Writing A Resume
Although Chinese resumes contain more personal details than American resumes, the format of the resumes are very much alike. In China, an application form is usually filled out and sent with a resume. In the resume, education and experience are listed in great detail and can result in a long resume. Just like American resumes, the most recent education and experiences are listed first. Education is placed first and then experience. References are not typically included with the resume.
The Culture Is Changing
We have mentioned that due to the fast development of China, foreign investments and influences have brought many changes in the ways of conducting business. Because of the improved living conditions, there appears to be a tendency towards protecting one's privacy. We can predict that in the future, personal information in a Chinese resume will not be disclosed as it is now.
There is a video (maybe you will say it is an audio) in this course. This audio will guide you through the resume sample and demonstrate the pronunciations of the words and phrases used in this sample. Before you watch this video, you may want to review the vocabulary. You may not understand or know all of the words, but it will be good for you to know those high frequency words used in resume writing. Besides, the translation for each word is provided by the side.
Please note: The video starts from 性别，the first word 姓名 was cut off during the recording process.
Also, an English version (Not a translation) is provided to you to compare both resumes. Let’s see if you can tell three differences between an English and Chinese resume.
Go through this lesson today and plan your own study.
Assignment 2.1 Resume Writing (This is numbered as Assignment 2.2 in the course)
Please download the resume, and write your own one
Assignment 2.2 Speaking Assignment
Please read to your coach both the vocabulary list and your own resume during your coaching sessions
Lesson 2 Quiz
Take the quiz at the end of this lesson