How to write a good resume?

In India, like every year, millions of graduates will join the workforce. Also many new hiring of experienced professionals are likely to happen.

Wiring a good and effective resume is the best stop towards your dream job. Considering an employer or an HR Manager has six seconds to scan your resume, you need to get it right the first time.

 

Some amazing tips to write a top notch and hard to miss resume:

  1. Know the purpose of your resume
  2. Write the resume with the purpose of landing an interview. A really long and boring resume making you appear desperate for work may not get you that interview at all.
  3. Back up your qualities and strengths
  4. Writing a crisp, concise resume with all your qualities and connecting them to real life situations is a good idea to convince the employer of your skills without sounding exaggerated.
  5. Make sure to use the right keywords
  6. Considering most companies search online for talent using specific keywords, using the right and effective keywords related to job description and titles are essential for HR people to found your resume online.
  7. Use effective titles
  8. Resume with effective titles are noticed by HR heads. An effective title highlights the qualifications of the candidate with specific industry expertise, is short and to the point, underlining the relevant experience.
  9. Proofread the resume
  10. Many people find it difficult to spot spelling mistakes on their resume when reading text on a computer screen, so it’s a good idea to proofread your resume after printing it out on paper. A resume with typos and errors is a definite turn off and shows lack of attention to detail.
  11. Use bullet points
  12. Bullet points allow you to highlight your most relevant accomplishments and to describe your, work history, experiences, educational background and professional objectives. Potential employers can quickly scan your resume to determine if you are a good fit for the job.
  13. Attention to the typography
  14. Using good, readable fonts indicate personality, style and professionalism – all of which can impact a hiring manager's impression of you before they've even met you in person.
  15. Explain the benefits of your skills
  16. Letting the potential employer know your skill sets is not enough. Indicating how you skills set can benefit them and connect it to tangible results; then you will greatly improve your chances.
  17. Support responsibilities with Achievements
  18. Informing the employer about your responsibilities and professional achievements with supporting numbers are efficient self-marketing tolls.
  19. Tailor resume for the employer
  20. Using the same standard resume and cover letter for all posts and companies is a complete no brainer. Resumes and cover letters should be modified to present your candidature for specific positions and companies.
  21. Use Mr. and Ms. if appropriate
  22. If you have a gender neutral name like Alex or Ryan make sure to include the Mr. or Ms. prefix, so that employers will not get confused about your gender.
  23. Resume length
  24. A resume should be one or two pages long. A crisp, focused resume focused on your key selling points demonstrates an ability to synthesize, prioritize, and convey the most important information about you"
  25. Update your resume regularly
  26. An up to date resume with relevant information about latest accomplishments, courses, training programs and other academic qualifications received is makes a good impression on the employer about your being in tune with the latest in your industry.
  27. No fancy design and details
  28. A professional looking resume is the one that concentrates on your accomplishments and your successes and never loses vision of the information. Any over the top colour, icons, fancy fonts, background designs or info graphics will put off the employer unless you are applying for the position of a graphic designer.
  29. Don’t forget the basics
  30. The first thing on your resume should be your name. It should be bold and with a larger font than the rest of the text. Make sure that your contact details are clearly listed. Secondly, both the name and contact details should be included on all the pages of the resume (if you have more than one).

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