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:
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.
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:
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
Instead, you can say "Exceeded performance targets, thereby earning additional scholarship"
much more agressive, confident...taking OWNERSHIP of your accomplishments
简单的概括，然后 list 你最出色的成就
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
20XX.09 - 20XX.06 XXXXXXX大学 XXXX学院 XXXX专业 本科
嘿！我都没有看到！哪里写？也可以写Bachelor, Master, PhD Candidate
Great, thanks, this is really good help!
I was looking for a good way to show this format
this is very clear
写 BA Business 就可以
There are several ways to write, and 所写也可以。
Would you please give us a complete sample of Richard Mao's
I will need to 截屏。hold on >>
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?
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？
If your resume is in English, use pinyin
南林大轻工杨洋 , include your achievements while at school, especially academic ones. Social work included!
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
If you don't have an English name, please write your name in pinyin, followed by your 姓
For example, my Chinese name is 范梅洁，so if I were Chinese, I would write Meijie Fan or Maggie Fan
please refer to Qiaobutang 模板，they are correct!
And remember, there is not necessarily one standard way, just some "best practices"
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!
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.
For example, his best entry reads:
E-Bank Department, Postal Savings Bank of China, Shantou-China
Well, I just realized a small mistake
The title is indeed a little long
To fix this title, I recommend placing the location underneath the date on the write, just like he did for each school
I meant, the date on the "right," not "write." WHOOPS
今天刚面了新思科技 说等结果 一般需要几天呀
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。
没有外企的经验并不说你没有经验，It's all about how you portray the experience!
现在开始习惯用英语参加 LinkedIn 回有帮助。
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 想转到外贸进出口行业的话，最重要的是能否写business emails
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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