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英文外教告诉你,怎么写好一份英文简历

2015-03-20
分享时间:2015年3月19日 晚上7:00-9:00

分享人: @Margaret女士
        (英孚的著名外教)

分享主题:怎么写好一份英文简历

本次的分享我们请到了英孚的著名外教@Margaret女士, @Margaret女士将会从真实的简历案例分析,来和大家分享具体怎么写好一份英文求职简历。
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  • @Margaret 
    
     Ok, I'm really excited to talk to everyone here, there are so many more people than last time!
     I am really impressed with your revisions.
     
      Richard attended the last session, made revisions, and the corrected CV was waaaaay better than the first draft!
    
      I will copy Richard's new resume here:
      Hold on...
    
     picture
    
     picture
    
       The first thing I noticed is the picture, which wasn't there before. 
    
       Now does anyone know which countries use photographs on resumes and which ones don't?
     
       So remember, if you are applying to jobs in the United States, DO NOT include a picture
    
       Actually, most 外资企业 don't like pictures on resumes.
     
       But some European companies might be OK.
     
       As a general rule, if the resume is in English, you don't need a picture. In the USA, having a photo, especially if you are handsome/beautiful could be harmful. 
    
  • @华政法学黄慢慢  
       why
    
    @Margaret
     
       Because then the Hiring Manager might be accused of hiring based on appearance. Which discriminates against people who are smart and talented but not as beautiful.
     
       It is very strict in America.
    
       But I know in Asian countries, a picture is normal.
     
       The next thing I noticed is the LinkedIn profile and Skype ID.
    
       These are very very good to have on a resume for a 外企.
    
       If you do not have a LinkedIn profile, make one at www.linkedin.com
     
       It is a really hot platform for finding jobs, or hiring people, or even finding business contacts. But it requires commitment and excellent English to make really useful. You can use Chinese, but LinkedIn only entered China last year!
    
      Skype as well, it is the way EF staff all over the world keep in contact, and many other companies use Skype as their teleconferencing provider.
     
      Does anyone have a LinkedIn or Skype account besides Richard?
    
      You can search for me on LinkedIn: Margaret Varland
    
     OK the next point in Richard's resume to consider is: The Summary.
     
      Most 外企 will post their hottest openings on LinkedIn, you know.
     
      OK, so Richard's Summary has a much better target than last time.
     
      I know he's looking for practical experience and perhaps a business degree.
     
      But I would change the format of the key accomplishments. Those points should be combined into the above sentence, so that the summary is about 4-5 lines long.
     
       The summary will show what kind of experience he has, what he's looking for, and his main accomplishments.
    
       So Richard could say, "Aspiring business student with the following qualifications seeking to apply business knowledge in real-world situations through an engaging internship program. International experience in Canada and Portugal, as well as strong performance in case study method competitions.
     
       Then, I would list main skills in bullet form:
       -market research
       -statistical analysis
       -multicultural teams
       -etc. etc.
     
       The way he has the bullets now is not very clear and doesn't highlight the main practical skills he's picked up along the way.
     
      Though it's a great summary!
     
       And also, beware: Richard, you probably shouldn't use ALL CAPITAL LETTERS to highlight points in your resume. This looks a little unprofessional. Instead, use eye-catching words and brief formatting to make the best parts stand out (you do this very well later in the CV)
     
       But WATCH OUT (haha, I'm breaking my own rule here 
    
  •     by EYE CATCHING words, I don't mean adjectives that describe your work like "excellent, highly appraised, etc"
    
        These are very subjective, and of course you want to say you are an excellent worker. You are not an unbiased judge here. A better way is to make your accomplishments clear by uing strong VERBS
    
       Coordinated, Facilitated, Achieved are all good examples
     
        But don't worry, Richard, you did this very well later in the resume, and I just suggest this top portion, your summary, follow the above suggestions
     
        Any questions on creating a good Summary or Profile?
     
        Ok, so the next part should be Education. Richard, you did a great job here. The only thing I have to say is you don't have to list the dollar amount of each scholarship, grant, or bonus received
     
        If you describe the grant, you can try and show how you used the scholarship to create value
     
        from a business perspective, what was the Return on Investment (ROI) of the scholarship?
     
        you can say applied the scholarship towards completing ground-breaking research, etc. etc.
     
        The numbers are hard to remember, but your future employers will care more about WHAT YOU DID with the money and was it worth the investment?
     
        Because remember, the company is making an investment on YOU
     
        So you can mention in general terms one or two scholarships, if the money was really large "winning 2 million in grant funding for whatever research," but it is not necessary, especially if they were student scholarships
     
        But otherwise, you are super qualified, Richard!
    
        I am speechless..definitely did not have such accomplishments when I graduated university. Actually, now that I think of it, I still haven't achieved that much...
    
        In this same vein, under Work Experience (you did this VERY WELL ), you mentioned a 100 Euro bonus...small money!
    
       not worth mentioning
       And you used passive voice: Jobs were highly evaluated
       Margaret 19:34:46
    
       Instead, you can say "Exceeded performance targets, thereby earning additional scholarship"
      simple!
    
       much more agressive, confident...taking OWNERSHIP of your accomplishments
    
    @乔布-运营-海翔  
       在英文简历中,一般需要写summary么?
    
    @Margaret 
       有的人说不需要,但是大部分商学院的模板还有一个summary
     
       简单的概括,然后 list 你最出色的成就
    
    @乔布-助理
        summary是不是写在求职信中更好呢?
    
