A resume is a summary of your experiences and skills relevant to the field of work you are entering. The purpose of resume is to get you an interview. Here it is noteworthy mentioning here that most of the graduates get confused about the difference between CV and resume.
The most noticeable difference between most CV’s and most resumes is the length. Entry level resumes are usually limited to a page. A resume is typically shorter than a CV.
A resume is one (or at most two) pages long and should be concise since prospective employers would spend approximately one minute reviewing it. It is not uncommon for curriculum vitae to be longer since it has more information.
A résumé is more focused on previous work experience – employment history and key achievements in prior jobs. A CV, on the other hand, includes a summary of academic background as well as teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations and other details.
Both CV and résumé include the person’s name, contact information, education, work experience and relevant work-related skills. The resume is a tool with one specific purpose: to win an interview.
What to include in your resume?
Your resume should include the following details:
- Personal details
- Skills and qualities
- Career objective
- Employment history includes:
- Period of work
- Job title
- Business name
- Key responsibilities (in a dot point list)
- Voluntary and community work
- Professional memberships
- Interests and hobbies
Here are given below CV Formats in Pakistan for Professionals in MS Word Format. You should have clear idea that how a good resume sample look like.
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