of managerial or managerial positions, it is advisable to describe achievements or main contributions in the performance of your position. Some recruiters prefer to have achievements described in quantitative terms, rather than qualitative ones.
It is preferable to place those with whom you have actually had some direct contact. For the evaluator it is important to know the point of view and the point and neutral impressions they have about you as a person and/or as a worker.
- Contact's First and Last Name
- Occupation, Company and current position preferably
- Phones and/or email
What can I avoid when I submit a resume::
- Skip relevant personal data such as phone or personal email, name of the company where you worked, for example.
- Although today most life sheets are handled by the web. If you print it, be careful with poor presentation, amends, studs or low quality copies.
- Use of inappropriate language and colloquial expressions.
- Special care should be taken with writing, using grammar and spelling.
- It must be very accurate with the data, being concise in the wording. A resume larger than three leaves is uncomfortable for the evaluator and can result in it getting lost in what's really important.
- Some people ask us if wage aspiration is desirable. Somehow it's good for the evaluator. However, you would lose the option to be known either by telephone because you are well above or well below what is set as remuneration. Remember that everything is negotiable and the important thing is that you take it into account and that you know it.
- All information must be reliable, truthful and easy to see. Misconception could be ethically questionable and could lead to discredit in the workplace.
It's important to check who's running your resume. Remember that your data is exclusively personal and has no relevance in the general public. Social media is important, but neither Facebook, Twitter, nor Instagram are used to post life sheets, they are used to help facilitate contacts.
To better direct your efforts, review the vacancies available on specialized pages and send your resume to the contacts you create could really help you locate yourself at work.
If you have any concerns or questions in which we can guide you, please contact us through our website, which we will gladly answer.