Resume Development

Resume Development
​​Dear Students and Graduates, ​

Resume/CV is an important job/internship application tool that is still valid today. Your goal is to get the attention of the recruiter and provide a document that encourages them to invite you for an interview as the ideal candidate for the position.​

You can follow the steps below to benefit from CV CONTROL and​ SUGGESTION SERVICE:

  1. 1If you have a CV that you have prepared, you can send it to the address kariyermerkezi@halic.edu.tr (in Word format) , we can check it and send it to you by writing or editing our suggestions.
  2. 2If you do not have a resume yet or would like to create it in a different format, you can fill out the form below. It will be sent to your e-mail address within 5 working days.
    a. Click here to CV Maker form in Turkish: https://forms.office.com/r/h3Br25avTB
    b. .​Click here to CV Maker form in English: ​https://forms.office.com/r/Wh6A6hU15N​​
  3. 3After making your editions in relation to our suggestions, we can check and improve your resume together in the Career Center office or via Zoom.
Basic Principles for a Good Resume:​

  • Your resume can be defined as a "self-advertisement" that briefly summarizes your experiences. It gives the human resources professional an overall view of the qualifications you have for the job you are applying for.
  • Your personal information should be in summary form on your resume.
  • You can also use the language in 3rd person singular.
  • Ideally, 1 page should be prepared. It can be up to 2 pages.
  • If your high school information includes vocational education, it can be added. Primary and secondary school information should not be included.
  • Only the district and province should be written in your address.
  • Your e-mail address must consist of your name and surname.
  • Your face should be clearly visible in your profile photo. Your background should not be a very colorful theme.
  • You should write your foreign language knowledge along with its level. Click here for the English placement test.
  • You must add your LinkedIn account.
  • Participation certificates of at least 6-8 hours of training should be attached.
  • Not all events you attend should be listed. Those suitable for the job you are applying for can be used.
  • Your most recent job is written at the top. When listing your work experience, your goal is to create a chronological list of experience related to the jobs you are applying for.
  • Although this list focuses on professional work experience, you can include your awards, volunteer or community experience, talents, as well as your vocational training program on your resume.
What Should Be Included in The Resume?

  • Ideally, your resume should reflect your experience relevant to the job you're applying for. After examining the job advertisement you want to apply for in detail, your resume should be arranged in accordance with the requirements requested in the advertisement.
  • Unnecessary words and sentences should not be included in your resume.
  • ​Before writing down all the details for each position you are applying for, you should decide how you will organize your experience, education, skills, qualifications and other information.
  • You should pay attention to create a suitable resume for each job application. To make your resume different from others, you can mention your future plans and goals in the goal/personal description section. Use the language from the job advertisement as a keyword.
  • Your reference should not be more than one. Your reference may be someone you have worked with before, or you may prefer a lecturer who knows you. Either way, remember to get your reference's permission.

 

Before you start preparing a CV, you can ask yourself the following questions:

  • What is your proudest achievement?
  • What do people come to ask you for?
  • What skills make you stand out?
  • Have you checked your digital footprint?
  • Do you have a digital CV (personal website)?
  • Do you have a LinkedIn account?
  • What computer programs do you use?
  • In which areas do you have technical knowledge?
  • Do you speak any foreign language?
  • Do you have any connection from your internship or volunteer work? (Reference)
  • Have you participated in national or international competitions / projects?
  • Have you attended certified trainings?
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For your questions and suggestions, you can send an e-mail to kariyermerkezi@halic.edu.tr
Note: All services of the Career C​enter are free of charge for Halic University students and graduates.