For Public Review: LykaR

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This  3  page resume was submitted by a job hunter,

 Lyka1 Lyka2 Lyka3


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3 responses to “For Public Review: LykaR

  1. Kellen

    I don’t know much about Philippine culture, so if my advice contradicts the norm there then disregard it. But from much of the advice I’ve heard and the resumes I’ve seen, I would leave off your picture, and the whole personal information section. At least in my area of the world, these are not needed, and at times can be detrimental to someones chances of finding a job. Your education and experience should stand for itself. Any personal touches can be saved for a cover letter to show your personality and elaborate on these experiences.

  2. Elizabeth A.

    I agree with Kellen — unless it’s the norm to include such details, I would definitely exclude the photo and personal info. I’d also remove the Objective and start with Educational Background. Under Experience/Training, it might be useful to add a few details about what you actually did — did you work on any special projects, learn a particular skill, teach a class? Lastly: under Skills, I’d remove anything that isn’t quantifiable (i.e.: attention to detail, positive attitude) and save it for the cover letter — and be sure to back up those claims with some examples!

  3. Lyka,

    I don’t know if having personal information is necessary or not. Usually employers can get a sense of the employee’s age by the rest of their resume, such as work and education. Having parents listed could be beneficial for certain jobs, if they have ties to them, but other than that, no use in listing them. I also think you could list your education with one line for each institute, which could free up some space. The less a employer has to read, the better you are, at least that is what I have always read. An also it would get your resume to two-pages. One more thing to consider, instead of objective, putt skills at the top to tell the employer exactly what they are dealing with when first looking at your resume.

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