Introduction to Business English
Resume’s and CV
Ethical Question
A worker reported to her manager that a fellow co-worker
had sent a company-wide e-mail, during company ...
Resume Writing
Why do I need this “resume”?
Resume is an opportunity to sell yourself to
people.
A resume gives an empl...
Resume Writing
Things to remember for both Chinese and Western
Resumes
Too much information can lead to the trash can
M...
Parts of a Chinese Resume
Profile ( 个人资料 )
Name ( 姓名 )
Health ( 健康状况 )
Good ( 良好 )
Gender ( 性别 )
Political Member ( ...
Parts of a Chinese Resume
Objective Statement ( 求职 意向 )
Objective Statement is a short one to two
sentence description o...
Parts of a Chinese Resume
Education ( 教育经历 )
Name of school
Where
What you studied
When you went
Degrees or experien...
School Information
Make sure to add any extracurricular activities
you did at school
Clubs
Sport teams
Awards
Group w...
Parts of a Chinese Resume
Work Experience ( 工作经验 )
Name of the company
Job title
Time Spent in the company
Location
...
Job Experience
Make sure to use active verbs (verbs used to show
action)
Describe the most often done things first and o...
Job Responsibilities
Secretary
Before: Answered phones, made copies, filed, sorted
incoming mail.
After: Coordinated commu...
Job Responsibilities
Mailroom Assistant
Before: Received and sorted mail from mailman for
company employees.
After: Effici...
Job Responsibilities
Daycare Provider
Before: Watched six children ages seven months to 2 years old.
After: Performed a wi...
Parts of a Chinese Resume
Computer Skills ( 计算机能力 )
Any skills that you feel makes you unique
Software that isn’t commo...
Parts of a Chinese resumes
Awards ( 获得奖励 )
Awards won outside school or business
Skills ( 技能 )
Any additional skills t...
Western Resumes
Profile ( 个人资料 )
Name ( 姓名 )
Health ( 健康状况 )
Good ( 良好 )
Gender ( 性别 )
Political Member ( 政治面
貌 )
N...
Western Resumes
Objective Statement
Same as the Chinese objective statement
Make sure it correlates with the job
Perso...
Western Resume
Four types of resume formats:
1. Chronological
 Start with your most recent job and move backwards from t...
Job History
Name of the company
Time you worked there
Location
Job Title
Responsibilities on the job
Awards/Accompli...
Western Resume
Education
Only Colleges if you are awarded a degree
Name of School
Address
Time of Graduation
Degree ...
Western Resume
Skills
Skills you feel make you different than others or are
needed for the job
Interests
Hobbies
Spor...
CV’s
CV stands for Curriculum Vitae
Like a resume but with different formatting.
(Usually longer)
Usually has more info...
CV Design
Personal information
Photo
Objective Statement /
Personal Profile
More personal information
Nationality
Ag...
Referrals/References
Some companies may ask for referrals to show that you
are truly as good as you say you are
Some goo...
Style
Try to use fonts that are appropriate for a
business:
This is fine
This is not appropriate
Font is 10 to 12 ppt
...
Final Tips
This is your only chance to get an employer to
know who you are
Learn what they want and apply it to the resu...
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Introduction to Business English - Day 14

  1. 1. Introduction to Business English Resume’s and CV
  2. 2. Ethical Question A worker reported to her manager that a fellow co-worker had sent a company-wide e-mail, during company time, to all he knew in the company, advertising a new herbal tea he was selling on the side. He also was e-mailing and telling them that he would give them all a discount if they would e- mail back to him that they would buy tea from him. Is this ok? Is there another way he can sell things in the office?
  3. 3. Resume Writing Why do I need this “resume”? Resume is an opportunity to sell yourself to people. A resume gives an employer a general idea of who you are and what you have to offer They are essential as most upper level jobs require one before allowing for an interview  Used as a reference for questions when in the interview
  4. 4. Resume Writing Things to remember for both Chinese and Western Resumes Too much information can lead to the trash can Make sure your resume is clear of any grammar issues and spelling mistakes All resumes should be in a .doc or .pdf format Make sure to have them reviewed by others NEVER LIE ON YOUR RESUME!!! Resumes should be one to two pages depending on experience
  5. 5. Parts of a Chinese Resume Profile ( 个人资料 ) Name ( 姓名 ) Health ( 健康状况 ) Good ( 良好 ) Gender ( 性别 ) Political Member ( 政治 面貌 ) Nationality ( 民族 ) Age ( 年龄 ) School ( 毕业院校 ) and degree ( 学历 ) Address ( 通讯地址 ) Telephone ( 固定电话 ) Mobile is ok Email ( 电子邮件 ) Photo ( 照片 )
  6. 6. Parts of a Chinese Resume Objective Statement ( 求职 意向 ) Objective Statement is a short one to two sentence description of what you want to become in your business life either now or the future. What do you want to be? How will you do it? What is your career path? What needs can I fulfill?
