Basic Resume Writing Guide

This is a very basic resume for people just out of school and looking for work.

During your basic resume writing, please replace all tags in the basic resume template e.g. [ address ] with your own information:

[ your name ]
[ address ]
[ city ], [ state/province ], [ zip code/postal code ], [ country ]
[ phone number ]
[ e-mail address]


[ One sentence or two on your career plans and objectives ]

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE: (starting with the current or most recent job)

[ Dates (e.g. May 2003 to Present)
Company Name, Location, Type of Business
Job Title, Brief description of position and duties ]


[ Date(s), Institution Name, Faculty, Location
Degree in Subject, Year Graduated
Information about thesis/dissertation, major courses, etc. ]

References available upon request.

To complete your basic resume writing check the spelling and grammar of your resume. Use the word processor's spell and grammar checker. If you are not confident of your ability to detect grammatical, punctuation and usage errors in English or other language or if you need help in organizing your resume, bring it to a professional for assistance.

Remember that your CV/resume must be targeted, scannable and generate hits. If you have difficulty with your CV writing or resume writing instead of staring at a blank piece of paper, use CV samples and CV templates, resume samples and resume templates.

Most recruiters expect to receive a cover letter together with your CV or resume. So, prepare a cover letter convincing the reader why you are the best candidate for the interview using cover letter writing tips.

Other Basic Resume Writing Info

Now to finalize your basic resume writing topic, if your cover letter and resume are ready, you may email them through an international job search to job recruiters and headhunters worldwide.

Start preparing for job interviews and check the job interview tips dos and don'ts. Also, find out why people are not hired for available jobs.

In addition, on job search, visas, work permits, cover letters, CV & resume, job interview and dress codes pages, you will find very useful tips for many different countries.

Good luck with your basic resume writing!