書香聊天室 2013/01/07

【Resume行銷自己】第一次撰寫英文履歷就上手

文/林佳彣、楊宜君採訪整理報導

在地球村及國際化的現況下,如何用英文寫自傳和工作履歷?一篇好的自傳第一眼就能夠引起他人興趣,因而高度引起雇者閱讀的動機,進而願意認識你這個人。其內容包括:家庭背景、教育背景、工作經歷、人際關係、社會層面上的成長、人生哲學觀、未來目標以及reasons why you should hire me.

本校英文系副教授郭岱宗,日前在講座課程中建議英文履歷自傳中的各段可書寫如下:

首段:

Growing up in a very humble family, I have cherished every minute at school and at work. I graduated from Tamkang University eight years ago and have worked ever since, except for my military service.

第二段:若有工作經驗

As for my work experience, I first worked at Siemens Telecommunication System Limited for a year and half as an engineer in the technical support department, and then I worked in a local computer company as a technical engineer. After that I moved to Canada to start my own business. Those three years in Canada have been extremely helpful to me---I was running a telecom, Internet and computer company. My work covered from A to Z, including purchasing, repairing , market expansion, problem solving, customer services, selling, and I also gave computer lessons to students.

第二段:若無工作經驗,可以直接介紹自己的長才和其他的經驗即可,而經驗和興趣要和公司的需求相符:

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I graduated from the department of XXX at Tamkang University in 2013, and my goal has always been to XXX ! I've always had a great passion for XXX (行業). Ever since I was a teenager, I've wanted to work as a XXX in xxx. To reach this goal, I have been a member of XXX(社團)at my university, where I served as XXX and worked as a teacher's assistant. These experiences have given me abundant knowledge and a greater interest in XXX(行業). It would be a dream come true if I could have the honor of working for you.

第三段:若因個人家庭因素而另求他職,可如下撰寫:

My customers came from different countries in the world, making me quite aware of their customs, conceptions, and lifestyles, we had a very difficult start, but my business started to take off in one year.

Unfortunately, my father got sick and missed us a lot, so my wife and I decided that we should come back immediately. I very luckily sold my company at a good price and came back in this July.

第三段:若非個人家庭因素而造成另求他職,也可如此寫:

I liked my previous job at XXX company very much. We had a very happy and effective team. Unfortunately the workplace was too far from my home and the commute consumed at least two hours a day, which is why I eventually decided to find employment elsewhere. Fortunately, I have found a great opportunity at your company and truly feel that my skills will make me an asset at XXX.

第四段:感性地推銷自己:

I would also like to share my appreciation for one of my professors, Dr. XXX. I was very shy and introverted until I met her. Dr. XXX taught me to discover and appreciate the true beauty and value of life, making me see that everyone is unique and full of potential. Today I am calm, confident, and dynamic, and I must give all the credit to Dr. XXX.

第四段:若已婚,也可以感性地另行介紹:

Speaking of my growth, I cannot ignore my wife. I was a very shy boy until I met her. She taught me to discover and appreciate the true beauty of life, making me see that everyone is full of potential, and the sky is the only limit.(資料來源/英文系副教授郭岱宗)

專家指南

◎英文系副教授郭岱宗

一篇優良履歷,文字內容需精簡,且一開始就高度引起他人的閱讀動機。方法要脫離千篇一律,展現個人特色。履歷並非洋洋灑灑道盡人生經歷,而是用最精簡細膩的文字,傳達你的目的,並且仍須兼具理性與感性,理性之處是讓主考官欣賞我們的邏輯思維;感性之處則讓主考官認知我們的生命。

臺灣的工作面試,常會要求以中、英2種語言進行。建議可以準備好2種語言的自我介紹,而且要準備地十分流暢,能輕描淡寫似地說出。工作面試之所以重要,是因為從談吐、聲音中可以得知一個人是否應對得體,以及有良好的氣質談吐。謙遜的自信、愉悅的心情、溫暖的表情,可以讓他人得知我們未來的工作態度,以及良好的人際關係。倘若自信不足、略顯緊張,則會讓面試官的觀感不佳。面試過程中,三不五時的淺淺微笑、適時的眼神交流,更是會讓人印象深刻。

◎英文所博士生王有慧,具上海高級口筆譯證書

我曾幫他人看自傳和履歷,最大問題是錯誤百出的文法,再來是內容排序。新鮮人的履歷,通常學歷寫在最前頭,再來是經歷。整體視覺上以簡潔為主,內容順序應為:學歷、經歷、證照、得獎記錄、社團經歷及曾參與的活動,使自我優點更加凸顯,專長和興趣亦可附上。內容陳述時必須緊扣所申請職位的主要要求,或強調自身附加價值;而社會人士則應先寫經歷再寫學歷,其中經歷包含:公司名稱、擔任職務、時間、以及敘述公司名稱、職務等等;自傳會有邏輯和文法的問題,必要的話可尋求母語人士或其它專業協助。

另外,因英文面試是測試英文能力,在表達上,最重要的是流暢度,而非內容。準備上,可以就自身優點寫一篇講稿,並保持一定的熟悉和流暢度。

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◎【求職】運管系校友魯郁寧,現為長榮航空空服員

我當初準備時,曾參考他人推甄自傳及考取空服員分享內容。建議寫完之後,可以給英文能力佳的友人閱讀,看看是否有錯誤,總比寫錯好。由於自傳有字數限制,所以如何言簡意賅是最困擾之事。在求職履歷上,論及自身事蹟、打工及實習經驗,從高中時期寫起即可,毋須從小學時期開始撰寫。此外,依面試的工作性質、公司文化,以及熟知公司需要的人才,適時表達個人專長及優勢,並多加描述。要在眾人中脫穎而出,關鍵點莫過於履歷、自傳要有特色,才能捕捉面試官的目光,並進而想見你一面。在英文面試方面,無需過度緊張,只要態度大方、簡單回答即可,倘若長篇大論,面試官也會不耐煩。面試時,通常提問的內容不會太多,更遑論專業的部分。比如我所從事的服務業,主要是看此人是否合適這份工作,並非以其過去的豐功偉業評定錄取與否。

◎【求學】航太系校友蔡耀釧,現就讀史丹福大學航空與航太工程學系碩士班

大學重視全人發展,而研究所重視學術研究。故研究所的自傳含括:讀書計畫(Statement of Purpose)、個人經歷(Personal Statement)。其中,以讀書計畫較為重要,其最高原則為:文章言簡意賅、請他人校稿、撰寫內容應與教授充分討論。

起筆時,可參考網路版本、購買相關書籍,再寫出架構、雛形,不斷反覆修正。履歷的篇幅長短最好1頁、至多2頁,1頁半最為忌諱;而自傳最忌長篇大論,2頁或1000字以內的長度為佳。初寫自傳的盲點,是無法準確表達自身就學動機,造成文章過於冗長。內容的重點不在長,而是如何用最簡短的篇幅,呈現最佳的一面。所謂「重質不重量」便是如此,要懂得去蕪存菁。讀書計畫首段寫就讀動機,依序為修課狀況、在學成績、得獎紀錄、以及社團、研究、工作經驗,最後總結。頭尾兩段,以及各段落第一句,要寫的強而有力,同時也是文章的重點;首段是第一印象,須具有強烈的吸引力。由於自身書寫會有盲點,給第三者校稿更是重要。第三者包括朋友、教授、母語人士等。其中,教授熟知你的求學狀況;母語人士可看出語言上的盲點,往往是以英文為第二語言的人難以發現的。

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