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Creating Powerful resumes
A guide to writing your way i...
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Contents
• Basics of Resume writing
• How to create a p...
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Finerva academy
• Learning initiatives
• Training on li...
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Before we start
What is a
resume
for?
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A resume is for….
• It is only and only a
key to get a ...
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The irony
• Potential recruiters
have very little
time ...
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Build a powerful resume
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Basic outline of a resume
• Objective or summary
• Prof...
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What is this????
Avoid redundancy
• Then why “resume” o...
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The First Step
• Know yourself
• Who are you
• What do ...
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The Objective
• Short and Powerful statement which help...
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Is this a good objective statement?
An internship allow...
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Sample Objectives…
• For an entry level accounting posi...
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Sample Objectives…
• If you are changing areas of emplo...
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Readymade objectives…
• For practice, fill in the parts...
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Key Learnings…
• Sometimes one size
does NOT fit all
• ...
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The Experience Section
• Gives a brief of your current ...
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A sample layout
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Education Section
• Educational background
• Most impor...
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A Sample
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Project/ Internship section
• Brief of Summer projects ...
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Draft layout
• Title of Project
• Where (Company/Organi...
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Certifications
• Valuable certifications that
relate to...
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Extras.. What’s he got that….
• Awards/achievements
• M...
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What goes and what does not…
• You should be a don in t...
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Personal Section
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Do’s of resume…
• Use single font, two sizes at max.
• ...
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Don'ts
• Do not write resume on top
• Do not use colors...
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Some more value additions
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  1. 1. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Creating Powerful resumes A guide to writing your way into interviews….
  2. 2. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Contents • Basics of Resume writing • How to create a powerful resume • Tips to get your resume to the right places
  3. 3. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Finerva academy • Learning initiatives • Training on life skills • 70 years of combined team experience • 0% Theory, 100% practicality
  4. 4. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Before we start What is a resume for?
  5. 5. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 A resume is for…. • It is only and only a key to get a call for a job interview. Period. –Secondary objectives • Self marketing tool • Job skills showcase • Value addition
  6. 6. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 The irony • Potential recruiters have very little time to see your resume. • Sometimes lesser than 20 seconds • So what do you do?
  7. 7. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Build a powerful resume
  8. 8. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Basic outline of a resume • Objective or summary • Professional experience • Educational Background • Project/Internship exp • Personal Interests • Extras • Personal details
  9. 9. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 What is this???? Avoid redundancy • Then why “resume” on top of your resume? • Key point to understand is that space is very precious and hence avoid redundancy.
  10. 10. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 The First Step • Know yourself • Who are you • What do you want • “who am I ?”
  11. 11. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 The Objective • Short and Powerful statement which helps the reader to understand how you fit into his needs. • It is NOT about you, its about what he wants.
  12. 12. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Is this a good objective statement? An internship allowing me to utilize my knowledge and expertise in different areas • Well-written but raises too many questions • For example: What kind of internship? What knowledge? What kinds of expertise? Which areas?
  13. 13. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Sample Objectives… • For an entry level accounting position: A position in the accounting field where excellent analytical and technical skills can help to improve the company's profitability. • If you have two years experience: A Data Entry position where skills in spreadsheet development and troubleshooting can improve efficiency and enhance profitability.
  14. 14. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Sample Objectives… • If you are changing areas of employment: A position as Assistant Engineer where construction knowledge, high mechanical aptitude and commitment to safety can contribute to profitable operation. • If you are a creative worker: A Graphic Design position where advanced graphic and creative skills will produce a quality product for agency customers.
  15. 15. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Readymade objectives… • For practice, fill in the parts in brackets – To utilize my [qualifications, strengths, or skills] as a [position title] – A position as a [position title] for [company name] allowing me to develop my [qualifications, strengths, or skills] – An opportunity to [professional goal] in a [type of organization, work environment, or field] – [position title] with emphasis in [areas of expertise]
  16. 16. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Key Learnings… • Sometimes one size does NOT fit all • Each person and employer is unique in certain ways • Aim for a custom fit when possible, but how?
  17. 17. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 The Experience Section • Gives a brief of your current and past professional experiences. • Need not necessarily be full time/paid but should be real- time. • Try to match past profiles to current opportunity.
  18. 18. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 A sample layout
  19. 19. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Education Section • Educational background • Most important section for freshers • Info about formal education • Relevancy to job
  20. 20. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 A Sample
  21. 21. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Project/ Internship section • Brief of Summer projects or off campus academic activities • Give the reader an idea of what you learnt in addition to syllabus • Clearer picture of your skills in practice. For e.g. Using SAP, Meeting customers, Researching etc.,
  22. 22. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Draft layout • Title of Project • Where (Company/Organisation) • Duration • What you did? (explain the project) • What you learnt? (personal takeaways)
  23. 23. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Certifications • Valuable certifications that relate to job • Professional certifications that add skills • Avoid filling too many/un related certifications.
  24. 24. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Extras.. What’s he got that…. • Awards/achievements • Memberships • Personal interests • Extra-curricular • Co-curricular
  25. 25. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 What goes and what does not… • You should be a don in the activity • The awards/achievements should be real worth it. • Be ready for rough questions
  26. 26. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Personal Section
  27. 27. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Do’s of resume… • Use single font, two sizes at max. • Use commonly available font families – Arial, Verdana, Times New, Trebuchet • Give lots of white space • Use powerful words, adjectives and buzz words. • KISS – Keep it simple and sweet.
  28. 28. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Don'ts • Do not write resume on top • Do not use colors or too much of bold. • Do not write undertaking • Do not write stories • Do not make reader search for information
  29. 29. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Some more value additions
  30. 30. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44
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