Hi folks! here are a few tips for preparing Resume.
February 20, 2007 4:10am CST
While preparing your Resume avoid outdated formats and lengthy descriptions, which are seldom read by the employer. Instead, give a brief summary of your skills. Just to impress the employer, use arrow/bullet points instead of a paragraph style. Give more focus on your achievements rather that duties, in your resume. Substantiate your achievements with facts and figures rather than giving vague references. Do not confuse the employer by giving a generalized vague objective for your resume. Try to be very specific about the role and the industry that you wish to apply for. Keep your personal details to the minimum in the resume. Do not provide your family history in the resume; the employer may not want to read it. Avoid multiple fonts and colors in your resume. It not only looks unprofessional, but also distracts the reader. Your resume is your instrument, which attracts the opportunities in your sake and grants you the favors of the HR and lays a clean base for your meeting with the employer. Hence your resume should be meticulously structured. Use a simple resume format rather than a lengthy one. Open with a crisp and strong objective, followed by a summary of skills and work experience in reverse chronological order. Provide your mobile number, e-mail id and keep your personal details to a minimum.
20 Feb 07
that is just so perfect, saseedharan. if i may add to it, DONOT let out your academic figurative details, like % scored in different examinations, unless it is a good one. or else just mention the CLASs or DIVISION. could you pls explain "reverse chronological.....". does this mean, starting from the present job to the older ones? thanx so much for an informative post. keep sharing and good luck
20 Feb 07
Thanks mimpi for you response. You are right, refrain from stating one's academic figurative details unless it is commendable. As for the "reverse chronological", as you said, it means starting from the latest job to the older ones.
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25 Feb 07
Very good information to know since I'll be updating my resume soon. May I ask a question though? I currently have it listed under education as the school, the location then GPA 3.780; Class Rank: 120/358. Is this what you're referring to? Would you say that's pertinent now days or not?