    @Margaret 
       summary 就是写求职言所写的地方
    
    @Margaret 
       你不需要写一个“求职言“这个标题,但是在summary 当中,要写清楚你的求职方向
    
  • @江苏-机械-醒 
         英文纸质简历是最好两页是吗,这样好像能详细一些,一般中文的简历都是一页
    
    @Margaret 
         很多企业不要看你把具体的 position 写出来,你来申请某一岗位已经表现你的意向
    
    @乔布-沈锴  
         在中文简历中,我们教育背景一般会用以下格式写:
        20XX.09 - 20XX.06      XXXXXXX大学         XXXX学院     XXXX专业       本科
    
         在英文简历中,怎么写最地道呢?
    
    @Margaret 
        他们想了解你更大的梦想,知道是不是跟公司的使命配合。所以你要好好研究公司的背景
    乔布-沈锴 19:42:29
       我看到Ricard是写Bachelor Candidate:
       一般是这样写么?
    
    @Margaret 
       嘿!我都没有看到!哪里写?也可以写Bachelor, Master, PhD Candidate
    都可以
    
    @Margaret 
       Great, thanks, this is really good help!
       I was looking for a good way to show this format
       this is very clear
    
    @Margaret 
       左边,你的学校。此下,你的专业
       写 BA Business 就可以
    
    @Margaret 
        还是加一句关于你的学校
    
    @Margaret 
       There are several ways to write, and 所写也可以。
    
    @乔布-沈锴 
        Would you please give us a complete sample of Richard Mao's 
    
    @Margaret 
        I will need to 截屏。hold on >>
    
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    @南林大轻工杨洋 
       在学校的担任过,班干部,参加过社团,担任职务,重要吗?
       Richard Mao did a perfect job with his Education
    
    @山东 通信 Suri 
        Hello,Margaret! So glad to see you here. Is it necessary to write both your Chinese and English name on your resume? and your English name?
    
    @山东-外贸业务 
        已经工作几年的简历上 是不是 不需要写大学获奖证书和学习成绩了,主要侧重写工作经历,工作后参加组织的社会公益活动可以写上吗?
    
    @Margaret 
       If your resume is in English, use pinyin
    
    @Margaret  
       南林大轻工杨洋 , include your achievements while at school, especially academic ones. Social work included!
    
    @Margaret 
       山东 通信 Suri , What I mean is, if you have an English name, use it, but please include the pinyin of your surname. For example Rose Zhang 
    
    @Margaret 
        If you don't have an English name, please write your name in pinyin, followed by your 姓
    @Margaret
        For example, my Chinese name is 范梅洁,so if I were Chinese, I would write Meijie Fan or Maggie Fan
    Margaret 19:54:18
        please refer to Qiaobutang 模板,they are correct!
        And remember, there is not necessarily one standard way, just some "best practices"
    
    @北京-行政-苗苗
        我想问一下,外企HR是如何看待英文简历中有语法错误或者用词不当的情况,会减分很多吗
    
    @Margaret
        OK, so back to Richard's CV, he did a wonderful job of following my suggestions last time, and this time his work experience is so much more clear. He really showed the details of each job, taking ownership of his amazing accomplishments!
    
    @Margaret 
        For each entry under Work Experience, he listed the Department and Company (this can be done Company and Department, or just Company with the Department underneath if you'd like.
    
    @Margaret 
        For example, his best entry reads:
         E-Bank Department, Postal Savings Bank of China, Shantou-China
    
    @Margaret 
     Well, I just realized a small mistake 
      The title is indeed a little long
    
    @Margaret 
        To fix this title, I recommend placing the location underneath the date on the write, just like he did for each school
    
    @安师大-HR-彤彤 
         Hello,Margaret!我想问外企公司面试的时候对于个人政治面貌怎么看呢?
    
    @Margaret 
        I meant, the date on the "right," not "write." WHOOPS
    
    @Margaret 
       如果问政治的问题,他们不专业。这是个人的事。
    
    @安师大-HR-彤彤 
        所以他们不怎么关注咯?
    
    @搬砖-IT-武汉
       今天刚面了新思科技 说等结果 一般需要几天呀
       能不能问发邮件的HR 呀
    
    @Margaret
        然后,最好,避免题太偏见的政治想法。如果自然得聊到current events, 比如面谈报纸的公司,可以表达平衡的分析。
    
    @天津-运营-祉
        如果之前没有外企的工作经历,简历是不是很减分啊
    
    @Margaret 
        没有外企的经验并不说你没有经验,It's all about how you portray the experience!
    
    @Margaret
        就是说,要好好的展示你通过你所有经验培养的能力。如果经验不丰富,还可以聪明得去表达你有所的学习结果和个人优势!
    
    @天津-运营-祉
         是这样,听说外企算是一个圈子吧,如果毕业后没有进去,之后就很难进去了。
         有道理。任何行业都是。
    
    @Margaret 
        现在开始习惯用英语参加 LinkedIn 回有帮助。
    
    @Margaret 
        就是有时候工作当中太忙了,没时间去好好学还是全面了解这个所谓的”外企圈子“
    
    @Margaret 
        所以有的人,等到他们遇到何时的时间,一个 "turning point" 的时间,就会选择到国外体验一下那里的生活和工作氛围,扩大自己的人脉网络
    
    @深圳-IT-孙玲
        做了3.5年的it. 英语还可以,想转外贸进出口行业
    
    @Margaret
        深圳-IT-孙玲 想转到外贸进出口行业的话,最重要的是能否写business emails
    
    @深圳-IT-孙玲
        零经验 我该怎么学业公司呢怎么选择
    
    @Milk
        谢谢老师~请问在校生如果有进外企的目标,现在要准备一些什么?或者说什么样的学生比较适合外企环境?
    
    @Margaret 
        然后这个很难去学。随着我们互联科技发展到移动平台上,大多的 business 现在非常informal, 可以发短信,用QQ聊,所以至少你愿意跟外国人沟通,你会学得很快
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