Did you make a resume? Or are you preparing for a resume?
All undergraduate students who are about to hunt for jobs need a resume. And certainly, as a graduate-to-be, I am hunting for a job; so I’m making a resume.
What is a resume? Briefly, a resume is a piece of paper which can be said to be a page of short self-introduction. It is used to tell the employer who you are, what you have and what you wish to be. It’s the first impression the employer gets. And transparently, it’s basic and important.
Generally speaking, for Chinese students, we need to prepare for two different resumes. One is the Chinese edition, the other is the English edition. Now I’m talking about the English edition of resumes.
Making a resume is not easy. And making a good English resume is very difficult. You must consider many things. Such as cultural differences, format and usages of words and expressions. You must make the contents of your resume look nice, at least fluent in the language use.
I’m trying to be myself within the resume. I’m trying to use English fluently on the paper. I’m trying to tell the employer all I own and all the employer wants. I’m trying to let HR managers believe that I’m the right person they need. I’m trying to make the boss know I’m good to his company. But I’m just trying. It’s hard.
Someone said that a good English resume needs many times of revision. I have been amending the resume for many times. And I’m asking my professors for some help. Meanwhile, I show my resume to some of my classmates. I want them to give me some advice and tell me where exactly on the paper needs some revision. I want to make my resume perfect. I’m perfecting it.
All I’m doing and about to do are completely for the offer. But where is the offer?