Al Jazeera: The ‘optimal’ resume for you?

A resume is a simple document containing the most important bits of information.

But a resume is also a valuable resource.

Here are five resume essentials to consider.1.

Your resume should be concise and simple.

The job application should have a few pages and not over-complicate it.2.

The resume should describe the job in some detail.


The title of the resume should have at least two main points.

A short title is often helpful in finding the most interesting parts of a resume.4.

If possible, a resume should include a short resume outline.5.

It is important to write the title of your resume, along with the company name, your title and the title tag, in capital letters, with the same spacing as the title itself.6.

Include the date you applied for the job, the title, the job description and the company you are applying for.7.

Be specific about what you have to say and why you want the job.8.

Avoid using overly broad keywords, such as ‘human resources’, ‘human services’, ’employee benefits’, ‘referral programme’ or ‘benefits’ and avoid using the phrase ‘human resource’.9.

Avoid phrases such as: ’employer’ or, ‘human’, ‘management’, ‘manager’, ‘business development’ or the like.10.

Avoid repetitive, repetitive phrases such a ‘summary’ or a ‘statement of the facts’.11.

Avoid repeating yourself in the resume.12.

Do not include any personal details, such a your last name or date of birth, in your resume.13.

Do use your CV for reference.14.

Do include your salary.15.

Do ensure that you have a resume to send to the HR department of your employer.16.

Do list all the benefits you have received from your employer, including salary, holiday pay, sick leave, sick pay discount, holiday bonuses, holiday and holidays and time off.17.

Do also include any other benefits that you receive from your employers.18.

Do add any other references that you may have.19.

Do mention the number of hours you have worked, the number and type of positions you have filled, the salary you have earned, the type of job and the type or position you are seeking.20.

Do give the employer a short bio that you should be able to easily remember.21.

Include any references or references who are related to the employer.22.

Do state that the position you seek is in a ‘highly skilled position’.23.

Do describe the salary that you are looking for.24.

Do provide your CV.25.

Do be specific about the kind of work that you would like to do, including a description of your current responsibilities.26.

Do indicate your preferred working hours.27.

Do make a clear distinction between the type and the area of work you would be doing.28.

Do outline your expectations for the future.29.

Do disclose that you expect a salary or bonus payment, or both.30.

Do detail any other work that would be required for the position.31.

Do tell the employer how long you expect to be working for them, including your projected working hours, when they will be available, and the amount of time you expect them to be available.32.

Do discuss your current role and the kind and amount of work required of you.33.

Do advise the employer if any additional work or training is required, or any specialised experience that is required.34.

If you have other relevant work experience, indicate this on your resume or provide a reference.35.

Make a clear statement of what your work experience is and whether you have any specialisation that will be of use to the company.36.

Include a statement of how you plan to contribute to the business.37.

Make sure you have information about how to contact the employer for additional support.38.

Do confirm that you can provide written feedback to the manager.39.

Do set out your job responsibilities, including any special skills that you need to have.40.

Do inform the employer that you will not be returning to the job if the employer does not respond to your enquiries within a reasonable time period.41.

Do have a clear and concise description of the kind or type of work or task you would prefer to do.42.

Include details of any training you would require and of any special training or experience that you plan on receiving.43.

Do show your current job, including the company, the name of the company and any other relevant information, including how it relates to your job.44.

Do specify your employer’s contact details.45.

If necessary, state your current status as a senior manager, or that you know of a senior management team.46.

Do declare any future job opportunities, and if applicable, the position that you intend to leave if it does not exist.47. Do