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Resume Writing Tips


 

Entering into the competitive job market, Bangladeshi job seekers hardly find any resources which can guide them to a compact goal oriented careers. This documentation is to help the potential job seekers of Bangladeshi job market to prepare for their career endeavors. As a job seeker you will find it as an expert advice on Career Resource, which is to help preparing for the daunting task of finding a satisfactory job. This will definitely be useful for you tofind a better career path in life.

Career Resource comprises of three (3) important factors that are important for a job seekers to identify and prepare accordingly:

 

 

       ·         Cover Letter Writing

       ·         Resume Writing

       ·         Interview Tips

 

 

Cover Letter Writing

Your resume cover letter is a sales letter. It sells your resume; therefore it sells you. A common mistake made by job seekers is either neglecting a cover letter with their resume or writing a poor cover letter. Remember, a cover letter introduces you and your resume to a prospective employer. In it, you state what type of position you’re seeking for, and explain how your particular mix of skills and experiences would match with the employer’s needs. At the end of the letter, you request for an interview. Here are some tips to follow:

 

 

   ·         Address the letter to a specific person as well as Spell names and titles correctly.

   ·         A resume cover letter should be only one page in length.

   ·         Get you reader’s attention and identify why you are writing in the first paragraph.

 

   ·         Incorporate what you have to offer with what you know about the organization’s

          needs.

 

   ·         Vary sentence structure to create interest, and avoid beginning too many sentences

          with “I”.

   ·         Revise your cover letter and don’t forget to check spelling mistakes.

   ·         Keep it professional

 

   ·     Keep everything you write relevant to the job you’re applying for. It’s what matters to    

        the employer that counts and not what matters to you.

 

 

Cover Letter Sample

Dear Mr. Black,

Please find enclosed my Resume in application for the post advertised in The Guardian on 30 November.

The nature of my degree course has prepared me for this position. It involved a great deal of independent research, requiring initiative, self-motivation and a wide range of skills. For one course, [insert course], an understanding of the [insert sector] industry was essential. I found this subject very stimulating.

I am a fast and accurate writer, with a keen eye for detail and I should be very grateful for the opportunity to progress to market reporting. I am able to take on the responsibility of this position immediately, and have the enthusiasm and determination to ensure that I make a success of it.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this application and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

 

 

Yours sincerely

Your name

 

Resume Writing

Resume writing is a skill that often needs more mastering than the writer thinks! Whether you've got years of experience under your belt or are newly joining the workforce, your chance of landing an interview is much more likely if you have a killer resume to show off your education, skills and experience. After all, a resume is often the very first point of contact between you and your next potential employer. A resume is a targeted and concise summary of your work-related skills, accomplishments, and qualifications. It is designed to interest the reader enough to motivate them to interview you. There are no rigid rules or single format for writing a resume, however, knowing general guidelines about writing will help you prepare a well written and professional document.

 

 

Common Elements of a Resume

All resumes should contain certain vital information including:

  •  Objective or the Summary
  •  Education
  •  Professional Experiences
  •  Extra-Curricular Activities
  •  References

 

 

Writing the objective or the summary

Objective statements must be as specific as it is possible and that they should emphasize on what you can offer the employer. Strong statements highlight your skills and motivate employers to look further at your accomplishments. It should be relevant to your related education.

 

 

Education

Education is usually the most straightforward resume section to write. In most cases, it is what it is. But there are a few factors that can make things a little cloudy. These seven tips will help you determine how to complete the Education section of your resume. They'll help you decide what to include, what to leave out, and what to do about that school you attended but didn't graduate.

 

 

List your highest level of education first

Example:

2013   Master of Science in Information Technology

2012  Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

2008  HSC (Higher Secondary Certificate)

2005  SSC (Secondary School Certificate)

 

 

You should add the Passing year as well as your CGPA/ any relevant skill to express your result. It should be done chronologically and it is very straight forward. If you attended college/ university, but did not graduate, include the dates you attended, your major, and how many credits you earned toward your degree.

 

 

Professional Experience

The Professional Experience should be precise. This is a very important part in your resume. Here you should add your previous professional experiences if you have any. Only add relevant experiences which you actually experienced. Do not go on details, just provide bullet points about where, when and what type of work you did. There are many organizations around Bangladesh and all over the world, where they want one page resume, if that is the case then you should tighten your CV, mostly the experience part without shortening any information.

