How can it be applied to writing a resume?
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II. Read the following statements about preparing a resume and write whether you agree or disagree with each one. Then discuss your opinions in pairs.

When preparing a resume you should…

1. always give your age and marital status

2. provide a current address and phone number

3. always use your friends as references

4. list all your employment experience

5. always include copies of personal references

6. use a reliable e-mail address

III. Read the steps for preparing a resume and number them in the best order. The first one has been done for you. Then compare your answers with your partner.

  Include a brief outline of your hobbies and interests
  Provide the names of three references who can be contacted by a prospective employer
1 Include your name and current address, e-mail address and telephone number(s)
  Outline your educational history starting with your most recent studies
  Include other trainings and courses that you have taken
  List your working experience starting with your most recent employment


I. Listen to the Human Recourse manager speaking about what to include in a resume. Check ü the items that should be included and mark with a û those that should not.

q address

q age

q all your education

q relevant  references

q e-mail experience

q interests

q marital status

q religion

q volunteer work

II. In pairs, take turns summarizing the advice offered in the previous exercise. Use expressions from the box.

You have to …                 It is advisable to… You shouldn’t … We advise you to… Your resume should be… Make sure you…   You should …   You do not have to …


I. Read this extract from an advertisement for a job at a large banking organisation. Then read through the two resumes and decide which applicant is better suited for the job.

Responsibilities: Work as a part of a team Ø To take ownership of all HR functions within a bank including staff development, training and all issues concerning staff welfare. Ø Maintain all staff documents including contracts, leave and sick benefits. Participate in internal and external recruitment procedures.



Applicant 1 Qualifications: 1982-1984 Community College Diploma in business On-the-job short courses in various aspects of HR and computer programmes Experience: 1996-2006 Rights General trading Human Resource manager Ø Responsibility for all HR staff management Ø Recruitment supervisor Ø Adviser on all staff development issues 1984-96 RFC Food Co. Human Resources Support Assistant Ø Recruitment Ø Employee contracts Ø Organisation of staff PD Applicant 2 Qualifications: 2003-05 University of Birmingham M.A. in Human Resources Management 2000-03 University of Cincinnati B.A. Business Administration – special focus on finance   Experience: 2005-06 More Mortgages Co. Assistant in HR Department (temporary) Ø Preparing documents and maintaining files on all applicants Ø Sending letters of invitation to interview to short-listed applicants 2003-05 Library Support Ø Afternoon duties at circulation desk Ø Organising books on shelves From “ In Company”. Intermediate  


I. Listen to two people from the Human Recourse Department discussing the two applicants. Check ü the positive points for each applicant.

Applicant 1 Applicant 2
overall qualifications    
specific courses    
years of experience    
range of responsibilities    
experience related to finance    
team player    


Now, using the ideas and advice contained in this lesson write your own resume. Use the given form as an example.

Name Crystal Danziger
Address 1245 Dahia Road Sumner, Washington WA147
Telephone (554) 854-5217
E-mail danz @
Objective A clerk position in a high quality library, where my customer service and organization skills will be utilized and appreciated.
Education 1996 – 2000   1996 - 1994 1993 - 1994   University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Bachelor (Library Science). Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA. Highline Community College, Des Moines, WA.
Highlights of Qualifications Organization Skills Clerical Skills   Demonstrated experience shelving books, straightening shelves and keeping the collection in order. Strong skills for data entry, assigning bar codes, preparing mailing and labelling new material.
Experience 2001- present   Library Clerk, National Air and Space Museum, Washington, WA. - Entered data on PC computer - Bar-coded books - Prepared mailing
2000 - 2001 Library Clerk, Skyway Library, Seattle, WA. - Shelved books - Bar-coded books - Stamped and labelled new material
Languages German (fluent)
Computer Skills MS Office (Word, Excel), E-mail, Internet
References Available upon request


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