How to build an effective resume

A resume is a brief write-up on your career profile which includes summation of your education, work experience, training, skills & achievements. The most important aspect of a resume is its characteristics to fit the job you apply for.


Steps to consider while writing a resume:-

Job Requirement

Understand the job requirement for which you wish to apply. Decide on the content & layout of resume that you wish to create. Focus on the employer’s needs, not yours. Tweak your resume on your skills as per the job you apply for

Personal Details

Use your full name and contact details, including your address, telephone number (s) and email address (professional-sounding address). The best place to put personal details is in the header of your resume.

Education and Training

Write a short summary of your education and training history ensuring that you include all training relevant to the job you apply for.

Employment History

Write a short summary of your education and training history ensuring that you include all training relevant to the job you apply for.

References

Close your resume by mentioning “Reference would be provided on request”

  • Try to create short & concise format of your profile.

  • A good resume can be divided into two parts. In the first, you make honest assertions about your abilities, qualities and achievements. In the second section, elaborate the evidence where you back up your assertions portraying what you exactly did.

  • Create titles that will catch the employer’s eye.

  • Use keywords strategically.

  • Use action verbs to describe your responsibilities and accomplishments

  • Spell check and proofread your resume. Ensure there are no spelling mistakes or grammatical errors.

  • Format your text. Use simple professional fonts with neat spacing. Use only one color throughout.