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Checklist Resume

Please check the following points in your resume:


  • Font: Only a neutral, easily legible font, e.g. Arial, Times New Roman
  • Font size: 11- or 12-point
  • Line spacing: Single
  • Dates: Uniform, e.g. 03/2015

Note: Highlight the sections with a larger font or bold text.


  • Address
  • Telephone
  • E-mail

Note: For applications abroad you should provide the country code for the phone number - e.g. (+49) for Germany. Use a serious e-mail address with no nicknames or anything similar (for example:

Applicant photo

  • Upper right

Note: You should use a current photo and adhere to the conventions of the various industries.

Personal info

  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Optional: Nationality

Professional experience

  • Name/ location of the company
  • Duration of employment
  • Primary past experiences and jobs

Note: Highlight the respective job title with a larger font and/or bolt text.

Education (academic and professional training)

  • Job-relevant concentrations and good average grades
  • Other information, e.g. periods abroad, military / civil service, etc.

Note: Highlight the diplomas, training qualifications and degrees with a larger font and/or bold text.

Skills and abilities

  • Foreign languagesEDP skills
  • Special permits, registrations or certificates


Note: Mention a maximum of 3-4 hobbies,and only those that could have a positive effect on your job performance.

Place, date and signature
Note: When the resume is finished, you should have your family member or your friend with native language skills perform a spelling and grammar check on your finished resume.

Attached: Common rating scale for foreign languages in the resume:

  • Basic knowledge
  • Good knowledgeVery good knowledge
  • Fluent (you can communicate without problems)
  • Business fluent (you can discuss and negotiate on complex topics)
  • Native speaker