Curriculum Vitae / How To Write a Well-selling Resume

Very few people realise that getting a job offer is possible not only through showing good test and interview results but also through having a well organised resume. Because having a well-selling resume will give you that ticket for next stages of your job hunt. Plus, a well-organised resume shows its owner's attitude and seriousness to the case, his responsibility and discipline. Sending a chaotic and all the way mixed up resume to your possible employer is like coming to an interview in underwear and a Motorhead t-shirt. Well, there is nothing wrong with Motorhead but if you're serious about getting that job, you better be serious about your attitude too. So, what are basic things we should be careful about when preparing a CV? Let's take a look: 

1) Your resume must include as little design varieties as possible: A resume is usually written in Microsoft Word. Don't use all those fancy frames and stuff. Use only one font. Don't use too many capital letters. Don't use too much of bold and italic. Use a font which is catchy. My favourite font for stuff like this is Garamond. Because it looks both modern and a little bit like typewriter font. It adds some serious look into texts. Also, don't use more that two colors. The texts must be in plain black. Some divisions (like: Education, Work Experience, PC Skills, etc) can be in sky blue. But no more than that. Don't add more than one extra color. Also don't use too bright colors for divisions. I hate it when a resume looks like a rainbow. Black and blue are the best choices.

2) Make it reader-friendly: Don't use too many lines, borders, parallels and etc. Reader shouldn't just read for instance "Extra languages:" and then look through the whole page to find where the hell you've written those languages.

3) Keep it perfectly organized: "A comes before B and C comes after B" if you get what I mean. Reader gets very frustrated if he (or she) has to skip a page over still unfinished and then come back to it again, and then skip once more. Everything must be organized. Here is the most reader-friendly and correct sequence:
Personal info - Education - Work Experience - Extra Skills (like PC, languages etc.) - Important Achievements - Hobbies (about me section).

4) Don't miss any important info but don't write too much either, especially in the about me-hobbies part. I've seen resumes where people write about their pets and summer vacations and junk like that. Remember this: a recruiter picks up your resume not for Friday evening reading by fire with a cup of hot coffee. He (or she) is probably in the office, in the middle of a hectic morning and probably late to a meeting. So, there's always a possibility that your resume will be looked through in less than two minutes and the recruiter will move on to the next one. So it must be straight to the point and catchy.

5) Attachments: If you have any certificates, diplomas, gratitude and recommendation letters from previous employers, attach their copies too. Put the most important ones as first and last attachments and leave the rest in the middle. Because if the first attachment catches attention, reader will go on looking through all of them and the last one will be the last spot in his memory. That is why I recommend placing them this way. 

Good luck folks!