Although this is your first resume (CV) or twenty you write, the same question always arises how you should organize it. There are two basic ways: functional and time-variant. The most important thing is to write in a way that highlights this at first. In these types of CV, it is assumed that you will include your name and address at the top, an education section, and a section of work experience. Other optional parts include a summary of skills or references.
To write your resume Funcional.- thus have to choose several features that have played in your career. For example, say that after several annos in the labor market you had related to the sales area and in the area of administration work. What you could do is devote a section of your CV for each one of these functions. Below each function, you could specify the job you had and some of your most remarkable results.
• Regional Director for Company X from 2002 to 2005.
I managed to increase sales by 30 percent in that period.
• Assistant Sales Manager Company X from 1998 to 2002.
I helped directly to increase the number of outlets of 15-28 for our main product.
To use the function, it would be advisable to have several years of experience and also have that experience performing various functions. So will you bring the person who will read it understand you’ve developed your skills to those specific throughout your career functions. If the job you’re applying is an important component of sales, including sales function first and then administration. You can also use the functional if you have periods of unemployment which would not look good using the chronological format.
As its name suggests, the CV is the classic time-variant nature. Section of work experience, would start with the latest up to your first job job. This method is supposed to have moved up in the quality of jobs you’ve gotten since you started. If you want to demonstrate your career progression, chronological CV is the one you should use.
To write each entry in the work experience section, you must include the position you occupied, the name of the company, the years you worked, and a list of your responsibilities. When you’re creating a list of responsibilities you played, you should consider two details. Use action verbs that evoke (implement, enhance, achieve, etc ..) and also uses quantitativos data whenever possible. Instead of saying that when you worked vendor sales were much should specify, if possible, data on how much sales rose either in dollars or percentage.
Financial Analyst. Popular Bank, Smallvillle, TX. 2003-2006
• Attended directly on a project to reduce operating costs by 17 percent (You can specify the project name if available)
• I managed to complete an average of 95 percent of the assigned objectives.
• Helped the marketing department in several projects requiring statistical market data analysis.
In this example, I am assuming that the most important thing accomplished in this work was to reduce costs by 17 percent. The important and less specific but left it to the last point. If you include details like that in your CV, you have to be prepared to discuss in detail each of these projects and figures.
Remember how you organize your CV will have a significant impact on your chances of getting your next job. Think the person who is going to read you might have hundreds of applications and inertia and lack of time, sole focus in the first paragraphs. If in the first third of your CV has not managed to capture their attention, almost certainly not going to continue reading.