写英文简历,需要注意哪些问题?

“先于你和面试官见面的一纸玄机”

简历是大多数人实践文字设计的最常见载体。人人都希望简历给人留下好印象,因此或多或少会告诫自己「注意排版」。问题在于具体注意些什麽。以下十条是最基本的规则,若能做到,你的英文间历已经比 90% 的中国人(包括英文系学生)的规范美观了。


一、标点符号一律使用半角。


二、逗号、句号、分号、冒号、感歎号、问号和它们后面的字符之间必须留一个半角空格。

错误:Hi,I'm an entrepreneur.Can you make this app for me for free?Because,you know,I have this brilliant idea but I don't know how to code.

正确:Hi, I'm an entrepreneur. Can you make this app for me for free? Because, you know, I have this brilliant idea but I don't know how to code.

三、逗号、句号、分号、冒号、感歎号、问号和它们前面的字符之间不可留任何空格。


错误:I think our current version is too skeuomorphic ,why don't we ,uh ,make it flatter so that it looks more metro-ish?

正确:I think our current version is too skeuomorphic, why don't we, uh, make it flatter so that it looks more metro-ish?

四、将长串数字分开写,降低辨识的难度。


错误:13927396856
正确:139 2739 6856 或 139-2739-6856

五、书名、杂志名、电影名、音乐专辑名、英文中出现的外文(包括拼音,人名除外)用斜体。

错误:In 2008, I created this amazing service during my internship at Playboy which is totally LBS avant la lettre.

正确:In 2008, I created this amazing service during my internship at Playboy which is totally LBS avant la lettre.

六、对于电话区号应用不同的符号区分。

错误:+86-139-2739-6856
正确:(86) 139 2739 6856 或 (86) 139-2739-6856

七、对于有序列表,应採用「阿拉伯数字 + 英文句点 + 半角空格」的方式。


错误:

Three words I hate:

1.Innovation.
2, Leverage.
3 Synergy.  


正确:

Three words I hate:

1. Innovation.
2. Leverage.
3. Synergy.

八、括号弧线外要留空格,弧线内不要。

错误:Byte Press(née Tangcha ) is the best Chinese-language eBook app. Period.

正确:Byte Press (née Tangcha) is the best Chinese-language eBook app. Period.

但同一个单词内的括号例外:


错误:After the linguistic turn, people are getting addicted to pretentious bracketed words such as ‘(ex) plain (ed)’.

正确:After the linguistic turn, people are getting addicted to pretentious bracketed words such as ‘(ex)plain(ed)’.

九、用弯引号,不要用直(的弯)引号。

错误:"Bazinga!" 'You are pwned!'
正确:“Bazinga!” ‘You are pwned!’

十、正确使用各种短横:em dash (—) 是破折号,en dash (–) 用来连接年份、时间,是「到」的意思,hyphen (-) 是连字符。


错误:Glenn Gould (1932-1982) is probably my one and only hero - the person who taught me to think differently well before Steve Jobs.

正确:Glenn Gould (1932–1982) is probably my one and only hero — the person who taught me to think differently well before Steve Jobs.

注意:


1. 若写作时用两个 hyphen (--) 代替破折号,Word 等文书处理软件会自动将其转为 em dash。有鉴于 em dash 输入不便(Mac 上是 shift + option + -),这也是英文写作通用的替代法。

2. 破折号(em dash)两端可各留一半角空格,亦可不留。此乃英美习惯之不同,无对错之分。惟请在同一份简历中保持统一。