2. What is a Resume?
It is a summary of your
academics & work history
3. Resume is a True
Accomplishments t that helps
How organized you are you sell
Your Sense of Quality
yourself to an
4. What Can a Resume Will
Do For You?
Makes the first impression about
Helps organize your thoughts gets you
Highlights the relevant facts the job,
about you, your education, and
Positions you in the mind of the
employer, thus creating a value.
Be a basis for the interviewer to
gets you the
justify your hiring
5. Why Give Importance to
Competition being fierce, you need not just
“Attention Grabbing Resumes.”
First point of interaction between employer
Spend time on preparing targeted, effective
and error free document.
Usually, a Hiring Manager spends not more
than15 – 20 seconds per Resume.
A clear & crisp resume will qualify you for the
6. Essentials of a Resume
Skills (area of expertise)
7. Tips for writing a
Write Resume with a target in mind and
Customization of resume can increased chances of
Analyze the job ads and job descriptions and
compose the resume to address the requirements.
Do not shoot same resume to all jobs.
8. Tips for writing a
Highlight your strengths
To prove you are a better choice than competition
Specific Achievements/Targets achieved
New Accounts added/Value additions in previous jobs
Mention the technology/skills used in different
9. Tips for writing a
Keep it short & Simple
Always write a moderate size resume
Use the right font size.
Recruiters are interested in the latest
experience/job/qualifications so maintain the
chronological order- Very important
10. Tips for writing a
Make sure to mention correct employments dates &
Employer can use a background check to validate the
If the data in resume is a fake your chances are
zero – Be careful
11. Tips for writing a
Check for Grammar & Typing Mistakes
No excuses for typing mistakes, grammatical errors
and spelling. All PC have this features to check this.
Use Action Verbs to demonstrate that you are a
person who initiate and proact.
Organized Directed Planned
Created Assisted Initiated
Analyzed Developed Managed
12. Tips for writing a
Make the Best first Impression
Use best quality paper & printer.
Good formatting may not get you a job but Bad
formatting will definitely reduce your chances
If sending resume by email use PDF format if
possible - Looks good.
Avoid sending photocopied or pre written resume –
makes bad impression
Choose a font style that looks professional. Avoid
multiple fonts as it looks cluttered & busy.
13. DON’t’S in Effective Resume Writing
Don’t state your expectations out of the job rather tell
what you can contribute.
Do not list the names of your supervisors/contact info of
your past employment.
Be careful with the dates. Make sure every year is
accounted for .Employers will get suspicious if they see too
Do not disclose the salary, reasons for leaving previous
employment and your availability to start the new job-
Keep them to be discussed in interview.
Do not be wordy while listing job responsibilities, use
bullets and in a consistent style.
Paste photograph and furnish references if asked to do
Use Simple & Plain language. Avoid professional
14. Please Remember
Your Resume is a
for YOU !!!