  7. 7. Parts of a Chinese Resume Education ( 教育经历 ) Name of school Where What you studied When you went Degrees or experience received Awards
  8. 8. School Information Make sure to add any extracurricular activities you did at school Clubs Sport teams Awards Group work Additional items of interest
  9. 9. Parts of a Chinese Resume Work Experience ( 工作经验 ) Name of the company Job title Time Spent in the company Location The tasks you were responsible for Big accomplishments/awards during your work Skills gained at work
  10. 10. Job Experience Make sure to use active verbs (verbs used to show action) Describe the most often done things first and only the responsibilities that you feel can be either transferred to a new job or are unique Describe no more than four – five responsibilities you did at the company Try using key words that employers are looking for in your field Place a positive spin on your job responsibilities
  11. 11. Job Responsibilities Secretary Before: Answered phones, made copies, filed, sorted incoming mail. After: Coordinated communication between outside clients, vendors and partners with department staff; created and managed system to prioritize and improve information flow resulting in improved department efficiency and employee satisfaction.
  12. 12. Job Responsibilities Mailroom Assistant Before: Received and sorted mail from mailman for company employees. After: Efficiently processed incoming correspondence for entire company; met regularly with manager for customer service assignments; worked directly with outside corporate partners; improved overall efficiency of corporate mailroom.
  13. 13. Job Responsibilities Daycare Provider Before: Watched six children ages seven months to 2 years old. After: Performed a wide variety of tasks to promote healthy child development and ensure child safety and security; monitored children's play and provided wide variety of age-appropriate activities; prepared healthy food and refreshments on regular schedule; maintained accurate records of children's personal habits and activities; reported daily routines, incidents and activities to parents; wrote contracts and managed monthly client billing.
  14. 14. Parts of a Chinese Resume Computer Skills ( 计算机能力 ) Any skills that you feel makes you unique Software that isn’t common (NO MS Word!!!) Foreign Language Skills ( 外语能力 ) Include all languages not common to your location Include any CELTA certificate copies if you can Any Groups that you were involved in with foreign languages or awards won.
  15. 15. Parts of a Chinese resumes Awards ( 获得奖励 ) Awards won outside school or business Skills ( 技能 ) Any additional skills that you find useful not intended for computer or business Personality( 人格 ) Who you are and what you are great at Interests ( 权益 ) What things do you do outside work and school
  16. 16. Western Resumes Profile ( 个人资料 ) Name ( 姓名 ) Health ( 健康状况 ) Good ( 良好 ) Gender ( 性别 ) Political Member ( 政治面 貌 ) Nationality ( 民族 ) – Age ( 年龄 ) – School ( 毕业院校 ) and degree ( 学历 ) – Address ( 通讯地址 ) – Telephone ( 固定电话 ) • Mobile is ok – Email ( 电子邮件 ) – Photo ( 照片 )
  17. 17. Western Resumes Objective Statement Same as the Chinese objective statement Make sure it correlates with the job Personal Profile Profile who you are as a worker Usually talks about your skills that are transferable to the new job Usually used by CEO’s and upper level people.
  18. 18. Western Resume Four types of resume formats: 1. Chronological  Start with your most recent job and move backwards from there 1. Targeted  Talk about the most appropriate jobs you have had for the job you are applying for. 1. Skills  Start with your skill set prior to your job history. For those who have a lot of skills or unique skills. 1. Functional  Discuss the how you use your skills with very little (or no) discussion about prior job history. For Job-hoppers or 1st timers
  19. 19. Job History Name of the company Time you worked there Location Job Title Responsibilities on the job Awards/Accomplishments Use bullet pointing instead of paragraphing!
  20. 20. Western Resume Education Only Colleges if you are awarded a degree Name of School Address Time of Graduation Degree (including what discipline) Any activities outside studies Certificates awarded to you Name of School Address Time of Graduation Skills awarded or thing you are certified to be able to do
  21. 21. Western Resume Skills Skills you feel make you different than others or are needed for the job Interests Hobbies Sports Community activity (may be it’s own group) Travel Etc.
  22. 22. CV’s CV stands for Curriculum Vitae Like a resume but with different formatting. (Usually longer) Usually has more information about international and family status More interested in your entire job and school history Should be 2 to 5 pages depending on experience.
  23. 23. CV Design Personal information Photo Objective Statement / Personal Profile More personal information Nationality Age Visa Status Gender Spouse and dependents Work Experience Education Skills Languages Hobbies & Interests References
  24. 24. Referrals/References Some companies may ask for referrals to show that you are truly as good as you say you are Some good ones are: Former boss Teachers People in the industry Co-workers Church authority Respected people in community Family member and friends are not good referrals. Use them sparingly.
  25. 25. Style Try to use fonts that are appropriate for a business: This is fine This is not appropriate Font is 10 to 12 ppt Try to have Western resumes be clean. Choose a paper that isn’t standard white Fill the entire page with information
  26. 26. Final Tips This is your only chance to get an employer to know who you are Learn what they want and apply it to the resume. Have more then one resume Place Education first if you have zero or little job experience.

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