2. Structure, structure, structure!
Which part comes first? Where should I list my experience? Is this job relevant enough to include in my résumé? Let me tell you: recruiters will ask about gaps in your résumé. A classic example are incomplete or failed studies: just write them down.
Something to keep in mind when trying to determine the ideal structure for your résumé is that recruiters read résumés all day. A lot of them. If your document is poorly structured, they will likely skip it and move on to the next one.
Here are some tips:
- List everything chronologically (most recent at the top)
- Group relevant experiences together (e.g. put student jobs together)
- Emphasize any experience that is truly important and relevant
- Use a matrix to describe your language skills
- Limit the number of full sentences
- Stick to one page only