- Here are 6 key tips to creating an English resume that should increase your chances of passing the application screening. We believe our advice below will be helpful to anyone who already has an English resume prepared, or even to those who are creating one for the first time.
Here are 6 key tips to creating an English resume that should increase your chances of passing the application screening. We believe our advice below will be helpful to anyone who already has an English resume prepared, or even to those who are creating one for the first time.
1. Don’t be modest
Your Resume is a marketing tool to sell yourself.
Don’t be modest by Japanese virtue. Present your strengths in detail on your resume.
2. Think about your target audience
Department managers focus on actual achievements and your potential contribution to the company rather than experience, qualifications, and skills which HR staff often use as screening criteria. It is essential to consider what information audiences need and in what situations it should be used.
3. Use numbers
Foreign capital companies like to see work experience highlights and achievements expressed with numbers and statistics. Actual numbers on resumes draw potential employer’s attention, for example, a percentage increase in sales directly affected by your actions.
4. Use bullet points to make it simple
It may be common for HR staff to just glance at one resume as they may have gone through thousands of resumes. Using bullet points is not disrespectful. They help clarify main points, make it easy to read for HR staff, and helps to catch their attention as well.
5. Write specifics about your experience
Include details of your job responsibilities and experience. Your actual accomplishments may be a good indication of your ability to handle the job you’re applying for. Even though you may think it is not necessary to show some points of experience on the resume, the potential employer may think you do not have the requisite qualifications.
6. Check required Skills and Qualifications
It is vital that the most relevant skills are shown on your resume.
Make sure to state your designations if the job posting indicates, e.g. “a PMP holder welcome.” If you can imagine the ideal candidate for the position and then closely match your resume with the employer’s description, they are more likely to consider you as a qualified candidate.
Don’t forget to check the typographical errors after writing down your resume based on our advice. Misspellings cause negative evaluation even if you have amazing work experiences. It will be more precise if you can ask others to check them.