Resume: How to write your information

2016.08.25 update
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Date & Year

■Date - which date you put
・If you bring your resume at interview, put the date of interview.
・If you send your resume, put the date when you mail out.

■Year - how to write
・If your resume has "平成" (Japanese regnal year. Currently, it is "Heisei" era) in your format, put year of "Heisei" year. For example, Year 2016 is Heisei 28 year. Year 2017 is Heisei 29 year.
・If there are no "平成" in your format、you can write in A.D.

■Example
・If your format has 平成:平成28年5月1日現在
・If your format has 西暦:2016年5月1日現在
Basic information columns in resume

Name

In order to be read easier at the interview, write your name at name column in katakana.

■If you write your name in katakana
You don't need to write anything at the column of "ふりがな", syllabaries for kanji.

■If you write your name in your own language (text)
・Write your name in hiragana if the column of syllabaries for kanji shows as "ふりがな"
・Write your name in katakana if the column of syllabaries for kanji shows as "フリガナ"

■Example
・If you write your name in katakana
ふりがな
氏名  ニホン・デ・バイト

・If you write your name in your own language (text)
ふりがな  にほん で ばいと
氏名   Nihon de Baito

Date of birth, gender

■How to write your date of birth
You can write in A.D.

■How to write your age
Write your age at the date you write your resume

■How to write your gender
Put circle on kanji text of gender you belong to

■Example
1998年4月1日生 (満18歳)

"現住所"(Current home address)

■How to write your home address
・Write your home address where you currently live in Japanese
・Write postcode of your address after "〒"
・Write in hiragana, only at the part of kanji, if column of syllabaries for kanji shows as "ふりがな"
・Write in katakana, only at the part of kanji, if column of syllabaries for kanji shows as "フリガナ"

■Example
ふりがな  とうきょうとみなとくしば 
〒105-0014
東京都港区芝2-7-17

"連絡先"(Contact information)

If you want to be contacted to the different place besides your home, fill this part. You can skip this part if you are fine to be contacted to your home.

Phone number

Write down you phone number which you can be reached. You can put your mobile number.

■Example
090-0000-0000
Use bars to read easily.

Photo

・You must put your photo on your resume.
・Photo can be either color or black and white.
・Use "certification photo". Front face, Upper chest, no hats and caps, no background.
・Use the photo which you took in past 3 months if you can.
・You can wear anything, but should avoid too loudly/colorful cloths.

Summary

・Write down the date when you have an interview or send your resume.
・You can write your name in katakana.
・Be aware of the difference on the typing text between "ふりがな" and "フリガナ"
・You must put your own photo.

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