高效简历写作指导及英语新闻参考

时间:2017-08-08 编辑:李焕 手机版

  如果你最近在找工作,那么很可能已经把印在A4纸上的简历(curriculum vitae)看了一遍又一遍,并作了尽可能多的修改(revision),以制作出完美的简历。

  不过,在添加又一段内容前,请考虑一下:最佳的改动不一定是要添加些什么,反而可能是删除点东西。

  在一般的简历中,都充斥着内容过时、毫无意义的遣词造句,占据着A4纸的宝贵空间。删掉它们,就能展现出一个更好、更实际的求职者(applicant),你的简历也不会淹没在令人麻木的雷同简历中。

  简历上的每个词都应该尽力突出你的才华(talent)和技能(skill)。如果它们做不到这一点,就不应该出现。因此,为了自己的前途,拿起红笔,删掉这些无用的词语吧。

  职业目标(career objective)

  很多人最初的简历上也有这样类似的条目,而且放在简历的顶部中央:“职业目标:获得能够利用好自己的技能和经验且能提供有助于成长的挑战性环境(challenging environments)的某某职位”。

  真让人昏昏欲睡。这不仅乏味,而且没用;此外还给人一种幼稚的感觉。简历的顶部是黄金地段,你需要通过列出自己的最高成就(crowning achievement)来吸引招聘者(recruiters)的注意,而不是概括自己想从下一份工作中得到什么。

  熟练

  只做过某事一次或在过去十年每天都做,这两种情况下,你都可以说自己在这方面很“熟练”。放弃这一含糊不清的词吧,用点更具体的描述。

  举个例子,如果你是客户报告专家,“熟练制定客户报告”这样的语句既模糊又冗余。但是,如果换成“每周制作五份定制报告,好的英语学习网站,对客户的销售活动进行分析”——再附上一些实际成果(actual achievements),这样就让阅读简历的人更了解你的经验到底如何。

  具有团队精神(team spirit)

  创建过网络约交友人资料的人会明白,不是你说自己人好又有趣就行了,你需要制作出漂亮有趣的个人资料来展示这一点。在制作简历上,道理也一样:列出能够表现你优良素质的活动或成就,这比单纯地声称自己拥有这些优点更有效。

  不要用“具有团队精神”,相反,说自己“领导了一个10人的团队,为分发报告开发了一个新系统,使得管理人员接收报告的时间节省了25%”。用一个具体的例子,就能展示出自己真正的成就。如果只是简单地给自己贴上某种品质的标签,是没有多大用处的。

  有活力

  虽然简历是为了突出自己的最佳特质,,但是一些人格特质还是留给招聘者自行判断比较好。恰如其分地描述自己的工作技能,与自吹自擂之间,存在很大区别。另外,即使是最内向的人(introvert)也会在简历上说自己“有活力”,因为能吹干嘛不吹呢?写简历的时候,让内容可以量化(quantify),显示有形的成果和成功经验,在面试的时候再去展 示你的“活力”、“热情”或“精力”。

  如需要,可提供推荐人(referral)

  这句话唯一作用就是占用简历的宝贵空间。如果一家企业想聘用你,他们会自己向你要推荐人,而且他们会假设你有推荐人。没必要在简历上写下这种很明显的东西,这样做甚至可能会让对方觉得你很狂妄!利用简历的空间,用更多的细节来展示自己的才华和成就。

  在人才供大于求(oversupply)的就业市场(job market),单凭简历上列出的一串看起来很美的优秀品质,学英语的好网站,还不足以进入面试(interview)。具体的例子能够提供有力的一击,而过于依赖内容空洞的流行词只会让你的简历和其他人一样千篇一律。因此,仔细检查一遍自己的简历,确保上面出现的每一个字都在帮你脱颖而出。

  真的小猛士:美国9岁男孩徒手斗鳄鱼

  A brave 9-year-old is recovering in hospital after he wrestled a 9-foot, 400lb alligator off him with his bare hands - and he now plans to make a necklace from a tooth doctors found embedded in a wound on his back.

  美国佛罗里达州一名9岁的小男孩,在湖中游泳时,遭到一条长9英尺(约2.7米长)、重400磅(约180多公斤)的短吻鳄袭击,赤手与其搏斗之后,小男孩身上多处受伤,目前正在医院治疗中。医生从他背部的伤口里取出一颗短吻鳄的牙齿,小男孩表示想把它做成项链。

  James Barney Jr, spoke calmly and eloquently about his ordeal from hospital, where he was tucked up in bed with a teddy bear by his side. He was covered in some 30 teeth marks, doctors said.

  小男孩名叫小詹姆斯·巴尼,他在医院里平静、生动地讲述了自己与短吻鳄搏斗的经历,在他床边还放有一只泰迪熊。医生说,小詹姆斯全身有30多处牙印。

  The little boy described how it was a hot day so he had parked his bike and jumped into Lake Tohopekaliga - a lake that people are forbidden to swim in - when he felt something brush against his leg.

