Resumes are neither letters nor MYSELF essays. It took me a while in High School to get that into application; the employer wants to know about my achievements and abilities, what else? I learned that, resumes are marketing strategies, more like an advert shows the core idea and gets you curious enough to want to find out more about the product, the employer on the other hand is interested enough to ask the job seeker in for an interview.
Here are the severe core grammatical rules you should consider when writing your resumes.
SHUN ARTICLES – “the”, “an”, “a”
Avoid formation of sentences with the use “the”, “an”, “a”. Form your sentences like captions. So “I was the Operations Manager at an OMC named Unique Oil Company…” should be altered as “Operations Manager at Unique Oil Company (OMC)
AVOID PRONOUNS – “I”, “he”, “she”
“I graduated from University of Ghana, Legon in…” is inexcusable. Instead, correct with “Graduated from University of Ghana in…”
YOU CAN USE DIGITS TO FOR NUMBERS IN WORDS
It is completely fine to write “30” instead of “thirty” and even for single digit numbers. Digits in resumes express a disruption in words and thus gives the reader a clearer and vivid impression of the message.
OPEN SENTENCES WITH VERBS, NOT SUBJECTS
For example, “I envision working in a team of…” should open with “Envisioning working in a team of…”
These distinct grammatical rules are to be adopted to make reading of your resume by the employer easier. Just like mentioned earlier, your resume is only a marketing tool, therefore only straightforward vital information must be communicated, in the simplest form.