 

 

Academic Experience and Extracurricular Activities

Academic Experience and extracarricular activities are very important for those who are looking for entry level job. Freshers who never had any previous experience can find this part very useful. If you graduated just now and looking for job then your academic experiences and extra-curricular activities are very useful for the employers. Employers wants to know what kind of academic experiences you went through that could be seen as a useful experience for that organization. Extracurricular activities are those activities which are not part of your academic and professional curriculum. Such as:

Professional Society / Association Memberships, Awards, Honors, Publications, Presentations, Patents, Skills /Activities, Volunteer Work, Leadership Position, Certifications, Language Proficiencies etcetera.

 

 

References

Reference should include at the bottom of your resume. Generally you need to provide two references. Those references should include:

  •     Name of that person
  •    Designation
  •   Email address
  •   Phone number

It would be better you give reference to a person who is not your relative. That person could be your teacher, professor or any other but not your close relative. 

 

SAMPLE CV

 

M Jalal Khan

Permanent Address: 1446, Gulshan Avenue, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Current Address: 605/9, New DOHS, Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

CAREER OBJECTIVE

An accomplished Database Administrator with demonstrated success in designing and implementing database solution that improves business functionality. Proven ability to implement technologies that increase performance, optimize cost and positively affect business.

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

 

Languages: C, C++, Visual Basic, Perl, PL/SQL, COBOL, IBM Assembler, CICS, TCP/IP, MQ/Series, IMS/DC, Transact/SQL, Windows NT 4.0 Server.

Software: Oracle (6, 7, 8), DB2, SQL Server, Access.

Systems: Windows (95, 98, 2000, NT), UNIX.

Hardware: HP, UNIX Server, Compaq, Dell, DEC Alpha.

Certification: Oracle Certified Professional.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

 

Senior Systems Analyst, Bangladesh Database Systems

(November, 1995-October, 2006)

 

As Senior Systems Analyst/Developer, authored a mainframe software application that makes data available 24 hours a day to a third party vendor.

Support an existing production environment by designing, writing and changing software.

Member of team that developed automated enrollment software for a university.

As lead programmer, implemented a document digitizing process to scan and digitize CVs received from various print medium. Administered this process on a daily basis and efficiently tracked the project.

 

Programmer Analyst, Bangladesh Furniture

(February, 1991- November, 1995)

 

-          Created a jobseeker time tracking system using Visual Basic and Oracle.

-          Designed software requirement and implemented code for jobseeker time tracking system.

-          Participated in software testing and code inspections.

-          Worked as an analyst on the team responsible for creating an automated sales and delivery  system.

-           System included inventory control and scheduling software for deliveries.

 

EDUCATION

Exam Title

Concentration/Major

Institute

Result

Pas.Year

Duration

Achievement

MSc

Computer Science

University of Chittagong

CGPA:3.55
out of 4

2010

1 years

-

BSc

Computer science

University of Chittagong

CGPA:3.5
out of 4

2009

4 years

-

HSC

Science

Amrita Lal Dey College

CGPA:5
out of 5

2005

2 years

Board Scholarship

SSC

Science

Bagerhat Govt. High School

CGPA:4.25
out of 5

2003

-

Board Scholarship

 

 

Specialization:

Fields of Specialization

Description

  • Systems Analyzer
 
 

 

 

Language Proficiency:

Language

Reading

Writing

Speaking

Bangla

High

High

High

English

High

High

High

 

 

Personal Details :

Father's Name

:

Md. Delwar Hossain

Mother's Name

:

Begum Nahar

Date of Birth

:

December 04, 1985

Gender

:

Male

Marital Status

:

Married

Nationality

:

Bangladeshi

Religion

:

Islam

Permanent Address

:

Md. Delwar Hossain, Barisal

Current Location

:

Dhaka

  

 

Reference (s):

   

Reference: 01

Reference: 02

Name

:

Dr. Monjur Morshed

Harunur Rashed

Organization

:

Name of the University

Name of the University

Designation

:

Professor & Most senior teacher

Chairman of the dept.

Address

:

Dept. Accounting and Information Systems, Name of the University

Dept. Accounting and Information Systems, Name of the University

Phone (Off.)

:

   

Phone (Res.)

:

   

Mobile

:

   

Email

:

   

Relation

:

Academic

Academic