  小詹姆斯说那天特别热,于是他就把自行车停在一旁自己跳进了托霍普卡莱加湖,这个湖是禁止人们在里面游泳的,刚一进去他就感觉有东西擦到他的腿了。

  'It really amazed me what happened. At first, I thought someone was just playing with me, and I didn't know what happened,' he told ABC.

  “后来发生的事情真的让我大吃一惊。但开始的时候,我以为是有人在跟我闹着玩,我并不知道发生了什么事情。”他告诉广播公司(ABC)的记者。

  'I reached down to grab it, and I felt its jaw, I felt its teeth, and I didn't know what to do, so I immediately reacted and hit it a couple times. And I had enough strength to pry its jaw open.' The child pulled the powerful jaws open long enough to slide out and swim to shore.

  “我潜入水中抓住了它,摸到了它的下巴,摸到了它的牙齿,可不知道该怎么做,不过我立刻就反应过来了赶紧猛打了它几下,并使劲撑开了它的嘴巴。”小詹姆斯把它的嘴巴撑得足够大后赶紧退后并向岸边游去。

  Witnesses say the boy surfaced, screaming that he'd been bitten by an alligator. They immediately called 911.

  目击者称小男孩浮出水面后尖叫着说自己被一只短吻鳄咬到了。于是他们立刻拨打911报警。

  可能导致马航飞机坠毁的原因是什么?

  Traditionally regarded as one of the safest planes in the skies, the Boeing 777’s reputation will have been damaged by the second fatal crash in less than a year.

  There are around 1,000 Boeing 777s in service, and the plane is a long haul workhorse, plying some of the longest routes.

  It entered service in 1995 and the National Transportation Safety Board, which is responsible for monitoring US-made aircraft, has logged fewer than 60 incidents.

  But the recent record has been more patchy with two major incidents - a crash at San Francisco airport last July, which claimed three lives, and the crash-landing of a British Airways 777 at Heathrow in January 2008.

  But the Malaysian disaster is very different from both the BA incident and the crash involving a Asiana Airlines flight at San Francisco International Airport in July.

  Both the BA and Asiana accidents occurred shortly before landing, while the Malaysia airlines plane disappeared off the radar during the early stages of the trip.

  The accident at San Francisco in July was attributed to pilot error which led to the engines being set to idle because he believed the computer would maintain sufficient speed to keep the plane up in the air.

  But initial reports suggest that Zaharie Ahmad Shah, the 53-year-old Malaysian airlines pilot, was hugely experienced - having joined the carrier in 1981 and with 18,365 hours in the cockpit under his belt.

  The BA crash landing, which did not result in any fatalities, was finally found to have been caused by a blockage in the fuel line feeding the engine.

  Simply put the aircraft had the aviation equivalent of a cardiac arrest because some of the fuel failed to melt and blocked the supply line at the end of a long flight from Beijing to London, during which the plane travelled through unusually cold airspace over Siberia.

  This crash has echoes of the disaster in which 288 people on board an Air France Airbus 330. That plane, another long-haul workhorse, crashed into the Atlantic en-route from Rio de Janeiro in June 2009 killing 228 people.

  A variety of explanations have been given for the Air France crash, with investigators finding that the plane’s speed sensors were giving an incorrect reading.

  But with this crash involving a different aircraft, it will take several months before investigators can ascertain the cause.

  据英国《每日电讯报》报道,波音777飞机一直被认为是最安全机型之一,但不到一年时间里发生第二起致命坠毁必然会使其名声受损。

  波音777飞机在1995年投入使用,现在运行中的波音777飞机大约有1000架,而且它们通常承担最远距离的飞行,是长途运输的主力。负责监控美国制造飞机的美国国家运输安全委员会记录的意外事件不到60件。

  但是,最近的记录却因为两次重大事件显得很突出——一件为去年7月旧金山机场的坠机事件,导致三人死亡,另一件为2008年1月在希思罗机场一架英国航空公司的波音777迫降事件。

  然而,本次马航事件与英国航空公司事件以及在旧金山国际机场发生的韩亚飞机坠毁事件不同。上两次事件发生在降落前的很短时间内,而马航飞机在航程开始不久就从雷达信号中消失了。

  7月的旧金山机场事件归因于飞行员的错误操作,飞行员认为电脑能保持足够的速度使飞机保持空中高度,因此使发动机处于闲置状态。但是,初步报告表明53岁的马航飞行员沙阿飞行经验丰富——1981年进入马航,飞行时间已达1.8365万个小时。

  英国航空公司的飞机迫降事件,没有造成人员死亡,失事原因最终确定为连接引擎的燃油管线堵塞。

  假设把这次飞机失事的原因比作心脏骤停,原因是在北京到伦敦飞行的最后,经过了西伯利亚不同寻常的寒冷上空,一部分燃料没有融化堵住了供应管道。

  本次马航事件让人联想到当年载有288名乘客的法航空客330坠毁事件。这架长途飞行的客机在2009年6月从里约热内卢起飞后在途中坠入大西洋,造成228人死亡。

  对于法航飞机坠毁事件的原因,有多个解释,但调查发现飞机的速度传感器给出了错误的读数。但是本次马航事件的飞机与前面所述飞机不同,可能需要几个月的调查才能确定其原因。

  云南鲁甸6.5级地震 2500余名官兵赶赴救援

  China has deployed 2,500 soldiers to the south-western province of Yunnan to help search for survivors after an earthquake killed at least 398 people.

