How to write an honest resume
Based on the summary, the first and rather stable opinion about the person is formed. It is on the resume that the invitation to the interview or the refusal of the candidate for the position depends. Therefore, it is important to create a resume that emphasizes the strengths and levels the flaws of the applicant. So what can be hidden in the resume, and what can not be withheld?
Age. A certain number of people have problems due to the age limit of the proposed position. This concerns, first of all, students or specialists and pensioners who have just graduated from an institution of higher education. It is useless to indicate the appropriate age in the resume, as the forgery will be revealed at the first interview. Try sending your resume with actual age, perhaps your experience and a strong desire to work will outweigh this requirement, and you will be invited for an interview.
Marital status and children. This paragraph of the summary is also meaningless to hide - the passport will reveal everything when meeting with the employer. Problems with this section of the resume arise for young married women who can potentially go on maternity leave, as well as for women with young children who will often go to hospital. But thanks to the experience and working age, this category of people is in demand among personnel officers.
Citizenship and education. Everything is documented. In addition, you can test your theoretical knowledge, offer a special test, and see practical skills in using certain programs. To lie and embellish here is useless.
Labor biography. About where you worked and for what reason you were fired, tell employment record. If there is no employment record yet, and work experience is required for the desired position, you can indicate the place where you have completed work and pre-diploma practice. Be sure to highlight skills and achievements. If you have already managed to work and quit on your own, prepare yourself for the question: “Why did you decide to leave this job?” You will still be asked about it, and you still have to explain.
Dismissal under the Labor Code article can play a crucial role in a career. To understand why this happened, personnel officers do not like. It is best to challenge the decision in court, and even more wonderful - not to bring to this. Dismissal by agreement of the parties, on reduction or on their own will - the wording with which you can find a decent job. If, on the initiative of the employer, there is a dismissal, look for work as an acquaintance in order to block the negative record and rehabilitate yourself in the eyes of the potential employer. Another option is to lose your work book and start everything from scratch. But then you have to lie to the employer and write what you did.
Professional skills. When completing this paragraph, a resume should be based on the expectations of the employer and on the experience gained at previous places of work. If skills are not enough - you can take special courses, for example, to study the programs "1C", "Adobe Photoshop", "Power Point".
Recommendations. This paragraph indicates the phone numbers of previous employers. It is best to provide contact details of the immediate superior. As a rule, when you have doubts about your candidacy or the scrupulous work of personnel officers, these data are checked. If the worker has left adequately, they will give him an excellent recommendation, if with a conflict, the recommendation will be unflattering. But the fact of filling out this item suggests that you have nothing to hide.
Personal qualities. It is best to mention the qualities that the employer indicated and which are suitable for this kind of activity. For example, for a sales manager - sociability, for an accountant - a responsibility, for a marketer - creativity. If you want to get a leadership position, you can specify a sense of purpose.
An honest resume will help to avoid unnecessary questions and misunderstandings during the interview. Just stick to the principle: to highlight the positive aspects and make invisible weaknesses.