It is considered that all resumes are uniform. This is not true.
First, it is necessary to clearly formulate the goal. Find a job ... what? For a full day or “part-time job”? What kind of posts can these be? What are the terms of reference? What would an employer ideally want from a specialist in this position? Double the sale? Do not miss a single customer? Or find the most profitable? Carefully and painstakingly work with information? Love children and be able to communicate with them? Make a “portrait” of the ideal employee and try to show in the resume that you are as close as possible to him.
A good option would be to make a “blank” - a more general and complete summary of the resume, which can be edited and modified depending on the addressee.
In the summary, indeed, there are mandatory elements - your name, age, contacts, education, work experience, skills, recommendations. If possible, it is better to indicate the desired position in the first lines, and possibly the range of wages.
The more experience a specialist has, the freer can be the presentation of this experience. The graduate will describe in more detail his education: the exact name of the university and specialty, favorite and most successful subjects, which, of course, will be the most popular from the point of view of the employer.
It makes sense to compensate for the lack of experience in the area of your interests by specifying your personal characteristics (if you want to get an accountant position - write “responsible”, “assiduous”, “love accuracy”; want to be accepted as a sales manager - “easy to communicate with people , "I can convince"). For a conservative organization or for a low position - “executive”, in a creative or leading position - “initiative”, “I can take responsibility”, “quickly make decisions”.
On the contrary, a specialist with experience will not dwell on education in detail. It is possible to imagine such positions, the applicant for which will be indicated only by “higher technical” or “humanitarian”.
The most important section is work experience. According to him, an HR manager or a specialist in a personnel agency will decide what to do with your resume.
The more profitable the companies or the positions held in them are, the less detail their description requires. If you worked as president of the country, you will not begin to describe your functions? Usually, however, it is necessary to briefly explain - the terms of reference, area of responsibility, number of subordinates. It looks good if one offer to show your achievements - “profits increased by 20%”, “won 90% of claims”, “entered the site in the Top 100”. Or at least "created a document management system," "automated the processing of requests and reduced processing time to 2 minutes."
In some cases, it makes sense to indicate your skills - “English fluently, Hindi with a dictionary”, “confident computer user”, “excellent possession of office equipment”, “blind typing 200 characters per minute”, “knowledge of 1C and legal systems” ...
In addition, everything that you see fit can be noted - internships, advanced training, academic degrees, honors, social workload (maybe your colleagues (neighbors) elected chairman of the trade union committee (condominium), and you think it will play in your favor).
Ideally, it would be nice to fit all the resumes on one page. In extreme cases, two. And to make it up so that it was pleasant to take it in hand and it was convenient to browse. Use verbs in active form - not “sales have doubled,” but “doubled sales”. Try to avoid negative forms - “ready to take responsibility” instead of “not afraid of responsibility”.
To catch the eye. And your resume fell into a handful of "for an interview."
What I wish for you!