If you are a hardworking and intelligent student. For instance an enthusiastic learner then you must use your abilities in a practical manner that is into professional life. For that you need an effective resume. If you don’t possess one, you might be not able to serve a good job. You need to learn how to write an effective resume!
What is a resume?
Resume is basically a one-page document highlighting your aim, qualification, experiences, skills and your references if any. Moreover, a document that may get you shortlisted for a job but not for selection of a job. Out of so many applications you can only be shortlisted if your resume seems fit to the employer for that job!
Importance of your resume
Selling your skills and making it know to an employer is basically what a resume is all about! Firstly, it is really important, if you want to work in a highly reputable organization then your resume is the only good thing that can get you shortlisted, that can make your chance to be a part of that organization. Otherwise, so many applications are there in an organization. Recruiters don’t have time to send all applications word to word!
They just go through those applications and in one sight where they like a resume or feel fit then they contact that particular candidate!
Different types of Resume
There are different kinds of resume. Are you interested to know about it? Let’s discover.
4 types of resume exist.
If you have got a good experience in your field then go for this kind of resume. It mentions your experiences at education orderly (From most recent to very basic from where you started).
Functional resume highlights firstly your skills secondly, your experiences. Dates in which you have worked doesn’t matter here.
If you recently passed out or completed your education then go for this resume.
Includes your skills and experience section both in detail while also having a chronological history of your work experience.
It is a detailed that includes everything i.e objective, qualifications, work history and skills. Etc.
Just randomly writing a resume doesn’t look attractive. Hence, use specific particular words to that when recruiters quickly go through your resume, they’ll grasp a good idea.
These are action verbs as you have to highlight your experiences. For example:
- Generated For ex. Generated this much percentage sales of company.
- Instead of using word ‘made’ use ‘devised’ e.g. devised this system
- Undertook charge of a specific work means you were responsible for it. (Use the word ‘undertook’)
You need to be very specific in your resume. Recruiters don’t have enough time to read minute details. They just have to see your resume at a glance. You shouldn’t write resume in passive voice. Writing in active voice would definitely increase the readability of your resume.
For instance, ‘were increased’ just use word ‘increased’ makes it active voice.
Education and Experience section of your resume
How to maintain education on your resume?
Education is one of the important sections of your resume. This will assist employers in getting to know your background whether you are capable of doing that job or not. They want to know your educational institutions from where you have studies, degree you obtained, your scores/marks etc. How much grip you possess on the subject and how you can do it practically.
Keep your education section short, if you are a recent graduate then you will keep it to the point and include details of your university or college you have attended! A person who is working in a professional field for a long time will definitely focus more on the work history. Professional development courses or any refresher courses certifications can be included.
Experience section of Your resume
If you have developed an interest of doing internships or job then your experience section shall be long. It will let recruiters know how you are passionate about your work how many skills you have added! And you possess a really great experience in your work for example internships and Jobs then obviously chances of selection would be more. Internships, summer jobs and temporary jobs all can be included.
Skills section of Resume
Its incudes relevant skills to your job for instance, applying for computer job requires skills like software skills, language skills etc. For business job requires dealing with people (conversation). Finance jobs requires grip on MS Excel. For content writing jobs require linguistic skills. For Social Media requires usage of social media in a business manner to be known.
What your resume should always include?
- Name and Contact information: Important is to know that whose person resume is consideration therefore your name and contact is important so that HR manager considers you fit for the position; he immediately contacts you.
- Summary Paragraph: It includes 2-3 sentences summary of your career and accomplishments or throughout your graduation if you have recently graduated.
- Employment History: Places where you have worked and what kind of tasks your performed there should be mentioned with dates. Tasks that you have performed must be in bullets.
- Skills: That will make you stand out from other candidates and capable of doing that specific job.
- Education: What have you studied? What is your field in which you have mastered?
What your resume should never include
- Your particulars and family details such as siblings, father’s name. mother’s name etc.
- Soft skills in a skill section: Focus more on hard skills such as data analysis, project management
- Outdated Email Address
Objective statement of your resume
Objective is a 1-2-line statement that defines your aim. Match your objective to the job and it should also match to your field.
However, to write a strong resume one has to be specific, try to use important keywords and such a statement be made that it comprehensively defines what you want to do in that particular organization related to the job you are applying for.
Additional sections to include in your resume
- Awards and Honors
- Volunteer Work
- Hobbies and interests
Resume Writing Tips
- Be Relevant and to the point
- Don’t include extra details, keep it to the point to the job position you have applied for
- Use Active Voice
- View sample examples of resume related to your field to get an idea
- Put important information first
- Use keywords
I hope above mentioned tips are clear to you. This will really help you in designing your resume. It is very obvious that you need to hone your skills and should complete your education in field only the you have something to put on your resume! Good luck. Happy Reading!