Resume

Tips for Making a Good Resume

A resume is not a paper but it is the medium of communication between the employer and job seeker. The employer wants to judge job aspirants primarily by this document. Resume not only reflect the educational background and skill but also reflect his attitude, seriousness, English knowledge and future plan.

Employers are primarily judging the suitability of the candidate by this resume.  In the time of making a resume candidate should give concentration about the post and the eligibility requirements of the post. Sometimes in some private jobs where the job seeker has to no experience about the job criteria, he may take help from his friends and teachers or from the internet.  So resume has to be made as per job requirement.

A good resume has to be made in this way that from tagline to finishing line employers do not lose concentration. Sometimes long and over sketched resume create annoyances to the employee. So resume should be made with simple sentences and easy words. Don’t copy resume from friends because whenever the employer sees the same type of resume, a negative image has been developed in their mind. 

The highlighted points and part of the resume must be sequenced as per the job profile. The resume can be made in MS word for a normal office job whereas, for the creative professional, a resume can be made in Photoshop.  Two or three colors with sufficient contrast can be used in Photoshop resume.

An experience candidate resume and a fresher’s candidate resume should not be the same. For an experienced candidate, the company wants to know his work experience and skill first before educational background whereas, for fresher’s candidate, the employer wants to know his educational background, Skill, language knowledge and adaptability criteria for that job.

As a TPO, I have noticed that some good candidates are rejected due to casual approaches like not updated information, spelling mistake, no signature, no photo or b/w photo. Sometimes students give their casual photo but I recommend a scanned copy of a passport size photo with a white background and with a formal dress.

Here a brief description is given for making a resume for fresher’s and experienced candidates in the following section.

Resume Format for Fresher’s

College fresher’s and very young professionals are recommended to keep their resume to one page. The instructions are given within each section. Simply follow and modify it after reading and proceed.

USE ONLY FIRST AND LAST NAME 

ADDRESS with LOCAL Communication, Mobile Number, Email

PROFILE

The Profile provides a brief description of you as a person and going to be a full-time professional. Your goal is to provide a one-paragraph, high-level overview of you as a student or young professional. This helps employers develop a picture in their minds regarding who you are and what’s forthcoming in your resume, you want to entice them.

Such as CFTC final year students with a certificate…….. Hard working, gone through different quality checking and production at my college level project. I want to build my career as a quality checker or production engineering supervisor.

EDUCATION: You should list your qualifications in reverse chronological order or as per you would like to give stress.

                Passed graduation from…. With —marks in —

                Passed 10+2  from…. With —marks in —

TRAINING EXPERIENCE

This section provides a more detailed view of your training experience. If you don’t have any training experience, you should list college project experience in reverse chronological order (i.e., most recent training history on top). It is best to highlight the company name and its location as well as the months, years you trained there.

Hobby: It is your liking, Recommend to avoid such a hobby which creates annoyances to the employer.

Extra-Curricular Activity: Hobby and Extra-curricular activity look similar but it is different. A hobby is your liking but extracurricular denotes that you are expert in that section.  Like cricket playing is your hobby but you can include cricket playing in your extra curriculum when you are playing cricket in a state or national or any good level.

Resume Format for Professionals/Experienced

Working professionals are recommended to keep their resume to two pages or less regardless of your tenure. The instructions are given within each section. Simply follow and modify it after reading and proceed.

USE ONLY FIRST AND LAST NAME

TAGLINE  (Like An Experienced Merchandiser )

ADDRESS with LOCAL Communication, Mobile Number, Email

PROFILE

The Profile provides a brief description of you as a professional. Use two paragraphs, a high-level overview of your entire career. Your goal is to provide two paragraphs, a high-level overview of you as a professional. This helps employers develop a picture in their minds and what’s forthcoming in your resume, you want to entice them.

First Paragraph Career Profile should contain two to three sentences for understanding you. Include your aggregated work experience, your major area or industry of focus (Footwear Leather, any other Engineering), and the types of companies you have worked for (e.g. Bata India Limited, Tata International etc). The second portion of this paragraph should include an extremely high-level explanation of your accomplishments and activities (e.g., Bring 20 new buyers, developed market in USA, UK, optimized production processes, Implement Sigma six, and so on).

The next Paragraph of Career Profile should contain one to two sentences for a better understanding of you. List your professional competencies within your industry (e.g., New Strategy Development, New Business/ Market Development, Sales turnover and so on.)

  CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

For professional next Career Highlights section will come. Here you should provide a quick snapshot of your greatest achievements as a professional. As per your tenure in the workforce, provide three to four major achievements. Your goal is to show the magnitude of the achievements and the benefits your company, its customers, or partners have realized as a result of your achievements

  • Career highlight –1
  • Career highlight –2
  • Career highlight –3

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

This section provides a more detailed view of your work experience. You may list your experience in reverse chronological order. It is best to highlight the company name, location as well as the months/years you worked there. Just below the company name, you can provide a one-sentence, high-level description of the company to ensure the employer understands your current and previous companies’ goals. This helps the employer to know your job profile of that company

                   CURRENT EMPLOYER,                                           Address, Working from Month/Year to Present Description of this company and it’s over goals or service to the world.

                       PREVIOUS EMPLOYER— same way

Here in this article, I have given you some template of Photoshop and JPEG resume, the reader can download those format and change it as the requirement of their job.

Link for Photoshop resumes, Click here

Link for jpeg Resumes, Click here

Link to download different icons used in making resume, Click here

Nowadays a lot of research is going on to match the color as per the personality of the candidate so the candidate can take help with youtube and interest to choose the color. Before finalizing the color, it has to be checked on the gray scale because some time the assistant of senior managers take a printout of the resume and send it to the manager for a decision.

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