You will find endless amounts of information on effective Singapore resume writing. Some of it works, some of it’s plain nonsense and often it’s hard to differentiate between the two. Over time the best practices for writing a resume change as well.
Therefore I thought it would be useful to write a series of articles/videos, which will provide practical tips on how to write a resume for Singapore and answer questions that I hear most frequently from job seekers.
The series will follow a logical and step-by-step approach, going through the entire process of writing a great resume, which will get you noticed by recruiters and employers in Singapore.
To get started I want to make sure we’re all on the same page, by clarifying a few basic things.
First: In terms of definitions, in most parts of the world the terms CV and Resume are used interchangeable and mean the same thing.
However, in the USA they mean very different things, as shown below:
This often causes confusion. For the purpose of this series, I will be using the term resume most of the time but in case I use CV, it still means resume :).
Second: I will be discussing best practices for how to write a resume, which are applicable in most places in the world. However, my focus will be on the Singapore market and will cover location specific best-practices.
Ok. That’s all for now. Stay tuned for lots more information on Singapore resume writing best practices.