How to write an effective resume
Resume encompasses one’s achievements, strengths, experience, and education. It is a short brief story that becomes your first interaction with a potential employer. So it ought to be impressive and tailor made to the job specifications of the organization. It should also be concise and effective so that it is capable of grabbing the interviewer’s attention and convinces him/her of your capabilities.
Remember to proof read your resume. Check for the spelling mistakes, grammar and tone. Make sure the correspondence and information is best and correct to your knowledge.
ü Mentioning your job objective is although optional. But in case you are giving then keep it to three-four lines only and it should mention the kind of work you want to do.
ü Use a very simple and easy to read font. It facilitates its reading for the employer. Ex- Times New Roman is a most preferred font for resumes. Organizing your information in a logical manner also holds key to an effective resume.
ü While mentioning your educational qualification, give places of education where you have studied - most recent education first. Include all the relevant subjects studied and also the percentage scored.
ü In the interests/hobbies part mention those activities that shows leadership traits or responsibility, or which involve you in relating to others in a team.
ü Customize your resume- Craft your resume to fit a particular position. Also give the name of the company and the position for which it is hiring in your cover letter.
ü If in case the company you are applying to seeks references or sample of your previous works, then remember to provide it.
ü Your resume should mention your strengths, skills, training or internships and experience. Explaining how all these can contribute to the profitability of the company is a selling point of your resume and avail it to your maximum advantage.
ü Remember to give headings in bold letters, use good quality paper and provide adequate margins.
ü Mention your extra-curricular activities and other professional affiliations in the optional information section.
Resume is all about marketing yourself and doing it in a clear, concise and honest way will ensure better job prospects.
Certain things to avoid while writing a resume-:
Don’t exaggerate anything (ex- skills, experience)
Don’t use personal references.
Don’t write your age, marital status or any personal data.