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Video:Learn ESL: How to Write a Resume

with Marnie Hall

Writing a resume can be a difficult task if English is your second language. Watch this how-to video from About.com for easy tips and ideas for writing a resume.See Transcript

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Transcript:Learn ESL: How to Write a Resume

Hi! This is Marnie Hall for About.com. Today, we're going to talk about writing a resume.

Include Contact Information When Writing a Resume

When writing a resume, there are certain parts that are very important to include. First, include your contact information right at the top. This includes your name, address, phone number, and current e-mail address. This way, potential employers will know how to contact you. The next part of the resume is the objective. This tells your future employer what you're looking for in this position. You may want to include a brief summary of your qualifications so that your future employer will know your skills.

Add Work and Education Experience When Writing a Resume

The next section of your resume includes your work experience. Begin by listing your most recent jobs first, and if you have any particular jobs that are particularly relevant to this job you're applying for, make sure to highlight those. It'll make you look really good. Next is the education section of your resume. Make sure you include very important details like degree type and types of courses studied. Especially pay attention to courses that are particularly relevant to the job you're applying for.

Consider Format When Writing a Resume

Let's talk about the format of the resume. Ideally, your resume should stay to one page in length. However, if you have a lot of experience that pertains to the job you're looking for, two pages might be acceptable. Use positive, confident and dynamic terms in your resume. Words like accomplished, created, founded -- all these words show your potential employer that you have the confidence and competence to handle the job you're applying for.

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