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Basic Resume Tips

Resume Basic Tips

Once you will start with your online resume, it is the moment to think about your interview; because this tool purpose is to win an interview. So, you must be really focus on and pay attention in every word and each step forward, or your resume will not be effective.

Also, its purpose is to convince the employer that you are the one in this new position or career, and that he or she is not making a mistake. Your resume must inspire the employer to pick up the phone and ask you to come in for an interview.

So that, here are the most important tips to convince your employer:

 Number and Name:

  • Use a rubber stamp with your basic information, such as your name, address and aspired position.

  • Check your telephone number ensuring it is correct.

  • Still in career? Do not worries about it, just put your permanent contact number in the resume and the employers could give you call in the future.

 Job description:

  • Write a short job description about your long permanency at the organizations, what location you have been, what you did.

  • Use underlines, bold and capital print for locations, dates and positions.

  • Write down what you are looking for according to you background and previous positions.

  • Are you a Chef or Sous Chef? If you are, check out this following information:

    • Restaurant; describing its size, type, location, volume, cuisine, rating, number, etc.

    • Responsibilities in Production; including the presentation, type of cuisine, banquet, showpieces, catering, garde manger, etc.

    • Creativeness; describing about the wine pairings, assistance, development, research, daily specials, menu development, etc.

    • Responsibilities in Supervision; including record keeping, overviews, coordination, hiring and training new workers, scheduling, staff size, etc.

    • Organization and accounting; such as computation, inventory, order and purchase of responsibilities, payroll, etc.

    • Boss position and coordination; of a food and beverage director, of a pastry chef, under responsibility of a general manager, etc.

    • Management and marketing activities; such as multi unit oversight, projections and events planning, temporary duties, etc.

    • Duration; including the last five years within months and years.

 Special Skills:

  • Make a list of your most important special skills in the resume.

  • Also include your aptitude in the production of pastry skills, ice carving, show pieces, fish preparation, butchering, etc.

  • Include your knowledge in ethnic cuisine; computer use, languages, especially Spanish.

 Education and training:

  • Describe your educate location, including the state and location of the school, training program and the organizations where you get your certification.

  • An important information is to include, if would be the case, the current certification of any high school training program that you have attended to.

  • Include you internships and/or externships you have done to get professional experience, including the name of the Chef trainer.

  • Give information of any apprenticeship or ACF certified training course your have done, it does not matter if it was an informal learning.

  • If you have done a stage, a period of learning with some accomplished chef for little or no money, include it because it is a great indication of your interest for your profession.

  • Also, describe some information of a Community College program that you did, because is necessary for management and production.

  • An ACF accreditation will be important for a highly value in positions with management, so include the courses you attended.

  • Make a list of Special Courses, you might done, including labor relations, nutrition, pulling relations, sugar, accounting, etc.


  • A reference is important information for the employers, and they could use it to call and verify your information, or could not.

  • Ensure your recommendations with the right person, and state clear with your old employer to not give any information before speaking with you.

  • It would be better, if you provide a telephone number for confirmation, instead of writing them.

 Helpful Information:

  • Try to get as more as you can of awards and achievements, because it is really important for clubs and hotels.

  • At the end of the resume, make a list of all the culinary organizations you have belonged including related and positive activities you did.

  • Also, include those articles in which you have been published or been written about.

 Previous Employments:

  • If you are well known in your field, you will be able to talk about it in your resume, because this means you had time to learn.

  • But, if you had to work and study at the same time, talk with your potential employer and ask him/her to give you important information about what to achieve in the restaurant.

  • Always demonstrate that you have a positive attitude to learn new things until you go towards your position.

  • Also, if you stay for short time in the organization, explain in your resume why happened, writing a title or a job description: Temporary Sous Chef.


  • Put in your resume, just the enough information; the object is not confuse the readers, on the other hand, is to keep them interested in.

  • If you are applying from away, try to include updated letters of reference, a postcard, graphics, color pictures, etc.

  • Once you leave your employment do not forget to bring with you hard copy documentation, including some menus, checks, pictures, employment confirmation, articles, letters of reference on letterhead stationary, etc.

  • Do not use too much documentation and if that would be necessary, use staples and enumerated pages, of course, including your name, position and telephone number.

  • Include photographs to maintain them entertained, but use laser prints on just one page, enumerated, with a little description, and stamped.


  • Most of the received resumes have unintentional mistakes, but it will not be good for you for many reasons, the interviewers might think you are lying or you do not know how to spell some words.

  • Guarantee yourself you have no errors, and ask somebody to do the same for you, someone who knows about your used terms; there would be mistakes you could not see and the other person does.

  • Always check yourself and read each line of your resume, backwards and forwards, from the beginning to the end of it. If you have time, do it, at least twice.