  中国西南省份云南日前发生地震,目前已造成至少398人死亡,政府已出动2500名官兵赶往灾区协助搜救工作。

  More than 1,800 people were injured when the magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck on Sunday.

  云南周日发生6.1级地震,导致1800余人受伤。

  Attempts to reach the epicentre have been hampered by heavy rain, with some rescuers forced to travel on foot.

  救援队因暴雨受阻,只能徒步前往震中。

  State broadcaster CCTV said the earthquake was the strongest to hit the mountainous province in 14 years.

  中国国家电视台CCTV称,云南多山,此次地震是14年来云南省内最强的一次地震。

  They joined more than 300 police and firefighters from Zhaotong and about 400 emergency workers and sniffer dogs from across Yunnan province in the rescue operation.

  参与救援行动的还有300余名昭通的武警公安和消防官兵,以及云南省派出的400名救灾人员和搜救犬。

  But rescuers trying to deliver the much-needed supplies are struggling to reach the area, reports the BBC's Celia Hatton in Beijing.

  但据BBC驻北京记者西莉亚·哈顿报道,搜救人员无法很快将应急物资送往震中。

  Unrelenting rain and continuing landslides have left many roads in the region too damaged to use, she adds.

  她补充说道,持续的暴雨和山体滑坡导致前往灾区的多个路段受阻。

  Premier Li Keqiang has travelled to the area to oversee the rescue operation. And he had to walk for "over three miles" (5km) to reach the worst-hit village in Yunnan on Monday.

  周一,中国国务院总理李克强赴云南视察灾情时需徒步“3英里多”(5千米)才能走到受灾最严重的村镇。

  A spokesman for UN chief Ban Ki-moon said the secretary-general was "saddened by the loss of life".

  联合国秘书长潘基文的发言人称,秘书长对云南地震造成人员伤亡表示悲痛。

  South-west China lies in an area that is prone to earthquakes.

  中国西南地区处于地震多发带。

  An earthquake in Sichuan in 2008 killed tens of thousands of people while a magnitude 7.7 quake in Yunnan in 1970 killed at least 15,000.

  2008年四川地震导致几万人遇难,1970年云南7.7级地震遇难人数超过1.5万人。

  在我们死后,我们的挚爱可以获得我们的网络账户密码吗?

  Should Your Family Get Access To Your Online Accounts When You Die?

  As the AP reports today, the bill would create a legal process for gaining access, which can be incredibly difficult today:

  Most people assume they can decide what happens by sharing certain passwords with a trusted family member, or even making those passwords part of their will. But in addition to potentially exposing passwords when a will becomes public record, anti-hacking laws and most company's "terms of service" agreements prohibit anyone from accessing an account that isn't theirs. That means loved ones technically become criminals if they log on to a dead person's account.

  And that's assuming they even have the password. Going up against giants like Google makes the process even more difficult. And for a grieving family, it can be all but impossible.

  The bill would give access—but not control—to loved ones unless they specifically wrote in their will that they wouldn't allow it.

  办公求职:英文自我介绍范文

  I would like to apply for the post of industrial engineer, which your company offered. I feel that I am the right sort of person for the post because my qualifications and experience are really suitable for the position.

  I expect to graduate in July from the Department of Industrial Engineering of Jiangxi University of Science and Technology, majoring in industrial engineering.

  During my college years, I have worked very hard at my major courses, so as to lay a solid foundation of theoretical knowledge. As a result, I have passed all the examinations and achieved excellent academic results in major courses such as statistics, operation researches, system engineering, business management, logistics, Statistics and Probability Theory Professional English, Metalworking Practice, Electrical Engineering Practice, Linear Algebra. Moreover I have passed CET-4 and National Computer Level Test-Rank Three.

  Outside classroom, I was very active and took part in different social activities. In my junior year, I served as monitor of my class, and received Advanced Person of Jiangxi University of Science and Technology. Since September 2004, I worked as a part-time business controller at Angel of Ganzhou, and raised our products’ share by 48.28 percent by 2005. In addition, I worked rather actively and successfully in certain student’s societies. All those experiences contributed much to the development and promotion of my organizing and social abilities.

  I wish to assure you that, if successful, I would endeavor to give you every satisfaction. It would be greatly appreciated if you grant me an opportunity of an interview. At that time, I will present my credentials. I can be reached by phone at 13531398140 or email me at ......@gmail.com

  Enclosed please find a resume, a copy of the recommendation form and the official transcript, Thank you for your time and consideration

  Sincerely,

  Lai Haiyong

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