Crafting an Effective Resume

Nina Phinnipha Suriyong

In the recruitment industry, especially for technical jobs, a common pitfall for non-native English speakers is listing key responsibilities as a mere collection of words. This approach can significantly hinder your chances of progressing to the next stage of the hiring process. Many Thai applicants and others who use English as a second language often struggle to articulate their roles effectively.

This guide from APlus Career Recruitment aims to help you craft a detailed and impactful resume by thoroughly explaining your key responsibilities.

Step 1: Review Your Daily Activities

Start by reflecting on your daily tasks, ad hoc duties, and any project or annual activities you undertake. Write everything down on paper. This comprehensive list should include routine responsibilities as well as sporadic or significant projects you’ve handled.

Step 2: Organize and Prioritize

Once you have your list, group similar tasks together and arrange them by importance. This helps in structuring your resume logically and ensuring the most critical responsibilities are highlighted.

Step 3: Explain Each Task in Detail

For each grouped task, provide a detailed explanation of how you perform it. Utilize tools like AI or study similar job descriptions online to guide you. Remember, while it’s helpful to reference other descriptions, avoid copying them verbatim. Instead, use your own words to accurately describe your responsibilities, ensuring relevance to your actual job functions.

Step 4: Tailor Your Resume to Each Role

Before submitting your resume for a specific job, adjust it to match the role you’re applying for. Carefully review the job description and ensure your resume reflects the needs of that position. If you’ve previously performed tasks relevant to the job but haven’t included them in your resume, add them now. Again, avoid copying the job description directly; instead, use it as a guide to highlight relevant experiences.

Step 5: Highlight Key Achievements

For every job listed on your resume, make sure to include your key achievements. Quantify your accomplishments whenever possible to provide concrete evidence of your contributions and successes. This not only makes your resume more impressive but also gives potential employers a clear picture of your capabilities.

Final Tips

– Clarity and Precision: Ensure your explanations are clear and concise. Avoid jargon and overly complex sentences.

– Consistent Formatting: Maintain a consistent format throughout your resume to enhance readability.


Nina Phinnipha Suriyong

Nina has over 15 years of experience working in Executive Search and running recruitment teams. She has extensive expertise servicing clients in a variety of industries, including the manufacturing, automotive, electronics, chemical, retail, and life science industries. APlus Career Recruitment Co., Ltd. was recently established by Nina as a boutique recruitment agency in 2022. The company serves clients in the areas of recruitment and HR solutions.  Contact us for additional details.